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Huffington Post Blog: #FairTuesday and the Ethical Fashion Movement: Can They Make a Difference?

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Huffington Post Blog: #FairTuesday and the Ethical Fashion Movement: Can They Make a Difference?

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post Blog on December 1, 2015 and on A Conscious Consumer on December 1, 2015. Main image: Workers at a sewing factory near Lahore, Pakistan. Photo credit: Haris Sagheer and Salman Alam KhanA few months back, the New York Times Sunday Review published an opinion by Emily Matchar, entitled “Sorry, Etsy. That Handmade Scarf Won’t Save the World.” Co-owners of an ethical fashion brand, my partner and I devoured the article. To be honest, we saw where Matchar was coming from — it’s hard to think buying a scarf knit by a Brooklyn mom...

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Huffington Post Blog: Why Millennials’ Cyber Over-Sharing Is Making the World a Better Place for My Children

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Huffington Post Blog: Why Millennials’ Cyber Over-Sharing Is Making the World a Better Place for My Children

Image credit: Michael Brosterman This article by Megan Brosterman first appeared in the Huffington Post Blog on September 31, 2015. From empathy to ethical fashion and beyond. The other morning, I passed by a small juice cart on Church Street in Lower Manhattan. Brightly painted with pictures of its offerings, it said on the side in large letters: “My Story.” My first thought was, “Man. Everybody’s got a story.” My second thought was, “Well, why shouldn’t they?”I blame/credit the millennial generation* for this penchant for sharing - and sometimes for over-sharing - one’s story. This movement came into its own...

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