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Compassion & Capitalism. Two words we hear regularly, but I often feel like they are at odds with one another. I live amongst a population that is educated, involved and hard-working and as we get older and earn more, the trend is to buy a...

By: Lily Anderson One of our taglines here at Vickery Trading Company is “sewing hope.” Sewing hope represents one of our founding principles and how our work is about more than just dresses. We sew hope everyday by helping our associates excel both in dressmaking and their...

When she was 12 years old and living in Iraq, Zainab’s aunt, who lived in Manhattan, Kansas, mailed her a family picture. Zainab would stare at the picture for hours. She would shut her eyes and picture herself standing in the backyard garden with the...

Texas is finally experiencing Spring after much teasing weather. With it, the flowers are coming. Bluebonnets dot the roads, and we are loving it. To celebrate Spring and Cinco de Mayo, we taught the Associates how to make a much-loved craft: tissue paper flowers! It sure was a...

Easter is almost here! At Vickery Trading Company, we love sharing our diverse holidays. One of our favorite ways to do this is by experiencing each culture's traditions. So, we've learned belly dancing, played with  henna, and eaten more delicacies than you could count. With...

When I started working on VTC, I didn’t know what ethical fashion was. And honestly, I didn’t care. I knew that I didn’t want to run a “sweatshop” - although I didn’t really know what that meant. I also knew I wanted women to earn...

I’ll never forget the morning my husband Brad called me from the Kigali airport to tell me something was wrong. My 1-yr old son Hutch was napping and I was in the living room packing. A shipping container was coming in three days to move...