Tag Archives: fair trade

sseko designs: a review & giveaway

After searching far and wide for a versatile, relatively simple summer sandal, I decided on Sseko Designs. The sandals come in two parts: a leather and foam base and a ribbon strap. You can lace the strap up in more … Continue reading

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spring cleaning

An important part of sustainable living is avoiding unnecessary purchases. It’s something I hadn’t considered when I started my fair trade journey a few years ago, but it might be one of the most important habits to adopt in the … Continue reading

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an ethical outfit: weekend sightseeing

sightseeing by fracturedradiance featuring stud earrings Simple, feminine, and comfortable for a quick weekend away. Daniel and I plan to make frequent weekend trips this summer. Richmond, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach – I’m excited for the time and freedom to explore … Continue reading

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What I’ve been up to: modeling in the Tom Tom Fashion Show (photos c/o the designer); wearing a pretty new secondhand skirt; making more stickers for Platinum & Rust orders; checking out the food trucks at Waynesboro River Fest; reading Agatha … Continue reading

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12 months, 12 goals: halfway there

Hey guys, I’m doing it. I’m achieving my goals! I was so discouraged a couple months ago when I wasn’t achieving my ethics-minded resolutions on my one month timelines. Turns out that I was taking steps to meet my goals … Continue reading

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World Fair Trade Day is tomorrow

World Fair Trade Day is tomorrow! Here’s what you can do: Watch the new documentary, Connected by Coffee, for free, streaming all day May 10 at connectedbycoffee.com Visit your local Ten Thousand Villages for product samples and information. Read up … Continue reading

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style: simple sandals

sandals by fracturedradiance featuring black velvet shoes This season’s turn toward “minimalist” style is an interesting development because, for the most part, it doesn’t really embrace minimalism. The blogging world is saturated with posts endorsing minimalist dressing by getting rid of a … Continue reading

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new article up on Relevant!

Good afternoon. I’m excited to share my newest Relevant Magazine article, The Cost of Spending Less, with you today! Click here to read. And feel free to add to the discussion on the article page or here in the comments. … Continue reading

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in the news: Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade USA has done much to increase awareness of working conditions in the food and clothing industries. But I was disheartened to discover in my research for an upcoming article that the organization split from Fair Trade International in … Continue reading

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“who made your clothes?” tee

Quick! Get a “Who made your Clothes?” tee, designed by Michael Stars and produced in an ethical and totally sustainable manner, before they’re all sold out! Read more about the t-shirt and the cause here. *Photo links to original source. … Continue reading

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