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Austin, Texas is a city deeply rooted in culture, music, and history. Nicknamed the “Live Music Capital of the World” has made Austin one of the most exciting cities to explore. Whether strolling through the unique downtown arts district or cheering on the notorious Texas Longhorns, Austin has something for everyone.

Filled with a comprehensive culture, Austin is the perfect city to express creativity.  The streets are lined with inspiration and imagination. Recently, Conscious Magazine has made its way to the shelves of Barnes & Noble  in cities such as Austin and we could not be more excited. In celebrating the nationwide release of Conscious Magazine, Team C. would like to applaud other like-minded businesses that inspire the #changetheconversation movement.

Whether you are an Austin native or planning a weekend getaway, make sure to stop by our favorite conscious driven businesses.       


Let’s face it…mornings are just not complete without a great cup of coffee. Located within the historic district is Austin’s very own TOMS Roasting Co. Much more than a retail space, the newest initiative from TOMS is to provide clean water for people in need. With every bag of coffee purchased, TOMS will give one week of clean water to a person in need. Coffee that gives back…how cool is that?

Looking for an interactive design company that makes it their core mission to give back? Look no further than Alt Creative. For the last eight years, Alt Creative has made it their mission to give back to their Austin roots. Giving 10% of the final bill of all major web projects to charitable causes, allows Alt Creative to make a viable impact throughout Austin. The company also gives up to 20 hours per month (per employee) of pro-bono and/or in-kind donations to nonprofits throughout the Austin community.

Austin is home to the ethical fashion and lifestyle brand, Raven + Lily. The company employs over 1,500 marginalized women at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and the tools to break the cycle of poverty. One of the most distinguishing traits of Raven + Lily is the handmade nature of all their items. The designs reflect the beauty and culture of the women in their partnership programs. You can shop confidently knowing your purchase will empower women throughout the world.

Searching for beautifully curated shoes that give back? Fortress of Inca has everything you need to style your soles. The storefront is based in Austin and specializes in unique handcrafted boots. Handmade in Peru, Fortress of Inca channels a free-spirited and elegant lifestyle. Each collection supports local artisans with the hope of providing a sustainable income to break the cycle of poverty. Stepping out in style never felt so good.

Finding a local non- profit to become engaged in can be challenging, but The Miracle Foundation makes it easy to get involved. Empowering children in rural India to discover their dreams is the mission behind the organization. Rooted in the heart of Austin for the last fifteen years, The Miracle Foundation ensures that orphans are able to meet their full potential. To date, the organization has provided children’s homes with funding, training, and support to improve the standard of care for the children.

The Miracle Foundation is always looking for volunteers and is a great way for community members to join forces and help an amazing cause. For people outside of the Austin area, there are still opportunities to get involved through fundraising and donation efforts.

Enjoy Austin and while you’re there, pick up a copy of Conscious Magazine at Barnes & Noble!

10000 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759

5601 Brodie Lane, #300
Austin, TX 78745

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