Working in the natural food industry has forever changed me. I recycle. Today I was excited about adding scraps to my compost pail. I even try to avoid processed foods. The girl that once ate anything now reads labels. *insert shocked face here*
All of that is relevant because now that I care about what I’m putting into my body, I’m also concerned about what I’m putting on it. I’m talking clothes, jewelry and accessories. For awhile I’ve been interested in sustainable fashion but the price tag and mystery of it all usually scares me away.
There is no concrete definition of sustainable fashion, but I interpret it as:
- being responsible with our resources
- treating the people who make our clothes like human beings
- being kind to our environment
This means buying less fast fashion and buying better quality items. And if I need to buy something, I have to love it. One of the best pieces of advice I was given about buying sustainable items is to pick one aspect of my purchasing and start there. Rather than being overwhelmed every time I wanted to make a purchase, I decided to focus on accessories. If I have to replace an item, I have to love the replacement and it had to be functional. Meaning, I can switch it up and make it a day or night piece.
One of my favorite pieces is a pair of elephant wood earrings I got from Green Tree Jewelry. Green Tree Jewelry is cool because they’re a family business that makes affordable, unique pieces out of renewable resources. I love that they’re made out of wood and not heavy at all. I can barely feel them. The last time I wore mine, I had to check my ears during the course of the day to make sure the earrings are still there.
I love them (and my readers) so much that I want to give a pair away!* One lucky winner will get this lovely hand-stitched clutch, the wood elephant earrings and a set of orange sun dial earrings. (Sorry the gemstones stays with me) Entering the give-away is easy peasy. All you have to do is use the form below to follow your girl on instagram. (You have the option of entering your email or logging in with facebook. This information is necessary so I can contact you if you win.) You also get a bonus entry for following Green Tree Jewelry!
The giveaway will be open from midnight EST June 6th 2017 until midnight EST June 15th 2017. Good luck!
(disclaimer: these earrings were supplied to me as part of this giveaway. No compensation was acquired by this post and as always, all opinions are my own.)