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How To Build a Capsule Wardrobe With Just Five Good Pieces
  Do you want a timeless wardrobe, and clothes that can last you a lifetime? We've all had that moment when we look at our overstuffed closet and still have nothing to wear.  As a new season approaches, our clothing...
#TheGoodSquad Interview with Kathryn Boese, Founder of Guru For Life
Kathryn Boese founded her company, GURU in 2007 with a mission to practice fair trade principles and create clothing in an ethical manner. Check out the #goodsquad interview
#TheGoodSquad Interview with David Pritchard, Founder Birds and Beans Coffee Roasters
This week on #TheGoodSquad, we interview David Pritchard one of the founders of Birds and Beans Coffee Roasters located in Etobicoke, Ontario.  No worries if your not close by, you can order online ! This amazing cafe, started over 20 years ago and exclusively offer coffees and teas that have positive environmental and social impacts. Their entire menu uses Bird Friendly® Certified coffee which implies, organic, maintains the biodiversity, supports bird conservation, the livelihood of small-scale farmers and much more. 
5 Good Reasons Why Humans Are Switching To A Plant-based Diet

One of the main causes of today's environmental issues is agriculture, which strongly contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, contaminated water use, and land use. Additionally, the waste, labour costs, and transportation costs related to raising cattle are significant. Because of this it is important to make a change.

So here are 5 good reasons why humans are switching to plant-based. 

#thegoodsquad Interview with Krista, Founder of Shop JustOne
Krista, founder and CEO of Shop JustOne, partners with artisans from Kenya and Uganda to create fairly traded and ethically sourced gifts, jewelry, bags, baskets, and housewares.  She packages each item with a note describing one of the partners who made the items and their story. By purchasing their products, you are supporting artisans around the world working to break their poverty cycle.

 Read more about her inspiring story and how she has made a positive impact on the community.
8 Fairtrade Tea Brands To Support
Nothing gets the day going or keeps you warm on a chilly night like a nice cup of tea. Believe it or not, next to the water, tea is the most consumed beverage worldwide but according to World Vision, there are ongoing issues that affect tea farmers. Fairtrade tea guarantees that health and safety regulations are followed In order to prevent child labour by giving adult salaries that are fair. 
9 Women-Owned Businesses To Support This Holiday

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!

6 Good Gift Ideas Made By B Corporations
Looking for some #goodgifts this holiday season? Why not support a B Corporation and give the gift of good!
6 Good Ways to Travel More Sustainably
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.
6 Ways Living Sustainably Can Protect Animals
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. 
3 Ultimate Homemade Face Masks for Glowing Skin
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!
4 Easy and Eco-Friendly Halloween Costume Ideas
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!
#thegoodsquad Interview with Joella Hogan, Creator of Yukon Soaps
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!
#TheGoodSquad Interview with Rina Clarke, Founder of Buck Naked Soap Company
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!
Six Superfoods To Boost Your Energy & Feel Good
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!
#TheGoodSquad Interview with Sylvia Blythe, Founder of Prism Project
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.
#TheGoodSquad Interview with Steven Clift, CEO of GoodCarts
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!
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!
How To Evaluate A Fashion Brand For Sustainability
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!
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!