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Plastic Pollution

This year for Earth Day, we’re donating a portion of our profit to the Plastic Pollution Coalition ...

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The Fresh Breath of Flowers

A home is at its best when it breathes – when its rooms bear vestiges of lives lived well. ...

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Guesthouses of Iceland

Last year, I spent seven weeks on a remote camping adventure in Iceland and was deepl ...

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Essential Oils, A Primer

For centuries, the process of creating an essential oil has been a ritual to capture ...

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The Sustainable Oyster

A visit aboard Grand Banks, a former 1940s cod schooner-turned-floating bar docked on the ...

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An Ode To Urban Greenery

The world’s great urban green spaces are also some of the most famous landmarks found ...

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GOTS Certification

The growing world of organic textiles can sometimes feel like the wild west of ...

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Forest Stewardship Council

Forests cover about 30% of the world. They provide a home to our animal co-habitants ...

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Happy Earth Day

Dear Earth, six years ago, I launched Kaufmann Mercantile when a flimsy plastic ...

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Earth Day Top 5

All of the earth’s resources are valuable. While our day-to-day takes up some ...

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The Zero Waste Home

I live in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. Surrounded by rainforest, mountains, ocean ...

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Bernhard Fernow

I can only make out the skeleton of the cabin when we arrive: a V-shaped shadow ...

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Plant-Based Plastic

Plastic is ubiquitous. There are few industries that do not make use of this durable ...

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Urban Composting

With the warm sun lingering longer outside our windows, I’m thinking about how the food ...

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Why We Need Transparency

If you’re reading this, chances are you care about what you purchase. Growing a ...

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Breaking the Mold, Part III

Handmade, local, organic – these words have permeated our collective lexicon over the ...

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Breaking the Mold, Part II

This morning when I took my coffee mug down off the shelf, I held it for a bit longer. I felt ...

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Breaking the Mold, Part I

Before I started working in the apparel and accessory industry, I didn’t give much thought ...

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