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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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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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