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Make a Difference:
As A Consumer

One super simple way to make an impact is with our wallets.  There are so many small brands out there who are doing things right.  They’re trying their best to source ethically, to use sustainable materials, and to support local suppliers.  By simply purchasing from them, rather than a big box store, we’re not only using our money to support their mission.  We’re also making a statement that combined with others will change the marketplace.  The simple idea for today: look for a conscious brand before making your purchases.

Here I share the products and brands I find.  Please comment with your favorites, and I’ll do my best to add them to the blog too.  ..xx

What to Do with an Old T-shirt – 8 Ideas to Keep it from the Landfill

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How to Start a Sustainable Closet with Lesley-Anne Pereira

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Sustainable Products Marketplaces for the Conscious Shopper

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Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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Crystals for Anxiety and Depression

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My Conscious Makeup Drawer – the Top 5

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Sustainable Slow Fashion for Conservation with Lindsey Biondo

Lindsey joins me from Detroit, Michigan.  She's about to launch her new sustainable, slow fashion line called Violet Revolt.  Lindsey...

Zero Waste Stores and Bulk Shopping with Stephanie Lentz, Scoop Marketplace

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Traditional Craft Jewelry & Wildlife Conservation in Africa with Kimber Leblicq

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UN Sustainable Development Goals: How Can They Work For Us?

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Sustainability and me: What’s your WHY? with Jae

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How to Find Ethical and Sustainable Clothing Easily with Erin Houston

Do you find yourself wanting to buy ethical and sustainable clothing?  But it takes forever to find brands that you...

Thrift Stores: The Ultimate Online List

Thrift stores!  I've been dipping my toe in this past year.  This is a new topic for me, especially becoming...

Shop List: Ethical Healing Crystals

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Sustainable, Ethical Supply Chains with Steve Brown

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Sustainable Jewelry with Stephanie Maslow Blackman

Stephanie Maslow Blackman joins me from Chelsea, New York to talk about making sustainable jewelry.  Stephanie runs Metalicious Jewelry, a…

Eco Friendly Costumes with Katie Miles & Rachel Jones

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Second Hand Stores for Free with Diana Kohne

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Conscious Kids Fashion Brands

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Ethically Sourced Crystals with Nicholas Pearson

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Sound Bath Music is Medicine for Activists with Wakes

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How do we find ethical jewelry? with Stephanie Maslow Blackman

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Fight Cystic Acne With Nontoxic Spot Care

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Fashion Revolution Course: My Class Notes

I got really excited when I saw that Fashion Revolution released a new course this month.  Number one, their classes…

A Green Beauty Chat with Paige Padgett

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Sustainability, Fast Fashion & the Future with Laura Choi

Laura from Fashion for Conservation encourages us to truly define our own unique style, choosing a look that stands the…

Natural Self Tanner, Tanning Lotion

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Organic Foods & Nutrition to Improve Health with Brooke Freeman

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10 Unique Places to Donate Toys (Where They Will Be Loved)

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Elderberry Syrup Recipe Immune Booster

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Step by Step Roadmap to Clean Beauty

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Clean *Up* Your Holiday Look with Vegan Makeup

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Moon Bear Book for Kids and Adults

I’m so excited to share this book by Brenda Guiberson and Ed Young with you.  I’ve learned through Animals Asia…

Gift Guide for Conscious Shoppers

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Recycled Greeting Cards – Made in USA

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Cute Trucker Hat with Hemp & Recycled Plastic

I’ve wanted to find a cute trucker hat for a long time.  But year after year the months seemed to…

Adidas Parley Ultra Boost Recycled Plastic Shoes

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Fashion for Conservation / Laura Choi Interview

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Does Environmentally Friendly Clothing Matter?

I’ve been down the rabbit hole and back so many times in the past 3 years while I study sustainability…

Animals for Kids – Animal Rescue Book

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Eco-friendly Gift Wrap – Furoshiki Style

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