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Ideas for a Low-Waste Spring Celebration

Written by: Jenni Keniston It’s that lovely time of year when the days are getting longer and warmer and many caregivers are gathering goodies to gift to their little ones in celebration of the Spring season.  If your childhood was like mine, this meant that you received a large plastic basket, wrapped in plastic film, stuffed with colored plastic “grass” and filled with wrapped candy, a chocolate rabbit in plastic (that I would never eat...), ANOTHER stuffed bunny, and a bunch of little plastic eggs and toys that soon would break and end up in the trash.  When the time came for me to be the adult who was responsible for assembling Spring holiday baskets, I decided to take a...

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Let's Grow this Together

Hey there! I have fallen behind on my weekly updates. Partly because there hasn't really been much to update you on, and partly because I have been trying to figure out the best way to share this message. I do best in one-on-one conversations, so I figured that the only way to share what has been on my heart, is for us to just have a chat about it. So if you've got a few minutes, can I share something with you? (you can watch the video or read the post below) So here's the thing, funding a small business is incredibly challenging. I thought I had this planned out, and I felt confident that we would be able to make...

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Palm Oil: Our Non-Negotiable

By Taylor Stirling  Here at Scoop Marketplace, we have very high standards for our vendors and their products! We prioritize organic, plastic-free, vegan, and local, among others. One of our non-negotiables is palm oil. Nothing on our shelves will ever contain any direct or indirect forms of palm oil. Why is this? Palm oil is an extremely destructive industry, and the demand for this incredibly efficient and versatile crop is only growing. Palm oil plantations require massive inputs of fossil fuels- first for deforestation, then for planting, and finally for harvesting and producing the palm kernel oil itself. Not only is this industry energy intensive, but it also affects many critically endangered species and indigenous tribes in the lush habitats of...

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Clarifying Your Sustainable Style

I’m sure most of you have heard of a “capsule closet” or “capsule wardrobe” by now. This trend essentially asks you to characterize and define your style, in terms of colors, fits, and types of clothing you wear most often. I took on this project almost TWO years ago in my own home! My closet was packed full of old clothes I clung to for sentimental reasons, tops I had only worn once that were cute but didn’t fit me perfectly, and dresses that I NEVER wore. Since one of my personal goals was to purchase less “stuff” and begin my transition into living more minimalistically, my closet and buying habits needed to change. I began by documenting all of...

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Kirkland Update 1/17

Hey there! This winter, I will be going live every Sunday on instagram at 10am to answer your questions about our new store, share what's been going on, and show you the progress that we are making. Here is the first installment!  I answered many questions including "when will you be open for in-store shopping?" (this Thursday at 12pm!) "can we bring our own containers?" (absolutely!) and "Are the pre-packed product bags compostable? They seem to have a plastic liner..." (they are compostable! Just remove the tin tie at the top first.) See you next Sunday at 10am on Instagram! Stephanie

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