Kallie Thomson and her friends started a company called 31Bits as juniors in college. They hire women in Uganda to make jewelry that they sell in the United States and all over the world. This year they launched their new Indonesia line, working with brass artisans and providing fair wages and work environments. In this episode, Evan and Hannah talk to Kallie about the far-reaching effects of companies like 31Bits when it comes to important concepts like “Trade, Not Aid.” They also discuss the importance of buying less from companies that are destructive to communities and individuals, and more from companies who provide fair wages.
Music by Lee Rosevere