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Category: fair trade

Review: The True Cost

By Alyssa Burlingame Disclaimer: all facts presented in this article come from the documentary itself. The True Cost is a documentary looking at the global fashion industry. I’m new to learning about the fashion industry and what it means to be fashion-conscious, and after watching this documentary I understand more than ever why being fashion […]

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But… What is fair trade…

I go back and forth between talking about fair trade AS SOON as much customers walk in to … hey chill, let them fall in love with the products first. But, I do think that some of our followers on here might be in the same boat. You all might love our clothes and products […]

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We have a situation…

I feel like everything in my life is finally aligning. I feel magic coming! I feel alive. I feel healthy. I feel strong. I feel like I am on the right path and I trust that the rest of the path will be lit as long as I keep moving forward. Taking inspired action. I […]

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The Fairlosophy Podcast

Did you hear Jen Parlin and I launched a podcast? Our first episode went live on July 16th! We talked about our trip to Bali and visiting our artisans. On the podcast we will talk about everything related to fair trade fashion including sustainability, ethics, human trafficking, the artisans behind our products and keeping kids […]

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Why I’m mad at vegan fashion brands

Why I’m mad at vegan fashion brands By: Jackie Costello I think that it takes a lot to be conscious about the foods you buy and put into your body.  A lot of people go vegan to reduce their environmental impact. I have even heard vegans state that they have changed their diet because they […]

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My lesson from Rich Dad, Poor Dad

by Jackie Costello If you know me, you know that I LOVE to read. So much so that I get caught up in wanting to finish ALL the books and attempt to read three books at once. When I was a kid, instead of going to bed when I was told, I would turn off […]

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The Soul Of Money

With the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to post this snippet from The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist. This book is amazing a great read, and really makes you think about voting with your dollar. (Please join my book club for a chance for me to send it to you- go to facebook and […]

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What I learned at my Thai cooking class

When we were in Thailand on our honeymoon, I thought that I was going to meet the artisans who make our Elephant Pants. Unfortunately, the trip to the factory fell through because of construction being completed there. I thought that meeting the artisans would help solidify why I am running a fair trade business, especially […]

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My “Why”

As a small business owner, it is important to have a “why”. It is not easy to start a business from the ground up. But having a big reason for when the struggle hits makes it easier to keep going. Here’s mine: I started this business just about two years ago and I am so […]

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Fair Trade Fashion Show in Downtown LA

After attending the first fair trade fashion show in 2015, I was extremely excited to start my business. I approached Katie Bond, who started of Peace Exchange and was a part of the panel that year, and we spoke briefly about what I should do. I began by her asking for some advice on where […]

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