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Last year I met the founders of LOVE & MOXiE, an accessories brand based in Savannah, GA born from the desire to live life to the fullest on their own terms, while raising Alzheimer’s awareness. Over the past year I have been inspired by their moxie for life and kind nature toward me during some pretty crazy ups and downs, always willing to offer a pep talk and a shoulder to lean on.
Mother's Day is just around the corner on May 14 and you might be racking your brain to figure out what to get the amazing mother in your life that truly expresses how much they mean to you. Whether they're a pet mom, a step-mom, a bestie that's a Mom, or a person that has been like a mom, we've picked a few of our favorite ethically made gifts.
These ethically minded brands work to promote a new way to purchase goods that provide amazing handcrafted items you can bring into your home with a clear conscience knowing they aren't harming our planet or the people that craft each item. We've joined forces with these brands and fulfill our #peopleplanetpreservation mission.
There's something about the arrival of spring that makes me want to roll up my sleeves and clean all the winter hibernation from my homes. Whether it's something small like cleaning out my junk drawer (I know you have one too!) or organizing my collection of vintage magazines, here are five of my favorite ethically made items I love for organizing.
Who can resist bringing into your home the beautiful blooms that arrive with spring? They smell great and bring color and joy wherever they reside. We've gathered 7 of our favorite ethically made items we love using to showcase spring flowers. Each one is handmade in India from recycled glass on the principles of fair trade and equal opportunity.
Baskets are one of the most utilitarian items we can have in our home. Whether you're hosting a dinner or trying to tidy up your office, baskets are the perfect solution! Our baskets are ethically made by artists using traditional weaving methods and eco-friendly materials and provide fair trade employment to marginalized individuals.
In our times of fast-fashion we often shop purely on looks. Billions of dollars are spent perfecting the picture perfect store layouts and window displays. As consumers, we're enticed with everything on the outside, but as an advocate for ethical shopping, I have found the key to discovering the beauty of an item almost always lies on the inside.
Compassion towards others was one of the driving reasons I wanted to start AMERICAN NOMAD. The more I learned about the exploitation of women and children in places such as Bangladesh, Thailand, Uganda, Rwanda, I couldn't sit idly by not doing something to try and help. It isn't just women, but persons of all races, nationalities and physical abilities are discriminated against around the world. continue reading >
I am Mukta. I work in Basha’s textile department. I never had a happy family. My parents were divorced in my childhood. I was raised in my step mother’s house. Even after my marriage I did not get a happy family. My husband’s relatives did not behave well with me. My mother in-law’s house is very wealthy but they treated me as their house helper. My husband left me with three children. continue reading >
I'd been eyeing various fabric wraps to add to my aspiring zero-waste kitchen, when I discovered the ethically made furoshikis sold by American Nomad. While most fabric wraps are meant to carry bread or veggies, the humble furoshiki goes beyond and can serve as a garment, headwear, and more! continue reading >