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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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A surprising connection between Valentine’s Day and sustainable shopping

A surprising connection between Valentine’s Day and sustainable shopping

With February being the month of love, I can’t help but think of an analogy, which I will share with you in a story. Valentine’s Day is February 14. In the weeks leading up to that, people that have affection for one another plan the perfect way to express their feelings. They think up the most perfect gift for their loved one. When the day arrives, so the stereotype goes, it is filled with flowers, chocolates and words of love. It truly is a sweet day to celebrate if you have someone special in your life. But what happens on...

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The making of Carry Courage - a story

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The making of Carry Courage - a story

Every brand and every professional has an origin story. Have you ever thought about yours?  The Carry Courage story began several years ago, yet it feels like a lifetime. Fast forward to today, and I am living my dream of creating beautiful, sustainable purses and handbags for intentional women who care about the environment.  But it was a long, winding journey to get here.  It occured to me that I’ve never taken the time to compose the story of Carry Courage in written form, so that is what I aim to do, briefly, with this post. Sustainable handbags in Portland,...

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Looking Back at 2021

Looking Back at 2021

The journey each of us is on is rarely a straight path. But it’s through the unexpected twists and turns that we discover more about our purpose.

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