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What is a Social Enterprise?

What is a Social Enterprise?

Social enterprise a term you may have heard a lot recently (and if you haven’t, I bet you’ll hear it a few times in 2019). As consumers become more conscious about their purchases and spending, brands have begun shifting their focus to show how they can meet this growing demand.But how is a social enterprise different from a traditional business?In short, a social enterprise exists primarily to serve a common good.I Thought of You is an example of a brand that launched as social enterprise from day 1. An existing business can adjust their mindset, values, and products from a traditional model to one that serves the common good, but it’s incredibly difficult once the business has already become established....

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Everything You Need to Know About Sustainable Apparel

Everything You Need to Know About Sustainable Apparel

As our awareness as conscious consumers grow, so does our desire to use our hard-earned money to buy quality items that will last us well. We want to help the environment, go organic, and give back to those in need. Eating organic and locally farmed produce is the obvious way to work towards this with what goes inside of our bodies, but what about what goes on the outside of our bodies? Wearing sustainable clothing is one of the most positive, impactful things you can do as a conscious consumer, but it can be confusing!Here we are breaking down what makes clothing sustainable... and how to get your money’s worth! Eco-Friendly FibersWhat clothing is made of is extremely important. The...

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Holiday Gift Shop Grand Opening

Holiday Gift Shop Grand Opening

Our first ever Holiday Gift Shop opens tomorrow. We’ve been working all year on thoughtfully handmade giftables for everyone on your list and we’re giving you some sneak peeks of what’s to come… …and so much more! To get a reminder when this shop opens tomorrow, join our Eco + Empowered Group on Facebook. We’ll be announcing sales and specials here in the group throughout the holidays, too.

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Spreading Hope Close to Home

Spreading Hope Close to Home

As passionate as we are about supporting the global economy through handmade goods, we also care deeply about our local communities. By joining forces with our team of makers here in the United States, we are able to support local businesses by strengthening our own economy through providing meaningful, safe jobs and using our tax dollars for good.We took some time to chat with our local makers who create our pieces that are made here in the USA. They are the creative artists behind our pewter earring styles, but we’ve been hard at work collaborating new, exciting styles launching late 2018 and early-to-mid 2019. We were able to gain some insight into their heart and passion for high-quality, hand-crafted goods....

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