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(Fair Trade) Coffee: Because adulting is hard.

Posted by Kelsey Whetro on

As I sit here, I'm sipping on a nice cup of coffee. Ahhhh, I need it in my life. Every. Morning. Basically, I'm a shameless coffee addict. That being said, I try to do what I can to purchase coffee brands that are certified fair trade and responsibily sourced. Now...I know what you're thinking. "Certified fair trade and responsibly sourced coffee...probably ridiculously priced and hard to find." But alas! I'm here to provide you with the sources you need to fill your cup (literally and figuratively)! "An average coffee farmer lives on £1.37 a day. With Fairtrade, farmers receive the fairtrade...

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Where to next?!

Posted by Kelsey Whetro on

I always like to have a trip on the horizon. Life is WAY too short to be stuck in the same place for extended periods of time…and by extended periods I mean more than a few months. I get that itch that needs scratching right around that timeframe. That being said, we always have a trip planned a few months out. People say “You’re so lucky! I wish I could travel..but…” and usually that is followed with “I don’t have the money.” So, I eagerly tell them about how easy it is to travel and see the world…on a budget!...

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Let’s Talk About One of Our M.V.P's

Posted by Kelsey Whetro on

Chiang Mai, Thailand. Where the seed that has grown into Ethically Sound Co. was initially planted. AND also happens to be the location of one of our favorite vendors that we have the pleasure of working with. So, can we just take a second to brag on how awesome E.L. is? Everything about Ethnic Lanna screams ESCO. helping children infected with HIV live normal and fulfilling livesFrom their message, to their style…we dig it all. Ethnic Lanna is a fair-trade company that not only provides employment and sustainability to the hill tribes of Southeast Asia, but the products preserve the...

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How It All Began

Posted by Kelsey Whetro on

A long, long time ago…well, not that long ago…I developed this insatiable taste of wanderlust. My husband and I met in 2014 and immediately fell in love with traveling together. After traveling to Mexico, Canada, and the Dominican Republic the year before we were married, of course, we made it a competition to see as many places we could in a year. For our honeymoon, we traveled to Italy, 2 months later to Ireland, and then 2 months after that…the place that changed my life as I knew it: Thailand.

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