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How I Created A (Nearly) Zero Waste Company: Our Packaging

How I Created A (Nearly) Zero Waste Company: Our Packaging

Every piece of packaging used by Giving Soaps is intentionally chosen. I am committed to supporting sustainable packaging suppliers, and use packaging only when necessary. I know that it has cost us business through the years because our containers may not be as flashy or colorful as others. Plus it has cost us sales because it does cost more to buy an eco-friendly container, and therefore has a higher price point. But I am still committed to our original values. We will not package product unnecessarily or in a container that will end up in a landfill. 


5 Fairly inexpensive, Easy Things You Can Do Today to Save Sea Life

5 Fairly inexpensive, Easy Things You Can Do Today to Save Sea Life

#1: Buy Metal Straws (and refuse all others).

Stainless steel straws only cost $8-10 for a pack of 4-6, and you can even get them in different colors, in the ‘bendy’ position, or personalized with your name! That one quick swap will keep hundreds of plastic straws from being created. During beach clean up days, straws are one of the top items found along the shore. Unfortunately, straws can look...


Tips for Shopping at a Craft Fair or Farmers Market

Tips for Shopping at a Craft Fair or Farmers Market

It's that time of year again! Spring is underway and more and more outdoor markets will begin opening. I rarely do shows anymore, but I remember the good 'ole days. And I've got some tips for all you shoppers: 

1. Every shopper needs a coffee in hand, and you can't be sure they'll have drinks at the show, so stop at the closest coffee shop and bring your latte with you. Once you're done with it, just leave it sitting on the table you're shopping at. Someone will come pick it up and you won't have to search...


An Unexpected Detour

An Unexpected Detour

Every year (typically the first week in January) I take a week off to hole away in a no frills hotel and spend my time planning what my next year will look like.

This year, from December 26th until New Year's Eve, I retreated to San Luis Obispo for an incredibly relaxing, productive week. During one of my days there, I treated myself to lunch at a brilliant Thai restaurant. And as I was walking back to my hotel, I found the most amazing store.

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