S O U L S T O R Y°° online - Last week I had an interview with the talented @talitakalloe & @soulstores about AYO. @soulstores collect and talks about brands who care about sustainability, the story behind and the quality of the crafts they work with, - products straight from the heart! Read everything about my soulstory AYO - LINK IN BIO
A stone of transformation, #labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition - promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
#crystalpipe available in our #etsy shop - link in bio
This is not just a vase.
I’m setting up a new line of homeware working with @passionate.preet3 who’s based in Mumbai. We’re looking at bringing famous Jaipur Blue Pottery to the West using traditional crafts from the East. .
The project will be working with designers at a grassroots level giving a % of the profits back. This pot is 100% hand made and takes (from start to finish) approx 3 months to complete as the clay drying process is all natural.
Another part of this project will be working with women in rural villages in India who have escaped domestic abuse & violence, using traditional crafts to create bohemian inspired homewares. .
For now we are concentrating on the Jaipur Blue Pottery to launch the line, but 2018 is certainly lining up to be great.
My company philosophy is to create beautiful products that actually help real people better their lives for their families. Conscious shopping, I like to call it.
Watch this space!
it’s almost rainbow time 🌈 & we are doing our little happy dance (as well as our massive rain dance after seeing the forecast for the long weekend! | bring on the dust 🌈| @rainbowserpentfestival | 📷 by @pinterest
A slip of paper comes sliding across the cutting table to me. It said “name”. I looked up and saw an artisan looking at me expectantly. I wrote “Marisa” and slid it back. She smiled. I looked at her and pointed to “name” and then at her. I slid the paper back to her. She wrote Adeline. I smiled. Then pointed to the artisan cutting my leather strands and the word “name”. She wrote Jasmine. Jasmine looked up and smiled. Adeline then took the paper and folded it and put it in her bag to save. 😢 I gathered my strands of leather and tied them together and started braiding. I felt a tap on my shoulder and there was another artisan motioning for me to give her the end. She held the end and I was able to braid faster. Jasmine then gave me another 3 strands of the buttery yellow leather. I looked up and beckoned for another artisan, who was watching me, to braid. I gave her the 3 strands and she grabbed a friend and started braiding. I got called away to check on a prototype. When I came back, all my cords were braided and laid out nicely for me.
I have so enjoyed working with the deaf artisans here at Three Cords. They are such hard workers and want to learn. What I have experienced in my travels around the world is that people are people; we are all the same. We have feelings, dreams for our children, and the need to connect with one another. Though there are language barriers, it doesn’t stop us from trying to communicate. As I spent the day with our artisans cutting leather strips for the braided tote, I had to smile. It didn’t matter that I didn’t speak Creole or couldn’t sign, it just didn’t matter. We connected and at the end of the day it’s all that mattered.
🌼 Feeling pretty creative today, & definitely looking forward to warmer times & Spring - New Beginnings! 💚
Thinking about, and being inspired by a lot of art and people at the moment, & want to make my Spring Summer 2018 Collection my best yet!
So I am sourcing some beautiful antique fabrics and having a good sweep of my mind of where I want to take this! 💥... The winter sunshine in Leicester has definitely helped shift my mood today! ☀️ ... Also, to note there are some beautiful, stand out 🌼I am the Garage Flower🌼 pieces still available through my Etsy and Depop shops (link in Bio)
that are timeless and can definitely carry you through the Spring/Summer months! 💚
Message me if you have any questions, or fancy a custom made piece! ... Grab me while I am in this super charged creative mindset 😉 ✌🏽💚🌼 #spring#summer#iamthegarageflower#newcollection#manifesting#love#gratitide#creativity#art#inspiration#sun#antiquefabric#bohemian#style#vegan#ethical
"La jeune marque grecque Rhoeco est née d’un collectif d’enthousiastes accrocs à l’écologie et aux herbes, qui, au terme de recherches et d’expériences, ont mis au point un produit à la fois beau, ludique et 100% eco responsable.", says our beloved @ledadashop ♥ | Find the whole #rhoeco product range in #Lyon 's most stylish store✨
Photo credits: @mow_magazine
Find your balance with yoga 🙌🏼✨
Everything in life requires balance. Balancing work, time, stress, family... the list goes on.
Yoga can help you to find your balance and keep your head above the water when life gets tricky. Balance is so vital to a healthy lifestyle 🌿
Currently going through my closet and donating things I haven't worn in the past 6 months. So far I've gotten rid of a lot of fast fashion items that consist of shorts, heels, hats, t-shirts, a romper, jewelry I never wear, dresses and skirts that are too small and a small jewelry holder. This is a win as I am keeping what I need, helping someone else out and making room for more ethical pieces. 🦋
One of the easiest ways of avoiding those pesky plastic produce bags is by bringing your own mesh ones. Durable, machine washable and lasting years to come. If you can opt for a natural fibre like cotton, hemp or bamboo, even better 🍊🍋 These are also really handy for buying bakery products like bread and pastries, organising things while travelling and using as delicates bags when you do laundry.
Thanks to everyone who visited our stall on Saturday! It was great to meet so many like-minded people (and eat such yummy food!). We’re taking a bit of a break from markets during Feb to go to England but we’ll be back with some markets we’re SUPER excited about!