ABOUT The Intersection: Fair Trade
The story of The Intersection: Fair Trade began when we (Dane and Meghann Jaeger) were in a village in Kenya called Kithituni with a group of women whose families had been devastated by AIDs. When we met them, they had found hope and income through the rolling of paper beads, which they made into jewellery. We loved hearing the stories of these women, and we loved their workmanship, and so we bought a whole bunch of jewellery to bring back home to sell to our friends. As we shared their stories with our friends and sent the money back to the women we realized that this is what we wanted to do. We wanted to invest our time in connecting people in developing nations with outlets to sell their goods, and in turn connect the stories of people purchasing items with the stories of those who produced them. We wanted to create an intersection at which their stories could meet. We wanted to change the way people thought about what they purchase, and cause them to investigate the origins of their products, and the conditions in which the creators of their products are working.