Meet FASHIONABLE, Fair Trade and Fashion-Forward

  Meet the American, Fair Trade brand empowers women with style and grace I want to support brands that engage in eco-friendly and Fair Trade practices—the problem is that most of products in this market fail to balance both style and ethical consciousness. European eco-fashion brands have been able to adapt to the needs of the […]

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The Human Cost of Cheap Clothing

We want to know where our food comes from—why wouldn’t we also think about where our clothing comes from? Two years have passed since the Rana Plaza collapse, one of the most tragic industrial disasters in recent history. Over 1,100 died and 2,500 more were injured—the worst part is that not much has changed for […]

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Pure Happiness

If you are interested in finding eco-friendly clothing, you need to learn about Pure Happiness. “Detoxify Your Life, Live in Pure Happiness” Conventionally-grown cotton has had devastating effects on the environment and on communities in developing countries. Pure Happiness focuses on building a sustainable lifestyle for the consumer and for the community by using bamboo, […]

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Newport/Narragansett: More Holiday Shopping and Fair Trade Tuesday

Before my usual Starbucks run and work, I went to Wish Newport just to browse, but of course, my detour ended with a small purchase. Wish Newport, which sells designer women’s consignment, also sells young children’s designer consignment for babies and toddlers. My cousin is expecting her second son in mid January, so I picked […]

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Shopping Green/Local/Fair Trade for Christmas 2012

Last year, I wrote a Christmas wish list that had nothing to do with local, Fair Trade, or green shopping whatsoever. This year, I hope to shop only local and/or green for the holidays and beyond. To be honest, I have been refraining from shopping at clothing chain stores. I have browsed through so many […]

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