The Zero Waste Bag: 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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Wear Clothes for Better: FBNW 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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Style from Around the World: Genesis Fair Trade

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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Style from Around the World: Genesis Fair Trade Story

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.

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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.

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Purpose Jewelry Premier Line

My go-to earrings this fall are the Gold Vista Earrings from Purpose Jewelry's new Premier Collection. These beauties take on a unique shape and reflect the light just right in order to compliment any fall colors you are wearing. I love the light weight of these earrings and the sleek design.

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Bold Prints for Exploring: Matter Prints

Matter Prints gives new meaning to traditional patterns by creating bold, modern statement pieces. Founded with inspiration and compassion, Matter Prints demonstrates the importance of slow fashion by working directly with eight artisan communities, positively impacting around 1,287 individual artisans. 

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For Women, By Women: Fair Anita

Fair Anita invests in the future of women around the world through artisan empowerment. Fair Anita currently works with 8,000 artisans in 16 different countries creating fair trade goods and paying artisans three times the minimum wage.

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GlobeIn Tea Time Artisan Box Unboxing

So excited to be partnering with GlobeIn over the next month! Discover the goodies inside their Tea Time Artisan Box by watching my live unboxing video. Be sure to use HONEST to receive 50% off of your 1st Artisan Box Premium subscription. 

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Ethic Goods: Jewelry That Empowers Survivors in South East Asia

Ethic Goods empowers survivors of human trafficking through their partnerships with holistic care non-profits in South East Asia. Ethic Goods provides employment for the survivors through the creation of meaningful jewelry, connecting consumers with their stories. 

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HandUp Global Goods-Ethical Accessories from Haiti

HandUp Global Goods works with teen orphans in Haiti by providing them with sustainable employment, opportunities to learn about financial literacy, and finding guidance through spiritual development. 

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Jonas Umbrellas: Stay Dry & Give Clean Water

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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Leather Goods Providing Opportunity in Haiti: 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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Landmine Design: Jewelry That Provides a Safe Haven for Women

Landmine Design is empowering women in The Minefield Village situated between Cambodia and Thailand by providing training and employment. While sex-trafficking is prevalent in this area, Landmine Design is a safe haven for women to gain a sense of community while receiving a fair salary through jewelry creation.

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Stay Stylish: Mountain Kingdom Bowties

Going to a snazzy event this week? Look dapper for a cause with Mountain Kingdom Bowties. Mountain Kingdom Bowties provide employment to impoverished communities in South Africa, allowing community members the opportunity to learn a new trade and support themselves. Use the code HONEST15 to receive 15% off your order from Mountain Kingdom Bowties!

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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.

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Style That Empowers: Haiti Design Co.

During my study abroad adventure to Haiti, we visited Haiti Design Co. Haiti Design Co. is a social enterprise bridging the gap between American consumers and artisan goods, creating steady employment and opportunity for Haitians. Haiti Design Co. is an incredible community with co-founders Chandler and Josh going above and beyond by focusing on the well-being and advancement of the whole person. Through multiple initiatives they train, house, and employ Haitian artisans.

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Kateri: An Artist Rising Above Poverty

“I want to see the beauty in everyone because everybody has something to offer.” Wise words from my new friend Kateri, a 65 year old woman who has experience more than I could ever imagine and is changing the world with her art.

This wonderful, incredibly strong lady has experienced sexual abuse, drug abuse and homelessness. She does not let her past define her, her positive outlook on life inspires me. Throughout Kateri’s journey her art and faith have always been stable aspects of life. Kateri expressed that these two elements go hand in hand for her. Art is a spiritual experience, allowing her to use her God given gift to create something of her own.

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