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12 months, 12 goals february wrap up

Phew! I’m a little behind on the 12 Months, 12 Goals posts. Last month was all about shopping local to save resources and support ethical retailers in my community. Since I stopped most unnecessary spending, it was pretty easy to … Continue reading

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12 months, 12 goals: shop local

Shopping locally contributes to ethical living in several ways: 1. by supporting local businesses, you contribute to your local economy and culture, 2. you reduce fossil fuel usage and waste since retail items are shipped in bulk to the store … Continue reading

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the moral wardrobe: no end in sight

I have never felt colder than I felt this morning on the brief walk from my car to the downtown coffee shop where I work. At 8:30 this morning, it was about 7 degrees outside, which may be nothing to … Continue reading

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the moral wardrobe: quintessential

This outfit is so Charlottesville. Half the town looks like it’s on its way to prep school and the other half is about to go hiking. Obviously, I’ve chosen the former route for this outfit. Ethical choices are bolded below. Retailers taking … Continue reading

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the moral wardrobe: ms. passmore

My 5th grade teacher loved to wear below-the-knee denim jumpers. In fact, she either wore the same one every day or she had quite the collection of them, because that’s all I remember her wearing (or 5th grade me had … Continue reading

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shop local: Low

Low is hands-down my favorite vintage shop in Charlottesville. Located on a side street along the Downtown Mall, it’s a large, well-organized space full of really wearable vintage for women and men. The space itself makes for an enjoyable shopping … Continue reading

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ten thousand villages

Ten Thousand Villages may have invented the fair trade model. Founded in 1946, the company “strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries” by buying their goods at fair prices and selling them … Continue reading

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navigation updates

Good afternoon. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve added a few things to the blog to make keeping up with content and shopping ethically easier. On the right toolbar, I’ve added three buttons (facebook, pinterest, shop) that allow … Continue reading

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