• Charity,  Clothing

    Restored Clothing Line Makes a Difference

    Felicia Lane never intended to start a t-shirt business, but her determination landed her in the clothing industry nonetheless. A couple of years ago, Felicia was looking for a way to spread God’s word without being overbearing. She didn’t want to confront people and ask them about their faith. Instead, she hoped to find a way for others to feel comfortable approaching her. “At the end of the day, I wanted to wear something so that people would come up and approach me [about my faith],” said Felicia. With this mission, she set out to buy herself a few articles of clothing that related to her faith. However, nothing she…

  • Charity,  Environment

    Continue practicing sustainability after Earth Day with these brands

    It’s predicted that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Approximately one in four fish contain evidence of ingested plastic. Most of the plastic waste in the ocean comes from the mismanagement of waste on land.  The biggest culprits are single-use plastics such as plastic bottles, bags, and straws. Each year, Americans generate 35 billion pounds of plastic waste. This plastic contributes to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an island of plastic roughly twice the size of Texas located between California and Hawaii. The Garbage Patch continues to grow. Unfortunately, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is only a portion of the plastic problem in oceans.…

  • Hiking,  How to

    Finding Hiking Boots that Fit

      It’s finally prime hiking season in East Tennessee, which means you might be on the hunt for a new pair of hiking boots. We know hiking boots aren’t cheap, but the right pair will hold up over many miles and years, making them worth it in the long run. Since you’ll probably hang onto your boots for a while, it’s important to find a pair of hiking boots that fit and are comfortable enough to carry you for miles over several years. Damaged toenails, blisters and cramped feet shouldn’t be an expectation when it comes to high preforming boots. Here are some tips for finding a boot with the…