Why Actual Conversation is So Important for Social Entrepreneurs

Yes, I’m a blogger. And yes, a lot of my work can be, and is, done through e-mail. But I think it’s so important to take some extra time to build genuine relationships with the brands I’m working with. E-mail can be so impersonal and makes my work feel distant. For the majority of the brands I work with I make the extra time to have an actual conversation. If the brand is local to where I’m living (or have lived) I meet with the founder in person. If the brand is not local, I chat with the founder or a team member over the phone.

Read More

Sanaya Set: Self Care & Social Justice

Sanaya Set is a seasonal collection of intentional products focused on self care and social justice. This beautifully curated set, available by subscription or as a stand-alone purchase, is empowering womxn and educating individuals on intersectionality. No, womxn is not a typo silly, keep on reading!

Read More

Lemur Bags: Give Back & Save the Lemurs

Lemur Bags is on a mission to protect the critically endangered lemurs through the creation of their bold print, cotton canvas bags. Lemur Bags donates 15% of all profits to lemur conservation organizations.

Read More

3 Summer Shade Brands That Give Back

Stay styling this summer with the perfect pair of shades that gives back! Here are three brands that sell high quality shades while making a positive impact! 

Read More

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! 

Read More

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...

Read More

Happy Birthday: Two Years Old

Two years ago TODAY I was sitting in my dorm room at Belmont University when I made a pixelated logo in Powerpoint and typed up out the words The Honest Consumer. I had no idea what was ahead of me.

Read More

A Day In The Start Up Life

What do you do for a living? What I do....is something different EVERYDAY. I mean everyday. I couldn't tell you what a day in the life is like because I don't have a set routine. My days are chaos...most days, relatively organized chaos.

Read More

Fake It Till You Make It: Lessons from a Social Entrepreneur

From not being taken seriously as a blogger to being told people don't care about conscious consumerism, I've just about heard it all. But guess what? The Honest Consumer is still here. Like a lot of entrepreneurs, I jumped in head on following a passion. The idea of "Fake it Till You Make It" can bring on a confidence to keep you going on the rough days.

Read More

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.

Read More

Three Huggers Beeswax Wrap: The Sustainable Alternative to Plastic Wrap

I am OBSESSED with Three Huggers Beeswax Wrap. This is an essential product to have in your kitchen! This life changing wrap is a sustainable alternative to saran wrap and plastic baggies. Wrap up your fruits, sandwiches, cheese, or just about any other item (except meat). When you’re done with the wrap you can run it under the sink with a drop of soap, let it air dry, and REUSE!

Read More