5 Ways to Dispose of Unwanted Clothing Without Harming the Environment

5 Ways to Dispose of Unwanted Clothing Without Harming the Environment

April 16, 2019 0 Comments

According to the EPA, Greenpeace, The New York Times, and a few other resources, more than 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year in the United States. In other words, we throw away a lot of clothes in this country. However, only 2.62 million tons were recycled, and 3.14 million tons were combusted for energy recovery. The rest was shipped off to the landfill. An even crazier statistic, the average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothes each year.”

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Behind the Bag: Pakistan Report

Behind the Bag: Pakistan Report

March 08, 2019 0 Comments

"These women now have something of value to pass down to their sons and daughters. They can read. Write. Earn money to help their families. These are things that the women of their villages never before imagined possible for themselves."

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Our 2019 Staff Retreat

Our 2019 Staff Retreat

February 28, 2019 0 Comments

It is a common saying here at Yobel Market that we are “ships passing in the night”. With the daily small business hustle, our communication can often be limited to a monthly meeting, electronic communication and writing notes in our staff notebook. As individuals, we are each passionate about economically empowering marginalized people all over the world, which drives us each day to educate about and sell fair trade products. But the key to our success is each other.

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5 Ways to Nourish Love for YOURSELF This Valentine’s Day

5 Ways to Nourish Love for YOURSELF This Valentine’s Day

February 04, 2019 0 Comments

Let’s be honest, January is a difficult month. As the decorations come down after the holiday season, our wallets are hurting, family and friends disperse, the cold and gloomy weather sets in, and there is not enough sunlight. We can all start to feel a bit blue.


Then BAM. Its February, and suddenly it's all about romance. Pink and red, flowers and hearts, gifts and chocolates. Valentine’s day can be joyful and exciting, but it can also leave people feeling lonely or stressed. Romantic love can be a source of mutual support and companionship, which is indeed worthy of celebration, but this month is also a good time to focus on another important type of love, SELF LOVE.

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Artisan Spotlight: Bonbon Bombardier

Artisan Spotlight: Bonbon Bombardier

October 26, 2018 0 Comments

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Our Screening of "The True Cost" and Ethical Fashion Discussion Panel

Our Screening of "The True Cost" and Ethical Fashion Discussion Panel

September 17, 2018 0 Comments

We recently had the privilege of hosting a screening of the True Cost film in the Ivywild School gym. The film delves into the truth behind the fast fashion industry. It reveals many dangerous and unjust labor practices involved in clothing production and the heartbreaking ramifications this has on the lives of people we never otherwise see.

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