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Why It's Smart to Care about World Water Day

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World Water Day is March 22. So what, right? Well, for about 663 million people in the world, it’s a big deal. They live without access to clean water. This causes a ton of problems, including water-related illnesses. But lack of water impacts women and girls the most, because they are often the “water fetchers” in a family. 

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9 Easy Ways to Make a Difference

9 Easy Ways to Make a Difference

This is not a political blog post. This is a people blog post. It’s for people—regardless of their political or religious views or even food preferences, for that matter—who care about the state of the world or their country or their community. We want to make it easier for people to make an impact. So here are 9 easy ways to be the change we wish to see in the world.

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2016 Gift Guide // Gifts that Give Back // For Guys

Gifts That Give Back // For Him

 

Guys are not impossible to shop for. Get him something that he'll use, and make it special by giving him something that makes a difference for a person in need. 

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2016 Gift Guide // Gifts That Give Back // For Her

Gifts That Give Back for Women // 2016 Gift Guide // Gifts That Give Back to Charity

Shop these gifts and more at our ultimate Gift Guide of Gifts that Give Back // For Her.

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The 8 Best Guides for Ethical & Sustainable Living

Best Guides for Ethical & Sustainable Living

A few years ago, I would have considered myself your everyday mall consumer—Loft, Express, Banana Republic, and Old Navy were the staples of my wardrobe. But after reading books like Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion and watching documentaries like The True Cost, I wanted to do more to make my wardrobe more sustainable, better quality, and supportive of fair trade artisans. But as a resident of a suburban town anchored by a large mall, I didn’t know where to start.

There are so many people that have already made this transition that are willing to give their tips and advice on how they made their consumption more sustainable. These blogs provide great guidance on how and where to shop—and even more, they provide this guidance in an easy-to-digest list form. Beyond fashion, these sites provide resources on shopping for home goods, cosmetics, food, technology, and travel. They provide advice and practical tips on simple living, minimalism, giving back, family life, cooking, and so much more.

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Hand in Hand with Haiti

Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Matthew, particularly those in Haiti, where the Hurricane has been especially devastating. One of our partner brands, Hand in Hand Soap, has donated to and volunteered at orphanages in Haiti for years, and they are particularly dedicated to providing support during this time. Hand in Hand Soap is sending 50,000 bars of soap to Haiti this week.

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Beyond Hunger Relief

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger saves the lives of severely malnourished children while helping vulnerable communities become self-sufficient. But their work is more holistic than food drops. Action Against Hunger helps vulnerable people with nutrition, food security and livelihoods, emergency response, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

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