Have you seen the movie The True Cost?
I am so glad that people are becoming more aware of the horrible reality of cheaply made clothing. I am so glad that we are starting to understand the impact our choices have on the world. It is so true that "every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want." We have seen the effects of purchasing power in the organic food industry - demand increased and so did supply. I'd love to see the same radical changes in the clothing and jewelry industries as well. We are not improving our world with cheap choices. As consumers, we hold a lot of power, let's speak with our wallets and truly put our money where our mouth is.
Every brand we carry at Giving Gifts, comes with a story. It's a story of creating a better world, a world we can all be proud to live in and a world that we are honoured to pass down to our children. This Spring, let's be conscious with our votes (ie: money) and create together the kind of world we want to live in.
Some of my favourite looks for Spring, from brands I'm proud to support include the Live in the Sunshine Line from Spiritual Gangster:
Anything Puravida! These cotton bracelets made in Costa Rica look awesome stacked and completely remind me of warmer weather to come.
Krochet Kids awesome lace back shirt that I can't get enough of, especially in blush:
And because I can't possibly write about anything new for Spring, without mentioning the new S'well bottles that just came out, here is my favourite, Blue Jean, from the Spring collection:
With this awesome S'well bottle there is no need for bottled water ever again! Bottled water is just as bad as cheap clothing, both would be banished from our homes forever in the kind of world I want. What kind of world do YOU want?