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Embracing Zero

If you celebrated Valentine’s Day this past week, I hope you enjoyed it. Aside from being a symbol of love, the day is also a reminder for me that spring is right around the corner. With that in mind, I’m beginning a bit of “spring cleaning” by tackling all of those gift bags and wrapping… Read More Embracing Zero

Fashion, Home Decor

Woven Hope

This week, I’m beyond thrilled to introduce you to an ethical Australian brand called Baby Peppers. I first started working with the company’s founder, Gaayathri Periasami, in October 2017. I was initially intrigued by the unique products for babies since I had a number of friend and family members expecting children around the time. I… Read More Woven Hope

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Framing the Issue

So far on the blog, we’ve talked a lot about “hybrid” businesses (such as social enterprises) that address poverty in their own way. Some of these businesses give a portion of their profits to impoverished communities overseas, while others are fully embedded in those communities in order to work with them directly. The former can… Read More Framing the Issue

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Luxury Revival

Silk is one of those materials that evokes images of opulence and luxury. Its light and airy texture feels wonderful against the skin. It can also last a lifetime (if it’s high quality). That said, silk can also have a bad reputation for being a high maintenance (hello, dry cleaning bills) and expensive fabric. Personally,… Read More Luxury Revival

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Threads of Tradition

When most people think of the fashion industry in Bangladesh, they think of sweatshops and garment factories that produce clothing for companies like Walmart, Zara, and Gap. Indeed, these companies hold the majority of the garment market in Bangladesh to meet the growing demand for merchandise produced with cheap labor. In fact, this was part… Read More Threads of Tradition