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Leah Wise

Leah has nearly a decade of experience writing, marketing, and consulting for ethical and sustainable brands. She managed a thrift shop for five years, and is currently working toward a Master of Divinity degree and seeking ordination in the Episcopal Church. She lives with her husband and two cats in Connecticut.

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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Ethical and Sustainable Leather Guide

Ethical and Sustainable Leather Guide The following post was written by Kasi Martin and was originally published on The Peahen blog in 2015. Choosing leather ethically can be tricky. I’ve deciphered some of the popular options and brands to help you cut through the marketing and get to the truth. I learned these lessons first-hand when my …

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Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide: 50+ Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly, & Ethical Presents

Sustainable & Ethical Holiday Gift Guide Welcome to my Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide! This year, I am excited to feature a number of longtime favorite brands, as well as newly launched or discovered companies that make beautiful products with people and planet in mind. My Criteria Each item in this guide is vetted based on …

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2021 Sustainable Black Friday & Holiday Sales

2021 Sustainable Black Friday I didn’t have it in me to create an entirely new Sustainable and Ethical Holiday Gift Guide this year, but I did update last year’s with a few new and in stock items. Check it out here. With supply chain delays and product shortages, it’s unclear how we should negotiate this …

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Put Together a Sustainable, Last Minute Halloween Costume

Sustainable Last Minute Halloween Costume Last night, I attended a Halloween party. I had known about it for weeks, but had absolutely no time to come up with a costume until Thursday. I knew I wanted a sustainable Halloween costume: ideally nothing would be store-bought. It’s a wonder things came together. When it comes to …

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