Namaste!: Fair Trade Yoga Gear

"A soothing collection of songs for yoga, meditation and relaxation" from Putumayo.

Do you love the strength, balance, and center you find from yoga?  But are you having trouble mastering those advanced asanas, knowing that your yoga gear was made by some of the world’s poorest people in some of the world’s worst working conditions?  Now, with these fabulous finds, you can Fair Trade Your Om in style and with a clear conscience.

  • Marigold’s Anjali Top (available in Grass Green and Purple Lotus) and Yoga Pant (available in Green Paisley and Purple Paisley):

  • Marigold’s Organic Leggings in Purple (Available in Black, Fuchsia Rose, and Iron):

  • Maggie’s Organic’s Leggings in Black (Also available in Charcoal Grey & Wine):

  • Earth Creations’s Dharma Pant in Black (Also available in Azurite, Celadon, Moonstone, Slate, Topaz, and White):

  • Mata Traders’s Wide Head Band in Black ZigZags (Also available in Blue Bird, Purple Lines, and Red Circles):

  • ISAN Weaving Group’s Hemp Yoga Bag (Available in Natural/Lime, Natural/Black, Turquoise/Green, & Turquoise/Navy at HandCrafting Justice):

  • The International Foundation for Fairtrade and Development (IFFAD)’s Folding Yoga Mat (Available at Ten Thousand Villages):

  • Mahaguthi’s Flax Cat Eye Pillow is Purrfect after Yoga (Available at Ten Thousand Villages):

  • Handwoven, Cotton “Yoga” Banner with Wooden Hanger and Pouch.  Features the Maori proverb – “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.”  (Available at Janet Rhodes in Bronze, Golden Olive, & Teal Blue):

Namaste!

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters

Purple Haze: Our Favorite Fall Fad

Purple Haze. Because we love Jimi as much as we love Bob.

Though we’re all about our earthy browns and olive greens for fall, we are absolutely thrilled that jewel tones are making a comeback.  To celebrate, here’s our collection of pretty purple Fair Trade finds:

  • Marigold’s Organic Leggings (Also Available in Fuchsia Rose, Black, & Iron):

  • Fair Indigo’s Elaine’s Ring:

  • Fair Indigo’s Boiled Wool Clogs (Also Available in Dark Red, Acorn, Charcoal Heather, and Vintage Green):

This fall, you’ll absolutely glow in these rich jewel tones.  And when you buy Fair Trade, you can look good while you do good.

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters

How-To: Transforming Your Summer Wardrobe for Fall

 

Fair Indigo's Gathered Yoke Pima Organic Sundress Layered with the Embroidered 3/4-Sleeve Bamboo Cotton Cardigan. Just imagine it with a pair of leggings and knee-high boots. Look out fall; here we come!

 

As promised, we are pleased to show you how you can easily and stylishly transition your fabulous fair trade summer dresses for autumn.  We have fallen head over heals for these trendy cardigans, tailored jackets, and cute tights/leggings.

Who says you have to pack away your favorite LFTD (Little Fair Trade Dress) after Labor Day?  We say, meet the change of the season with style as you transform your look into an instant fall classic.

The cardigans and jackets that have us smitten:

  • Indigenous Designs’s Hooded Serape (Also Available in Rose and Cream):

  • And Last But Certainly Not Least, Fair Indigo’s Cashmere V-neck Cardigan (Also Available in Orchid and Snow.  An Awesome Deal at 72% Off):

Leggings and Tights to Keep You Cozy When the Weather Drops:

(Click the images for more information about these tights and leggings, which are available from Maggie’s Functional Organics, Marigold Fair Trade Clothing, and Revive Fair Trade).

Thanks to these awesome Fair Trade finds, fall has never looked more beautiful.

Tell us what you think.  How do you transition your favorite summer dress to a fabulous fall staple?

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters

So Long, Summer: Parade of the Dresses We Loved

With summer coming to a close and our favorite season fast approaching (Fall, we could not love your trendy sweaters more if we tried), we are offering you a parade of our must have summer dresses.  However, if you love these dresses as much as we do, you’ll find a way to keep them fresh for fall.  Simply pair with a fair trade cardigan and leggings, and you’re good to go.  Check back soon for our tribute to autumn and all the cooler weather clothes that have us pining.

Hope you enjoyed the parade!

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters