4 Brands That Are Good for Your Skin & Good for Others

It's important to consider what is going on your skin. Similar to putting good food in your body, it's important to put good products ON your body. Harsh chemicals & unnatural substances found in popular skin & body products can impact your health and your skin overtime. These are three wonderful beauty & body brands that focus on natural products AND have a positive impact! 

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Social Impact City Guide: Dallas Area

As many of you know I've been living at home in Dallas for the past few months until we make the move to Seattle. I've been able to visit quite a few of my favorite social enterprises and wanted to create a guide! If you're planning to travel to the Dallas area this summer here are some wonderful suggestions so that your travels can make a difference! 

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The Yays & Nays of Social Entrepreneurship

Being a social entrepreneur (or an entrepreneur in general) can be terrifying. People don't realize just how much courage and patiences it takes. Sometimes it seems like we're constantly putting ourselves out there...and constantly being rejected. I've been experiencing this a lot through my journey getting The Honest Connection up & running. I've been trying to learn retail and sales by going in and pitching socially responsible brands to boutiques. It's hard & it's draining. I can work all day and still have what I call a "Zero Dollar Day." After a couple weeks full of "no's" and a few polite no thank yous, I finally got a few "maybes." Ahhh hope at last.

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Ethical Luggage for Summer Traveling

Gearing up for your summer travels? Make sure you have luggage that will last! These three awesome brands are ethically crafting products essential for your summer travel. Check out how they empower others! 

Terra Thread Lupa Tote is my personal favorite beach bag! This roomy bag can fit towels, snacks, and so much more. Terra Thread's Duffel Bag is great for weekend trips too!

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Weighting Comforts: Find Relaxation with a Weighted Blanket

Weighting Comforts is making it possible for troubled sleepers to catch some z's with weighted blankets. Weighted blankets have been used to help people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, autism, and insomnia reach a relaxed state. This family run company also provides employment opportunities for refugees through their partnership with the non-profit Sew for Hope. 

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Mother Erth

Mother Erth creates durable, zero waste bags made from recycled materials. Along with making a positive impact on the planet, these innovative bags also provide employment for low income mothers in the Philippines. 

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For Better Not Worse Apparel

For Better Not Worse (FBNW) creates fun, casual apparel that is designed & printed in Los Angeles. With each clothing item purchased, a bag of groceries is given to a child in need through FBNW's partnership with the Boys & Girls Club in Southern California. 

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Rakonto: Storytelling in Underserved Communities

Rakonto is encouraging children from underserved communities to share their experiences through storytelling workshops. These innovative workshops encourage young creatives to find their voice, bridge the gap between cultures, and shed light on the challenges these children are facing. 

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Genesis Fair Trade Products

If you missed the Genesis Fair Trade feature last month, be sure to check it out here. Genesis Fair Trade is a unique online marketplace featuring fair trade goods crafted by artisan partners dating back to 100 years. I wanted to highlight a few of their products. 

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Genesis Fair Trade

Genesis Fair Trade is a unique online marketplace featuring fair trade goods crafted by artisan partners dating back to 100 years. By purchasing from Genesis Fair Trade consumers are able to help support fair, sustainable employment while empowering artisans in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, as well as other places throughout the world. 

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts That Give Back

This holiday season give a gift that shares a story and empowers others. This year I've curated a selection of goods from The Honest Consumer community based on characteristics & personality type in order to make your holiday shopping more fun and interactive. Shop by personality characteristics that match your loved one in order to find the perfect gift! There are goods catering to a variety of price points and giving back to a range of causes.  

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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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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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Mentors: Women Empowering Women

Sometimes, especially in today's media, the focus can be drawn to women putting each other down. However, there are SO many women lifting each other up and it is extremely important to recognize women who empower other women. Women empowering other women can create positive community and encouragement. Through my entrepreneurial journey, I've connected with some kick-ass ladies who are changing the world. These hardworking women have been incredibly encouraging. I am so grateful for their mentorship. Meet these fabulous lady bosses!! 

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