By Estelle Hayes Threads 4 Thought is doing some really cool stuff. Designing effortlessly stylish clothes from organic cotton, sustainable materials, low-impact dyes and donating a portion of their profits to worthy charities. I’m especially loving the striped hoodie for guys and the Bat Your Lashes Tie Dye dress for, well, me. Their Shop the Cause apparel for women and men benefit the NRDC and the International Rescue Committee. I’m thinking a Rock the Vote t-shirt would be a great gift to any newly 18 year-old in your life. Images from Threads 4 Thought.
Scotch Naturals is leading the way in water-based and toxin free nail products. In addition to being “3 free” (free of formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl Phthalate) they’ve also eliminated ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetone, and heavy metals from their formulations. And now they have a line of kid’s nail colors called Hopscotch, in addition to their beautiful grown up line of polishes. If you have kids than you’ve probably already experienced first hand the kind of influence you have over their choices (when they’re young – all bets are off the table during those Read More →
By Estelle Hayes Do you have any graduates in your life this year? I’ve got nephews graduating from high school and college and while diamond necklaces are not exactly the perfect gift for either of them, my search still seems to at least start with jewelry. I love the idea of gifting a classic piece of jewelry that can be worn for decades and passed down from one generation to the next. These necklaces from Brilliant Earth are created from conflict-free diamonds and in many cases, recycled gold and platinum. Many of the designs lean Read More →
By Estelle Hayes I’m still stalking Fashioning Change for their genius “Wear This, Not That” feature. Most recently, I spotted some beautiful white dresses from Minna’s wedding line and that lead me to their children’s line. Special dresses, skirts and tops made from organic cotton in the U.K. All of the pieces, whether for mama or your little, are ethereal and feel truly unique in a see of mass-produced sameness found at the mall. Personally, I’m loving that little number with the mismatching buttons. Reminds me of something I would make for my own girl. Read More →
By Torrie Sessions Don’t you just love it when you stumble across a product that can solve a problem that until then, nothing has been able to resolve? That euphoric, settling moment when you realize- the code has been cracked. For months [who am I kidding?] years, I have tried to accomplish the “simple” task of bringing my own reusable bags to the market, and despite the fact that I had a wide array of bags sitting right in the back of my car, I could not seem to remember to bring them into the store… Read More →