The Price of Fashion on Our Planet and 3 Ways You Can Help

It is estimated that the United States sends more than 16 million tons of textiles to the landfill every year.

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Shopping For Justice

Ethical Trade Stories: Carla O.

I’m not big on spending but shopping ethically has changed my lifestyle because buying my favorite items: dresses, jewelry and baskets makes a difference in the lives of the people who make them! Why do I know this? I’ve had...


Caring for Women When We Shop

Ethical Stories Claire S.

My previous complaints against ethical shopping seemed not only silly, but immoral. I’m not really that into clothes. My idea of a great outfit includes something I can chase around my kiddos in. So I never really considered shopping something...


A Vocation of Service

Ethical Trade Stories: Sister Colleen

Living an ethical, sustainable lifestyle has become more important to me since I made my vow of poverty. I am a Sister of Mercy, and I have promised “by [my] practice of poverty...to commit [myself] to follow Jesus, who became...


What I Own Is Not Ultimately Mine

Ethical Trade Stories: Corynne S.

Though I’ve only just started seeking out a sustainable lifestyle, as I learn and grow, I have remind myself of these two facts: first, all of what I own is  not ultimately mine — it belongs to God and to...