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Ethical Gifts that Give Back

TO THE MARKET Every culture has markets. They’re fun to visit. You can meet the makers. And we all have that friend who manages to...

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Busy? Tired? Unmotivated? Marissa Heyl Recommends Mint Tea and Purpose

How founder Marissa Heyl turned a passion into her own company: Symbology – an ethical fashion and homeware brand.  When I Skyped...

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7 Mission-driven Brands to Help Get Ready for Summer

It’s almost summertime. Time to dust off the old board shorts and tank-tops and get to the beach and the barbecues. But if the summer...

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MPOWERD: One of the coolest little things EVER

The founders of MPOWERD saw a problem. Over 1.5 billion of the world’s people live without electricity. That affects health,...

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Ethical Shopping Made Easy

The two reasons we most often hear people cite for not shopping more ethically is: Finding the socially responsible brands can be hard, and...

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4 Ways to Spread the Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day tends to get unfairly characterized as a holiday explicitly for couples that persists because it increases greeting card...

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Meaningful Gifts for Women, Made by Women

The best gifts are those that come with a good story. These items provide the opportunity to tell the stories of women-run businesses...

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Good Guy

Let’s face it, men can be hard to shop for. Luckily, we (the authors) are dudes. More specifically, we’re guys who like quality stuff...

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A Return to Real

When many large companies are considering a new product line, the primary drivers for consideration are demand, cost, and margin. How many...

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6 Reasons Why Every Startup Should Become a B Corporation

You may have heard about B Corporations or seen their logo but are still unsure what they are. In short, B Corps are “certified by the...

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