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Is Boxed Wine Sustainable? Bota Box Review

Is Boxed Wine Sustainable? For many sustainability advocates, glass is the gold standard. Endlessly recyclable, it’s a sturdy material that doesn’t degrade like plastic, making it ideal for storing food and drink without fear of leaching chemicals. So it makes sense that many people assume that wine packaged in glass bottles is more sustainable than …

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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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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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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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