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17 cents/hour

In Bangladesh, the women are calling on a 17 cents/hour increase to fill the gap in their wages.  But the race to the bottom dictates that a tee should cost less than the price of a peppermint mocha, so they are denied.

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Four Simple Ways to Use a Bread Board

If it's taking space in the kitchen, mothers will tell you it needs to be a power player.  While this wooden board is intended for a loaf of french bread, its elongated form makes a dramatic serving tray.  Try these four ways to use this beautiful, fair trade serving piece.

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For the love of denim

There are three things I like to buy new as opposed buying used like the remaining clothing found in my closet: undergarments, shoes, and jeans. I have four pair of jeans from two companies: Everlane and Levi.  If I had a more athletic build and liked stretch in my denim, I'd add Patagonia to the mix.  Patagonia recently released a new, workwear style that spun steel into their denim thread - what?! Of all the fibers, denim is the thirstiest.  It uses so much water to grow the cotton and then to dye the fiber.  Any distressing added afterward is really bad for humans if they aren't properly outfitted with masks and ventilation, and doesn't make any sense for our planet.  (I do think...

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