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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shopping With A Cause

(Posted May 8, 2011)

In my quest of needing to replace certain house wares and articles of clothing/shoes, I found some helpful companies/websites. Some may already be aware of them and this maybe new to others.

The GreaterGood Network: has given more than $20 million to non-profit charities around the world sine 1999; supports fair trade/fair wages, purchases school books for children, animal welfare, support of veterans, etc. It’s got great prices on the products, and I had no problems with the check out. Products are made in America, or fairly waged and traded from other parts of the world.

Lodge Manufacturing: For those who love cast iron, this site has everything you will possibly need or want. Made in America since 1896- keeping jobs here in America.

New Balance: They are the only company that got back to me regarding the questions about how their products are made. They have factories here in the U.S. and you can go into the stores to try on and find the perfect fit. Plus, they have some shoes that are made from recycled materials. Supports Gay/lesbian/trans gender rights, fight against Parkinson’s disease, etc.

Good Shopping Guide-Fair Labor and Good Environment Practices

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