Thousands of people walking through the door of Union every year. Today we want to highlight one of those individuals. That person is none other than, "The Honest Consumer." The Honest Consumer is a blog started by a Dallas resident named, Emily. This individual is on a mission to share the stories of social enterprises, to spread the word about ethically made products and to empower consumers.
On The Honest Consumer states on her site, "A purchase can be more than the simple exchange of cash for product. Stop and think about those on the other end. Who makes the product? Your purchases could be impacting lives in a positive or negative manner," she continues with an example, "If you could choose to purchase a product from a company employing people striving for a second chance versus purchasing from a large chain store, what would your first choice be? Your decision to purchase from the social enterprise allows the company to expand, therefore, continuing to provide more opportunities to those who are working to better their lives."
Emily, just like us believes, your purchase matters.