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Courage: What’s Behind a Name?

Courage: What’s Behind a Name?

It’s a pretty common question: “What does the name ‘Carry Courage’ mean?” Or, “Why did you choose the name “Carry Courage?” I get the question often enough that I thought it fitting to write about it. Plus, it is one of the things I am most passionate about, so I also love to talk about it. Courage is defined as: the ability to do something that frightens one: "she called on all her courage to face the ordeal" Or   strength in the face of pain or grief:"he fought his illness with great courage"   So what does that have...

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Why should I support local business?

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Why should I support local business?

  Why should I support local businesses? Why should I “shop small business?” In case it isn’t obvious, let’s outline a few reasons. There are many reasons it is a good idea to support local businesses—bonus points for shopping small businesses in Portland, OR. Admittedly, I have a dog in this fight (crude analogy though that is), as the owner of a local, small business producing sustainably sourced purses and handbags.   Here are the top reasons, including what some customers have shared with me regarding how their purchases from Carry Courage have impacted them.    1. You get a...

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Spring Into Slow Fashion

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Spring Into Slow Fashion

If you’re reading this, it likely means that you are either curious about slow fashion or know what it is. Perhaps you like the idea of slow fashion and want to learn more.  “Spring into slow fashion” is the title of this blog for a few reasons. One is that it is spring, of course. As we work our way through spring, we often think of things like “spring cleaning” and all the organizational tasks that go with it.  Spring also represents a change of weather, transitioning to warmer temperatures (eventually – winter-ish weather is holding on for dear life...

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Earth Month and Sustainable Fashion: a love story

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Earth Month and Sustainable Fashion: a love story

April is Earth Month (centered around Earth Day on April 22nd), which is a big deal in the fashion industry. In two significant ways. I’ll get to that momentarily. How do you celebrate Earth Month? At Carry Courage, we celebrate Earth Month (and the sustainable fashion that complements it) with enthusiasm. That leads to the second way earth month is a big deal. But what is the first way Earth Month and sustainable fashion go hand-in-hand?  The double F word: Fast Fashion We talk about fast fashion a lot, and we will continue to, because it is a big deal....

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Celebrating Women All Month Long

Celebrating Women All Month Long

What is the best way to celebrate Women’s History Month? (Also known as National Women’s Month.) As you likely know, and perhaps have already been celebrating, it is one of the themes of the month of March! But what does that mean??  This website gives a little context if you care to read up on the history of Women’s Month. I love to celebrate this month because appreciating the achievements of women throughout history is very meaningful to me. Not only women of the past, but also women of today. Like you. (Or if you’re a male reading this, that’s...

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