Founder and CEO of Faire Collection, Amanda, is a socially minded entrepreneur with a flair for design, and a passion to make the world a fairer place. Inspired by a desire to learn more about poverty reduction strategies in Latin America, Amanda left a career in finance to pursue a MA in Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
As part of her master’s thesis, Amanda traveled to Ecuador and interviewed artisans struggling to make ends meet as a result of limited market access. By opening up access to the international market along with the necessary education and training, Amanda was able to provide business opportunities, rather than charity.
Amanda came back from Ecuador with a suitcase full of jewelry and set out to change the image of fair trade, by creating a collection that was inspired by the clean lines of modern architecture, along with the textures of the artisans’ rich cultural heritage. This is the new luxury – jewelry that preserves traditional crafts and changes the lives of its makers forever.