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Launching a Fair Trade Business: Challenge and Promise

Welcome to Fair Trade Month. This post on launching a fair trade business was written by Sangya Giwali, founder of new ethical, artisan-made jewelry company, Blooh, which operates according to fair trade principles. Launching a Fair Trade Business In a world swimming in wasteful and exploitative practices, the promise of businesses operating on fair-trade principles …

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American Giant No-BS Pant Review: Ethical Ponte Pants

American Giant No-BS Pant Review American Giant stands out because of their longstanding commitment to US sourcing and manufacturing. In fact, many of their cotton tees and separates are made with US-grown cotton, which is more rare than you would think. But American Giant is more than t-shirts. They just reintroduced their Made in LA …

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Luxury Goods for Less: Italic Drops Subscription Model

Italic’s Innovative Business Model You may have noticed that I’m very interested in business models. The landscape of retail has changed dramatically since the early 2000s, when the internet suddenly disrupted brick-and-mortar establishments. But it seems that most brands simply built digital platforms for their stores without rethinking the supply chain. That’s why I’m intrigued …

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Top 15 Ethical and Sustainable Brands for Fall

Top 15 Ethical and Sustainable Brands for Fall Ah, fall vibes. As cheugy as it may be, fall holds an enchanting combination of possibility and nostalgia. I can’t help but enjoy thinking about crunchy leaves and crisp air, even though it means winter is on the horizon. With that in mind, I wanted to share …

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Sustainable Office Clothes for Women: 17 Thoughtful Brands

Sustainable Office Clothes for Women Ah, office clothes. For some reason, the U.S. has decided that the key to looking “professional” is shrouding ourselves in polyester blends and calling it a day. The kind of work clothes we associate with the corporate world were historically made with natural fibers. Think materials like cotton, silk, and …

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Native Deodorant Unsponsored Review

Native Deodorant Unsponsored Review I have been meaning to put together a deodorant review for years. I started experiencing a reaction to conventional deodorants in 2010, so I switched to aluminum-free versions. Though some worked for awhile, it took until 2019 to finally find a “natural” deodorant that ticked all the boxes. That product was …

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Thoughtful Style: Secondhand September in Stripes

Happy Secondhand September! Are you participating in Secondhand September or another sustainable shopping practice this month? The Secondhand September campaign is run by Oxfam, a British nonprofit organization known for their charity shops throughout the UK. The premise is implied: challenge yourself to buy only secondhand for one month. This year’s campaign is premised on …

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