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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...

I sat down with the Associates intending to talk to them about Mother’s Day. How they celebrate in America. How they celebrated in their home countries. How being mothers affected their decision to come to America as refugees. What it was like living with their mothers-in-law...

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...

Until I began volunteering at Vickery Trading Company, I had never heard the term ethical fashion. In an attempt to educate myself, I watched the True Cost, read Undressed, and browsed the DressWellDoGood site. After a little research, I was MOTIVATED, and a little horrified. I swore...

I remember the first day we went to see the office. From the carpet to the walls, everything was dark and stained. It had this lovely musty smell that really would inspire you to say, “This is going to be my new home."  I stood there while...

After scouring the Vickery Trading Company website, I was struck by the idea of an Associate, Forat, sewing a bikini. A bikini?!?! Forat. With the head covering?!?! Forat. Huh. When I mentioned it to Stephanie, she suggested I talk to the women about their head...