Recently I have read a funny article in The Cut about how an author of this article had bought a wrap dress almost 2 years ago and had never wear it because couldn’t find out how. The story is something like that - “On Tuesday I decided I’d had enough and typed “how to put on a wrap dress” into YouTube. Amazingly, there seemed to be an answer. “The wrap dress is one of the most universally flattering, most amazing dresses any gal can have”, says this nice lady. But one of the biggest questions we get is how the eff do you put it on?” Yes!!!!! TELL ME!!!!!!!”. I really couldn’t stop laughing when read how someone was explaining her that the dress has a hole in it and that you have to put one of the strings in the hole and then wrap around it. “I found the hole, I put the string in, and it worked”- the beautiful story ending. Amazing how we, the makers, never think that such obvious things to our eyes might be misleading to our customers. And yes! Every wrap cloth has a little secret hole on one side and if you are still struggling while wrapping around, we are here to help!
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Just listed in shop, kindness moves mountains, our newest kids tee |organic soft cotton | cut, sewn & decorated in our San Diego studio | with every purchase we help feed kids in need | sizes 6-12 months through 12-13 years.
Haus oder Wohnung, Stadt oder Land? Wie lebt ihr so und was wäre euer Wunsch? 🏡
Ich kann mich selbst kaum entscheiden, mal denk ich so, dann wieder so. Liebe die Vorteile der Stadt, die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel, die schönen Cafés und Restaurants (mit veganen Optionen!!), viele offene Menschen, Möglichkeiten für Unternehmungen...aber mir fehlt auch das Grüne, die Idylle und Ruhe. Eigentlich träum ich eher vom eigenen Häuschen mit Garten und Hühnern, viel Platz und guter Luft. Weniger Werbung, mehr Natur; weniger gestresste Leute, denn die trifft man in den Öffis leider auch zur genüge 😅. Was dann wohl Land bedeuten würde, irgendwann. Wenn da nur mal nette Nachbarn sind!!! 😆
#undbeieuchso #hippieimherzen#landluftundliebe#theslowlife #stadtoderlandmensch
Ps. Oops der Knopf ist auf 🙆♀️
/Werbung durch Verlinkung, unbeauftragt
Lab-grown diamonds are definitely having a moment — and we’re here for it.
So what are they?
Lab grown diamonds are essentially the same genetic make up as earth grown. Each one is grown from a seed of a pre-existing diamond – using a mix of heat and pressure to mimic the the earth’s natural method of diamond creation. They are chemically, visually and physically identical to earth-mined diamonds, but are about 40% less in price and don’t cause any human or environmental harm. Even when using a jewelry loupe, lab grown diamonds are nearly impossible to differentiate from natural diamonds.
Cheers to our Saint Mae babes who are willing to break away from societal norms and do things differently. We have the power to change the world and we’re so excited you’re on this journey with us.
To learn more check out our latest journal post - The Skinny On Lab Grown Diamonds. Link in bio.
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A look that would probably my make my 7th grade art teacher proud? 👩🏼🎨
I took some time today to make two new handwoven pouches and documented the entire sewing process with photos. I will publish a detailed tutorial this week but for now I only edited this final shot - I couldn’t wait to show you!
Handwoven pouches were the very first product I ever offer. I made the first batch back in early 2016 and just a few more small batches since then. They were always received so well which is super sweet! But as you know project bags took over. Now I’m slowly getting back to weaving because there’s no greater joy then playing with your own plant dyed yarns. The colors here were made with plants local to me and handwoven on a frame loom (swipe left to see). I lined this pouch with olive green plant dyed linen for the final special touch 🌱 zipper pull is made with reclaimed leather from Berlin based company.
This pouch is a labour of love, handwoven with yarns that were hand dyed with plants and then sewed by hand - all by yours truly.
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Happy Friday! Who’s ready for the weekend? 🙋🏽♀️ @grantblvd has your weekend style covered with their gender neutral shirts. Regardless of your personal style, it’s most likely that you’ll find something in their collection to suit you while reflecting your values. Take a look at their #sustainablefashion and #ethicallymade items on their site today (link in my bio).
Before you try to be more aware of what you like and finding new ways of expressing it, you have to accept your own style.
From experience I can say that the biggest leaps toward accepting our own style is to be more accepting of other people’s sense of style. The harder you judge others, the more judgemental you will be of your own style.
The fear of accepting our own style is easier if we open up, accept, and see other’s people style. If you think you have a sense of style, it doesn’t mean it should be the same for everyone else. Accepting other people’s sense of style helps us to open up to new ideas and radically improve our own style.
Try this experiment: let people know what you like about their style.
The journal release is almost ONE MONTH away!! We are over the moon excited to share start this new journey with ya'll 😊⠀
Our next #fairtradefriday feature is @mira_tradingfairly: ⠀
Mira was founded to empower women and underprivileged artisans in rural communities all over India. They work with over 200 artisans and provide long-term employment for each of our partners. Mira is certified by the Fair Trade Federation and go through intense yearly verification processes to prove our commitment to safe, sustainable and ethical business practices. ⠀
Their products are crafted by hand or by using very basic hand tools. The details in each one of their products reflects an artisan’s familial handiwork taught through generations. ⠀
This cotton throw is weaved using a hand loom and dyed by hand. Artisans twist each piece of fabric to reflect the pattern shown when dyed. This method of dying has been taught throughout generations! ⠀
Ya'll this giveaway coming up is going to be LOADED with tons of amazing products, including this throw!! You don't want to miss out, trust me. Giveaway begins June 21
The debate about the use of genetically modified crops is not a new one. With a quick google search many news reports on the latest scientific arguments for or against the use of GM crops can be found. It can be hard to form a strong opinion either way on the subject. .
Since the dawn of agriculture, people have combined a bit of common sense with a little bit of observable science to realise that by cross pollinating your best crops and keeping those seeds to replant the next harvest you can help nature to produce better crops.
The difference between this sort of human management of nature and genetically modified (GM) crops is that genes are often taken from completely different organisms to try and produce ‘beneficial’ effects to the crop. For example, taking a gene from a bacteria and adding it to the genetical makeup of a plant like the cotton plant. The result will then produce a cotton plant that is able to resist the toxic herbicides used to kill the weeds around the cotton plant.
Developers of genetically modified crops defend their work, citing improved yields. Genetic modification has also produced plants with higher nutrient levels than the conventionally grown crops.
However, environmentalists and farmers alike have genuine concerns about the impact of GM crops to the overall environment around the crops. A number of species of weeds are now showing resistance to conventional herbicides as natural pollination between these weeds and the GM cotton crops have been reported meaning that stronger chemicals are required. Also Canada learned the hard way that it can be almost impossible to segregate genetically modified and non-GM crops, and widespread contamination from GM canola has eliminated organic canola in most areas of Canada. .
We at Arc lore are convinced by the benefits or organic natural ways of developing crops which is why we are proud to only use GOTS certified organic cotton threads. .