Navigating the waters between truly ethical businesses and those that are greenwashing can be very difficult. That's why I'm sharing my process to find ethical stores for my daily life. I've broken it down into six easy-to-follow steps that will immediately clue you in to whether or not a business is really ethical.
This month we are launching another round of gift sets designed with summer activities in mind. These summer sets are especially focused on getting out there after the pandemic with items for entertaining, maintaining self care routines in a busier and busier schedule, and accessories for getting together in person.
What does it mean to be transparent? Why is it so important to demand transparency? And what are we doing at Lucia's to promote transparency in the fair trade world? In this blog post we break it all down to the most important aspects of this complicated topic.
In this newsletter, we'll break down everything you need to know about plastic pollution. We'll also give you simple steps to recognize and reduce your plastic use. By the end of the month, we hope that you will have joined us and succeeded in cutting out single-use plastic products from one area of your life!
It's been more than a year since the world was this open. Many of us are coming out of our hibernation period with new perspectives, priorities, and passions that we want to share with the community around us. We've got best-selling items, artisan stories, and quotes from our team about exciting products for this summer.
We're about half way through June and the first summer crops are beginning to come from your garden, show up at farm stands on the roadside, and appear in your CSA boxes. For me, this summer veggie harvest is one of the checkpoints that I mark the seasons by. It makes me so excited to go out, meet my farmers, and cook some amazing picnic and barbecue meals. Learn where to go and what to do with your summer veggies to maximize your sustainability.
Climate justice, also known as environmental justice, social climate justice, etc., this term calls out the fact that already underprivileged groups are also the most at-risk for suffering more, earlier, and more severe consequences of climate change. Climate change will unfortunately only add to the other global threats to indigenous, black, and brown communities. In this edition, we break down climate justice and what you can do to support those most affected.
When I think of Cinco de Mayo, I think of parties with margaritas, chips and queso, and sombreros. But what is this holiday really all about? I've always heard that we celebrate it more here in the States than in Mexico. For years I've been curious about why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, what it means, and who it's for, but I've never taken the time to figure it out. So, this year I finally did. The story takes us all the way back to the Aztecs and winds its way through time until today, telling us about Chicano heritage and patriotism along the way.
Each April as we celebrate Earth Day we reflect on how fair trade contributes to restoring the earth from the damage that commercialism has caused. By partnering with small scale producers across the globe, our products inspire a return to our roots. By using sustainable materials fair trade shows a respect for nature.