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Six Gifts for Creativity, Sustainability, and Giving Back

GOOD has assembled a holiday shopping guide for those looking to gift something a little different or support those in need.

It's about that time of year when we're all frantically trying to hunt down those last-minute gifts for our loved ones. To help guide you to some gifts off the radar, here is a short list of some inspiring products and services that we discovered at GOOD.is this past year.

1. A Shirt That Kids Can Play With—The Itty Bitty Project

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Debranded: Selfridges Launches 'No Noise' Campaign

Selfridges new No Noise campaign includes a collection of products stripped of their logos.

Selfridges, a U.K. department store, thinks that the experience of shopping is due for a change. "As we become increasingly bombarded with information and stimulation, the world is becoming a noisier place," the store writes on their site. In response, they launched a 'quiet shopping' campaign called No Noise this week.

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How Cheap Fashion Is Changing the Way We Shop

Stores like H&M and Zara are selling mass-produced fashions sold at rock bottom prices—and retraining shoppers to buy low-quality clothes.

Where did you buy your last top or pair of pants? If you're like most Americans, you probably popped into a cheap chain like Target, H&M, Old Navy, T.J. Maxx, or Forever 21 and walked out with more duds than you meant to buy and a still-full wallet. Cheap clothes were once a niche in the retail landscape, and not particularly fashionable. Now, low-cost retailers H&M and Zara are the largest clothiers in the world by sales and cheap clothes have become cool: Consumers have bragging rights about landing a deal at "Tarjay" or a $10 frock at H&M for date night.

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Infographic: Who's Winning, Walmart or Amazon?

Sure, Walmart is the biggest retailer on earth. But these stats suggest it won't be that way forever.

Walmart is fresh off a Supreme Court victory in its labor practices case, but take a quick look at some of the trends in this graphic and you might conclude its very business model will become a relic long before sex discrimination is.

Walmart is a business behemoth, no doubt about it. It's doing great, making a healthy profit, growing well.

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