I just skyped my friend and couchsurfing host Nourdinne Tahiri (Nour) in Marrakech, Morocco. He is going to send me pictures of his mother’s jewelry. I will show them to PDail, the expert on consumer desires in Raleigh. If he likes it, I will get Nour’s mom to send us some samples. I would love for fair-trade to benefit a family that took me in as one of their own.

On another note, if you have contact with an artisan in a developing country who could benefit from a relationship with Beleza, let me know. PDail is always looking for new artisans.