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The Story of The Green Hummingbird

The name “Green Hummingbird” comes from an African story, as told by the Noble Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. ​​​​​​​The story takes place in the middle of a forest. One day the forest caught fire, and all the animals stood by, watching in horror as their homes slowly burned to the ground. But a little hummingbird, determined to make a difference, started flying to a nearby stream, scooping some drops of water into her beak, flying back to the fire, releasing the drops in an effort to put out the flames.  She did this over and over again, until the other animals noticed what she was doing and chided her for it. “What are you doing?” they asked. “You are not doing any good, you are just a tiny hummingbird!” The hummingbird simply answered, “I am doing the best that I can.”

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to sell clothing made through fair practices by artisans who are given a decent living wage. In doing so, we aim to provide our community with beautiful clothing that tells a story.  Together we can help ensure that those who make these wonderful clothes are paid enough for their work, and prevent the spread of “fast fashion” practices that are threatening artisans around the world. ​​​​​​​

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Our Artisans

Global Girlfriend, Sevya, Faeries Dance, Novica, Avatar, Gypsy Rose, The Art Studio Company, Baskets of Cambodia, Maggie’s, Yala, The Alpaca Connection and The Inter-American Trading Company to name a few!​​​​​​​

Green Hummingbird Fair Trade – Clothing that Tells a Story