Ethical Shopping, Your Suggestions?

Buy less, choose well, make it last. - Vivienne Westwood

More and more lately I’ve made it a point to put thought into my buying habits, where I vote with spending my money, and how ethical my purchase is. It could be called intentional shopping. On top of being conscious about whether an item brings me joy or is something I actually need, I’ve been drawn to making more ethical shopping choices. I constantly find myself being pulled to products that not only make me feel good, but do good by the companies and people who work for them as well as contribute to a better planet for us all.

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Minted Local, A San Francisco Pop Up Shop

Minted Pop-Up Shop in San Francisco, California

Minted Pop-Up Shop in San Francisco, California

Not too long ago I had the privilege of attending the grand opening Minted Local, a new pop up shop from Minted in San Francisco, California. The night was full of wonderful people and beautiful things, a perfect embodiment of Minted’s brand and lifestyle feel. The shop features art, home goods, and stationery from Minted’s community of independent artists and designers. There is even a special area dedicated to California-based artists and offers original art and one-of-a-kind items (my favorite section!) Minted Local will also host workshops, artists-in-residence programs, styling services, as well as interactive crafts and complimentary mementos to keep children entertained while you’re shopping.

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Feel Good Shopping at Cuyana

Wearing Cuyana in Turks & Caicos

For quite some time now, Cuyana has been one of my favorite shopping destinations. Long before I began this feel good shopping quest, they were one of my favorites not only for the quality of their items, but the story behind them.

Shop my Cuyana Favorites:

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Ikea Användbar Collection

Ikea Användbar Collection

Ikea Användbar Collection

I stumbled across this collection while browsing Ikea’s website awhile back, and knew almost immediately it was something I want to share. Ikea has always been on my mind for good design, and affordable home furnishing and decor.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve started to buy more pieces for our home that are an investment, something that will last a long time. This means I’ve looked for items that are of good quality, like made from solid wood. Sometimes it’s been hard on the budget to replace items like this and I’ve always loved the solid wood pieces from Ikea because they are a little higher quality, but still affordable…

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