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photo by Chris Barbalis A few weeks ago, we asked our fans what they want to know about refugees. They responded with some great questions and our Associates were gracious enough to open up honestly about their experiences. This is the first post in a series of insights...

By: Stephanie Giddens I’ve learned countless lessons during this first year of launching VTC. I never knew a learning curve could be so steep! I tell people on a regular basis that I don’t know how to do most of the things I do every day....

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...

Here at Vickery Trading Company, we love ethical fashion. We believe knowing who makes what we wear matters. Personally, I sometimes struggle justifying spending money on new clothes, but by shopping with ethical brands I know exactly where my money is going and love the...

For 25 years, driving through Vickery Meadows was just a short cut to the mall. During my frequent trips I made certain that my doors were locked and windows rolled up. Like a horse with blinders, I kept my eyes straight ahead and ignored what...

I once read the words on the side of a juice bottle, "Shake well, separation is natural". I don’t normally make it a habit to stop and read labels, but that particular day these words seemed to jump out at me. Maybe it was the...

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...

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