Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers, holiday party gifts, or a little self-indulgence, these ten women-owned businesses have a multitude of options for everyone on your list.‘ Our list of 10 women-owned businesses will have you gifting THE perfect gift!
Did you know, around 8% of the world's carbon emissions are attributed to tourism, which may also have other detrimental effects on the environment and society. Tourism undoubtedly has a significant negative impact on the environment. This leads us to wonder, what can you as a traveller do? We’ve lined up some helpful, good tips, to help you minimize your environmental impact while travelling.
We all care about our furry friends, so how does sustainable living make a positive impact on animals? So, why it is important? Animals and plants aren't simply valuable for their own sake; they also contribute to a larger natural ecosystem that may serve as a source of food, shelter, and water for other creatures as well as humans.
Are you tired of spending money at the spa? Or looking for skincare with natural ingredients? Why not look a little closer to home? All the natural face mask ingredients you need are secretly hiding in your fridge! Not only is it healthy, but making your own face masks adds a whole new layer of fun to the self-care game!
Halloween is a largely unsustainable and expensive holiday because of accumulating costumes and decorations? While Halloween is a time for fun, it shouldn’t be hurting the environment or your pockets which is why this year, we’re bringing you the ultimate eco-friendly Halloween ideas. In this #theGoodBlog, we put together some tips on how to create eco-friendly costumes on a budget for a greener sustainable Halloween!
This week on The Good Blog we interview Joella Hogan, creator and founder of Yukon Soaps. Yukon soaps is Indigenous owned and operated, reviving their heritage through trade systems and community of harvesters as well as the traditional teaching from elders. She incorporates the culture language and traditions into her soap making!
This week on #TheGoodSquad, we interview Rina Clarke, one of the founders of Buck Naked Soap Company. This small business hand makes their soap in Guelph Ontario, using the most traditional form of soap-making, cold processing! Cold process soap making is when warm carrier oils and a water/lye solution are combined to make soap without added heat. Read on to learn more about this incredible small business!
This week on The Good Blog, we discuss our favourite superfoods that boost your energy and make you feel rejuvenated! The term “superfood” is a fairly new term referring to foods that offer maximum nutritional benefits for minimal calories. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. While there are many superfoods, we did some research and picked six go-to-superfoods we know will give you the recharge you need!
Did you know there is an estimate of 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally with hundreds of thousands within North America? This week we interview one of the founders of Prism Project, Sylvia Blythe. She shares her story about the mission behind the Prism Project and the importance of educating yourself to protect those around you.
Despite the growth in small and sustainable businesses, the competition with huge corporations is still on. This week on The Good Blog we interview the founder of GoodCarts, Steven Clift. GoodCarts is a platform where sustainable/shop-for-good entrepreneurs can promote each other and grow their profits and impact the economy as a whole. Read more about this inspiring business!
This week on The Good Blog we discuss the negative impacts of fast-fashion. Fast-fashion brands are known to contribute to climate change and are damaging our planet through overproduction, increasing water pollution, and increased carbon emission. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Learn more about the harmful effects of fast-fashion by checking out this blog!
This week on The Good Blog we interview small business owner, Robyn Hobbs, Founder of Le Prix Fashion. Le Prix Fashion started in 2012 with a mission to foster sustainability, self-love, and empowerment through a fun and inclusive shopping experience. Her store features unique preloved or new clothing from around the world including up-cycled, zero-waste, ethically-made products!
This week on The Good Blog, we discuss tips to help you evaluate a brand for sustainability. Greenwashing is a tactic used by companies to portray its products/brand to be eco-conscious ,when they are only doing the tiniest bit of effort to benefit the environment. Luckily we've broken down things to look out for to ensure you are purchasing from an actual sustainable brand!
This week on The Good Blog, we introduce Cara & Cary, Founders of Goodbuy. Goodbuy is a free online shopping tool that connects independent small businesses with conscious, values-aligned shoppers. Offering over 19.5 million products from 185k+ small businesses, Goodbuy is on a mission to make shopping feel good by making conscious shopping easy!
This week on The Good Blog, we share some of our favourite habits to implement living a low-impact life. Living a low-impact life means reducing the carbon footprint that is left behind every time you use or do something. Now if we all contribute to this mission and do our part, we can make a HUGE positive impact on the environment.
This week on #TheGoodSquad, we got the opportunity to interview Manish Gupta, founder of MatrBoomie. MatrBoomie is a FairTrade company that supports 1000+ artisans in India with their artisan partners being paid 25% over market wages by making accessories, bags and other handmade gifts. For the cherry on top, he uses sustainable/up-cycled materials and processes to protect the environment!
Are you looking for a fun, eco-friendly, summer activity? Try out eco resorts and lodges this summer! Conventional hotels aren't good for the planet as they may require deforestation and excessive resources to build. However, eco resorts and lodges provide a sustainable alternative to still kick back and relax in the summer!
This week on The Good Blog, we interview Kelly Weinberger the founder of WorldFinds, a non-profit FairTrade company that carries accessories such as bracelets, earrings, scarves and more, all handmade by artisans in India! The pieces are made using sustainable repurposed Sari textiles that support the health of the planet. Each piece of accessory design, created and crafted brings joy to their customers and provides essential jobs for the artisans.
This week on The Good Blog, we interview Bayan Alkhatib, the founder of Bays Threads which upcycles vintage and thrift clothing by incorporating a piece of each clothing and sewing them into one! This makes every piece she creates a one of a kind, sustainable, and eco-friendly. In fact, these pieces are so unique that her customers rush to sell out her collection once they are released for purchase.
The struggle is real: trying to relax while doing your yoga routine but feeling like your skin just can’t breathe. Your body is telling you something. Say goodbye to trapped sweat and skin that cannot breathe- It’s just not natural. For a good reason, The Good Tee has launched its first every movement yoga wear collection made with 93% FairTrade breathable organic cotton.