24 Ethical & Sustainable Wedding Gifts Under $100

Heading to a wedding to celebrate love? Consider getting the newly wed couple a gift made with love! These ethical wedding gifts are all under $100 and focus on sustainable, fair trade, & eco-friendly values. The newly wed couple is sure to love a sustainable wedding gift that shares a story.

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5 Reasons Give a Damn Goods Was Launched

A year ago I launched my mini-marketplace selling ethical & sustainable products, Give a Damn Goods. And I am SO grateful for the support it received through the first year. Like WOW. Give a Damn Goods started because of a few reasons listed below….and I can’t wait to watch it continue to grow.

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Fair Tribe: Modern Fair Trade Home Decor

Fair Tribe encourages consumers to celebrate modern design and fair trade values through their selection of affordable ethical home goods and accessories. Inspired by travel and artisan made decor, Fair Tribe was born with a mission of making fair trade home decor accessible for conscious consumers. All of Fair Tribe’s partners use fair trade and sustainable practices. 

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Tech for Good with Nimble

I am seriously loving my wireless charger from Nimble. This certified B Corporation is shifting the tech industry in a positive direction through their innovative products, one for one tech recycling program, and eco-friendly materials. Nimble’s Tech for Good products include eco-friendly wireless chargers, phone cases made from recycled water bottles, eco-conscious fast charge kits, and more.

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100+ Brands That Give a Damn

Support brands that give a damn! By shopping brands that give a damn you’re able to support brands that share your values as a conscious consumer! In this ethical brand list discover 100+ ethical, sustainable, & fair trade brands.

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Affordable Ethical & Sustainable Decor for The Conscious College Student

Heading back to college and looking to furnish your dorm or apartment? I know the struggle of wanting ethical and sustainable decor, but also being on that college budget. I actually started The Honest Consumer in college, so I’ve been there for sure. And wanting your place to be cozy, yet sophisticated, and “adultish” is a tricky balance. TBH I’m still trying to figure it out. But for the sake of heading back to school and furnishing those apartments on a budget, here are a few products & home decor brands worth checking out as you furnish your small space on a budget. All the ethical and sustainable home goods in this post are under $100!

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Ethically Styled for Summer in Everlane

Back in July I got to try out some ethically made summer clothes from Everlane. I’ve posted some of the styled outfits, but am just now getting around to actually reviewing the items. Everlane partners with ethical factories around the world to ensure their clothes are crafted to last. Through their ethical practices and emphasis on quality materials Everlane fights for radical transparency in the apparel industry.

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Sustainable Packaging Solutions with noissue

Noissue is leading the way with sustainable packaging solutions for small businesses. I’ve been using noissue compostable mailers to ship out t-shirts for Give a Damn Goods and I’m obsessed! Their compostable mailers are sturdy, durable, and have a positive impact on the planet. 

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Dear America, It's Time to Listen

The level of hate in our country is unacceptable. Absolutely disgraceful. We all have an extraordinary opportunity to learn from people who are different that us. There is power and knowledge in listening to the stories of others. People different than you….different political opinions, different colors of skin, different backgrounds, different social classes, different sexual orientations. There is a lot I will never fully understand, but over the years I’ve at least made an effort to try and learn from the experiences of people different than me by getting out of my bubble. I don’t claim to be an expert of these matters, but I’ve seen my views on the world (especially America) shift.

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The Power of Clothing & Confidence

As consumers we often think about how our favorite outfit makes us feel while wearing it….but what about on the other end of things? How did the people feel while making it? Did they feel safe in their work environment? Confident in their work? Were they treated with dignity and respect? Paid fairly?

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MYTH BUSTED: Do What You Love & You'll Never Work a Day in Your Life

We’ve all heard the saying….”do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Let’s break it down because this is a MYTH. I absolutely LOVE running The Honest Consumer & Give a Damn Goods. I have creative freedoms, get to manage my own schedule, partner with some cool brands, BUT there will always be things that I don’t want to do that have to get done. And this past week has tested me to the max…..

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3 Ethical, Sustainable, & Size Inclusive Swimsuit Brands

Ethical & sustainable swimwear can be a challenge to find…especially size inclusive swimwear brands! Check out these three ethical & sustainable swimwear brands, find a style to rock, and get in the water this summer!

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Find Your Freedom by Loving Yourself

A lot of times when I write about my struggles or embracing my flaws I get messages from people saying things like how they “admire my courage” or that I’m “wise beyond my years.” But I honestly can’t imagine living any other way….why be someone you’re not? My close friends will tell you….I’m a terrible liar…I laugh every time so I can’t even attempt to go down that path. I have transparent facial expressions, so I suck at hiding my emotions. I can’t stand fake people or small talk…let’s get to the meaningful conversations. Now, I’ll admit back in high school I definitely tried to fit in, but I got over that real quick. I found that I’d rather be who I truly am and surrounded by people who love the real me rather than constantly trying to act like someone I’m not. There is freedom in embracing your flaws, not fearing your struggles, and loving your true self. I’m lucky to have found that freedom early on in life.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Ethical & Sustainable Clothing Brands to Look For

If you plan to take part in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale try searching for these ethical and sustainable clothing brands. Nordstrom actually has a decent variety of socially responsible clothing brands focusing on sustainable practices and ethical fashion.

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Ethical Style with Emily: What I'm Wearing This Summer

Looking for some inspiration on how to channel your inner ethical fashionista this summer? Check out how I’ve styled some of my ethical clothing and accessories for this toasty time of year! As always I’m keeping my ethical style fun and fresh with patterns + bright colors!

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5 Ethical Clothing Brands Celebrating Fair Fashion & Feminism

When you choose to purchase ethically made and fair trade clothing, you’re voting for feminism and the fair treatment of women. It is estimated that 80% of the garment industry is made up of women. Unfortunately there is a lot of abuse within traditional fast fashion garment factories and this abuse directly impacts women due to the large percentage of workers. Your purchase to support brands who use ethical and fair trade practices empowers women around the world.

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20+ Budget Friendly Ethical Summer Sundresses

Stay cool and stylish this summer with ethically made & sustainable sundresses! These ethical dress brands are affordable and fun! All dresses in this guide are under $100, feature organic cotton dresses, sundresses made from recycled materials, and more!

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20+ Fair Trade Clothing Brands to Love

Fair trade clothing companies are fighting against fast fashion by offering their garment workers livable wages, respectable working conditions, and empowering the people through out their supply chain. Wear your values with these fair trade clothing brands changing the world! This list of fair trade clothing brands even has a pricing guide to accommodate various budgets. While not all of these brands are officially fair trade certified, they all use fair trade principles through out their supply chain. Clothing companies certified by a third party fair trade organization are specified below.

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ROUND + SQUARE: Ethical Clothing Supporting Equal Rights

ROUND + SQUARE’s ethical clothing supports equal rights, sustainability, and transparent supply chains. ROUND + SQUARE clothing is crafted using organic cotton and donates 10% of profits to Equality Now, a non-profit fighting for legal rights for women and girls around the world.

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100+ Socially Responsible Brands to Shop

Looking for socially responsible brands to shop? I’ve got you covered! There are so many brand making a positive impact through ethical craftsmanship, sustainable initiatives, and giving back! Taking part in a socially responsible lifestyle can be as easy as supporting socially responsible brands! Here are 100+ socially responsible brands to LOVE! This list has socially responsible clothing brands, accessories, home goods, wines, and more!

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