Kyrgies

During this chilly time of year cozy house shoes are essential! Luckily Kyrgies is providing consumers with comfortable, light weight house shoes created with care using traditional practices of wool felting. Kyrgies values people and the planet by partnering with an art collective empowering women in Kyrgyzstan through fair wages. This gives women the opportunity to make a living while carrying out their thousand year old practices. 

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Honestly Struggling

I think as an entrepreneur it can be a challenge to try and figure out where to focus your energy: so many things that need to be done, bills that need to be paid, and not enough hours in the day. Recently, I've been stuck in this anxious mindset holding myself back, the fear of failure. I think a lot of entrepreneurs experience this and it can be incredibly crippling. I have days where I don't even want to do anything because I have so much to do, I don't know where to start. My unproductive nature ends up making me more anxious than I was before. The fear of failure can kick in and make me doubt everything I'm doing.

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Love Justly

Every lady needs a power pose, an ethical fiercely styled outfit, and a smile. Luckily, Love Justly is making ethical fashion available at discounted rates allowing consumers to find their ideal ethical style without breaking the bank. Through this innovative business model Love Justly has created an online market place exposing consumers on a budget to socially responsible goods. As a college student, this is incredibly useful for me as I am always looking for the best deals. 

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A Little Stressed, But Still Ethically Dressed

This morning I woke up to an inbox full of e-mails...I didn't know where to start. Todays schedule...Three meetings, two calls, and an abundance of homework due for class tomorrow. Feeling overwhelmed has been a common theme for me recently. With graduation quickly approaching and trying to figure out how to make The Honest Consumer a part time job,  life has been crazy.

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Monkee Genes

When it comes to ethical fashion, finding responsibly made jeans can be a challenge. With Fall approaching I have been working to try and find a trustworthy denim company.  I am very excited that Monkee Genes is taking action and providing consumers with fair, organic options in the denim market.

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Jonas Umbrellas

Clean water is a luxury we often take for granted. This is a resource we use on a daily basis and typically don't think twice about it. However, over 748 million people do not have access to clean water. Jonas Umbrellas is taking action by funding wells in African schools through umbrella sales in America.

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Haiti Made

Haiti Made is empowering Haitians through sustainable employment, fair wages, and community. Their beautiful leather products are handmade by dedicated employees and crafted using locally sourced leather. Haiti Made founder, Will met his colleagues in college by playing in a Christian band, Audio Adrenaline. The successful music group felt that God was encouraging them to use their stardom to make a difference and help those in need.

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Know & Love Your Messy, Beautiful Self

I'm the girl who wakes up twenty minutes before a meeting or class, throws on a bra, deodorant, brushes her teeth, and runs out the door. I'm the girl with a mind running at 1,000 miles an hour in five different directions. I literally have a sign in my living room that says, "Welcome to the Shit Show" because I'm all over the place, all the time.

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The Struggle of Back to School

It's that time of year again. Back to school. Tired eyes, chapped lips, and picked nails. I know I'm not the only one dreading it. I'm sitting here drowning myself in design work for clients, writing, and procrastinating even LOOKING at my homework. Don't get me wrong, I'm incredibly grateful for my education because I recognize what a privilege it truly is. However, I am also grateful that this is my last semester because I've struggled with school for quite sometime. 

During high school and the beginning of college, I struggled to view myself as smart. It wasn't because I was failing classes. It wasn't because anyone was putting pressure on me. It wasn't because I was getting made fun of. It was because of the way school was set up. It wasn't until my junior year of college in a therapy session that I truly began to understand why school is so frustrating for me. 

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