22 Eco-Conscious Brands Worth Checking Out On Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd check out these 22 eco-conscious brands. Consumerism has been taking a toll on the planet due to excessive use of materials and harmful materials used in the creation of goods. These brands are taking the initiative to educate consumers, seek out impactful materials, and encourage shoppers to have a positive impact on the planet through their purchase power.

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PACT: Affordable Organic Fair Trade Apparel

When I first started my ethical fashion journey as a sophomore in college, PACT was one of the first brands I purchased from. As a college student I loved their affordable prices, organic materials, and fair trade principles. Four years later and I’m still in love with the quality of PACT’s organic clothing. If you’re not familiar with PACT, it is a great time to learn about this sustainable brand because they’re having a huge Earth week sale with 30% off site wide!

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Jackalo: Sustainable Kids Clothing Crafted to Last

Jackalo is a sustainable brand of children’s clothing that is ethically made and crafted to last. This kid’s clothing brand encourages parents to invest in high quality products for their children & take part in circular fashion. Great lessons to start teaching kids at a young age!

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Ethical & Eco-friendly Gift Ideas

The ultimate guide for ethical and eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts is here! Who is your mom? The Green Mom, Fueled by Coffee, Bad Ass Mom, The Fashionista? Whatever her lovely character is, we’ve got you covered with socially responsible gifts that give back! Thank your mom for everything she does with a meaningful gift that shares a story.

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Brides for a Cause: Selling Wedding Dresses for Charity

Brides for a Cause is a non-profit bridal boutique that sells wedding dresses for charity. This unique bridal shop focuses on collecting & reselling wedding dresses while empowering women. The proceeds from wedding dresses sold are donated to woman focused charities. Since opening in 2012, Brides for a Cause has collected over 10,000 wedding dresses and donated over $700,000 to their charity partners.

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Where to Shop Ethically? 15 Ethical & Sustainable Online Boutiques

Online ethical boutiques are a great way to shop, especially if you’re new to ethical fashion & conscious consumerism. Online ethical boutiques expose consumers and allow shoppers to purchase from multiple brands in one place. But “where to shop ethically online?” is a common question. These online ethical boutiques below are great one-stop shops for ethical clothing, ethical gifts, and more.

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5 Transitional Pieces for Spring

Happy second day of spring! The transition into spring can mean some unpredictable weather….Chilly in the mornings, yet hot and sunny in the afternoon. During this time of year I think it’s important to focus on the transitional pieces we have in our closet. What are good clothing items that can be worn in the transitional period to spring? Clothes that can function between multiple seasons are GREAT and practical. Here are five transitional spring pieces I have in my closet and have been wearing the past week.

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A Conscious Bride's Bridesmaid Ask

We’re a little less than a year away from our wedding day and I wanted to do something special for my bridesmaids & ask them to be part of my special day. Since my bridal party is spread out between six different states, I put together some fun, socially responsible bridesmaid ask boxes that I mailed out to some of my favorite ladies. Check out the goodies I included.

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Just Ethical Goods: Connecting Consumers to Ethical Brands

Just Ethical Goods is a thoughtfully curated marketplace encouraging consumers to discover & shop socially responsible brands. The beautiful website is user friendly allowing consumers to shop their values and easily sort goods by fair trade, organic, made in the USA, and recycled materials.

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10:49 am: An Anxious Mind

Does anyone else ever have those days where the world just throws too much at you and you want to curl up in bed and cry? I’ve had a few of them recently. Days where the anxiety takes over me and I enter shutdown mode. I can’t think. I can’t be present. I can’t be productive. But I can physically feel the anxiety weighing down on me. Our little puppy dog has been sick for about a month and with multiple vet visits, waking up in the night with him, and having to take days off work to sit at the vet only to receive no answers….I’ve been struggling. I’ve fallen behind on work. I’m a sleep deprived mess. AND I haven’t been practicing adequate self care.

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It's Time to Stop Bragging About How Little You Paid for Your Clothing

We all know the common style compliment response…..“ Thanks, I got it for $10” or whatever great deal the consumer feels they received. But quite frankly this is not something to be bragging about……low price isn’t always a good thing. It’s usually a sign of fast fashion which involves slavery, disrespect, and suffering. It indicates how we, as consumers, want immediate satisfaction in buying a lot for a little and view garments as disposable. And it probably indicates a low quality product that won’t last very long. I’m not saying this is always the case in a cheap find, but a lot of times it is. It’s time to rethink how we respond and focus less on bragging about the price because as Lucy Siegle says “Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone somewhere is paying.”

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4 Fair Trade Coffee Brands Worth Trying

Fair trade coffee is an easy kitchen swap that encourages consumers to begin purchasing food products that invest in the farmers. Unfortunately there is quite a bit of slavery in the coffee industry, but by purchasing fair trade or direct trade coffee consumers are taking a stand and demanding farmers get paid fairly. Think of how much coffee you drink a month? A lot probably. If you invest this into purchasing fair trade that can make a huge difference for farmers abroad. I’ve tried all of the fair trade coffee brands listed below and think these are a good starting point.

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Ethical Clothing Brand Alternatives to Your Mall Favorites

Jumping into ethical fashion can be intimidating….where do you start? Here is an ethical fashion guide to help consumers transition their shopping habits based on the clothing brands they already know and love. I’ve provided some ethical clothing brands as alternatives that have similar styles to these well known brands.

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10 Easy Swaps to Reduce Plastic

Looking to live more sustainably, but not sure where to start? Cutting down on the plastic products you use & purchase is a great place to begin. Here are ten easy swaps to make sustainable living easy! This post does contain some affiliate links! All products I truly believe in!

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Conscious Cleaning with Dropps Plant-Based Detergents

Dropps is an innovative brand of plant-based cleaning products encouraging consumers to take part in eco-conscious cleaning. With responsibly sourced materials and eco-friendly packaging, Dropps is the perfect brand to get conscious consumers excited about doing laundry.

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23 Lessons I've Learned in 23 Years of Living

Today I turn 23….however, all my close friend know I’m a total grandma at heart. I’ll be celebrating by eating some good food, having a glass of white wine, writing, and going to bed by 10pm. Today I reflected on what I’ve learned in my 23 years of life…it’s a lot. Here are 23 lessons I’ve learned! Thought I’d share because there are a few I wish I would have learned earlier rather than later….so maybe they’ll be beneficial to others.

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Fair Trade Chocolate Brands To Love

This Valentine’s Day give chocolate that is made with love. Unfortunately the cocoa industry is known for slavery and unethical treatment of workers. But thankfully with fair trade chocolate we can give treats that are made with love and kindness. And don’t worry I’ve tried chocolate from all of them and chocoholics everywhere will be thrilled with these six slave free chocolate brands that are using fair trade practices. Also, I swear fair trade chocolate tastes WAY better than those popular brands you find in the candy isle due to the care and considerations for high quality ingredients, people, and the planet.

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Mental Health Struggles + Running a Small Business

My anxiety took over. My mind felt cloudy. So much to do. I didn’t know where to start or how to jump back in. And it started to consume me. Couldn’t sleep which took away my focus which decreased my productivity. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. I tend to beat myself up when these mental health moments (by moments I mean weeks of fogginess) happen because I feel like I’m failing my business and our community. And I know I shouldn’t. Mental health is real and it’s important. I have the privilege and opportunity to be self employment which allows me to stop and address my mental health when I need to.

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35 Ethical Jewelry & Accessory Brands

Ethical jewelry and accessories are a great starting point for joining the conscious consumerism movement. Check out these inspirational jewelry brands using their accessories to empower others and create social change.

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4 Eco-friendly Wedding Invitation & Stationery Brands

Eco-friendly and sustainable wedding invitations (and save the dates) are a great way to kick off your conscious wedding planning. Let your guests know you want to celebrate your love with some love for the planet. Here are four eco-friendly wedding invitation brands that are serious about sustainability and design. These brands have other wedding paper goods and stationery products as well which is great. For the simplicity of this post I’m just chatting wedding invites, but definitely check out their eco-friendly thank you notes, menus, save the dates, and all the other paper products you might need!

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