It’s no surprise that Austin is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities and is quickly becoming a haven for sustainability-seeking travelers. Whether you’re in search of the perfect vegan breakfast taco or a solar-powered lodge, Austin’s got you covered. Here are some sustainable lodging, dining, and shopping options to help you consciously explore all that Austin has to offer.
The Heart Series’ third annual conference was held on February 16-17 in West Los Angeles, bringing together yet another incredible lineup of social impact brands and thought leaders. We were honored to attend again this year, what a powerful and inspiring gathering of like-minded people!
As ethically-minded consumers, it is liberating to practice lifestyles that contribute to a sustainable world void of excess. Written by a wide variety of minimalists, these 12 books discuss simplifying our homes, closets, finances, and even parenting routines for fewer distractions and a fuller life.
Whether you’re looking to give your whole house a long-awaited deep cleaning or you just want to freshen up a bit for the season, you don’t have to overload your house with chemicals to get the job done. Check out these six tips to embrace a more eco-friendly cleaning routine.
Outfitting your home can be a daunting task, especially when looking for ethically made and environmentally sustainable staples. Thankfully there are a variety of affordable, eco-friendly furniture options available. These 14 brands employ materials harvested from sustainable resources and recycled goods and focus on fair trade and responsible production practices.
Beth Helmstetter is the founder of The Good Beginning, an online charitable donation registry where couples can support a meaningful cause and start their marriage with the ritual of giving back. We recently sat down with Beth to learn more about the inspiration behind The Good Beginning, her critique of the wedding industry, and her favorite moment in any wedding ceremony
Animal exploitation, especially for the purpose of tourism, is a very real and destructive thing. These five organizations are offering ethical, educational wildlife experiences for visitors that help spread awareness and advocacy for humane treatment and preservation of our precious wildlife.
Rêve En Vert is an online fashion boutique founded in response to the fast-paced consumption of low-quality goods. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Cora and Natasha about their inspiration for Rêve En Vert’s distinct style, their business ethos, and the legacy they hope to leave.
Your garden is a place of sanctuary where you go for comfort and where you welcome guests to share your green space. These current garden trends will inspire a peaceful, simple ambiance in your outdoor space.
What we eat contributes to the overall well-being of our planet and its living creatures. These 11 plant-based cookbooks, written by passionate chefs and bloggers, are among our most adored kitchen essentials.
Ayesha left her job at the United Nations to launch Remake - a storytelling platform committed to building a conscious consumer movement. We sat down with Ayesha to hear her story, the encounters with makers who moved her to action, and the life she hopes to inspire in her own children.
From old shipping containers to bamboo tree houses, there are plenty of unique homes available through Airbnb. We compiled a list of some of our favorite environmentally-friendly dwellings on Airbnb for your next green getaway!
In a world where nearly 34,000 people are forcibly displaced every day as a result of conflict or persecution, there has never been a more important time to use our collective voice to support values of inclusion, diversity and love, protecting and supporting refugees and immigrants that are searching for a safe haven and a hopeful future. These 7 brands are supporting refugees around the world through employment and education initiatives, offering new hope and new beginnings.
As Shannon listened to story after story of girls sold into slavery, picked up off the streets, stuck in a life of servitude, she imagined a brand that would connect women around the world to those trying to escape modern day slavery in India. We sat down with Shannon to learn more about the inspiration behind her ethical fashion company, Sudara.
Here at The Good Trade, we're always on the lookout for ethical fashion companies that employ responsible labor standards and environmental practices. With fair-trade and ethical labor practices, natural and recycled fabrics, USA made and limited and conscious production, these 13 brands are doing their part to provide consumers with high performance activewear while protecting both people and planet.
If you haven’t yet found the perfect gift to say ‘I love You’, here are a few things sexy and simple for your Valentine's celebration. Each gift is thoughtfully designed and crafted with care, giving back to not only your special someone - but also to communities both local and global. From sustainable lingerie to cozy black slippers, fairly made in Peru, there’s a story behind each gift.
With the theory of the “less there is the better” in mind, many people have found that minimalism brings them happiness in an otherwise crowded world. If you’re looking for gardening options and ways to decorate your outside area using minimalism, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are a variety of options at your disposal.
Haiti is known for its variety of issues circling around the news. But this little country has so much to teach us. While minimalistic living and simplicity are on trend in the United States, this island nation has been living the simple life for a long time.
For a woman, there may be nothing as personal as what we’re wearing underneath. Our lingerie starts our day with us and should be comfortable, make us feel confident and effortlessly sexy, and ideally it should reflect our values for ethics and sustainability. Check out our favorite conscious lingerie lines below.
For the tiny home dweller, here are four simple ways to transform your small space from cave-like to palace-esque.