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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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Ethical and Environmental Fashion Certifications: A Guide

Ethical and Environmental Fashion Certifications While I don’t subscribe to a consumption practice that demands certifications from every brand I support, there is no question in my mind that ethical and environmental certifications are good for the garment and consumer goods industries. That’s because certifying agencies set a minimum standard for a particular ethos, such …

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July 2021 Check-In: Internship, Anxiety, Links

July 2021 Check-In: How are you? Internship Update Even though I was in an intensive hospital chaplaincy program last summer, I somehow still found time to write down my thoughts. But this summer, those thoughts have (largely) been channeled into the work of my full-time church internship. Between bi-weekly sermons, Bible study, and pastoral visits, …

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Environmental Impact of Websites: Is Your Site Eco-Friendly?

Environmental Impact of Websites A few weeks ago, I stumbled across an article that talked about the environmental impact of websites. As someone with a website, I had never considered this before! While it’s easy to think of the internet as some kind of ethereal cloud floating around in the air, it’s actually dependent on …

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How Ethical is Your Tech? Sustainable Tech Alternatives

How Ethical is Your Tech? While the fashion industry has made significant inroads when it comes to supply chain transparency, the same cannot be said about the tech industry. So, how ethical is your tech, really? I think that it can be easy to ignore the ethics of consumer technology because we see it as …

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Sustainable and Ethical Blogs: 13 to Read in 2021

Best Sustainable and Ethical Blogs (for People Who Still Read Them) In 2021, reading a real live sustainable and ethical blog is not as novel as it used to be. Instead, most content creators find their communities on social media apps like Tik Tok and Instagram. And I know that these ways of community building …

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Is Recycled Plastic Clothing Sustainable?

This post was originally published in August 2019 and was republished with updates in May 2021. This post contains affiliate links. Is Recycled Plastic Clothing Sustainable? The “sustainable” fashion world is having a moment with recycled textiles, namely those made of plastic. Bonus points if it’s “ocean plastic.” Especially this year, I’m seeing dozens of …

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Fig Nine Wrap Dress Styling Session + Interview

Fig nine is a Montana-based, woman-owned business founded by Jacqui Broberg with a focus on sustainable, biodegradable, and size-inclusive clothing. Recently relaunched, their first product, The Wrap Dress, is now available on Kickstarter. Fig nine Wrap Dress Styling Session This post on fig nine Wrap Dress styling was sponsored by fig nine and I received …

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