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A radical new shopping platform – TOMS…

By opening up to new ways of giving, we can address a whole new world of needs. After all, if you want to create change, you have to be open to change yourself. Join us, and let’s do even more good together.

Toms Marketplace a New Way to Shop

Toms is sharing a new website with 30 other social entrepreneurs showcasing over 200 products for ethical business.

Do you holiday shopping on one website this year! There is everything from bicycles to beads! This is a great idea to help showcase products that are produced with sustainable intentions. The products available give back in different ways. Some of the companies provide improved livelihoods and economic opportunity to individuals who otherwise might not find employment. Other companies use a portion of their proceeds to support:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Fight Hunger
  • Reforestation
  • Job Creation
  • Health
  • Water

One thing they all have in common is the belief that everyday purchases can create positive change!

Another great way to insure that the products that you buy are produced with ethical business standards is to buy from your local business.  You can ask the shop employees/owners about their inventory and policies regarding the products they sell.

Just recently I visited a local merchant, Zens. I found a beautiful assortment of hand crafted jewelry and native designs. I asked the owner about the wonderful selection of scarves. She reported that the designers that she buys from are very interested in safe working conditions and no child labor. So, don’t be afraid to ask about the products before you make a purchase. Dare to care!

Make some changes in our Christmas/Holiday shopping and buy products that support a positive influence in other lives and communities!

Check out the link above for easy holiday shopping!



It’s not pretty, but it’s true!  Take the test if you don’t believe me! I had a shameful 61 slaves working for me and my family.

How to stop the slavery? Be aware of what you buy and whom you buy it from! Stay tuned to my blog and we will investigate this together!

Post your score in the Facebook comments page! I’m really curious to find out if we can make a change or not!

Pukka Tea is Fair Trade!

Pukka Herbs Fair Trade Tea

Pukka Tea has a variety of Fair Trade tea.  Last week I found a huge selection at my near by Home & Cottage store!  Yeah!!!  I was so excited to see that this wonderful tea is gaining popularity and is becoming easier to find!

Shopping tips are always welcome. If you find a great Fair Trade product and would like to share with others, just let me know! I am always trying to make the shopping experience as effective and pain-free as possible!

p.s. our helpful clerk went above and beyond our usual service experience in Norway.  Great service!  Kudos to Home & Cottage!!!