The following post is sponsered by PrAna – however all thoughts and opinions remain my own. I feel strongly about everything I write in this space. My aim is to simply promote companies that I truly believe in. Thank you for helping me support a worthwhile cause.
Hello my fellow earth-babies!
I’ve got a really lovely gift for you today.
You all know I am a lover of all things whole foods/from-scratch/farmers market, but this passion isn’t solely for the means of body health, nor solely to appease my creativity needs (though these are large components). I’ve always had a deep passion for the environment, and this passion extends much further than with just food.
I have a whole page dedicated to my all natural and DIY cleaning products. And yes, I use these products – everyday! It’s easy to think that our “health” is only a mirror of what we put in our bodies, but what we put on and around our bodies can have all the same effect. Cleaning products are one thing – but what about in other areas?
Reduce your carbon footprint with the help of your local farmers market. And treat yourself while you’re at it.
It can be hard to find companies that work with the value of doing what is best for our planet – and therefore ourselves. I know, because I try! This is why I really want to make it my mission to help YOU all find these companies!
Sadly, clothing is an area which I’ve found very hard to support my goals to live more sustainably (besides my mothers’ knitting passion. Which I am grateful for). So when I discovered PrAna, my tree-hugging spidey senses get alllllll rowled up.
PrAna – started in a garage in Carlsbad, California in 1992 – is a company which offers sustainable, recycled, fair trade certified and hemp clothing. Everything they sell is mindfully made in order to support fair trade and sustainable practices. Not only that, but they prioritize giving back to communities all over the world. PrAna actually has only one core belief – to give back more than they take.
In rummaging through their products and reading more about their mandate, I have learned SO much about sustainable clothing practices. For instance, did you know…
So what does it actually mean to produce a product that is ethically made? It means the company considers the impact of their actions and lets their values guide their decisions. I, for one, would like to support any company making these considerations.
I got myself a pair of Kara jeans as well as an Aya sweater and I must say…. I’m totally smitten. The jeans are SO comfy. You hardly feel like you are wearing denim at all! They come in a collection of different earthy tones and are made from organic cotton and an organic soft stretch ‘Kara’ denim blend. The sweater is comfy, warm without being heavy, and made from a recycled wool blend.
In addition to their use of sustainable, free trade and recyclable materials, I am super impressed with PrAna’s ability to design items which not only look good, but are so versatile! I could see myself wearing both these jeans and the sweater on so many different occasions. On a skiing trip where I want to be warm and sporty? Check. To a dress-casual meet and greet or audition? Check. Heck, I could go on a hike and then head straight to work without needing to change!
I’m not sure how they are able to get their hands in both sides – making clothes that are equally functional as well as fashionable – but they really kill many birds with one stone. Er, landfills with one forest? I can’t think of a better eco-friendly analogy…. oops.
Basically, when wearing your prAna gear, you can walk down the street feeling extra good because a) you know you look dammmmn fine and ALSO b) you know you are giving back to the planet just by wearing what you have on.
So….STRUT YOUR STUFF baby.
To help you do so, PrAna is offering YOU all 15% off your order!! Simply go to their website and use code MSF17ML when checking out! AND – for my own excitement as well as any fellow Canadians out there – PrAna shifts to Canada! With very reasonable shipping rates and no landing fee!
And hey…. did you know it’s officially fall? Which means it is TOTALLY acceptable to start your Christmas shopping!
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Do you ever think about how your clothing is made?
How do you try to live more sustainably? What do you do to give back to the planet?