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Real or Vegan Leather

Which is More Ethical: Real Leather or Vegan Leather? There is a conversation going on in the ethical/sustainable fashion world right now about whether it is more ethical and more sustainable to u...
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What is Sustainable Fashion?

What is Sustainability? As Earth Day is upon us, I wanted to take some time to explore the idea of sustainability. The word sustainable is becoming a buzz word across the fashion industry. Like the...
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Celebrating Black History Through Craft

One of the reasons I love handcrafted products is that they tell a story. The hands that make each piece leave a little bit of themselves with their creation, which explains how we can feel so con...
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Giving Back: Pamoja Tunaweza

Have you ever heard the quote, “Empowered people, empower people,”? It is simple, straight to the point, and so true. What is privilege if we don’t use it for good, right? You may remember that the...
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Chicago Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday season upon us, I've partnered with some of my favorite brands to curate a guide to help you shop locally with women-owned businesses. I love each of these companies so much, and I...
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What is Fair Trade? FAQ Edition

What is Fair Trade: FAQ Edition When I tell people about ABBY ALLEY, I often use terms like fair trade and ethical fashion. But I’ve realized that a lot of people have questions about what those te...
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