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Real Couple’s Favorite Fair Trade Products – Theresa & Greg

Today we are featuring an extremely special couple – my sister and brother-in-law! Theresa and Greg recently moved to Portland, Oregon after years of planning and dreaming about their adventures there. They were married on a gorgeous day in Minnesota – October of 2011, at a park near their home in Saint Paul.

Greg being the outdoorsy type and Theresa the crafty type, their decorating style is artsy with bits of rustic nature. They’ve hung artistic photos of their travels throughout their home, and incorporated them with unique finds from thrift stores, handmade items, etc. When registering for fair trade products at Seven Hopes United, they stuck to the classics with a bit of handmade flair.

Without further ado, here are a few of Theresa & Greg’s favorite fair trade products!


1. Sliced Persimmon Mango Wood Bowl
2. Sweet Coconut & Vanilla & Spice Soap
3. White Wolof Fair Trade Storage Basket
4. Vintage Sari Throw

If you are interested in having your favorite fair trade products featured, email me and I will give you more details (it is easy and painless, I promise)!

Green + Fair Trade Wedding Inspiration

Eco Friendly Green Wedding

Ashleigh + Collin tried to keep their wedding as eco-friendly as possible with DIY, recycled, and fair trade elements throughout their big day.

Recycled Wine Bottle Table Numbers Mexican Wedding Cake Recycled Enchilada Sauce Flower Vase

From the beginning they did it all – created their own save-the-dates, invites, coordinated with all the vendors (most of which were friends from their local farmers market), and even designed their own wedding cake (all while running their own business). They really wanted to make everything truly meaningful and personal.

“Most of all we wanted our guests to have FUN, celebrate with us, and experience our love for San Diego! We wanted the overall vibe of the day to be relaxed and festive all at the same time! We tried our best to capture those ideas, while incorporating our ideals, and we couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. It was truly the BEST day of our lives, and we really felt everyone was blessed by it (especially since the girls didn’t have to wear heels to our wedding!)” – Ashleigh

Green Wedding

The bridesmaids all wore different shades of yellow, turquoise, and pink to give off the vibe of their fiesta-inspired wedding. Ashleigh gifted each of her bridesmaids Sseko Sandals handmade in Uganda – a project that helps send young women to college – to wear at their beach ceremony. Ashleigh also sported the socially-conscious sandals with silk straps that matched her wedding dress, and the guys wore white Sanuks with ties that matched the girls bridesmaid dresses.

Yellow Sseko Sandals Fuchsia Sseko Sandals

Pink Sseko Sandals Turquoise Sseko Sandals

Big thanks to ANZA foto+film for the photos and Magnolia Flower Shoppe for the amazing floral design.