Ethical eating can save both the planet and your life. Sound too good to be true? Here are 5 steps with resources to guide you to more conscious eating habits.
We've been longtime fans of SoulPancake's work and their CEO, Shabnam Mogharabi, who's part general manager, part executive producer and often the dance party instigator at SoulPancake. Shabnam oversees a growing team of creative minds who produce video content in fun, uplifting ways. A former journalist, Shabnam has a longtime love for a good story. We were thrilled to hear more about her work at SoulPancake and her take on the direction of positive media and content creation.
The beauty industry is responding to consumers by making eco-friendly products and packaging a reality for those who love their beauty products, but also love the earth. Here are five ways the beauty industry is stepping up. Check to see if your favorite brands are taking the steps below.
These 7 organic beauty bloggers have a way of simplifying the complex ingredients and products that make up the beauty world. Their product reviews, how-to’s, tips and insights are invaluable when it comes to navigating all things natural beauty.
mini mioche was founded in 2008 by Alyssa Kerbel after the birth of her daughter. At that time, Alyssa found it very difficult to find great, simple ethically-made basics especially in neutral colors. Drawing upon her decade long experience in the fashion industry, she set about creating her own collection of infant and kids' fashion basics.
It's difficult to get away from the political energy that permeates Washington, DC, especially in anticipation of the upcoming presidential election. However, there is another a side of DC that is emerging – a strong, vibrant community of makers who are redefining how fashion can become a platform for changing the conversation.
Nestled high in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco more than 100 attendees gathered for the first ever Trade + Impact Summit. The Summit was the culmination of more than five years of fundraising, partnerships and event planning to bring together Africa and the Middle East’s brightest artisan entrepreneurs, women-led enterprises, social impact investors, and buyers/retailers with linkages to larger markets.
One aspect of committing to the journey to conscious living means continuing education and diving deep into the issues and industries that are causing and contributing to problems like human trafficking, climate change, modern day slavery, and poverty. Here are five documentaries and five books that will help expand your understanding of what it means to live a conscious lifestyle.
Few activities are more fun that planning how you’re going to beautify your home. Whether your heart’s desire building a gazebo or remodeling your kitchen, you’re bringing to life something you want that will make your life better. Here are seven ways you make your home more beautiful and be environmentally conscious at the same time.
Investing in high quality, ethically made staples aligns perfectly with our values and ethos here at The Good Trade. So in celebration of the turing of the leaves and the glowing autumnal sun, we've put together our favorite mix and match staples for the Fall.
People Tree has long been a pioneer in ethical and environmentally sustainable fashion. For over 25 years, the brand has partnered with Fair Trade producers, garment workers, artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce ethical and eco fashion collections. An award winning designer and the lead Creative Director for People Tree, Tracy Mulligan has helped People Tree transform ethical fashion into something contemporary, accessible, and desirable. I was eager to hear Tracy's passion for working with People Tree, her perspective of the brand's design direction and her insights into ethical fashion trends as we head into the cooler seasons.
If you've caught the fall craze, here are 15 scarves made by artisans all over the world who were paid a fare wage for their work. Every scarf tells a story and these stories are ones of resilience and artisanship.
For the socially conscious bride-to-be an ethically sourced engagement ring is a must. Thankfully there are a range of stunning and affordable options. These 14 jewelry companies source recycled or fair trade gold, and vintage and conflict-free diamonds and jewels to create their engagement rings.
Life is complicated enough, without all the fuss and frills of keeping up with fancy trends. Adorn yourself with positive energy by keeping it simple and letting yourself shine. Since ancient times, various stones and symbols have held sacred beliefs when it comes to love, luck, happiness and the battles of everyday life. Here are five kinds of jewelry to infuse your life with abundance and positivity.
Fall has finally come. With it comes the cooler temperatures, the vibrant turning of leaves and the golden hues of an Autumnal sun. There is something profound about this time of year that offers such a marked changing of seasons. It can invigorate, motivate and inspire. To celebrate the start of the new Autumn season, we've collected a few of our favorite new ethical and fair trade products.
There are more than one billion people traveling to an international destination every year. That’s 83 million every month! The impact of this industry is a powerful force - especially for developing countries and for the sustainable development of the world. Here are just a few resources to help you make a positive impact during your next get away.
Gaye Straza was a wanderlust woman in love with the sweet scent of the tropics. Nostalgic for the salty air and floral scents of tropical vacations, she created her own distinct fragrance. kai has since jumped from her bathroom vanity into the hands of men, women, and celebrities around the world. From boutique owner and boat dweller, Gaye talks us through her inspiration for the brand, its environmental impact, and her constant search for balanced beach-side living.
The story of sustainable fashion doesn’t end at local artisans and small-scale production. As Scott Leonard knows, that’s just the beginning. Building a responsible fashion line means doing the right thing for the people and the planet.
As we gear up for gift-giving season, we're on the lookout for curated shops that might make our ethical gift buying a bit more streamlined. These 10 websites sell curated ethical goods from artisans all over the world and are our first go-to when looking for new fair trade and ethically sourced products.
Going green isn’t just for small changes. They all help, of course, but recycling paper and changing lightbulbs only take you so far. Companies need to constantly look for innovative ways to help the planet, and big businesses are in the best position to do that. Here are a few steps big businesses have taken in recent years to go green and are making an impact on sustainability at incredible scale.