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literacy matters - Out of Print

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It seems that I read more books now than I did when I was in school. I guess I’m a rebel that way. Out of Print sells famous literature books fit for every bookworm, but they don’t only sell books. They also sell apparel, bags, and home accents featuring artwork from different literature pieces. What makes this company different from others is the fact that for every purchase made, they donate a book to a literacy program in communities around the world. 

Out of Print was founded in 2010 with the sole purpose to showcase the importance of literature. They give bookworms the opportunities to not only read their favorite books but to wear them as well. They want to make sure that every child gets the opportunity to learn how to read, which is what sets this company apart from other bookstores. They care about giving back and they do so with each purchase.

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photobooks created thoughtfully - Artifact Uprising

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Artifact Uprising was founded by Katie and Jenna, a team of sisters and professional photographers, and there’s one thing for sure - these women have a seriously elegant aesthetic.  With gorgeous products made in the USA and printed on responsibly sourced materials, there’s no better way to capture your family memories than an Artifact Uprising photobook.

All of Artifact Uprising products are printed on FSC certified paper, and are unique in their effort to leave the smallest footprint possible. Portions of their photobooks are printed on post-consumer recycled paper, and their wood blocks are milled from fallen pine trees native to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.  In addition to their thoughtful paper product sourcing, they have partnered with the non-profit SKCAC to provide empowering and meaningful jobs to adults with mental or physical disabilities.

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304 pages of goodness - Global Girlfriends

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In 2003 Stacey Edgar didn't have a business plan. . .or a passport. That didn't stop her from creating a socially conscious business that has helped poor women in five continents feed their families and send their children to school.

Stacey Edgar refused to be paralyzed by the size of world poverty. With a $2,000 tax return and a profound desire to help provide economic security for women in need, Global Girlfriends was created. GG is a passionate testament to Stacey following her convictions, a template for us all to follow. Take simple actions to eliminate extreme poverty.

Global Girlfriends has grown into a multi-million dollar enterprise that specializes in handmade, fairly traded, eco-conscious apparel and accessories made by women from all over the world. 

An excellent read, a dream...and a guide.

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