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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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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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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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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Affordable Ethical Fashion: Love Justly

Every lady needs a power pose, an ethical fiercely styled outfit, and a smile. Luckily, Love Justly is making ethical fashion available at discounted rates allowing consumers to find their ideal ethical style without breaking the bank.

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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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Arizona's Ethical One Stop Shop: Redemption Market

Redemption Market is a woman-owned, ethical boutique which carries a variety of giveback goods. Redemption Market started as a simple concept with a few pieces of jewelry. Founder, Rhonda didn't intend to build a business, but felt called to do so when the opportunity presented itself.

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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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Organic, Ethical Denim: Monkee Genes

When it comes to ethical fashion, finding responsibly made jeans can be a challenge. With Fall approaching I have been working to try and find a trustworthy denim company.  I am very excited that Monkee Genes is taking action and providing consumers with fair, organic options in the denim market.

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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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Affordable, Ethical Style: Sweet Lupine

Head back to school in style with affordable ethical fashion! Sweet Lupine is on a mission to empower consumers by providing people first apparel and accessories at reasonable prices. 

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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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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.

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Savvy Rest: Natural Bedding & Furniture Safe for Your Home

On my search for ethical home brands, I came across Savvy Rest. I am incredibly impressed with their initiatives. This is a company that values their customers, the planet, and social impact. Savvy Rest creates bedding and furniture using organic and natural materials, while giving back through multiple social impact initiatives. 

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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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Mawu Lolo: Ethically Made Summer Sandals That Empower

Mawu Lolo sandals are creating opportunity and employment for women in Ghana allowing them to lift their families out of poverty. 

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Mini + Meep: Organic Fashion for Kids

Mini + Meep creates earthy, eclectic style for tiny humans beginning their journey in the world.

Mini + Meep founder, Fay began creating watercolor based designs in college. She realized she could use these designs to create a positive impact. Fay, and her close friend Michelle, used the nature inspired designs to co-found The Tote Project. After The Tote Project took off, Fay decided to create a similar line of clothes with her baby on the way soon.

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