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Let’s believe in Better

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Hi from Julie @ bonJOY!
One of the reasons we launched a business around ethical shopping was because we believe that shopping better isn’t just about feeling guilty for supporting sweatshops — it’s about believing that the things we buy can actually have a positive impact in the lives of the people who make them. Are we dreaming too big? I don’t think so… In fact, I’m not sure we aren’t dreaming big enough!
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When a candle creates employment for a young mother.
When a scarf supports a safe haven for a woman who’s been abused.
When a necklace has been carefully forged and signed by a brave survivor of trafficking.
When your pajama pants teach business skills.
Turns out, there a lot of people dreaming big and summoning the courage to go the extra mile, often across oceans but sometimes right in their backyards, to create social enterprise businesses with a mission. I love thinking about Jesus rejoicing in that kind of boldness!
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Here at bonJOY, we live to tell those stories. Our subscription boxes bring together the tales behind carefully curated products from a wide range of ethical enterprises, introducing the people who buy them to a brighter perspective on shopping. We call it #shopforgood, #purchasepower … and #joyculture. There are other do-good subscription boxes out there, but we’ve kept ours with a tight focus on products that help trafficked, exploited, and at-risk women. Our list of partners started with three… now we have a list of over 100, some who we haven’t even had a chance to connect with yet! All dreaming those big dreams and going after them with boldness and hope.
Yes, making a commitment to ethical shopping can be hard and definitely doesn’t happen all at once. I’m still learning too! I don’t always have time to shop online for the best fair trade alternatives to something I need, and the local fair trade shopping scene is barely inching along in some places.
The good news: it’s getting easier and easier. Here are some resources we’ve put together to help you step into the world of more ethical shopping. Remember, baby steps!
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And, of course, obligatory self-promotion here, but we think our boxes are pretty rad if you’re looking for a fun way to get your hands on some good goods. No subscription required! They’re also really fun to send as a gift to a friend to encourage their own walk in ethical shopping.
Use the code DECLARE2016 for $2 off the box of your choice over $20! WELCOMESHIP will get you free shipping on your first recurring subscription.
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So here’s to joy & your ethical shopping journey! Drop me a line anytime if you’re trying to track down a specific ethical product or have any tips to share — we always welcome guest bloggers & love connecting with friends on a similar journey.Β Julie@bonjoybox.com
β€” Julie
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