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How To Know If You Are Buying Ethically Made Clothing & What To Look For

While the environment may take up most of the conversation when it comes to sustainability, there are actually three pillars to sustainability: environmental, economic, and social. The social piece is what we are going to cover today since it can be somewhat confusing to truly be able to understand whether you are purchasing ethically made clothing, or clothing that just meets a certain set of environmental standards and is being marketed as “ethical”.

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A Conscious Guide To Navigating Black Friday And Cyber Monday

Feeling overwhelmed by all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales emails getting thrown your way? Trust me you are not alone. While it is clear (from the countless video recordings of stampedes on malls) that excessive consumerism is still alive and well, I do really believe that more and more people are choosing to opt-out of this particular buying weekend, or are at least choosing to make purchases with much more thought and intention.

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Get Outside This Holiday Season: A Sustainable Guide To Enjoying The Great Outdoors

When it comes to getting outside and enjoying the outdoors this holiday season it’s so important that we not only think about where we are choosing to spend our time, but how. This is another form of challenging our comfort zones because so often when enjoying nature we take more than we give, and it’s something we (aka anyone who wants to enjoy the environment) should think more about.

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5 Steps To Creating "A Life Less Throwaway"

It’s not enough to demand that the things we own last a lifetime, we need to change the behavior around how we own them. We need to learn how to own less, but better. We need to stop thinking of our planet as “away” and start realizing that most items we purchase will either end up in the homes of our future generations, or will end up in landfills. There is no “away” — so let’s stop acting like it.

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Jewelry That Is Changing Lives: How To Choose An Ethical Jewelry Brand

Jewelry is an incredible form of self-expression and has been used all around the world for centuries to represent different cultures and traditions. Unfortunately, it also has been used as a form of exploitation and oppression, when certain precious metals and stones become popular and valuable to those in power who see the economic potential of these metals and stones.

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How To Choose A Safe Sunscreen This Summer (Both For Your Body And The Planet)

The warm summer days are finally here, which means lots of time outside enjoying this beautiful time of year. But with long days spent in the sun ahead, it is so important that you choose a safe sunscreen that will help protect your skin while you enjoy your time at the beach, by the pool, or wherever your summer activities may take you.

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5 Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Swimwear Brands To Try This Summer

Swimsuit shopping isn't always the easiest, but when it comes to finding sustainable, eco-friendly swimsuit brands that you can feel good wearing I wanted to help make the process a little bit easier. With summer right around the corner, I pulled together five of my favorite sustainable and eco-friendly swimsuit brands that have a wide price range for almost any budget. 

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