The Magazine

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Scott Ballum | September 27, 2011
How do you say goodbye? After two years, hundreds of stories, twenty contributors, and thousands upon thousands of visitors? The support and feedback I’ve received from readers I’ve never met, folks who want to help, and small business owners I’m completely inspired by have been the most amazing things anyone has ever said about me or any work I’ve been a part of. It’s also been one of the...
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Daily BR!NK | September 20, 2011
The concept is simple: for every delicious nutrition bar purchased, a nutrition pack is provided to one of two million hungry children in the developing world. Based on the famous one-for-one social entrepreneurship model that took off a few years ago with a then-little-known shoe company called TOMS, Two Degrees Food was founded by Will Hauser, an energetic Harvard graduate, and Lauren...
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Contributing Writer | September 19, 2011
Story by Stacy Edwards.When we last spoke with Emily Green of EmiLime Handcrafted, she was hard at work living the life of a solo entrepreneur, traveling between Austin and Peru to build relationships with Peruvian artisans and telling the public about her hand-knit, all-natural and traceable product line. The past year has been a busy and growing time for both Emily and her business. In fact, at...
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Jennifer Boyer | September 16, 2011
For the folks out there who relish the tactile and fret over the replacement of books with an electronic facsimile: listen up. For everyone who appreciates a DIY ethic in a mass produced world: you are not alone. And for burgeoning writers with something insightful to say but lost in the sea of blogs: you have a choice. The answer to all three quandaries and more is Microcosm Publishing.What...
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Contributing Writer | September 14, 2011
Story contributed by Polina Selyutin.Bi-Rite, a grocery market nestled in the heart of San Francisco's hip Mission district, has been owned by Sam Mogannam's family since the 1960's. In 1997, when he reluctantly agreed to take over the family business, he decided to run the market his way. His way involved hiring and training staff to be educated and passionate about food, creating a fun...
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Daily BR!NK | September 7, 2011
Meet this duo of entrepreneurs committed to helping out the Alexander McQueen-wannabes of the world. Their mission: To revolutionize the traditional fashion regime. After spending years working together in the corporate fashion world, Lindsay McConnon and Jena Wang took the plunge together and started their own business. Today, the pair runs Velvet Brigade, an online operation...

Projects

Scott Ballum | April 19, 2011
Sheepless recently co-sponsored a screening of the ground-breaking, eye-opening documentary "The Greenhorns" with The Loft at UCSD and UCSD Earth Week. Directed by Severine von Tscharner Fleming, and grown out of a grassroots non-profit organization of the same name, the film's mission is to recruit, promote and support the new generation of young farmers in this ample and able 21st century...
Scott Ballum | February 28, 2011
Hand-pulled water-based screen print on 100% organic Anvil tees. Printed with care by Post Expose. Limited supply available, but once we sell out we will reprint in additional sizes! Support Sheepless. Support radical shopkeeping. Look totally rad. Visit the Sheepless Shop
Scott Ballum | November 14, 2010
This September, Scott hosted a panel discussion with the founders of the Brooklyn Flea, Blue Marble, Brooklyn Grange, Alive Structures, and Crop to Cup at Greenlight Bookstore in Ft Greene, Brooklyn. These five remarkable and innovative Brooklyn entrepreneurs talked with a crowd of 65 of their neighbors about the various roles community plays in growing their independent businesses—from mutual...
Scott Ballum | July 23, 2010
We're hitting the road! Sheepless founder Scott Ballum is driving from California to Maine—and back—to discover innovative and unique small businesses wherever they may be, and documenting the trip in video as we go [WATCH], please check it out and follow along! Why are we doing this? There's a movement afoot, people are more and more interested in learning about where their food is coming from...