Though my obsession with Christmas has been well documented in the past, I’ve never really touched on the moral issues I struggle with when it comes to the over consumption. The past few years I’ve racked my brain to try to come up with a way to embrace the season in all it’s glory, while attempting to make a difference, no matter how small. I’m all about shopping local, supporting small businesses (and talented artists), any way that I can. I’m no saint, I promise you that, but love the idea of giving my dollars to a company that gives back even more. Following are a handful of incredible companies that not only create beautiful products, but are making a huge difference around the world. From empowering women in the workforce in third world countries, to feeding hungry children with every purchase, here are 9 simple ways to shop with a conscience this holiday season. Win win for everyone!
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