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  • What do you do? Why do you do it?

    Often I think that everyone following me knows what my business is about. Or has known me for awhile that I don’t have to explain it! But that’s not the case! So today I thought I would expand on my Instagram bio, “Connecting fair trade brands to conscious consumers who want to make a positive impact.”

  • Finnish Sour Cream Cake

    This week I am featuring a recipe from a book called The Global Bakery by Anne Weston. We sold it when I worked at Ten Thousand Villages and I received it as a Christmas gift a few years ago.I recently re-discovered it and the book is full of amazing cake recipes from around the world! This particular one is from Finland and called “Kermakuku” or sour cream cake. I picked it because it only takes 15 min to make! Nice and easy for when you have that sweet craving. 

  • Fair Trade Brownies!

    Hello everyone! Hope you’re doing well. This week I thought I’d keep it light and fun and share my favourite brownie recipe with you all. It’s guaranteed to give you that crinkly-top look that we all love. Most of you know one of my favourite things to do is bake.
  • How can you tell the difference between all the fair trade logos?

    This week marks the end of Fair Trade Month- how is it already the end of October? I thought this week I would address one of the questions I get most often: how do you tell the difference between all the fair trade logos? Every year, an International Guide to Fair Trade Labels is put out. Fair World Project has put it all together in a reference guide to make it easy to understand.

  • Top five businesses that promote positive mental health

    Hello everyone! I hope you’ve been keeping well as the weather gets crisper and the leave turn colour! This week on Instagram I’ve been talking about Mental Health Awareness Week. I asked you all to send me businesses that promote positive mental health in some way. Thanks to those of you who sent me suggestions!
  • Be Mindful Studio Partnership

    Hello everyone and Happy Monday! I have an exciting announcement today- I have partnered with Be Mindful Studio! Read my Q and A with Lisa below to learn more about her and her business.
  • Banana Muffin Recipe

    Hello again everyone! Surprise- you are getting 2 recipes this week. Right before my mom and I went live on Instagram yesterday, my sister sent us this recipe! So...we decided to make both :)
  • Banana Bread Recipe

    Hello everyone! Hope you’re doing well. One thing most of us have been doing to keep entertained during this pandemic is baking! I love to bake...I find it helps me get out of my head and create something to share with friends and family.
  • Canadian & Ethical Subscription Boxes

    Last year for my birthday I got a subscription to Causebox. Most people know it as the top subscription box if you’re looking for ethical items. Th...
  • What I Learned from the Virtual Market

    Hello everyone, Hope you’ve been enjoying the summer! Things are different this year but it’s been so nice to spend some time outside while we can. Thank you to all of you who supported the virtual market. It was so much fun and I was overwhelmed by the amount of comments, messages, shares etc. that we got.
  • Fair trade Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Happy Thursday everyone! Thanks to those who tuned in to Instagram Live yesterday with my mom and I. It was honestly so much fun and we are already talking about doing it again. If you missed it, you can rewatch the video here...prepare for a mix of baking and chatting away. Here’s the recipe for the cookies we baked....
  • Interview with The Good Tee

    Thanks to all of you who tuned into our Instagram Live with Adila from The Good Tee and Source my Garment yesterday! Wow- it was such a great conversation jam packed with information about fair trade, organic, sustainability etc. I could listen to Adila forever and pick her brain about all my supply chain questions. We referenced a lot of companies/resources doing great work in this space and I know it’s hard to keep track of everything on live videos. So I thought I would put together a little reference guide from this chat!