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Why We Love Proud Mary (Hint: Textiles, Not Tina)

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    We’ll never stop shopping at our favorite big-box stores. But, sometimes, smaller, hidden gems feel infinitely more special. Combine that under-the-radar quality with an ethically sustainable business, and you have South Carolina-based Proud Mary — an e-boutique that works exclusively with artisans around the world to produce truly gorgeous textiles for clothing, accessories, and decor.

    Founder Harper Poe has one aim in mind: bridging the gap between fair trade and fashion. And, that’s exactly what she does. She pays her partners in Mali, Niger, Morocco, Guatemala, and Peru fair wages for their crochet, tie-dye, and weaving work. Click through to see some of our favorite finds from the brand, including one-of-a-kind bags, shoes, and home accents. Now, let’s crank out some Tina (you know you want to) — and shop. Proud Mary, keep on burnin'.

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