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Anjulina Desai is a co-founder of DEZEN, the first circular fashion accessory brand ensuring sustainability by using renewable, plant-based, petroleum-free materials with zero-waste production made in the U.S. Based in San Francisco, DEZEN uses technology to minimize its impact as a low carbon brand and has won awards for its innovation in design. The company’s mission is to design beautiful, innovative accessories that are respectful to the earth and the people who work with the company. In this guest blog for Green 2.0, Anjulina discusses how consumers can use their wallets to fight for a healthier planet.

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