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White Shell Necklace
Founder and creative director Anupama Sukh Lalvani and her partner Sonal Sood create jewelry for their line, En Inde, that captures the dichotomy of India's urban industrial and indigenous rural landscapes. The White Shell Single Strand Necklace is...
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Blendo Espresso Blend
Berlin's Five Elephant micro roastery is committed to directly sourcing their beans in the most socially and environmentally responsible way. Blendo is a mix of Directly Traded Brazilian washed beans, creating a full-bodied experience with hints of...
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Olke Birre Coffee
Known internationally as a consistent producer of some of the world's best coffee, Ethiopia is a haven for coffee nerds. The dedicated team behind Counter Coffee Culture worked with organic farmer Olke Birre—one of the first in all of Yirgacheffe...
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Trinidad Zip Clutch
Working with silk threads on Khaddar fabric, fair wage female artisans in Punjab, Pakistan spend 48 hours hand-embroidering the graphic pattern on each Trinidad Zip Clutch. Inspired by Old Havana tile work, the 10” x 7”-wristlet features all the attention...
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A Film About Coffee
by Chérmelle D. Edwards By profession he’s a commercial director, but by passion he's a filmmaker. Brandon Loper's "A Film About Coffee" is a visual love letter about the journey of specialty coffee—from the farmers who produce it to the people...
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Wood Trio
Shaw Sisters worked with artisans in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, to create this kitchen set that consists of a spatula, and a large and small spoon. The wooden pieces are blasted with a catalyzed laquer to give a shiny, durable finish, and a dash...
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Silk Sheets
Move over, Irish linen—The Ethical Silk Company produces eco-friendly, cruelty-free silk bedding with a women's cooperative in India, using silkworms only after they've gone through metamorphosis. The result is supreme luxury with a clear conscience...
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Ethically Made Organic Cotton Sheets from Boll & Branch
Seeing as how humans spend up to one-third of their entire lives sleeping, investing more time and thought into making your bed a comfy palace is a logical effort. The easiest place you can start is with sheets—though much of the selection currently...
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Makaibari Tea Estate
by Kelly Phillips Badal At Makaibari Tea Estate in West Bengal, India, the fourth generational owner Swaraj "Rajah" Banerjee instructs, "Sip, swish, inhale sharply, then spit," proving tea tastings are undertaken with the same solemnity and ceremony...
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Entoto Beth Artisan
Farmers till the fields in Ethiopia, harvesting artillery shells and re-purposing the casings left from the African nation's civil war. Such is the inspiration for Entoto Beth Artisans, a fair-trade business helping transform destruction into beauty...
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Interview: Mirjam Vogt of Magazin
With one large window facing the street, Magazin looks out onto one of Amsterdam's newest design districts. The artisanal shops lining the long street of Czaar Peterstraat seem to have appeared almost overnight, although locals will tell say it's...
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Dandelion Chocolate's Roasted Cocoa Beans
For true chocolate fans, nothing satisfies a craving quite like the rich, earthy taste of cocoa. However the added sugar and calories found in most chocolate bars can take some of the fun out of the treat. San Francisco's Dandelion Chocolate offers...
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Hamptons Lane
For some, searching for the perfect cup of coffee is akin to searching for the Holy Grail. With so many variables in the roasting process and bean selection, the flavor range in coffee is wide. And, since palate preferences range from person to...
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CH Gift Guide: Mother's Day
Every year Cool Hunting salutes the mothers that make the world a better place with a gift guide that speaks to their nurturing nature. This year we've gathered a new batch of goods that give mom something in return, whether it's a little rest and...
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FTO Guatemala Café Femenino
These Klatch Coffee medium roast beans are from a women-run co-op farm in the Nahuala region of Guatemala. The Café Femenino Coffee Project began in Peru with now more than 1,500 women in Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala...
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18x18 by Node Fair Trade Rugs
After founding fair trade rug company Node, illustrator Chris Haughton merged his art and craft sensibilities to conceive "18x18", a collection of 18 fair trade rugs created in collaboration with 18 artists and designers launching exclusively at...
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Midsummer +1
Applying a Futurist pattern to an ultra attentive cold-embossing technique, the designers behind the new leather accessories line Midsummer +1 give an old-world Bengali craft new shape. The brilliant leather clutches—produced by a fair trade...
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Dandelion Chocolate
The continued evolution of the bean-to-bar and new American chocolate movements seems to have spawned bars that range from tasty to grainy. A growing outfit out of the Bay Area has quickly gained a loyal following for their products, which are made...
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Stumptown's Colombia Source Trip
As fair trade business practices and sustainability issues become increasingly important in the food industry, it's still easy to forget that there are actual values behind the buzzwords. A new short film from Stumptown coffee roasters gives a face...
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ChocoVivo
The recently opened sweets boutique ChocoVivo in Venice, CA exemplifies owner Patricia Tsai's guiding mantra, "simple is better." By grinding chocolate from direct-trade growers with lava stones, Tsai is committed to staying transparent in its production...
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Palo Santo Wood
Also known as "holy wood," Palo Santo wood sticks have been used for centuries by indigenous Amazonians hoping to ward off evil spirits. As we recently discovered, they also lend a more practical service by freshening up your house with the slightly...