So many beautiful, useful, and sustainable things cross my desk every week, so I periodically condense them all into a handy post of my favorites for you to peruse. I hope you find something you like in here!
I've been thinking for a while about how I need to find a good ethical workout sock. I'm always buying new ones, because I'm no better than you at keeping pairs in my possession.
Mitscoots socks are made in the U.S., and employ the less fortunate in packaging them up. And for every sock you buy, a pair goes to the homeless. (Apparently, clean socks are a huge request from the homeless--I did not know that!) They're built for long-lasting performance. I've worn them both out to an all-night dance party, and to Soul Cycle. They are comfortable, sweat-wicking, and keep me comfortable and blister free!
Pick them up--along with other ethical and sustainable items--from Orange Harp
The British blog Eco Fashion Talk
turned me onto this sustainable brand, which creates happy and sophisticated dresses. Beautiful Soul sources its fabric consciously (British wool, British lace, sustainable, organic and Fairtrade fabrics), produces ethically in the UK, and uses material remnants for fastenings and embellishments so as to adhere to a zero-waste policy. It was even shortlisted for the 2013 Sustainable City Awards.
Argan oil is my favorite way to smooth out frizzy hair. With summer coming, I'll be using it every day. John Masters' argan oil is hand harvested by a women's collective in Morocco. It's naturally rich vitamin E (that stuff that is really good for your hair and nails) essential fatty acids and carotene. Even better, its scent is so subtle that you can hardly smell it at all. If you're a fan of smelling like yourself (like me!) you'll like it.
In preparation for summer, I've been working out a lot more, and I just didn't have enough work out pants! I actually already owned a pair of sunset pants
from Teeki, and I love them. Made in California, they are made of 79% recycled plastic bottles, and printed in a sustainable way that is safe for workers in the environment. So I went straight back, and after some very hard decision-making, settled on ordering the Deer Medicine pants
Made from natural fibers and produced ethically in Portugal, Datura clothing walks the fine line between insouciant and luxurious. Like, "Let me just throw on this gorgeous thing I pulled out of my closet on my way to the cocktail party uptown."
Handmade in England from vegetable-tanned leather, this purses and cases could be a lifelong staple in your closet.
*I got this item free for review.