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EcoPetites at the 2019 Green Gifts Fair

Don’t miss Do It Green! Minnesota’s 14th Annual Green Gifts Fair!Saturday, November 23rd | 10am – 5pmMidtown Global Market | 920 E Lake St. Minneapolis 55407Recommended $1 donation at the door SHOP | Visit over 80 vendors for upcycled, recycled, fair-trade, and locally made gifts.LEARN | Complete an activity passport throughout the fair for (adult and kid-friendly) prizes.EAT | Plan to have lunch or dinner at the Midtown Global Market with over 30 global food options.PARTNER | Join other individuals, organizations, and businesses working together to live more sustainably.CELEBRATE | Celebrate your green community through art, music, and more! For a list of vendors, demos and the main stage schedule

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Chowgirls Lounge during the Art-A-Whirl® 2019

Find EcoPetites during the NE Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl! Come shop EcoPetites in person at the LOCAL MAKERS MARKET. Explore curated goods — art, jewelry, clothing, home goods and more! Solar Arts Building- 3rd Floor711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413Friday, May 17 - 5:00-10:00 p.m.Saturday, May 18 - Noon-8:00 p.m.Sunday, May 19 - Noon-5:00 p.m.

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How can I measure progress?

Then and now: how green I am. As a sustainable-modeled business, you know I value that which is green, in the eco-friendly sense, but that is not what I mean here. This is a major career change for me, coming from a background as a medical illustrator and moving into fashion. And I started out green, and I mean green behind the ears, not knowing what I was getting myself into kind of green! Now, don't get me wrong: there are some things I know that do apply: sewing and designing my own clothes for 20+ years, knowledge of human anatomy, experience in running a solo business and a passion for sustainability. But when it came to how to start...

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