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The Discerning Consumer: 5 Ethical Credentials To Prioritize

This is sort of a follow up to my What Is Ethical? post, so I’d recommend brushing up on terms if you’re not too familiar with the jargon of the conscious consumer movement. I would make a small change to the original list when it comes to defining sustainable. I previously grouped Eco, Organic, and Sustainable …

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Making the Case for a Vacation from Conscious Consumerism

Crashing waves near Point Dume As a rule, when I travel, I don’t network.  There are hundreds of brilliant, inspiring women (and some men) who write on conscious consumerism around the country who I would love to meet someday, but when I go on vacation, I don’t make plans with them. I travel to visit …

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Small Wins and Sustainable Fashion

Small Wins and Sustainable Fashion This is a response to Michael Hobbes’ article, The Myth of the Ethical Shopper, published July 15, 2015. Michael Hobbes wrote an article for Huffington Post Highline a few weeks ago that shook the conscious consumer community. In The Myth of the Ethical Shopper, Hobbes outlines the myriad ways buying …

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Mark your calendars for Fashion Revolution Day!

Fashion Revolution Day is almost here! Last year, conscientious consumers were encouraged to ask the question, “Who made your clothes?” as a way of getting others to rally around the cause of universal ethical labor practices. This year, we’re asking, “Who made my clothes?” to the brands and companies we support. We want transparency across …

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The Moral Wardrobe: A Very eShakti Thanksgiving

I spent Thanksgiving day in rural Virginia with my father-in-law and his wife’s family. The landscape was covered with snow in the Shenandoah Valley, but Charlottesville was sunny and relatively warm. I’m glad I thought to take pictures here before I left – it was too cold to go coat-less in Edinburg! eShakti contacted me …

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