A repost from @joyfullysmitten, who is wearing the Kala print. We love quiet moments and reflections like this! And, nap time. ☺️ Thank you, Kristina, for supporting our mission and wearing #sudaragoods. • • •⠀
“...It’s quiet in my house right now because it’s nap time. So I’m sitting here drinking some tea thinking about how I want to live in a world where everyone is free. Free to live in their own lives as who they are never feeling trapped or enslaved by the control of someone else...”
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Just published: our Guide to Ethical and Sustainable Labels and Certifications. 🌿
There are many different labels out there which certify that brands or products are doing good in one way or another. This is great news for informed conscious consumers, but it can get confusing as well!
So we’ve put together this guide so that next time you’re shopping, you can keep your eye out for these labels and know what each one means.
@yoga_girl_hawaii is wearing @groceriesapparel, who uses certified #GOTSorganic cotton.
Conscious Fashion Collective is a lookbook inspiring steps towards sustainable fashion with zero judgment, infinite inspirations. Follow and tag @consciousfashion to be spotlighted.
How many reusable cups do you have? Add some divine help to your morning rush by keeping a few in the cupboard - then it doesn’t matter if you leave yours at work, go out the night before for an unexpectedly huge night, or just wake up feeling a little lazy, and you really do prefer to give your favourite barista a clean cup🌿
All our favourite wild work day ideas in our Journal👆🏻What are yours?
When we started researching upcycling in the fashion industry, one of the innovative things we came across was from @orangefiberbrand They use the byproduct of oranges to make a new type of fabric that is as soft as silk! We're excited to see brands using this new fabric in their creations. We believe circular fashion and upcycling is the sustainable way for the environment.
This seems like the right time for a #reintroduction post! I’m Jess, the face behind Summers the Label (and previously Aida Maeby). I’m the short one in case anyone needs that pointed out. I work from my studio/showroom in Newtown, Wellington and you’re very welcome to get in touch and come up (or just drop in) if you’re in the area. I can’t function without Earl Grey tea, have a love/hate/love relationship with my dog who I’m pretty sure is a criminal mastermind, and I’ve recently tried very hard to embrace giant earrings. I have brothers but no sisters and sons but no daughters. I grew up in a tiny town called Feilding, although we lived wherever the airforce sent us for most of my childhood so nowhere and everywhere feels like home 🙃I met my husband when he was 11 and I was 9 at a youth group, he said ‘hi’ and I said ‘eep!’ and ran away. Fifteen years later we got married at that same church although we’re both atheists. I’m waging a semi serious war against psoriasis at the mo, which seems to leave me alone anywhere I’m heavily tattooed (which is a few places) so clearly the only medically responsible thing for me to do is #moretattoos. I’m slowly learning that I can’t do everything. So that’s me.x
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Here’s my #ootd... and it’s totally sustainable too! 🌿
I enjoyed wearing this to my entrepreneur coaching session with @thisiscalmer, and then to meet and learn about coffee from @squaremilecoffee today. Top is from @nudeethics, and jeans from @mudjeans ✨
I feel so good wearing this - what’s your favourite outfit to wear at the moment? 😊️
Just a week and a half away from the @swscharlotte event! If you haven’t grabbed your make and take ticket yet, we still have a few left! Bring your Mom for the perfect mother-daughter date!
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“My big purchase for my trip to Thailand was an all leather Harper backpack from @betterlifebags. I knew I wanted and needed a sturdy bag to carry ALL the things, and this bag fit the bill!
I love purchasing with a purpose, I love empowering women within my home state, I love this company.
Thanks Karima for making my dream bag!
The price tag may seem daunting, but take a page from my book and save a few bucks from each paycheck! Totally worth every penny!” @cabreithaupt 😭❤️
If this is your face when you think about getting dressed in the morning, head over to the blog. I can’t tell you the angst I feel when getting dressed, so come on this style journey with me. // dreamsoflinen.com/findingyourstyle
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Bella and Charlotte in their matching @stidstonswimwear custom swimsuits made from recycled ocean plastic 💙🌊
Simple, chic, minimal and stylish all in one. This is our Chloe Trouser in black which we still have in stock in size XS made from remnant cotton jersey and our hand-woven Srey Crop Top hand-woven from a curated mix of remnant cotton jersey and cotton yarn which is currently sold out.
We do however have a few other pieces with this style of weaving on the website and we will be launching our fall line up VERY SOON with many pieces designed using this style of hand-woven texture as well, so watch out for that.
Head to our website to check out the other styles we have available. Link in bio!
Huuuunnnn check out this member of the self love club on his holibobs ✌🏼❤️🏝️
We really can't say it enough, we absolutely love it when you guys tag us and send us your pics 📸
Our palm wood cutlery set (dinner size) is made out of the trunk of the coconut tree, one of the most sustainable source of wood in the world. There is something about eating with these that fully connects you back to nature. The scent of the wood, the imperfections in its grain. It reminds me to be thankful, to be present, and that even though we live in a modern technology driven world, there is value in simplicity. “We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves” - Andy Goldsworth
I always feel like a million bucks when I leave @meggie_stein at @studiomflorence. Find someone to take care of your hair who makes it feel like a treat & not an errand. 💛
Also, these Hai Hoops from Vietnam are my favorite. 😍 (link in profile)
We have a tendency to think we are independently living our lives when in reality we are vastly connected. We are all dependent on each other in so many ways, and all of our actions have an effect. What kind of impact do you want to have on others and the world and what can you do today to work towards making that happen?
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The distribution of the reusable sanitary kits is an important project to us on so many levels. As women, we can relate. As mothers, it has compelled us to become fierce advocates and protectors for these precious young women.
According to statics, the need is grave for more than 2 million girls living in Kenya. Female students are often exploited by the men in their communities who offer to purchase sanitary products in exchange for sexual favors. Our mission is to prevent this sort of exploitation from happening.
Today our tribe is making a difference here in Kitale, Kenya. The first part of our distribution will begin later this morning. More to come!
(Photo Credit: Jenni Vorderman)
Holding on to summer or looking forward to fall? We’re feeling a little of both. 🧡
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Oops I caved in. As you might know, August is #NoNewClothes month to raise awareness for how disposable (& unsustainable) fashion has become.🙅🏻♀️🌎
Fast fashion (e.g., Zara, H&M) churn out new clothes with cheap materials (often micro-plastics like polyester) and often underpaid labor in ~5 weeks (compared to the 6-9+ month cycle for traditional fashion brands).🙈🙈
And ULTRA fast fashion is even a thing now to compete with fast fashion - these brands churn out clothes from concept to retail in as little as 2 weeks. Again, made possible at this insane speed, at such low costs, because of cheap labor, exploitation of natural resources, and the use of cheap materials and chemicals.🙊🙊
One of my env studies professors @ Uni said - “there ain’t no free lunch in this world.” Fast fashion has cheap price tags only because it’s just costly elsewhere - for the wellbeing of makers, the environment, animals involved, and us as wearers via toxic chemical residues.🙉🙉
On top of this, cheap clothes usually only last weeks, worn a few times before they’re shoved into the back of the closet, forgotten, or just thrown out. Our mindless rates of buying and throwing clothes out, coupled with most of fast fashion being made with cheap plastic (nonbiodegrdadable), is clogging up our landfills and creating an environmental crisis, while also highlighting our modern society’s ongoing emotional hunger and insatiable appetite.🤔🤔
I’m human with desires, though learning to slowww down. More and more, I’m taking pleasure in shopping secondhand or vintage. And at the same time, I’m letting “wants” sit for weeks / months before deciding to buy something from a conscious fashion brand.🌸
I made it through half of August suppressing urges to buy anything at all, but @Reformation is having a sale right now so I caved in to get something I’d been eyeing a while.💃🏻
Well, totally failed this challenge, but I hope to keep letting impulse desires fade and to the best of my ability, purchase with intention from brands on a mission to make our planet a fairer and greener place to call home.💚
Are you taking on the #NoNewClothes challenge or have done something like it?🌎