How the Response to COVID Can Chart a Course for Sustainability

How the Response to COVID Can Chart a Course for Sustainability

April 22, 2020

Can you imagine deer wandering a subway station in Japan? What about mountain goats clogging the streets in Wales or wild turkeys roaming playgrounds in Oakland? All across the globe, these are the kinds of effects social distancing is having on nature.
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Top Tips for Business Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Top Tips for Business Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 13, 2020

The world is changing quickly. As the COVID-19 pandemic ripples across the globe, the economy is transforming before our eyes. But even as so many industries face hurdles, there are things we can do to feel a sense of control, and there are positive steps we can take to get ourselves ready for the day when the world is ready to reopen for business.
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How to be a Conscious Consumer in the Time of Coronavirus

How to be a Conscious Consumer in the Time of Coronavirus

March 31, 2020

During a time of intense uncertainty, one way to ease our anxiety is by helping someone else. Serving others connects and comforts us and can manifest in myriad ways.  We can support people emotionally (by listening and loving), physically (by hugging our quarantined cohort) or financially.    While many of us are facing new financial constraints...
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Maker Spotlight: Naa-Sakle Akuete of Eu'Genia Shea

Maker Spotlight: Naa-Sakle Akuete of Eu'Genia Shea

March 19, 2020

At TO THE MARKET, we love working with companies and makers who live their values - and Women’s History Month is an especially great time to honor their contributions. One such maker is Naa-Sakle Akuete, co-founder of skincare brandsEu'Genia Shea andMother's Shea, the latter of which is available in over900 Target locations nationwide. She and her mother, Eugenia, teamed up to launch their companies, drawing on Eugenia’s extensive experience in the Shea industry and Naa-Sakle’s Harvard business education.
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How To Telecommute - From A CEO With Team Members In 6 Cities

How To Telecommute - From A CEO With Team Members In 6 Cities

March 19, 2020

As the world hunkers down for the foreseeable future, telecommuting is at an all time high.  Many of us are making huge adjustments to our daily routines, leveraging new remote work technologies, and experiencing blurrier lines than usual between our professional and personal lives.  While the company I founded, TO THE MARKET, is fortunate enough to have an headquarters in NY that the whole team enjoys, we are also no strangers to telecommuting, including from overseas. At the moment, our senior leadership lives in six distinct cities, and while we love to be face to face, we’ve learned a few things along the way on how to effectively “show up,” if only virtually.  
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Client Spotlight: How Farfetch Helps Indie Fashion Shine

Client Spotlight: How Farfetch Helps Indie Fashion Shine

February 21, 2020

Looking to buy the change you want to see in your wardrobe? Look no further than Farfetch. The online marketplace and tech platform is making ripples across every level of the fashion world. Farfetch provides a worldwide sales platform for independent boutiques who wouldn’t otherwise have access to a global retail stage. When indie clothing makers have the chance to shine, your positive purchasing power can go that much further.
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Conscious Consumerism 101: What is Sustainable Fashion?

Conscious Consumerism 101: What is Sustainable Fashion?

February 07, 2020

This letter is part of our Conscious Consumerism 101 series, a guide to help you make empowered, ethical choices when shopping. Today, a look into sustainable fashion.

Have you noticed your favorite bloggers tagging more and more outfits with #sustainablefashion? What about the influx of fashionistas singing the praises of secondhand clothes? You’re not imagining things: we’re in the midst of a shopping revolution. As more consumers learn more about the challenging  human and environmental costs of the fast fashion industry, the sustainable fashion movement continues to grow in its place. So what, exactly, makes an outfit or accessory sustainable? And how can you know whether your purchase makes a positive impact?

 

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How You Can Buy The Change In The Fight Against Human Trafficking

How You Can Buy The Change In The Fight Against Human Trafficking

January 27, 2020

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. With an estimated 40 million people around the world being trafficked, human trafficking is a global epidemic we simply can't afford to ignore. Fortunately, a series of bold businesses are making major moves to fight human trafficking and meaningfully impact survivors' lives. At TO THE MARKET, we're so proud to work with companies and organizations with these values. Below are a few of our favorites. By supporting them, you can take a step toward buying the change you want to see in the world.
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Conscious Consumerism 101: What is Fair Trade?

Conscious Consumerism 101: What is Fair Trade?

January 21, 2020

This post is the first in our Conscious Consumerism 101 series, a guide to help you make empowered, ethical choices when shopping and contributing to buying the change you want to see.  Up first, the complex world of Fair Trade.

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase fair trade? Those two buzzy little words have changed a lot about how we view consumerism. You might know these words stand for something positive, but what do they actually mean? And how can they make a difference in your purchasing decisions?

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Spotlight on Our New Custom Product Website!

Spotlight on Our New Custom Product Website!

December 05, 2019

Thinking of gifting custom products this holiday season? Whether it’s for a conference, event, or even general sourcing, our ethical products help take your company on the path towards sustainability.

We just debuted a new website to make wholesale purchases of some of our most popular custom products even easier. From totes to pencil bags to coffee, there’s plenty of options to fit your sourcing needs.

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MEET SAMANTHA DONG - CEO AND FOUNDER, ALLY SHOES

MEET SAMANTHA DONG - CEO AND FOUNDER, ALLY SHOES

October 14, 2019

Limited Time: Receive a TO THE MARKET ALLY Tote Bag with every purchase through October 14! (*some limits apply) AND help change the balance of power in the workplace - 10% of sale and proceeds will go to Forte Foundation through October 14!

We all want comfy heels that also look super chic! We got to sit down with Samantha Dong. She is the Founder and CEO of Ally Shoes, an innovative, fashion brand designed for women by women. We were thrilled to learn more about her journey! And collaborate on a good for the globe give back!

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Intern Feature: Mariya Khan

Intern Feature: Mariya Khan

September 27, 2019

We wouldn’t be where we are without our hardworking staff. ESPECIALLY our  interns! For the next month, we’ve decided to showcase our five interns and the incredible work they do behind the scenes. 

We’re ending our intern series with Mariya Khan, our resident intern since we started! Mariya, who graduated in May from The George Washington University, has helped us develop our social media presence. She’s the voice behind our Twitter and Facebook accounts, writes some of our blog posts (such as this intern series!), and attends D.C.-area pop-up events. Her experiences at TO THE MARKET shaped her career aspirations, and she’s excited to see how we will continue to grow.

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