Sustainable City Guides: 12 Places To Stay, Eat & Shop In Austin, Texas

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.

Reorder Your Routine With These 12 Books On Minimalism & Simplicity

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.

14 Eco-Friendly Furniture Sources For A Stylish & Conscious Home

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. 

Begin Your Marriage By Doing Good: Beth Helmstetter, Founder of The Good Beginning

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

Quality From a Place of Consciousness: Cora Hilts & Natasha Tucker, Founders of Rêve En Vert

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.

Together, We Can Remake Our World: Ayesha Barenblat, Founder of Remake

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.

Partner With These 7 Brands To Show Your Support For Refugees Worldwide

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.

Made From Hope: Shannon Keith, Founder of Sudara

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. 

13 Ethically Made Athletic Wear Brands To Reinspire Your New Years Resolutions

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.

Show The World Some Love With These 16 Conscious Valentines Day Gift Ideas

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. 

6 Perfect Landscape Ideas For The Minimalist At Heart

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.