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Support Small Business -- Michigan Edition

It's all about supporting small businesses when I do my shopping and I will be spotlighting different businesses to give you some ideas this Christmas.

You all know that I *LOVE* the hair care products from Original Moxie and I wanted to share some other businesses in that area and share a neat idea they have going this season.

This holiday season, three Michigan-based, women-owned, eco-friendly businesses are collaborating to create an innovative partnership that they hope will boost awareness of the importance of shopping local.

•    Arbor Teas 
Owner:  Aubery Lopatin
Sourcing the world's most fantastic organic and Fair Trade Certified teas and delivering them as sustainably as possible.

•    Maggie’s Organics 
Owner:  BenĂ¡ Burda
Proudly making fairly traded socks and apparel from organic fibers everyday for over 20 years.

•    Original Moxie 
Owner:  Rachel Blistein
Creating Super Natural™ hair care products for a diverse range of hair types. 

While their wares are very different, all three businesses hail from the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti community and share a passion for green, ethical business practices. The group is teaming up for Small Business Saturday (Nov 30) with a creative crossover social media promotion. 

The ‘Local Head To Toe’ campaign will offer followers a chance to win a gift basket valued at $90 and featuring products from all three companies that will indulge its recipient from head to toe.  In addition, all entrants will receive a $5 off coupon code that can be redeemed on each website.  The contest runs from Fri, Nov 29 - Mon, Dec 2 and can be entered via the Arbor Teas, Maggie’s Organics, or Original Moxie Facebook pages beginning Fri, Nov 29.

The gift basket will include the following items:

•    Arbor Teas Holiday Spice Black Tea – 5.5 oz 

•    Arbor Teas Stainless Steel Tea Infuser 

•    Maggie’s Organics Hair Ware Band

•    Maggie’s Organics Wool Urban Trail Sock – Ankle Length

•    Original Moxie Sulfate Free Shampoo – 8 oz

•    Original Moxie Natural Conditioner – 8 oz