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Developing a Craft

December 29, 2011

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Looking for beauty and experimenting with new skills these last few months has allowed me to begin developing my own creative work along with a tangible appreciation for craftsmanship. It’s one thing to write about other people and the work that they create, but to push myself to uncover my own visual voice has been […]

Snow Day Style

November 22, 2011

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There’s no day like a snow day I went home to Colorado to visit, and bragging rights answered, it snowed. And since I’ve already had this picture stuck in my head of a menswear-style cream wardrobe, the two morphed together into a snow-inspired collection. Must say, there are a few keepers in here. Either top […]

Free the Nations: Fall 2011

October 7, 2011

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Wear your values with these colorful hues that lift people out of poverty. I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Free the Nations due to our shared vision for purposeful fashion and love their new Fall 2011 line of jewelry. Together with their partners, they strive to give individuals opportunities to help eradicate extreme […]

Glamour with Social Good, Pt. 2

September 23, 2011

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FAL Does Right by Glamour’s 10 Fall Must-Haves Recently, Glamour came out with a list of ten fall staples. Since they’re all great wardrobe additions that will come in handy for years, I figured I’d give it a run by featuring our staple socially conscious product finds. Holla! [This is a continuation of a series. […]

Glamour with Social Good, Pt. 1

September 13, 2011

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FAL Does Right by Glamour’s 10 Fall Must-Haves Recently, Glamour came out with a list of ten fall staples. Since they’re all great wardrobe additions that will come in handy for years, I figured I’d give it a run by featuring our staple socially conscious product finds. Holla! 1. A Cozy, Oversize Sweater a) Hessnatur […]

Stripe, Pop, Rock It

September 1, 2011

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Photo by Shelby Caple Late night, beautiful shot. Here’s how you can make your space (and self) just as striking with the help of USA-made finds and socially conscious businesses: 1. For Love and Lemons Special Edition Lulu Dress, $92. While the flower version is sold out, you can still find white and black ones on […]

Bombolulu Workshops in Kenya

August 25, 2011

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Bombolulu Workshops in Kenya provide opportunity for disabled community members, the blind and deaf, through traditional craft and industry.  Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Center is a non-profit organization developed in Mombasa, Kenya in 1969 that offers training, shelter, and employment to African citizens with disabilities. Their employees are trained in many artisan handicrafts including leather work, sewing and […]

Kara Ginther: Leather Artisan

August 18, 2011

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{The stunning images of Kara and her workshop were taken by Kari K of Kari K Design this week.} Kara Ginther is a leather artisan based in Columbus, Wisconsin — and a UW-Madison Textile Design alumna — known for her intricately hand-carved leather creations. In addition to winning the heart of Brooks and cyclists all over with her beautiful custom bike saddles, […]

Super Citizen: A Shop with Aloha

August 12, 2011

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Guess what? Getting laid off ain’t always a bad thing. At least this holds true for Sandra Fowler, who founded Super Citizen after getting “the good word” from the locally based resort-wear company Tori Richard. Sandra knew she wanted to have her own boutique since before she was in school at University of Hawai‘i at […]