The Weekly

A staff-curated selection of what we’re reading, where we’re going and what we’re eyeing. Updated weekly.


R E A D 

Week of 7/24

Where the ethical fashion industry is going wrong | HuffPost UK

Target aligns CSR with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals | Triple Pundit

What’s the answer to a sustainable future? We are. | National Geographic

The Unreasonable Group galvanizes social entrepreneurs to tackle UN’s goals | Forbes

Canadians should demand a more eco-friendly cup of coffee | HuffPost Canada

A minimalist Japanese architect is designing homes for refugees | Quartz

7 products to help you have a more eco-friendly period | The Debrief

Decoding cosmetics: Which ingredients do what? | Darling Mag

How Bite Beauty is building an all-natural lipstick business | BBC

This pickle company achieved zero-waste through composting and food scraps | FastCompany


Week of 7/17

How to start a business that helps make the world a better place | GOOD Magazine

15 Made-in-LA brands you should know about | Fashionista

Why reflection is key to living our purpose + expanding our horizons | The Culture-ist

This organic farm in NY only grows food for donations | Inhabitat

LA catches up to farm-to-table movement | Observer

Mindfulness may lower blood sugar levels | TIME

Sustainable Style: How to give the kids’ closet an eco-overhaul | Sydney Morning Herald

How purpose and social responsibility can set your small business apart | Forbes

5 women-centric shows to binge-watch now | Darling Magazine

Summer slump? Talks on how to love your work again | TED


Week of 7/10

Why slow fashion is picking up the pace | HuffPost UK

How tech can maximize social impact | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Working together for sustainable palm oil | United Nations Development Programme

How Ace & Jig created a cult for ‘slow fashion’ | The Bridge

Sudara’s new yoga collection helps survivors of human trafficking | Bustle

How to stop battling with social media comparison | Conscious Magazine

Don’t feel sorry for refugees - believe in them (video) | TED

The 12 things minimalism will give you | Business Insider

10 ways to be a better neighbor by volunteering | Press Herald


Week of 7/3

Making money + doing good: Impact investing is catching on | CNN

Buy a cask from the world’s first organic whisky distillery | Forbes

7 ways to enjoy a conscious summer | Conscious Magazine

The refill-reuse campaign that’s spreading all over Europe | The Guardian

Building a fair-trade fashion line out of pride, not pity | The Atlantic

These start-ups are coming up with smart initiatives to reduce waste | Entrepreneur

Running gear that won’t hurt the planet | Darling Mag

A Chat with Conscious Step: Taking Steps Toward Change | Fair Trade America

Summer’s must-read books on sustainable and ethical fashion | Artisella


Week of 6/26

YouTube touts social impact initiatives as community + creators aim to make a difference | NBC News

The people fueling the fashion revolution | Conscious Magazine

7 sustainable wonders of the world | TreeHugger

Fair trade farmers confront child labor | Foodtank

3 trends shaping the future of sustainable retail | GreenBiz

An education on human rights | Darling Mag

Eco-friendly ‘green’ district launched in Detroit | The Detroit News

Ethical commerce is in demand + on the rise | Raconteur

How to cut down on waste for an eco-friendly beauty routine | Teen Vogue

How social entrepreneurs can get funding | Entrepreneur


Week of 6/19

Social entrepreneurs: Disrupting the status quo in Malawi | HuffPost

The eco-guide to fair trade life | The Guardian

How Whole Foods became an organic giant | New York Times

How to plan an eco-friendly wedding | Chicago Tribune

What is fast fashion really doing about sustainability? | Refinery29

How Chicago is quickly becoming the social entrepreneurship capital in the US | Inc

This ice cream is made from food waste (and it’s delicious) | Fast Company

How 3D printing is changing education in Kenya | ONE

The innovative cruelty-free material that will replace leather | HuffPost

HP announces supply chain goals to enhance sustainability & impact | CSR Wire


A T T E N D 

Week of 7/24

Mata Traders’ Spring ‘18 Sneak Peek and Sample Sale
Chicago, IL | July 26 - 27

Chicago’s Fair-Trade Summer Member Mixer
Chicago, IL | July 26

Sustainable Fashion: A Panel & Discussion
Detroit, MI | July 27

Do + Brew Clothing Swap & Upcycling
Los Angeles, CA | July 29 

Renegade Craft Fair
Portland, OR | July 29 - 30

Bead + Reel’s Fair Trade Fashion Show
Los Angeles, CA | July 29

Hester Street Fair’s Iced Coffee Competition
New York City, NY | July 29

The Yellow Conference
Los Angeles, CA | Aug 24 - 25

Social Good Summit
New York City, NY | Sept 17

Social Enterprise Summit
Los Angeles, CA | Sept 18 - 20

Los Angeles Green Festival Expo
Los Angeles, CA | Sept 23

Global Citizen Festival
New York City, NY | Sept 30

San Francisco, CA | Oct 10 - 13

CGI U 2017
Boston, MA | Oct 13 - 15

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit
London, UK | Oct 16 - 17

Net Impact Conference
Atlanta, GA | Oct 26 - 28

Green Living Expo
Ft. Lauderdale, FL | Dec 2 - 3

The Heart Series (2018)
Los Angeles, CA | Feb 15 - 16, 2018
Use coupon code 2018GOODTRADE for 20% off any level ticket!

Devex World (2018)
Washington, D.C. | June 12, 2018


B R O W S E 

Week of 7/24

Franc’s Scoop Circle Dress in Grey & Pale Pink for both work + play

Hush Dotti’s Organic Lip + Cheek Tint for a bold look

Mar Y Lana’s Chicle poncho for a beach getaway

Laura Zabo’s Diamond upcycled earrings made from tires

Odylique’s organic avocado Replenishing Cream after long days


Week of 7/17

Beljoy’s stunning Ashton necklace, handmade in Haiti

Thoreau’s summer Sunset Jumpsuit with a gorgeous back

Raven + Lily’s brown leather pouf, your new living room staple

Meow Meow Tweet’s pink rose clay facial soap for a gentle cleanse

Beyond Skin’s black Norah heels for your next night out


Week of 7/10

Birchbox x Vogue’s Limited Edition 125 Box featuring OUAI + Herbivore Botanicals

Rowie The Label’s Bella Cardi in Snow as a light comfy layer

Will and Bear’s Harvey Amber wide straw hat - and it’s unisex!

Elvis + Kresse’s Post Bag in black, ideal for the weekend

Havlu’s towel in plum for your beach getaway


Davine’s Hair Refresher ideal for summer hair

PURPOSE Jewelry’s Balance Necklace, supporting their FREEDOM Campaign from 6/30-7/30

Symbology’s Cherry Blossom Kimono Maxi Wrap for the beach or a night out

The Giving Keys’ Dainty Necklace, the perfect gift

EDUN’s embroidered flower slim tee made in Kenya


Week of 6/26

Preemptive Love Coalition’s Love Anyway socks made by Syrian refugees perfect for Pride

Herbivore Botanical’s rose hibiscus hydrating face mist perfect for summer

Vitamin A’s Rayna Maillot one-piece for poolside lounging

Fair Trade Winds’ stunning Allison tea-rose earrings

Naja’s Millette racerback for active workouts


Week of 6/19

Be My Rose’s stunning bouquets 10% off with code THEGOODTRADE until 7/14

Smoke x Mirrors handcrafted Geo sunglasses

Ungalli’s Kickstarter for joggers made of 50% organic cotton & 50% recycled bottles

Diarte’s vanilla dress ideal for summer

Little Barn Apothecary’s jasmine + geranium polishing body scrub