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Buy Handmade Gifts and Change Lives: Global Goods Partners

Do Good: Buy Handmade & Change Women’s Lives with Gifts from Global Goods Partners

Clockwise, from top left: Bead and Leather Wrap Bracelet – handmade by deaf artisans in Kenya Cosmetic and Toiletry Pouches – handmade by indigneous Wayuu artisans in Colombia Rolled Magazine

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David White and Mallory Whitfield at the CCC10K in April 2015

Let’s Kick Parkinsons! Support Me in the Crescent City Classic 10K on March 26, 2016

Last year, my boyfriend David and I ran the Crescent City Classic 10K in support of Team Fox Louisiana, aka the Michael J Fox Foundation, which raises money to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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Recycled Gifts Under $25

15 Great Recycled Gift Ideas

Recycled Gifts Under $25 Mardi Gras Beads Nightlight Handmade Recycled Journal Coca Cola Bottle Earrings Vintage Record Coasters BlueQ Airmail Messenger Bag My friends Heather & Mark of Unique Products

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Gold & Gray Jewelry - sharktooth necklaces

Gifts That Give Back

  Looking for ways to give and make a difference at the same time? Here are a few of my favorite options. Hands down, Kiva is one of my favorite charities around. I’ve been making loans there

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Katie Schmidt of Passion Lilie

#BadassCreatives: Katie Schmidt of Passion Lilie Ethical Fashion

Local designer Katie Schmidt recently contacted me to let me know about her new vintage inspired fair trade clothing line, Passion Lilie. She launched her new collection just last month, and it features

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Vegan Shoes

Shoes have always been a popular subject. Both for me, personally, and around these parts at Miss Malaprop. I’ve already touched on some other popular shoe themes here, including shoes made from

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Eco Friendly Bags

Cool purses and handbags are always a popular topic around these parts, especially when it comes to eco friendly bags. Luckily I’ve covered more than a couple over the years, and inventive folks

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Shoes Made From Recycled Materials

I’ve always loved seeking out new ways to use recycled products, and I’ve always LOVED shoes, so it should come as no surprise that my post on shoes made from recycled materials was one of

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Upcycled Jewelry

I love seeing how artists find new ways to reuse and recycle materials that would otherwise be thrown away. And apparently so do you! Everyone seems to love all of my posts about upcycled jewelry. This

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Best Green and Eco Friendly Products

I’ve discovered a lot of great green and eco-friendly products since I started writing this blog in August 2006. I’ve had the chance to personally test quite a few of them, and now there are green

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Uptown Redesigns Green Upcycled Purse

#BadassCreatives: Sandy Philpott of Uptown Redesigns

I was recently introduced to local handbag designer Sandy Philpott of Uptown Redesigns. She recently moved to New Orleans from Annapolis, Maryland. She creates one of a kind purses, totes and handbags

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Repurposed Vintage Heirloom Jewelry by Good Girls Studio

Designer Johanna Ely of Good Girls Studio has been creating her beautiful repurposed vintage heirloom jewelry since 2007. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Johanna crafts each piece using revamped vintage

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