5 Funky Patterns to Wear to Work this Summer

For Mother’s Day this year I wanted to change it up a little. Most things that I read about Mom style talked about practicality, but thinking back to my childhood that wasn’t the main thing that I would have wanted to highlight about my Mom, or the Mom’s I grew up around. So this post takes its inspiration from the funky patterns that my Mom and the Mom’s around me wore and I try and add doses of practical things Mom’s use throughout. For instance, the first post features an amazing sustainable baby bag Kickstarter from Marlowe.

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Fabio Rusconi Flats

Produced in Italy with ethical and environmentally sound manufacturing practices.

Laura Seigel Dress

Embroidered, painted, woven and printed completely by hand and using ethically sourced material.

Anissa Kermiche Earrings 

Made with fair trade certified gold.

Palava Cardigan 

Sustainably made from organic cotton.

Marlowe Bag

Marlowe’s kickstarter is for sustainably sourced, ethically produced baby bags designed in New Zealand, and made in Nepal. The canvas is organic cotton. The lining is recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and the handles come from chrome-free, vegetable tanned leather.

Stella McCartney Sunglasses

Made ethically with cellulose acetate.

 

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Superga Shoes 

Ethically made with vegan canvas.

Stella McCartney Top and Skirt

Ethically made in Italy with organic cotton denim and viscose.

Vivienne Westwood Bag

Made in partnership with the Ethical Fashion Initiative, the “Handmade with love” collection is created using recycled canvas, reused roadside banners, unused leather off-cuts, and recycled brass and produced in Kibera slum (Nairobi’s biggest slum).

Saint Laurent Sunglasses

Made with plant based cellulose acetate.

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Veja Shoes 

Made in Veja’s fair factory in Brazil with wild Amazonian rubber.

Stella McCartney Dress 

John Hardy Earrings

Handcrafted by artisans in Bali and a portion of the proceeds go to restoring the land.

Shwood Sunglasses

Crafted from rich, sustainably sourced wood.

Alienina Bag

This tote has been hand-woven in Italy from a recycled cotton rope and has a canvas-lined interior.

 

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Stella McCartney Pants 

Crafted ethically from organic silk.

Delfi Top

Each piece is crafted under ethical conditions in Los Angeles.

John Hardy Earrings

Jardin Del Cielo Bag

Jardin Del Cielo works generations of artistry into its handwoven bags inspired by the .Wayuu designs Reinvesting profits into the Wayuú community, the result is a collection of brightly colored clutches and tassel-trimmed drawstring bags that can be worn completely guilt-free.

Fabio Rusconi Heels

 

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Bassike Pants 

Made with organic cotton jersey.

Sydney Browne Shoes

Consciously constructed shoes are free of animal products and use eco-friendly materials such as coconut insoles, recycled and sustainable uppers, and reclaimed wooden soles, aiming to create every pair of shoes with a “cradle to cradle” life cycle.

Kisua Top 

KISUA is a unique African clothing brand that aims to provide a sustainable platform for African craftspeople and designers to access the international market, sourcing fabrics from African suppliers, nurturing local businesses, supporting local communities and creating economic opportunities for women.