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For a clothing company, Patagonia sure does dislike consumerism. And, they particularly hate the shopping free-for-all known as Black Friday. Every year, they try to prevent consumers from taking part in the retail madness with a new campaign, and this year, they’ve decided to just give clothes away in exchange for old threads. At eight of their stores around the country, you can bring your used Patagonia gear and exchange it for other lightly-used duds as part of their Worn Wear campaign. If you can’t find anything you like, you can go to the site Yerdle, and use a special card they’ll give you for the used clothes ... Discuss

How to Shop Ethically This Christmas

Here’s a guide to brands, online resources and retailers that are dedicated to helping you make ethical, environmentally responsible shopping choices. Read More

A new video from Bono’s One Campaign features a ton of famous faces, not asking viewers to do anything—instead, it features no speaking at all. The PSA, eventually displays the caption “Talk is cheap. It’s time for action,” encouraging viewers to visit One.org/Ebola to sign a petition, letting the world leaders know we’re “counting on you to quickly make and deliver bold commitments and help end the Ebola epidemic now.” The video, and petitions underlying message to leaders and viewers, is that we initially waited too long to provide the proper resources and aid to the nations fighting the deadly virus, and more has to be done ... Discuss

A Change of Clothes

Krochet Kids Int. founder Kohl Crecelius explains how his organization is using apparel to break the cycle of poverty. Read More

There’s More to Social Justice Than Just ‘Awareness’

... And other things we need to change about social justice. Read More