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Local Profile: Shiro’s African Boutique

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Kenya native Mary Kuria (in center, above) has been a Minnesotan for almost 30 years. When she became an empty nester in 2017 after her son’s high school graduation, she was inspired to start a side hustle selling fashion jewelry and accessories to stay busy. “But I felt it was…

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Fair-Trade Gifts at Mississippi Market

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Meet Marquet, Maggie’s Organics and Matr Boomie — three of our favorite fair-trade brands to consider for holiday shopping. Not only does gift-giving feel good, but when you buy fair trade gifts, you’re supporting good working conditions and fair wages for producers. What is fair trade? According to National Co+op…

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Choose a Gift that Gives Back

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Celebrate the year-end holiday season by choosing gifts that give back. These businesses donate a portion of their net sales to various nonprofit organizations committed to pursuing environmental, social, and educational initiatives. Choose from the following ideas to bring deeper meaning and greater impact to your holiday gift giving this…

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Express your Values this Gift-giving Season

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Gifts Under $20 Searching for the perfect gift for that special someone? You’re sure to find one at the co-op that’s beautiful and reflective of your personal values. This holiday season, give the gift of honesty — fairly-produced food and goods made with reverence for the people and places where they’re crafted.

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