Five Sustainable Kitchen Swaps

A kitchen that functions sustainably and produces low or even zero waste can feel overwhelmingly impossible, but today we want to encourage you that you don’t have to aim for perfection. In fact, you shouldn’t aim for perfection and give yourself the grace of being unapologetically imperfect. This mindset will empower you to slowly moveContinue reading “Five Sustainable Kitchen Swaps”

Fair Trade is Empowering Women

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we celebrate the economic, social, political, and cultural achievements of women. We remember those who came before us and fought for our right to vote, equal pay for equal work, and the removal of gender biases, to name a few. The United States celebrated its first National Women’s Day inContinue reading “Fair Trade is Empowering Women”

The Fair Trade Difference

In many parts of the developing world, producers are often not treated or paid fairly for their work and are left to survive on an income that does not adequately support their families. The results are large populations of people that live in poverty and face injustices such as forced labor, child labor, discrimination, andContinue reading “The Fair Trade Difference”

Classic Homemade Pesto Sauce Recipe

Classic Italian Basil Pesto is a simple yet versatile sauce that can be tossed in pasta, spread on sandwiches, vegetables and pizza, used as a marinade and can even serve as a dip. You can make large batches of pesto and freeze a portion for future use, although I never get that far since weContinue reading “Classic Homemade Pesto Sauce Recipe”

The Packaging Dilemma

One of the most intriguing aspects of fair trade is that many of the artisans create their pieces using natural, renewable, upcycled or recycled materials whenever possible, thereby reducing their environmental footprint. To minimize our own carbon footprint, we are partnering with eco-friendly packaging suppliers and have committed to reusing packing materials as much andContinue reading “The Packaging Dilemma”

Five Low-Waste Self-Care Swaps

Respect for the environment is one of the fair trade principles that has led us to discover and pursue the low-waste or zero-waste lifestyle. These products are perhaps the easiest self-care products to change and begin living a more sustainable lifestyle. They are ethically made, have a much gentler environmental footprint, and don’t contain toxicContinue reading “Five Low-Waste Self-Care Swaps”

Styling a Coffee Table in Seven Steps

Today, we are going to talk about styling your coffee table in seven steps. Whether you’re looking to refresh your coffee table or maybe you’re starting from scratch, these steps are the groundwork for achieving a collected, layered style you’ll love. As a major focal point in the living room/family room, the coffee table isContinue reading “Styling a Coffee Table in Seven Steps”

Pomegranate Sangria Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy, make-ahead, Fall-inspired drink to serve at Thanksgiving, this Pomegranate Sangria will quickly become a favorite T-day drink you’ll look forward to enjoying with family and friends year after year. The star of the show is, of course, the pomegranate, and not just the juice, we’re going to use freshContinue reading “Pomegranate Sangria Recipe”

Creating A Vignette

What is a vignette? It’s a small grouping of pieces that are meant to tell a story or create a focal point in the home. Creating vignettes are one of the best ways to style a space, add character and function, and share a little bit about yourself. Vignettes will often contain pieces such asContinue reading “Creating A Vignette”

What is Fair Trade

“Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade organizations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade asContinue reading “What is Fair Trade”