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Thoughtful Style | Inspiration and Ethical Fashion

When Ethical Businesses Close One of my longest-standing partners, MATTER Prints, emailed a few weeks ago to announce that they’re closing this chapter of their business. Covid-19 has ravaged small businesses, sustainable and ethical businesses perhaps even more-so than larger companies with the capital – not to mention the lack of moral qualms about cutting …

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Is Your Artisan Made Item *Really* Ethical? 5 Things to Look For

This piece was written by me with compensation and support from MATTER Prints What Does Artisan Made Mean? Artisan made was the buzzword that triggered my exploration of ethical consumerism. In 2011, while undertaking a routine shelf-tidying during my shift at Hobby Lobby, a privately held “Christian” craft and home decor chain, I came across …

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Interview: A Look Inside the Origin and Process of MATTER Prints

I recently had the opportunity to interview Renyung Ho, co-founder of social enterprise, Matter, about the brand and its mission. I hope you enjoy reading about the process and inspiration behind some pretty groovy pants. In one sentence or less, how would you describe MATTER?  A socially motivated business focusing on affordable luxury, thoughtful design …

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