brand spotlight: CB tees

i came across this etsy shop on instagram, and fell completely in love with it. the owner, carly, lives in australia and her shop is full of upcycled clothing!

she takes clothes she finds at thrift stores, and embroiders them to make them something new.

this shop gets right at the heart of why i started this blog. one of the reasons is because there are too many clothes that are not made responsibly. the other is because we can do with far less than we do. there are so many clothes already in the world. there are so many clothes that end up in landfills every single year. and carly’s shop is a brilliant way to reuse and reinvent clothes that still have a lot of life left in them.

sassy pants from cbtees on etsy

my absolute favorites right now are these “sassy pants.” if they were my size i’d have a heckuva time not buying them.

she has inspired me to think further about upcycling. not just how can i reinvent things that are already in my own closet, but inspiring me to reconsider thrift stores from a whole new perspective.

itsCBTees shop on etsy

if you need something that’s new, but old, go have a look!

have a great day!

xo

kate

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brand spotlight: 31 bits

most of you probably know of 31 bits, but i had to spotlight them anyway. they’re one of the better known jewelry brands who have trumpeted fairly made goods from their inception.

right now i have a major crush on them particularly because of my daughter. her birthday is coming up, and a visit from one set of grandparents this past weekend meant she got to open a couple of presents early. one of them was a bitsies necklace. she has tried to put it back on with her pajamas every night since receiving it.

shine on bitsies necklace. 31 bits.

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brand spotlight: alternative apparel

{check them out: alternative apparel}

alternative apparel is a brand i heard about from the author don miller. his wife {betsy} had come up with an idea for a t-shirt, and they used alternative apparel t-shirts in their design.

since then i’ve looked into the company, and right about now there are a whole bunch of basics i want to add to my closet!

{burnout jersey t-shirt}
{move it flex it tank}
{boxy v-neck t-shirt}

these shirts are so soft and comfortable. they primarily work with jersey material and offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, etc.

{see more here}

on their website they take you through the entire process of how their shirts are made, and where they are sourced from. they are part of the #whomademyclothes movement. and one of my favorite parts about them?

not only do they have a great product that is sustainably made, they have an entire section on their website dedicated to “brands we love.”

{see more here}

i love that they highlight other brands that believe the same things they do. to me it shows an undeniable authenticity to direct potential customers off of their site and onto another because they believe in what these companies are doing too.

if you’re in the market for any basics, be sure to check them out!

hope you’re having a great start to your week!

xo

kate

brand spotlight: fashionABLE

i found fashionABLE thanks to a friend of mine, and when she told me their story i really wanted to support them and all they are doing.

this became even more true when i looked further into what they do, and how they do it.

they employ a “trade, not aid” philosophy. you can find more info about it on their website here, but really all that means {as they put it} is: “jobs, not charity.” it’s the whole teach a man to fish philosophy.

they started out with scarves, and then added some amazing leather goods and jewelry, and now they’ve added shoes and apparel to the mix. and i just saw last week that they have a denim line in the works.

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