Kendra Shaw's Profile
The phrase "a trade for a trade" has always had a special meaning to Kendra's family. As the oldest of 5 kids, she witnessed many unfair swaps as everyone grew up. "A trade for a trade" came to mean any deal that was fair to people on both sides of the table. It's surprisingly useful: "I'll give you one M&M for one Skittle. A trade for a trade."
For us, it means paying artisans a fair wage, then turning around and offering a fair deal to our customers. We are a youngish husband and wife team, and since we’ve been married, we have lived in Japan, Australia, and Montana, and have traveled extensively. We love research, crafts, and travel, but found that many of the “international” crafts in the U.S. are actually made in Chinese or Taiwanese sweatshops, which often pay their workers an appallingly low wage. Not exactly “a trade for a trade.”
While living abroad,…
- Born on April 8
- Joined May 17, 2010