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My name is Emily. I am on a mission to share the stories of social enterprises, spread the word about ethically made goods, and empower consumers.

I started The Honest Consumer because, while studying social enterprise, I have been exposed to many businesses impacting various communities. As I told my friends about these social enterprises, they were interested too, but did not know where to find socially responsible goods. Through my studies I also began to realize, as a fast paced society, we have the luxury of quickly purchasing all our goods in one quick stop. While the instantaneity may be convenient, this has created a disconnect. We do not always take the time to stop and ask the tough questions: Who made this? Why is this so cheap? How is this good impacting the lives of those who produced it?

I was inspired and wanted to create a trust worthy outlet for people to find products with an impact. I want consumers to be excited about what they are buying, where it is coming from, and the difference their purchase can make.

I speak with most of the companies I feature, either by phone or in person, to accurately share their story with my followers. I am focusing on businesses both where I reside and found online. If there is a certain business you would like to see featured, please reach out. I am always open to suggestions. If you're interested in purchasing products from the companies featured, please check out the Shop Social tab.

Eventually, I would love to gain enough following so that I am able to travel and show followers what businesses are impacting their community, but for now I'm just writing for fun! I am SO grateful for the support I have received so far. I am excited to see where this journey leads. Be sure to follow The Honest Consumer on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and sign up for the weekly newsletter. 

If you want to learn more about the story behind The Honest Consumer check out the feature on Social Change Nation or BelmontETP.

If you want to learn more about conscious consumerism and social enterprise, check out the Resources tab.