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Forget cargo ships and thousand-mile journeys by truck: the future of furniture distribution is digital, and it's already here. Irish designer and Fabsie founder James McBennett has a new line of wooden stools up on Kickstarter that you can make hyper-locally.

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Apple’s Brand at Stake as Customers Demand Better Labor Practices

Loyal Apple consumers call on the company to reform its supply chain before the launch of the company’s highly anticipated iPhone 5.



Even online activists get off their Macbook Pros once in awhile for real live action. Media coverage of problems with Apple's supply chain and labor practices in China, including child labor, worker suicides, and dangerous workplaces, has led to mounting pressure for reform. Online organizers from Change.org and SumofUs.org delivered over 250,000 hard copies of their respective Apple petitions to the company’s new store in New York’s Grand Central Station this morning.

At 10 a.m., wearing sandwich boards in the shape of iPads, Change.org representatives Shelby Knox and Sarah Ryan, along with playwright Mike Daisey, calmly climbed the terminal’s east staircase—at the top of which resides one of Apple’s most glamorous new stores. There, the three handed over several cardboard file boxes heavy with Apple consumers’ discontent and disgust.

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Survey: Business Leaders Are Surprised That Sustainability Actually Pays Off

In a new survey, seventy-two percent of executives said the benefits of their company's sustainability initiatives exceeded their expectations.

It pays to conserve. That's the finding of a survey of 247 executives in the U.S., U.K. and China released by the consulting firm Accenture. Seventy-two percent of them said the benefits of their company's sustainability initiatives exceeded their expectations.

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