Summer Dreams

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The weather is warm, school is almost out, and I’m thinking about summer fashion. Check out the outfit of my dreams below, followed by some more realistic options.

Summer Dreams

My dream outfit for summer adventures is this fair trade shirt dress from UK-based Bibico, a handmade fedora and a beach tote from Mar Y Sol, and Huarache sandals from Nisolo.

 

 

Summer Plans

Considering I’m a mom of boys with casual days of gardening and neighborhood adventures in the plans, a more practical outfit for me would be a locally screen-printed tank from Project 615, ethically made sneakers from Etiko, and fair trade shorts from Liz Alig and Love Justly.

 

 

Summer Reality

But what will I actually be wearing this summer? Probably yoga pants like this pair from PACT, a Nashville Predators shirt (Project 615), and flip flops (Etiko). Real life here, folks.

What summer adventures do you have planned? Will your fashion be festival-ready or homebody cool?

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Weekend Reading Round-Up

Hey, friends! I’ve been in the garden planting vegetables most of this week and haven’t had much time to write. Here are some good thoughts from others. Keep reading for heart warriors, ethical fashion, and a mega-list of summer activities in Nashville.

Hey Jimmy Kimmel… Do You Have Any Idea How Right You Are?
Meredith Toering guest posts for Ann Voskamp

Is Ethical Fashion Elitist?
Life+Style+Justice

14 Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Myths That Need to Die
EcoCult

When It Comes to Fair Trade, What’s Fair?
StyleWise

75 Things To Do with Kids in Nashville This Summer
Suburban Turmoil

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May the Force Be Fair

Happy Star Wars Day!

In December 2015, the Star Wars universe got a new movie — and a new heroine. And her boots are ethically made.

Image courtesy of Po-Zu.

Rey’s signature boots are from Po-Zu, a shoe brand specializing in sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing. Po-Zu’s design materials include chromium-free leather, Piñatex, wool, and organic cotton. Their Portugal-based manufacturing facility strives to pay workers fair wages in a toxin-free, low-waste environment.

Today, Po-Zu is launching a co-branded Star Wars line. In addition to the Rey Boots, they have designs inspired by Chewbacca, Poe, Finn, Stormtroopers, and — my personal favorite — BB-8.

Image courtesy of Po-Zu.

The shoes, available in men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes, are launching for pre-order TODAY and will ship in August.

Ethical options are rare when it comes to licensed products. Kudos to Lucasfilm/Disney for leading the way into the future by collaborating with a sustainable fashion brand.

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