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Cover Story

Unaccompanied Minors Become Unstoppable Women


Life is hard for any refugee, but for young girls who’ve lost both parents and country, life would seem to be a dead end … until RefuSHE helps re-write the narrative. — More.

A girl at RefuSHE hangs tie-dyed fabric on a clothesline
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Fashion

Excess Inventory, Maximum Impact


Meet the social entrepreneur who’s turning unsold fashion goods into cash donations for charity—and offering great deals for shoppers at the same time.
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Home

Artisans with Heart, Gifts with a Conscience


When drug-related violence threatened the commercial viability of Mexico’s small-town art cooperatives, two California friends decided to use the Internet to preserve a vanishing way of life.
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General

Why I Buy: Hannah Rabalais


Meet a Dallas nonprofit professional who’s serious about thinking through the social impact of every dollar she spends. If she can do it, so can you!
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Wellness

Single Blade, Multiple Missions


Lisse Shave is out to reduce plastic waste, protect women’s health, educate girls in East Africa, and more. There are lots of reasons to re-think your razor.
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General

3 Ways to Do Good on Amazon


In 2020, it’s just not possible to shop local 100% of the time. But even on the world’s largest retail website, you can find ways to spend for good.
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General

Fair Trade: A Swiss Army Knife of Good


A butter knife has its place. But when you’re trying to do the most good with your consumer spending, there’s one certification that works more like a Swiss Army Knife.
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Fashion

Adopt a Sheep, Save the World?


One company wants consumers to adopt a more sustainable view of fashion — and maybe that starts with adopting a single sheep.
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General

Spending in a Time of Protest


Statistics show that black entrepreneurs face long odds in launching a successful business. Through more intentional spending choices, all of us can help ensure those businesses succeed.
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Fashion

Building Futures Foot by Foot


Can a necklace change the life of a refugee? Meet a company where customized jewelry is sold by the foot — and where impact is measured in generations.
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Food & Drink

Things Are Looking Up(cycled)


By listening to farmers and focusing on women, one company is turning food waste into opportunity in the developing world.
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Food & Drink

Chipping In for Latino Youth


Troubled by the negative messages their own kids were hearing, two social entrepreneurs launched a line of healthy tortilla chips designed to help change the narrative for Latino young people.
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Food & Drink

How to Save Local Restaurants


Think you’re supporting your favorite local restaurants by opening an app to order home delivery? Think again – you might actually be driving them to extinction.
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Home

Squeezable Toys, Teachable Moments


By turning plastic bottles into cuddly dolphins, seals, and other stuffed animals, one social entrepreneur has found a way to engage kids in the conversation around clean oceans and plastic recycling.
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Food & Drink

Drink Tea, Plant a Tree


Can Grandma’s tea recipe change the life of Haitian farmers? Meet the young social entrepreneur whose thirst for impact is helping to plant the seeds of change.
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Food & Drink

Raise Your Cup to Social Impact


Nothing says clean water, healthy environment, and strong communities like … drinkware? This cup company runneth over with values, and customers are invited to actively participate in their favorite cause.
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Home

Making Beauty from Broken Things


Beautiful things for your home, created by Skid Row residents who know what it’s like not to have a home — that’s the idea behind this inspiring social enterprise.
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Home

Weaving a Future for Global Artisans


Artisan communities are disappearing under the pressures of fast fashion and global trade. Can social enterprise preserve a way of life through more predictable income?
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Travel & Leisure

Choosing Impact: Uber or Lyft?


Cost and convenience matter. But if you’re also comparing for social impact, does it make any difference which ridesharing company you choose?
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Wellness

When Wellness Begets Goodness


A business trip to India changed the life of one social entrepreneur, and now he’s proving your gym habit can change the lives of enslaved women.
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General

The “Irresistible” Reality of Bioengineering


Countless consumer products today are made with oil-based chemicals, creating an environmental burden throughout their entire life cycle. But one day soon those chemicals will be grown from organic feedstock instead. Here’s why it matters.
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