13 May 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.
Produced in Italy with ethical and environmentally sound manufacturing practices.
Embroidered, painted, woven and printed completely by hand and using ethically sourced material.
Made with fair trade certified gold.
Sustainably made from organic cotton.
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.
Made ethically with cellulose acetate.
Ethically made with vegan canvas.
Stella McCartney Top and Skirt
Ethically made in Italy with organic cotton denim and viscose.
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).
Made with plant based cellulose acetate.
Made in Veja’s fair factory in Brazil with wild Amazonian rubber.
Handcrafted by artisans in Bali and a portion of the proceeds go to restoring the land.
Crafted from rich, sustainably sourced wood.
This tote has been hand-woven in Italy from a recycled cotton rope and has a canvas-lined interior.
Crafted ethically from organic silk.
Each piece is crafted under ethical conditions in Los Angeles.
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.
Made with organic cotton jersey.
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 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.