It is an exciting time for the San Antonio community and the world at large. A greater number of people are really starting to care about where and from whom they shop. Today, our co-founder Rachel Kelley joined Diana Pearl (staff writer for Adweek covering brand marketing) and Julie Irwin (professor in the Business, Government and Society and Marketing departments at the University of Texas at Austin) to talk about conscious consumerism. Click here to listen to the show. We'
The Good Market is back and better than ever! We're excited to bring back the Good Market this in our partnership with the Impact Guild. Last year was so much fun and brought together some incredible vendors. This year we're bringing you even more including a min market collaboration with a few of our Ethical Austin pals. There will be a few repeats, but also plenty of new brands to see. We hope to see you there! Follow us on Facebook for more info on the vendors. #market #or
Rachel Kelly is not only a co-founder of the Ethical Network she is also a Sseko Fellow and the Executive Director of San Antonio's newest thrift store Revolution Thrift. Continue below to find out more about this new thrift store that's changing the thrifting scene in San Antonio. When did you first get the idea for Revolution Thrift? In the spring of 2016, the thought crossed my mind that people often want to donate to their favorite charities; however, they don't always ha
The need for mattress recycling in San Antonio is monumental. Every year our city disposes of about 140,000 mattresses. As a result, approximately 4,200 tons of materials end up in landfills annually. Instead of sending our mattresses to landfills, we could be recycling them. Over 80% of every mattress can be recycled, by weight. Recycling not only diverts these materials from landfills and reintegrates them into the circular economy; it also creates full time employment oppo
Evan designs and sells her line of children’s clothing, Evan Brooke Ethical Clothing. She was inspired to do so a few years ago when presented with the opportunity to work with an ethical garment manufacturer hiring and training women who have come out of poverty and exploitation in Nepal. After learning about the supply chains of most of our clothing (and other imported products), Evan became a huge advocate for fair trade and second-hand buying. She says “Buy less, and buy