Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Loving me some Oeuf - a brand created by a French/American husband and wife team motivated by a desire to reduce unnecessary purchases.
My own hubbie and I have been talking about this concept a lot lately -- buy better quality the first time so you buy less in the long run.
The Oeuf founders says the line is “about a few essential, high quality, and multifunctional pieces that resonate with today’s cash strapped consumers. And Oeuf operated this way, long before being smart about money and the environment became a survival strategy.”
Their knits are made in Bolivia by a self-managed community of indigenous women. In line with fair trade principles, the artisans are paid a living wage, which enables them to afford healthcare and education for their children.
One of the best things about the line is its versatility -- many items can be worn by you or your kids.
They also have some great ideas for knit Halloween costumes that you can use long past the holiday for dress-up fun and warmth. Like these:
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Jane Foster knows that bold, colorful and simple designs can make both adults and kiddos happy. Her products are one part Marimekko fabric – one part Scandinavian aesthetics – and one part fun.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I honestly never realized how much I love handbags until I looked over my Etsy favorites and saw a disproportional number of purses among the selections. But to thine own self be true. So in that spirit -- here are some of the recent favs. The first one I bought, and every time I look at it my heart skips a beat. It matches everything and the craftsmanship is superb.