To me, the definition of success in business is never giving up. Never letting fear, failure or famine (all inevitable in most businesses) take you out. 👊🏻
If anyone says running a business is easy, I seriously question that. What you see on Instagram is not real life. Always remember that. 💓
The next week will be critical to most retailers you know and love. Soon it will be “Black Friday” aptly named as such as it is THE day that most retailers actually turn a profit for the year. Yes, you read that right. Totally feeling those vibes at my business as we manage through a year of super strong growth, but also very high investment in inventory, systems and people. 🙈
Though certain segments of retail are highly profitable (ahem luxury brands), many others struggle and toil all year long to hit the glorious months of November and December. 🌿
So, while I appreciate being mindful of your consumption and not trampling people over a $200 flat screen TV, I also want to encourage you to support your favourite local, or ethical brands this season.✔️
Vote for what you believe in with your wallet. Every sale for us, and true for many makers and creatives makes an immense difference, especially at this time of year. 🔝
There are many awesome and easy to use platforms to discover new and ethical brands out there - Etsy of course, but also apps like @donegoodteam ,and directories like @projectjust and @thegoodtrade and of course, google. Some of my fav bloggers also put together gifting round ups as well like @selflessly_styled @sustainablychic @thepetitcadeau and more.
Thanks again for all of your support of @encircled_ each and every day.
Soap box off 🤗👌🏻
Who else is all about the oversized dress for the holidays?? 🙋♀️ Shop this look in store or DM to order! 1️⃣ Premium Bamboo dress, $32.50 (UV protection + moisture absorption // also available in Navy blue) 2️⃣ Fairtrade leather necklace, $42
Can I get a Whoop whoop?! New "All I need is Hummus" organic tees launching at @vevolution_ this Saturday!! I can't wait to attend this amazing vegan festival again! 💖💖💖💖 A little update: I just realised my website has been having issues with the payment process so it looks like it hasn't been able to accept any orders the past few days!! Apologies to anyone who tried to order but couldn't. All should be sorted now! 🙏🦋🌈🍭🐳
Still can’t believe that I designed a shirt! It’s not something I ever thought I’d do but I’m so glad I did because this is sooo my style. Minimal and classic with a little pop of color and a hint of something silly. I love stuff like that. Plus it’s very appropriate since Sriracha is basically a food group for me 😂 If you feel the same, use code NV20 to get 20% off one of these super soft tees 🌶🔥 @vegetaryn #veganshirt#nikkivegan
The quote "we rise by lifting others" is something I think wholeheartedly embodies this beautiful soul. She's consistently sharing her knowledge and opening my eyes up to a world I still know very little about (aka blogging), without asking for or expecting anything in return. I'm sure many of you already know @kirasimpson_ from @thegreenhub_ (if you don't, get amongst now as it will easily help change your life). @thegreenhub_ is a sustainable fashion and lifestyle hub that shares the latest brands, research, tips and guides. It's a place I go consistently to further my knowledge, and today I couldn't be more excited to share with you my Movers & Shakers interview with the Kira! -
If you want to learn more about why @thegreenhub_ was started, and a few more things about the incredible mastermind Kira, head on over to the blog now. Links in bio 🌿💚🌎
Loving this Uashmama inspo from @krem_warszawa. We've been stocking these washable paper bags from our humble beginning and we are still struck by the versatility and strength of the bags. We have selected styles on sale at the moment and a fresh batch of Uashmama arriving in the coming weeks. Can't wait 💚
Today is National Entrepreneur’s Day and we are celebrating our fearless leader, House of Koopslie Founder and Creative Director, Monika! 🙌🏼
We’re thankful for her guidance, expertise, humour, and perseverance! Double tap if you’re as thankful for Monika as we are! 💖
That's it for another day, nursery ✔, playing ✔, hide & seek ✔, painting ✔ I suppose I'd better sit down & watch some TV whilst I wait for my tea. .
Do you ever want to be a child again?! Cloud Coat hanger - @tresxics from @meandbuddybaby
Blocks - @weegalleryuk from @meandbuddybaby
Skirt - @kiteclothing
Bellechasse Studio Marché ♡ ✧ﾟ･: *
Friday Dec 8, 3-9
Saturday Dec 9, 10-7
6217-6228 Ave Henri-Julien
There will be a small area to try on all the lovely lingerie I'll have there. Hope to see you soon ♡♡
Hey people! Our next #InstagramLiveTakeover will be happening tomorrow evening. Out guest is @ravishemedskinhair. She's a #pathologist who is passionate about #hairgrowth and #skinhealth . Join us as she teaches us how to tell the difference between natural and organic from a scientific point of view. Don't miss it!
Happy news today! The Annaborgia Referral Program is LIVE! (Link in BIO) Here’s how it works: Love our brand? Let your friends know and send them an invitation to shop with a 10% discount, once your friend has made their order you will receive a $15 coupon for every referral. The coupons are cumulative and you can even use it combined with other offers... like our Thanksgiving coupon already active THANKS2017 adding another 20% savings on www.annaborgia.com!!! And a big thank you for shopping Ethical 😘😘😘😘
Check us out and other beautiful products in @brooklynmakers gift guide https://instagram.com/p/Bbw1d1pgcbI/ - all these gifts will be available this weekend @501union in Gowanus the #bkholidaybazaar - we’ll be there Sunday 11/26 from 11-6!
Today, we are grateful for the love, support and sacrifice of our HPH Team Families. Whether it's hauling tables and props to shows, letting us pick their brains about sales and strategies, keeping us company as we sort through countless inventory, spreading the word about HPH to their coworkers, being present in the mountains and valleys of navigating a business - we would not be able to do what we do without them. Thank you, HPH Team Families, for being our rocks. • Join us from November 16-23 as we embark on our #HPHweekofgratitude here on Instagram! Every day, we'll be posting a picture of something we are grateful for and we'd love for you to participate. Be sure to tag us @handsproducinghope and use the hashtag #HPHweekofgratitude - we'll be posting some of our favorites!
Packing up + so excited to spend Thanksgiving with my family in Dallas! I’ve been working on simplifying my wardrobe for a couple years now, and I must admit that it makes packing so much easier!!! Every piece in this picture is either second hand or an intentional ethical purchase (or from Storyweaver, which means it is both ethical + purposeful!)
What is your favorite second-hand treasure? Mine is probably these Frye boots found at a garage sale by my sis-in-law + gifted to me a few years ago! ❤️🙌🏻 #secondhandfirst#ethicalwardrobe#weavinghope
✨ GIVEAWAY!!✨ We’ve teamed up with our friends at @indigenousdesigns for a $500 gift card giveaway! 🙌🏼👯This socially conscious apparel brand employs organic materials and fair trade practices for their stunning pieces. Follow @indigenousdesigns and tag a friend below to enter the giveaway! Multiple entries allowed. Giveaway ends Nov 24th at 7pm PT. #giveaway#fairtradeclothing#slowfashion#sponsored
When @pivottestudio decided to start their brand it was without that they were going to create something the most ethical + sustainable way. ⠀
"After (their co-founder) was a part of that entire process having worked in the industry a long time; all of the waste, pollution and overall working environment of some of the factories she worked with, she knew that if they were to create their own brand, sustainability and ethical production was going to be something at the top of the list. ⠀
What they learned is that there’s no real template or guide in terms of creating something that’s sustainable, so it definitely was a learning process. They managed to find a mill that was Blue Sign certified which is essentially a system that unites the textile supply chain in order to reduce its impact on people and the environment. ⠀
What they realized is there actually aren’t many vendors that could create the types of designs they wanted using sustainable and ethical practices, so it was actually quite easy to narrow down. ⠀
The found a supplier that not only uses special dying techniques that use less water and are less harmful to the environment that was also Blue Sign certified. ⠀
In addition to the technique fabrics, they also use merino wool that is created using non-mulesing practices to ensure that sheep being used for their wool is sheared in a humane way.
It doesn’t matter where you’re going it’s who you have beside you-
@ecovibeapparel has been my eco clothing ride or die since starting on my sustainable journey. Beautiful styles, sustainably sourced and affordable pieces-they’re my favorite and now’s the perfect time to check them out for your holiday shopping! *Portland friends - don’t miss out on 25% off in stores Friday **everyone else - don’t miss out on an amazing 10% off online Saturday using code SMALL10
Normal sleeves with a party at the hand. What do you think of these colors?
Featuring @dedenrothnordic anorak
@madewell x @veja shoes
Glamping + Noonday Collection earrings = ❤️. These earrings are made from ethically sourced water buffalo horn by artisans in Vietnam who are working to improve their and their families lives through safe, dignified and fair wage work. And you can be a part of their story and make an impact when you purchase one of their beautiful handmade creations, and they get to be a part of your story every time you wear them. @noondaycollection
Also, Noonday Collection has a Black Friday sale starting on Friday—don’t miss it!!! Fair trade. Hand made. Changing lives.
#Behno is on a mission is to redefine and bring sharp awareness to sustainability and ethics to fashion. They are hoping to set a new standard for manufacturing for the global garment trade that revolutionizes the way garment workers and artisans are treated, viewed, and employed. Their aim is to become part of a global mission that inspires change, improves factory conditions, quality of life, and safety of individuals in developing countries by working with international factories that adhere to rigid compliances. They have partnered with a large non-profit and a successful industrialist of the garmenting industry to build an ethical garment factory called MSA Ethos which focuses on knits and wovens ready-to-wear. .
Bulking up on these gorgeous Astrology gemstone roll-on blends for delivery to @tinyspace.rva + @omonyoga this week! These beauties will also be for sale at the upcoming 12/1 @tappedandwrapped at @theveilbrewing, 12/3 Christkindlmarkt at @bluebeecider, 12/6 at @wethebroad market + many more events announcing soon!
♈️ARIES black pepper, lemon + peppermint with Brecciated Jasper roller
♉️TAURUS ylang ylang + cardamom with Rose Quartz roller
♊️GEMINI bergamot, basil + lemongrass with Tiger's Eye roller
♋️CANCER juniper, blue chamomile + lavender with Clear Quartz roller
♌️LEO neroli, bergamot + rose with Red Aventurine roller
♍️VIRGO frankincense, grapefruit, tonka bean + ylang ylang with Carnelian roller
♎️LIBRA geranium, black pepper, orange + ylang ylang with Green Aventurine roller
♏️SCORPIO cedarwood, patchouli, orange + tonka bean with Leopard Jasper roller
♐️SAGITTARIUS rosemary, bergamot, geranium + neroli with Sodalite roller
♑️CAPRICORN vetiver, pine, bergamot, juniper + cedarwood with Rainbow Flourite roller
♒️AQUARIUS lemon, lavender + blue chamomile with Hematite roller
♓️PISCES rose, patchouli + cedarwood with Amethyst roller
Beauty is skin deep and VEERAH APPEEL is all about the gorgeous details. Our exclusive edition lining is made from organic cotton and contains a secret nod to the Big Apple. Can you find it? #🍎👠 #NYC#thebigapple