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International Women's Day 2012

Happy International Women's Day everyone! To mark this awesome day, we've put together a collection of insightful statements and valuable information from people and organizations we've seen throughout the day across the social media world. We invite you to share your own. [View the story "International Women's Day 2012" on Storify]

Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash!

Today marks the 80th birthday of The Man In Black. We grew up listening to Johnny Cash and no matter how often played or how many years pass, the songs don't wear out. His music will always be relevant. Cash was a fearless creative that made music with a beautiful mix of struggle, art, deep love and rebellion.  Here are a few of my favorites.          ...

LoveStruck: StoryCorps Clips, 30 Quotes and a Song for Valentine's Day

This morning we listened to an inspiring, beautifully moving tribute to love on Democracy Now! Guest David Isay, who founded the brilliant StoryCorps oral history project, shared a handful of thoughtfully curated stories from his new book that speak to a deep love among everyday people. I've got big love for the project and gently nudge you all to dig in and listen... and maybe even go out and find...

Happy Valentine's Day

  Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. ― Mother Teresa

They Paved Paradise... Now We've Got a Lot of Empty Malls & Parking Lots

Today in an article titled How About Gardening or Golfing at the Mall, the NY Times reported on the effect that the struggling economy has had on the nation's many malls. From Cleveland and Toledo to Buffalo and Detroit, vacant malls and the cost of their upkeep have forced local governments, developers and community activists to rethink these spaces and incorporate community needs into their redesign and development plans. We...

Youth Stand Up for The Lorax & Remind Universal Dr. Suess' Hero Was a Treehugger

Dr. Suess is classic goodness. His books encourage children to think and inspire them to dream, while promoting social equality and environmental responsibility. It makes sense then that a fourth grade class who grew up on his books of prose and poems, decided to creatively raise their voices to defend the integrity of the book and honor The Lorax. After seeing that Universal Picture's promotional materials for their upcoming movie...

In the Words of Virginia: 15 Quotes

  Today marks the 130th birthday of Virginia Woolf. We pulled together some of our favorite quotes that reflect her thoughtful brilliance. "I am rooted, but I flow." "For the eye has this strange property: it rests only on beauty." "They can because they think they can." "As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world."...

There's Nothing Quite Like a Real Book... from a Real Bookstore

If this doesn't stir up your love for books + the independent bookstores that make our neighborhoods awesome... well, I don't know what will. 

The Essential Pouch

Today Glamour highlighted ten clever reasons why pouches are a daily essential. As someone who likes order and loves travel, these little bags have definitely made my life easier! I picked up a few new ideas from the list and will be wrapping some holiday goodies in EQUITA's beautifully hand-embroidered Tela Pouch this weekend. Added *goodness: they're handmade by fair trade artisans and the project supports tribal cultural tradition in...

Rest In Peace, Cesaria Evora

   Today we lost a beautiful woman and a compassionate, soulful voice. Cesária Évora died at age 70 on the island of her Cape Verdean home of Sao Vicente. Her music is filled with deep love and moves through any boundary of language. We were fortunate enough to see her in concert here in Pittsburgh. Beautiful. Cesária Évora was a committed activist for the rights of women and children in...

Welcome to (the New) Equita!

After a long but fruitful process, we are happy to unveil and welcome you to the our new webstore. We'll continue fine-tuning things in an effort to bring you a pleasurable shopping experience. Your input is extra-valuable to us, so please do let us know what think! Thanks! The Equita Fam
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