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The Service Industry Changed My Heart

The Service Industry Changed My Heart This post was originally published in 2015. I tell the college-aged women at my church that service industry work builds character, and I truly believe that. You’re being paid to interact with whoever comes in the door; to answer even dumb questions with kindness; and to treat rich and …

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Get Rid of Unwanted Things Responsibly

Get Rid of Unwanted Things Responsibly This post was compiled and written by Hannah Theisen, Alice Robertson, and Leah Wise. Any aspiring minimalist or zero-waste living enthusiast will eventually run into the ethical issues with getting rid of stuff. Most of us who are on this lifestyle path haven’t been minimalists or conscious consumers from …

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A History of Kantha: Ancient Upcycling

Originally published in 2017, this post was sponsored by Dignify. Photos provided by Dignify. Shop Kantha Quilts here. A History of Kantha At the thrift shop where I worked, we processed hundreds of pounds of textiles a week by hand, sorting out the good from the bad, the clean from the stained. Inevitably, we were …

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Sustainable End of Year Sales 2021: ABLE, Backbeat Co., Etc.

Sustainable End of Year Sales Happy second day of Christmas! Traditionally, Christmas was celebrated until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. So if you feel a bit frazzled from Holiday cooking and gatherings, kick up your feet and celebrate for a few more days. I hesitated to put together a sale post this …

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PACT Boxing Day Sale: The Best Fair Trade Sheets, Towels, and Sweatpants

PACT Boxing Day Sale One of my longtime favorite fair trade, organic brands is having a winter clearance event. PACT offers clothing for all, plus the most luxurious towels and bed linens. PACT’s items are fair trade certified, GOTS-certified for textile safety, and made with organic cotton. They’ve been in the business for a long …

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Nisolo Launches Sustainability Facts Label

Nisolo Launches Sustainability Facts Label Did you know that there was no standardized label for marking nutritional information on food until 1990? While some companies voluntarily listed nutrition facts beginning in the 1970s, they were not required to do so by the federal government. In 1990, the FDA published a proposal for a Nutrition Facts …

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