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Passionate commitment to magnificent designs and the artists behind them is the founding principle behind Elsewares, where you can score supercool stuff while supporting independent artists and companies with a conscience. Elsewares' owners, Ryan Deussing and Audrey Aponte, scour the creative world for innovative apparel, accessories, and home products from folks who practice healthy labor practices and focus on environmental sustainability. We adore the new Panda Journal (featured in photo at left) with its sustainably harvested wood cover and recycled pages, silly striped Stroke Socks, and Nepalese hand puppets (green pig or pink elephant?). This treasure trove of conversation pieces is diverse, affordable, and 100 percent guilt-free. For help navigating, check out the gift guides (including a whole section of under-$25 goodies, where you can sort by price, recipient, and recycled material. And take your time browsing the designer bios; you won't recognize these names at first, but you'll love knowing the backstory behind your new purchases.
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