Do you know you can shop for everyday items and be a humanitarian at the same time? Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes, realized that “with so many different needs around the world, he felt TOMS had an obligation to try to improve as many lives as possible.” That is one brilliant business plan. I wonder what our world would look like if all companies operated under this philosophy?
A key to TOMS’ success is the One For One Movement in which a pair of shoes purchased me
I remember that our food is a sacred resource, and rejoice in knowing that there are creative methods for saving food from waste. Thanks to the work of three artists in Silver Lake (Los Angeles), minds are seeing that the abundant fruit of some can become enjoyment for many! Fallen Fruit is a fruit tree neighborhood mapping project, first created to answer the call of “grassroots modernism” for the Journal of Aesthetic Protest. These social entrepreneurs appear to ask, why no
Founder of the Pink Army Cooperative, Andrew Hessel, imagined the day when pharmaceutical companies would create medications to address each person individually; unlike the current practice of “1 drug for 1 million people”. Thanks to Andrew, that reality is now. The company is an open source, biotech ‘Pharma’ setting out to treat (and hopefully cure) cancer through a personalized approach to research and development. Pretty genius if you ask me.
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Have we lost faith in our flowering plants? In the discovered texts of ancient cultures from China, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India, there are illustrations and descriptions of many medicinal properties contained in oils and herbs. If you lived during the Middle Ages, you’d be ‘behind on the times’ without your own botanical garden.
The 1800s rolled around, and science was practicing methods for synthesizing the healing properties of plants. Unfortunately, that has left us
When fashion trends and dwindling wardrobe space threaten the sentimental value of your beloved threads, take a tip from textile visionary Louise Silk- craft yourself a quilt!
Welcome to the 21st century where quilting is not just a “cool” thing to do, but a spiritual experience. Once you see the work of 30-year strong quilting queen, you’ll notice spirit stitched into and radiating from each of her garments. Truly works of art, Louise emphasizes “creating art that combin