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FTF Conference and Spring Travels

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Happy Thursday! The air is warm and filled with drizzle here in Ypsilanti this morning, but we have ZERO complaints :) Winter coats are prepped for seasonal hibernation and Spring garments take the front-running spot in your closet, desperately fighting for your attention. Thankfully, we can help with that. As a matter of fact, our New Apparel works perfect for Easter outfits! Try mixing and matching your layers with some of our brand new colors for a wide variety.

In late March last month, Bena, our fearless leader traveled to Del Mar, California for the annual Fair Trade Federation Conference. She described being surrounded by wonderful, knowledgeable people with high-quality fair trade goods, as well as some excellent presentations from fair trade retailers. A very welcoming environment combined with the sunny southern California climate helped lead the trip to an overall success. The fun doesn't stop there though, as Bena plans to travel to Peru for the second time in 2 months this week for continuing overview of production facilities and strategy. We hope you have an excellent remainder of the week and enjoy the Spring!

New Socks! New Socks!

New Socks! New Socks! Happy Friday to everyone!Recently here at Maggie's, our production team has formulated some brand new designs using Organic Merino Wool fibers! Maggie's Organic Wool Over The Knee Socks are super soft and Made in USA! From the tip of your toes to over your knee, enjoy the luxury and warmth of organic merino [...]

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Safe Travels and New Apparel

Spring has arrived here in Michigan and we couldn’t be more excited. The NPEE Expo West in Anaheim, CA had a huge turnout and there were more brands and more hype than ever before. We were thrilled to hear the positive reactions on our new line and even happier to fulfill the new orders when we got back to [...]

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More clothing, More Storage.

Just in case you haven’t heard about the mass amounts of our apparel coming in from our new line, well here you go: 1000’s of garments need a place to live, and we needed space for them. Outside of renting an external storage unit, we have also built 2 massive internal shelving units inside of [...]

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A Little Space Please..

Hello and Happy Wednesday. It’s the middle of February and not only are we freezing but we’re running out of room! With our 2015 GOTS certified, Organic Cotton Apparel line coming in over the next few weeks, our current space is being taken over by beautiful garments! Thankfully, we managed to get our hands on [...]

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Fair World Project Needs Your Help!

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Please read this and help if you can as small-scale organic farmers need your help!Industrial agriculture is a key driver in the generation of greenhouse gases (GHG), accounting for up to 50% of total emissions. Chemical fertilizers, pesticides, heavy machinery, monocultures, land change, deforestation, refrigeration, waste and transportation all contribute to [...]

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Wraps Jackets Are In!

Hello and Happy Thursday :) 2015 is starting as promised. Maggie's recently received the first shipment of our GOTS Certified Apparel line, new and improved Wrap Jackets! These Wrap Jackets are a vast improvement over the ones from our past, and are 100% organic cotton. Along with extremely comfy, at $30 they also come with an affordable price tag. [...]

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Prepping For Natural Products Expo West

Hello and Happy Wednesday! As I type this, it's a clear and crisp 10 degrees outside in Ypsilanti, Michigan which makes the thought of Anaheim, CA sound so much better. In actuality the sun is shining and people are happy so I can't complain. At Maggie's we are busy in prep mode trying to pull [...]

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December Sock Giving Donations!

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Over the course of December, 2014 Maggie's donated 1 pair of socks for every order placed! With over 850+ orders, we have collected a lot of socks to donate. Friends in Deed, here in Ypsilanti http://www.friendsindeed.info/ and MAP (Michigan Ability Partners), in Ann Arbor http://www.mapagency.org/ will be splitting around 850 pairs for those [...]

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Let's mix fun with freezing cold :)

Happy Tuesday, and welcome to the Winter. The snow and cold finally caught up with us in Michigan and it's time to embrace the season and enjoy ourselves a little. Personally, I rely on bundling up for my daily commute and my layering begins with our warmest sock ever, The Organic Merino Wool Boot Socks. These [...]

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