Amy Nordstrom hand-made jewelry
Nov26

Amy Nordstrom hand-made jewelry

An exquisite sculpture on your body, a piece by Amy Nordstrom is “inspired by nature and forged by hand.” Amy’s training included study in sculpture, and she is continually inspired by texture and forms in nature. The artist’s hand is evident in every piece. Her unique shapes, hand-hammered sparkle, and sinuous natural lines are truly captivating. Every time I wear a piece by Amy, people stop me and comment on its beauty. Complete...

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Ethical Lifestyle Blogs
Nov20

Ethical Lifestyle Blogs

In the course of my journey towards ethical consumerism, I have come across some great blogs. These online journals published by our fellow conscious consumers and activists provide a wealth of information and inspiration about the ethical lifestyle. Topics range from fashion to shopping and activism to product reviews, all explored from each author’s unique perspective. Below, we share some of our favorite blogs that celebrate...

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Websites and Apps for the mindful shopper
Nov15

Websites and Apps for the mindful shopper

It can be overwhelming when we first become aware of the social and environmental costs of so many of the products that we buy. In Whole Foods recently, I picked up box after box in the tea section hunting for Fair Trade labels, and was disappointed at how few I found. I used to think that buying Fair Trade was simply a nice thing to do to help farmers, but now I know that brands without the Fair Trade label may have cruelty embedded...

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Eileen Fisher
Oct30

Eileen Fisher

The Eileen Fisher brand has always brought us effortless elegance and style with surprising details, fun and flattering lines, and sumptuous fabrics. Eileen Fisher is also a visionary company in the realms of sustainability and human rights. Take a look at their vision statement, which concludes with: “We are working toward a world in which the clothes you love to wear create nothing but love.” How often do you hear that from an...

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Be Good
Sep30

Be Good

Be Good offers luxuriously soft, organic clothing basics for both men and women. Based in San Francisco, Be Good says, “We believe in a progressive mind and a simple tee.” I purchased their Morningside Bandana Scarf and it feels so soft and cozy I want to wear it every day. Soft, luxurious, ORGANIC and the prices are reasonable; a basic organic tee is $20. But we are not finished yet! With every purchase, Be Good supports clean...

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Target Toss Up
Sep04

Target Toss Up

Toss the bag and earn points for three different targets. This fun game promotes dexterity, enhances gross motor skills and encourages a child’s use of judgment. This game can be played alone or with others to encourage friendly competition at a young age. Also a goal driven activity when the child aims for the highest score. Age: 4+ Years Shop for this and similar...

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Kashmiri Boxes
Sep04

Kashmiri Boxes

Yellow lacquered wood boxes decorated with foliage and flowers with black interiors. Fairtrade. Set of two. 25cm x 15cm x 8cm(lge). Shop for this and similar...

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Everlane
Aug30

Everlane

Everlane practices an awesome new idea called “radical transparency,” in which they publicly share all the details of their manufacturing process, even the mark-up amounts! In-house design and production coupled with online-only sales translates to amazing prices for beautiful products. Designed for both men and women, their pieces are made in some of the same factories that make very pricy designer goods. Everlane produces clean,...

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