About The Good Trade
Launched in Los Angeles in 2014 as a community for ethically-minded consumers, The Good Trade is a search for the brands, products and ideas creating positive social change. The Good Trade was built on the fundamental idea that consumers are powerful and the dollars we spend each day are a vote for the world we want to live in. Our team envisions a world where ethically minded consumers vote with their everyday purchases for a world that is sustainable and free from forced labor.
AmyAnn co-founded The Good Trade in 2014 with an intention to share the stories of social impact brands with conscious consumers. She has a Masters of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rockhurst University and a strong background in digital and social storytelling. As Editor-In-Chief, she is responsible for overseeing the editorial and creative direction at The Good Trade.
Blake has more than ten years experience leading digital strategy initiatives across a range of disciplines for Fortune 500 brands. His industry thought leadership on content strategy and long-form publishing has earned him publishing placements at Cannes. Blake has a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State College. Blake is the Director of Digital Strategy for Day One Agency and Co-Founder of The Good Trade.
Henah Parikh is a Community Manager at The Good Trade and the Student Experience Program Manager at BUILD NYC, a nonprofit that teaches 9th graders from underserved communities about entrepreneurship to help them gain skills for college and career readiness. Previously, Henah served as a Teaching Fellow at the Rutgers University Honors College, and two years at a nonprofit in northern New Jersey managing donations and volunteers. Henah graduated with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Communication from Rutgers University and an Ed.MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University.
Kassia Binkowski is a Contributing Editor at The Good Trade and the Founder of One Thousand Design. She grew up in Madison, WI and traveled her way around the world to Boulder, CO which she now calls home. Nestled against the Rocky Mountains, Kassia supports innovative organizations from Colorado to Kathmandu tell their stories of social change through writing, photography, and design. Kassia is an eternal optimist and forever a backroad wanderer.
Steph Hogg & Alicia Taylor
Steph Hogg & Alicia Taylor are contributors to The Good Trade and founders of Gather&See, an online ethical boutique that offers carefully curated collections from the very best in sustainable fashion talent from around the world. Not only do each of the brands they carry have a great story to tell, they also fit into at least one of the Gather&See's 6 founding principles: Fair trade, Organic, Recycled, Eco-friendly, Handmade and Small Scale Production.
Abigail is a contributor to The Good Trade and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Freestate, a resource that makes it easier for consumers to shop and live ethically. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with experience in mental health, sales, marketing, and freelance writing. She is also the co-founder and managing partner of SoVo Solutions, a social media management company. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. You can say hi on social media @abigaildriscoll.
Bobbi is a contributor to The Good Trade and Editor-in-Chief of Living Life Green, a blog dedicated to sustainability, education, and helping people achieve a more environmentally-conscious life. She recently graduated with degrees in Communication, Journalism, and Technical Writing. She hopes to provide others with the knowledge to make conscious decisions every day.
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.