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What’s So Bad About Fast Fashion?
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!
The Good Squad Interview with Robyn Hobbs, Founder of Le Prix Fashion
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!
The Good Squad Interview with Cara & Cary, Founders of Goodbuy
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!
#TheGoodSquad Interview with Manish Gupta, Founder of MatrBoomie
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!
#TheGoodTribe Interview with Kelly Weinberger, Founder of WorldFinds
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.
#TheGoodTribe Interview with Bayan Alkhatib, Founder of Bays Threads
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.
#TheGoodTribe Interview with Julie Allen, Founder of Mary Rose Boutique
Julie Allen, the founder of Mary Rose Boutique, started her company in early 2018, hoping to change the social stigma of clothing sizes. 

Start an organization to empower youths to love and accept their bodies. We luckily got the chance to interview such a truly inspiring woman for The Good Blog this week! Read further to find out what you can do to change the social stigma of mental health and why inclusive sizing is important for retail stores. 

#TheGoodTribe Interview with Dorothy Saulewicz, Founder of BeesButter
Beeswax is one of the most common cosmetic ingredients used to stiffen and thicken skincare products, but did you know that it also protects your skin from local allergens? What you put on your skin is extremely important. This week of #TheGoodTribe, we got the chance to interview Dorothy to learn more about BeesButter and why natural ingredients are an essential part of your skincare routine.
#TheGoodTribe Interview with Jenny Fortier, Founder of Northern Wildflowers
Is there really a food shortage problem in the world? Recently this year, according to an article by DailyHive, our favorite (or at least my) potato chip brand, Frito-Lay, had a chip shortage.  So how do we tackle this problem...
#TheGoodTribe Interview with Pam Meier, Founder of The Turtle’s Back
Wildlife rehabilitation helps provide care for sick, injured, and/or orphaned animals so they can return to their natural habitat. This week on #TheGoodBlog we got to talk with Pam Meier, the founder of The Turtle’s Back. Pam is a jack of all trades! While running The Turtle’s Back, she is also an educator as she offers educational programs, seminars and mentoring apprentices. 
#TheGoodTribe Interview with Blythe Hill, Founder of Dressember
Did you know that according to the International Labour Organization, human trafficking is a $150 BILLION dollar industry? We often hear of big global issues and may feel powerless when it comes to doing something about them. But what if...
#TheGoodTribe Interview with Dan Vandermolen, Founder of CHANGE Lifestyle & Apparel
What’s better than shopping from GOOD clothing brands that not only consider the environment, but also the impact of their decisions on their workers, suppliers, community and even customers?  Finding sustainable clothing brands that meet all these requirements takes a...
#TheGoodTribe Interview with Michelle Genttner, Co-Founder of Unboxed Market
As an eco-friendly company whose packaging is plastic free and sustainable, it’s a no brainer that The Good Tee has to share this gem of a place with you! Ready to join the zero-waste movement? Check out our new blog on unboxed market where you will find sustainable products, ecofriendly products that have zerowaste packaging.
#TheGoodTribe Interview with Bobbi Paidel, founder of Tribe of Lambs
What does being ethical mean if there is no transparency from an organization? Transparency is super important to The Good Tee and we even go as far as providing full transparency about our supply chain on our website. We’re always...
#TheGoodTribe Interview with Jennifer Nini, founder of Eco Warrior Princess

Want to learn more about living an eco-friendly lifestyle? What if I told you there was a website where EVERYTHING you wanted to know about sustainable living was all in one place? Enter Eco Warrior Princess- Jennifer Nini. Check out this weeks blog post on how to live more sustainably.

#TheGoodTribe Giving Up The (Plastic) Bottle with Brianne West, Founder and CEO of Ethique
Everyone’s heard the term Fair Trade. The words conjure images of coffee, chocolate and happy farmers with fresh produce advertised on a product. Most consumers know it's a good choice, but do we truly know exactly the reason why? This week on #TheGoodBlog, we're talking all things Fairtrade including commodities that can be Fairtrade certified. Spoiler alert: there are thousands of products that can be certified as Fairtrade, but in this blog we only talk about 7. 👀 Some are obvious, while others are not so obvious.
It’s #FashionRevolution Week! Two Brands You Need To Know That Are Open & Transparent About Their Supply Chain
Have you ever wondered who made your clothes? Here at The Good Tee we wholeheartedly believe in Fashion Revolution which is a global movement calling for a fair, safe, clean and transparent fashion industry. Supply chain transparency is at the forefront of what we believe in.  I had an amazing opportunity to speak to two good humans who followed their passion of giving back to communities and openly share stories about who makes there products. Check out our latest Good Tribe interview with John Pritchard of  Pala Eyewear and Christal Earle of Brave Soles
How to Send Laughs and Help the Planet With Nicole,Founder of SowSweet Greetings
Hey, it’s National Send a Card to a Friend Day! And what’s better than giving a fun greeting card to our loved ones and making them laugh? Giving a greeting card that is 100% recycled and sustainable, and that can be planted to transform it into beautiful wildflowers and making them laugh!! How fun is that?
#Thegoodtribe with Nathalia JMag, Fashion Designer & Sustainable Advocate, as she collaborates with The Good Tee
Life is too short to wear boring clothes, right? By boring we clearly mean unethical and unsustainable fashion of course, because fast fashion is just so passé. Well, what are the alternatives you may ask? The answer is... stick with us and we’ll hook you up!
Senior or Sassy? Ageless at Sixty-three: #TheGoodGen Interview with Carol Vickers, Professional Life Coach

Forget 30 under 30, when it comes to seniors, (elders aged 55+) this generation, is on fire. Seniors are often projected in society as vulnerable, and sad to say mostly we as a society have not been inclusive. While there are many seniors who do need support, there is also a generation of seniors doing some pretty amazing things at their age.

#THEGOODTRIBE WITH PLASTIC FREE TORONTO

Two changemaker warriors sisters, Lin and Toni started Plastic Free Toronto. It started as a hub for sharing tips on low-waste living but evolved into a movement of conscious Torontonians who want to live in a more wholesome and sustainable world, where climate change awareness and social justice are commonplace.