What I Own Is Not Ultimately Mine

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3 Ethical Vacations You Can Feel Good About

Leti Bueno

The average American worker took 17.2 vacation days in 2017. That’s the highest vacation usage since 2010, according to Project Time Off. There are many reasons we don't take time off—the cost, our children and pets, and even concerns about...


Simple Summer Cleaning Tips

CRS Staff

Have you ever gotten to the end of the weekend and realized all you did was clean your house? I don’t know about you but I do not want to spend my summer cleaning. I want to hang out with...


How Becoming a Fair Trade Advocate Led Me Back to Faith

Leah Wise

If you’ve been around the ethical and sustainable fashion space for awhile, you’ve probably heard your share of origin stories, those personal narratives that describe the moment when someone began to question their consumer choices, asking questions like “Who made...


The People Behind Your Purchase

Erin Mackey

Purchasing is always a moral, and not simply economic act. —Pope Benedict XVI A Different Kind of Factory Nestled in the lush foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina sits a small cut-and-sew cooperative. Driving along the windy...


3 Ways to Grow in the Simplicity of Christ This Lent

Claire Couche

Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; setting free the oppressed, breaking off every yoke? —Isaiah 58:6 Lent is a beautiful time to grow in deeper love with Christ....