Buzz-Worthy Business

My heart used to stop when one of my older brother’s cute friends would stop to talk to me in high school. It made me feel all giddy and special. Well, I felt this same excitement the other week, when we were put on Olivia Wilde’s radar through Twitter.

Olivia Wilde is a powerful activist in reporting unbiased, interactive news through RYOT, and is now a huge promoter of fair trade, believing it can transform the world’s economy.  She is the co-founder of Conscious Commerce, a website dedicated to a lifestyle of buying from ethical companies.  Earlier in November, she tweeted asking for cool businesses she could feature on her website, and a fellow Austinite gave us a shoutout.

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We were sure to thank Olivia for her interest, and who knows, maybe we will see her in our little store one day.

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Olivia Wilde isn’t the only celebrity showing her support for ethical companies: Queen Latifah recently featured an article about holiday gifts that give back on her website. Guess who’s number 2 on the list?! She listed some other great companies, too, so be sure to check it out through the link above.

Thanks to all the consistent support from you guys, fair trade is becoming a more conscious part of our lives and economy. We hope the word will continue to spread and catch on, leaving more excitement to come.