I'm going to get a little touchy today - your fair warning in advance. Two weekends ago, I took a walk with my boo through Point Lobos State Park near Carmel, famous for their breathtaking views and untouched scenery. I'm the type of person to be extremely moved by art or nature or anything beautiful. So I felt like in another world where everything was just gorgeous and everything was at peace and nothing was wrong or could be bad. Just one of those dreamy moments you know? Then I thought our whole world really was once like this and day by day, that dreamy, beautiful world keeps disappearing. Taking a walk on the reserve was an eye opener and really just made me appreciate what is there and what we have left. Now we've all heard the environmentalist talk beaten into our minds so I'm not going to really get into it here. But I want to bring to attention three of the U.N.'s Millenium Development Goals, which are environmental sustainability, global partnership, and end poverty and hunger. What's one small but significant step you ladies can take towards these goals? Support eco-fashion and sustainable brands. The most famous of that currently is TOMS, but there are so many more entirely sustainable fashion brands you can discover.
As their ambassador, I'd like to introduce you to Nepali by TDM Design, who creates luxurious, beautiful, and fun scarves all hand-made by the women of Nepal. Fulfilling their role in global partnership and sustainability, Nepali by TDM works directly with Nepalese women weavers and craftsmen and provides above-market compensation, access to health care, and education to the women and their families - in turn breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering the women, their families, and their communities. Each of their scarves is made from all natural, sustainable materials, such as silk, cashmere, wool, and bamboo and with eco-friendly dyes. And their designs are gorgeous. The scarves in each of their collections are so versatile and unique. So there's definitely something for everyone. I love the cool beaded fringe and the earthy tones on the scarf I'm wearing above. See the woven ombre vest (also by Nepali by TDM) I wore here - that can also easily turn into a scarf. Now doesn't it just feel A M A Z I N G to be stylish and socially responsible?
Do you know of other sustainable, eco-fashion brands? Please share in the comments!
scarf: c/o Nepali by TDM Design
shirt: c/o Bella Dahl