The Conscious Hive

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THE CONSCIOUS HOLIDAY GUIDE

Your guide to supporting small and conscious businesses during your holiday shopping in Columbus, OH.

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MANA ICE CREAM CO

Creating a new genre of dessert that's combines health, decadence, and environmental consciousness.

"Our conscious approach to business considers the wellbeing of animals and the environment, as well as that of our human patrons. Our ice cream is 100% vegan, our packaging is 100% compostable.  Our ice creams are sweetened by organic dates and contain no additional sugar, no gums/starches, and no strange ingredients that the average person wouldn't recognize."


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ELLERY

Made By Women For Women

"I focus on being a conscious business by sourcing from women artisans who have been paid a fair wage and were able to work in a safe environment."

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FULL CIRCLE SOURCE

Full Circle Source offers items to help you in your sustainable journey as well as educational opportunities.

"The products I sell are all made from leaders in sustainability. They are also vendors I have used and loved for years. I think education is very important and because of that I organize landfill and recycling tours, bulk shopping classes and other educational opportunities." 

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LIV LARK

Slow fashion not fast fashion. Reliving history through curated vintage finds and practicing conscious living.

"Supporting local business like In Review Thrift Shop where I get so many of my wonderful thrift finds. Appreciating the care that went into vintage pieces by carefully passing them down. Items that do not sell through my store are donated to local thrift stores." 

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IT'S ALL NATURAL TEMPLE STORE

Original | Simple | Natural

"We operate encouraging more people to adopt a vegan diet and making it easy for people to follow it by providing more alternative options. We carry eco-friendly products and recycle shipping materials when it is possible."

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ONE80OUT SUPPLY

Outdoors Made Differently. Built For Comfort, Built Responsibly, Built To Give Back

"One80Out Supply was conceived to do things differently than most. All of our items are made with recycled plastics, organic cotton, and other sustainable materials that are produced for a living wage. Along with being members of 1% For The Planet we give back by organizing river clean ups and providing information on how to experience the outdoors more responsibly."

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REUSE REVOLUTION

Having fun with making less trash! Choosing to reuse our daily disposables.

"Reuse Revolution embodies sustainability and a dedication to learning: from our reusable products, to our community outreach.   We are committed to spreading awareness about sustainable alternatives in all aspects of life and business. Progress, not perfection; every action for the planet adds up & creates a ripple in our communities."

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ELEVENTH CANDLE CO

Candles with a Cause

"We Employ and Empower survivors of human trafficking, addiction, exploitation and abuse. We are a social enterprise based in Columbus.  Our candles are hand poured and 100% soy."

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BLUNCH

Daylight Eatery and Cafe

"BLunch is a daylight eatery and cafe that supports local food and beverage suppliers and operates with green initiatives in their daily kitchen and restaurant operations. Stop by today for a hand-crafted cocktail, a delicious blunch, and friendly service!"

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MR. WHITESNAKE'S SEXY SAUCE

Good Food Builds Great Memories

"Hand-crafted in small batches to give your meal a little something extra. Used in Signature BLunch dishes. Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Salt-Free options available, so everyone can enjoy!"

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THE BAKER'S RACK

Small Batch Cupcakes,Cookies and Brownies

"Small bites, locally sourced fruit and vegetables in our jam, biscuits and scones. With some vegan, gluten and soy free items, we try to have something for everyone!"

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SAINT MARY FARMERS MARKET

A new farmers market in the beautiful German Village neighborhood of Columbus.

"The farmers market supports the schools PTA and programs for the children, as well as building community within German Village.

All handmade, locally crafted items and upcycled products."


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WICK & MAPLE

A clean-burning Candle Brand with all the aesthetics of a luxury brand - minus the harsh costs or ingredients.

"We keep our candle company conscious by sending specific notations to suppliers who are willing to refuse plastic, buying in bulk when possible, avoiding cheap filler waxes that are bad for the environment and for the humans that burn them, using only safe, phthalate-free fragrances without dyes, and many other ways!" 


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SLO PARENT COACHING

Empower | Encourage | Educate

"There is no 1 right way to parent. There is a way to parent to the needs of your family. S.L.O. Parent Coaching is a research and evidence -based approach that increases understanding, intention, and connection. I empower, encourage, and educate parents and caregivers so that all members of the family can thrive during toddlerhood and beyond. Together, we create a customized parenting plan that sets you and your family up for success!"

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SUNNY HUNNY HERBS

At Sunny Hunny, we believe in the power of plants to facilitate our healing journeys.

"I feel a deep responsibility to have a business model that works in unison with the earth, not against it. At Sunny Hunny, we always use glass bottles or metal tins. We source our plants from organic farms and are transitioning from organic bulk suppliers to regional, small growers. We choose plants that grow abundantly, as opposed to endangered species. All of our shipping materials are recycled, recyclable and/or biodegradable. I hope that when you use one of our products you feel more connected with the natural world."

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DO GOODER

Recognizing the GOOD in our communities.

"Do Gooder is a print, social and digital digest designed to inspire and recognize the GOOD happening in our communities. We share nothing but positivity and stories of GOOD. Through our quarterly magazine, web platform, and social media channels, we are putting a spotlight on companies, people and organizations that are making it their mission to "keep the GOOD going.""

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FOURTEEN TWENTY NINE

Our mission is to eliminate barriers for survivors of human trafficking by providing basic needs, building community partnerships, and baking delicious desserts.

"Fourteen Twenty Nine is a desserts based social enterprise that gives to nonprofits in Columbus, Ohio caring for survivors of human trafficking. We also exclusively use recycled plastic packaging, buy local ingredients when we are able, and support other small businesses in our community. "

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WILD TIGER TEES

Empowering youth experiencing homelessness with the skills necessary to gain employment through the art of screen printing

"We are a social enterprise work program for youth experiencing homelessness.  We print mugs and screen print t-shirts to provide work opportunities for youth aged 18-24 find better, longer lasting employment.  Through our website, you can buy t-shirts designed by the youth, for which they get paid directly for every sale of their design." 

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

Inspiring Greater Social Change in the World

"We are a podcast on social change, highlighting many social enterprises in Columbus, Ohio.  We work in partnership with Wild Tiger Tees - you can support both the podcast and this social enterprise by purchasing t-shirts through our Etsy shop."

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