Catrinka in Numbers (and a few greatest hits)

Catrinka in Numbers (and a few greatest hits)

As I close up shop, I wanted to share a few numbers and greatest hits. Here goes:
December 30, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten
Your Impact in 2017, and farewell

Your Impact in 2017, and farewell

After five years of building a social enterprise from scratch, with the highs of glorious textiles and lives changed, and the lows on those days when retail is just a challenging place to be, it is time to focus on new challenges.
December 29, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten
For women, "it is better always to work"

For women, "it is better always to work"

A personal story of an upbringing in a Zapatista family and the value of weaving, and of work, for indigenous Mayan women in Chiapas.
December 19, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten
In The Villages Of Southern Mexico, Women Are Weaving Hope For Future Generations

In The Villages Of Southern Mexico, Women Are Weaving Hope For Future Generations

This is a story about a little girl from a world where weaving is a way of life, and many women consider the loom their second skin.

 

December 16, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten
"I can say I was a typical woman farmer in Kenya"

"I can say I was a typical woman farmer in Kenya"

"I can say I was a typical woman farmer in Kenya. All day is working. Most of the evenings is crying when the husband goes out and there isn't any food for the kids." - Dorothy Naitore
December 13, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten
Gift Guide

Gift Guide

Be a super heroine or hero this holiday season with gifts that gives back. Every product comes with an info card showing the woman who made it and the girls that benefit, and we are offering big holiday discounts because we would love to be a part of your holiday!
December 07, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten
The Woman Slaps Back

The Woman Slaps Back

Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat sold her wedding jewelry, an apartment and her car to finance her film about a female Afghan police investigator who is pressured by male relatives to quiet down. "A Letter to the President", her film, is Afghanistan's submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
November 27, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten
The 'Shalane Flanagan Effect'

The 'Shalane Flanagan Effect'

Shalane Flanagan, the first American woman to win the New York City marathon in 40 years, is a trailblazer in more ways than one. In 2009, she pioneered a new way of training, bringing together a group of professional female distance runners who train together and build each other up. 
November 13, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten
How one girl started a girls education revolution in Nepal

How one girl started a girls education revolution in Nepal

Sheskalo Pandey, 14, from Kapilvastu, Nepal, went on a hunger strike when her parents suggested she marry. She came up with a plan to make handicrafts to pay for her school fees, and won her brother over to her side.
November 12, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten
100 years ago women won the right to vote in NY

100 years ago women won the right to vote in NY

Women won the right to vote in New York 100 years ago today.
November 06, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten