Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How Bags Are Preserving Culture

I'm so excited to have Danica Ratte, sustainable fashion designer and founder of Wild Tussah, as my first guest writer. Due to the rise of mass production, traditional artisan techniques are being lost worldwide. Wild Tussah is striving to save weave cultures by designing pieces for modern tastes and commissioning production from weaving villages that need support. I love the work Danica is doing, so I was thrilled when she asked to speak to you about how handbags are preserving culture. Enjoy!

How Bags Are Preserving Culture

by Danica Ratte 

When you think about how to preserve culture, you might not initially think that it can be done through a handbag, but it can!

Here are 5 brands, including Wild Tussah, that are preserving culture in different ways.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ethical Fashion Series: Good Cloth + Giveaway


There is an increasing desire among consumers for ethical and sustainable products and companies are starting to try to meet the demand. There are lots of claims of fair trade and eco-friendly manufacturing, but the supply chain often isn't made available to consumers. It can be difficult and time consuming to research every step of a piece's production journey, which is why I'm very excited to introduce you to Good Cloth, a brand new ethical clothing store whose top priority is transparency!

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Enchanted Forest

nature items

While the East Coast was being engulfed by Winter Storm Juno, Wyoming was enjoying unseasonably warm weather. To my family's delight, the sun shone warm in a Robin's egg blue sky and temperatures rose into the 60's and 70's. It's been a long time since we've been able to go on our weekly day trips, so we took advantage of the glorious weather and headed to a darling little village not far from home, in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. 

The aptly named Story, has a storybook feel. There are no manicured lawns here, rather, the charming homes are nestled in among the pines, like so many cabins in the woods. With a population of just 828, the most traffic you'll encounter are rafters of turkeys and herds of white tailed deer, which wander the streets and graze in the residents' yards. At the very edge of town is a trail that will lead you though the forest and into the foothills.