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  • The Body Shop
    To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.” Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
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    7101 Democracy Blvd.
    Bethesda, MD US
  • Marriott Suites
    Property Location Located in Bethesda, Marriott Suites Bethesda is in the business district and close to Burning Tree Country Club and Strathmore Arts Center. This hotel is within close proximity of National Institute of Health Campus and Congressional Country Club. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 274 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge) and wedding services. Dining Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
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    6711 Democracy Boulevard
    Bethesda, MD US
  • American Eagle Outfitters
    The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear. But what many don't know about the brand—despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase—is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment. Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
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    7101 Democracy Blvd
    Bethesda, MD US
  • BookATailor
    The tailors who handcraft BookATailor high-end menswear aren't merely professional clothiers?they're also models. Bringing along a variety of high-quality fabrics woven in Italy and England, these fashionable men and women travel to each client's place of work; clients can also specify which gender they prefer in their tailor. Once there, the tailor takes complete measurements and helps clients choose the right fabric for their suit, shirt, or jacket. Harnessing their specialized knowledge of upscale clothing and construction, they update their clients on the current styles as they take down a list of specifications?including button color and pocket type?to create fully customized clothing that accurately represents their client's style. They also stitch together tuxedos, overcoats, and footed pajamas to keep their clients looking sharp for all occasions and weather.
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    7101 Democracy Blvd.
    Bethesda, MD US
  • Celine de Paris
    When a customer walks into Celine de Paris, owner Sharon Amar hopes they feel like they’ve just stepped off a private jet into a boutique located in a swanky European metropolis. To cultivate this chic vibe, he fills his boutique with upscale lingerie, clothing, and accessories culled from overseas retailers such as A jour and Hristy. Amar and his staff ensure a personalized shopping experience by pairing each customer with apparel that flatters their body type, such as gowns with deep-v necklines and sheer blouses that reveal actual hearts of gold. The boutique also assists customers in finding the perfectly fitting bra by taking measurements and letting customers try on various styles.
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    7706 Woodmont Avenue
    Bethesda, MD US
  • Fashion Time
    The staff at Fashion Time hold time itself in their hands, in the form of their store’s collection of eye-catching watches. At locations throughout Maryland and Virginia, they repair watches in addition to pairing customers’ wrists with low- and high-end watches from name-brand designers, such as Edifice, Kimio, Seiko, and Citizen. Customers can also peruse the store’s inventory on its comprehensive website, with shipping available nationwide. Already-purchased watches can be registered online through an easy submission form or a more difficult smoke-signal pattern.
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    7101 Democracy Blvd.
    Bethesda, MD US

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