[The Human Element, VI]⠀
On the heels of our last post, another way to think about creating space for a trusting and equitable connection with the humans who work for and with you is care. This is the part within your holisitic brand+business where you demonstrate your genuine care for the labor of those most closest to the core of your work.⠀
We all know that one cornerstone of the slow fashion movement is care. The care we put into maintaining the condition of our pieces, the care that went into making them and the care that went into designing them. This same level of care can be applied to the intangible parts of your business. Understanding the cycles and important factors that make up a sustainable and ethical system of production will help you integrate this perspective to those oh so important connections. How can you implement systems of care for your humans that transcend a-bandaid-on-a-bullet-wound approach, that isn't performative, and that creates space for growth? // @maggiemarilyn
Patterns of our Indie collection perfectly captured by the sweet @a.kube_ and looking beautiful!
Padrões da nossa coleção Indie que tão bem ficam na querida @a.kube_
last week’s vintage bags 💯
Summer sale in our Etsy shop - find the kimono of your dreams for 20% off. Each piece is a one of a kind creation, hand made from vintage Indian fabrics. Sizes available now range from XS-2XL. For an additional free shipping, use the code FLYFREE at check out ⚘
B&T FASHION l Oder doch blau? In love mit unserer neuen Bumbag aus used Denim. Very Limited Edition 💙👖
Dancing out of vacation mode with a BIG SALE @shopprojectlk.948 - everything is only $12.00. Sale ends tomorrow. (8/20/19)
This was going to be my blue outfit for the #colormycloset challenge.👗👛💙 @coloringourclosets
Anyone else feel like an energizer bunny with bloodshot eyes + droopy ass ears the past two weeks beating that fucking drum til they reach a day of no work obligations and introverted reclusion to stop and recharge? Just keep going and going and going and going... 🔋
Here’s looking at you Saturday! Hoping for less migraines + a mellow cycle + no anxiety attacks before my glorious day of rest and rejuvenation doing absolutely nothing but napping and snacking.
Oh Saturday— my salvation. My SANITY! (Can you tell the twins I nanny put me through the ringer for nap time today? An hour of synchronized wailing frayed the last bits of cool I had left 😳). How’s your Monday?! 😰🙃🥴 Shot for: @birdofflightshoes
Clothes: @shoptamarind + @aligolden
[The Human Element, Part V]⠀
If it hasn't been made clear by now, a big theme in having a successful Human Element as a part of your brand+business is the cultivation of trust and respect. As the underlying structure of connection within this value system, it both holds a great significant and is a great source of illusion or anxiety for owners.⠀
Is there a dedicated and informed HR department or company representative that your employees can talk to? For those of us who have worked in the corporate world, that question might've lead to an involuntary eye roll. Yeah, many of us have had an official HR department or representative to go to with issues but, time and time again, these conventional business structures are only there to protect the company, not the humans who work there.⠀
So, when posing this question - is there somebody they can talk to - within the framework of ethical best practices for a new approach to business, the implication is one of trust. Is there a space, or a person who has created a space, that your employees feel trusting and safe enough to have an honest conversation? Not only for their *benefit* but also for yours (notice how the intention of this space isn't one of single-sided protection). Cultivating such a space will facilitate honest dialogue that not only will make the people who work for you feel seen and heard, but will also allow for greater transparency on any chronic issues you might be experiencing in regards to the Human Element of your business. // @sixnfive
Gorgeous vintage pure silk aqua polka dot top. Featuring stunning sheer paneling details throughout the trim and middle with beautiful flutter, ruffle sleeves and back tie for the ideal fit. Online now. 💎
Yay for Monday! Today I'm featuring a brown plaid blazer that I #thrifted about 14 years ago as part of a suit. The pants don't fit, but I have worn this blazer a number of times with jeans. I paired it with a white tank and jeans both from @oldnavy and brown ankle boots from @clarksshoes. Earrings @kendrascott
Perfect preppy/trendy outfit for either a casual day at the office or out and about either at night or daytime. You can find blazers like this at thrift stores...check the Men's section, too. Of course you can swap out darker jeans/black jeans with a black, brown, navy or olive green tank or tee for a different look.
Swipe to see this look with a bandana that I accidentally forgot to remove (turns out I like it!) What do you think??
Let me know what your opinion of this look!
CAN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE COMBAT OVERSUPPLY AND MINIMISE DEADSTOCK IN FASHION? 🤔
“The very cycle of fashion that requires predictions months ahead of the product being available is outdated and slow and leads to product sitting unsold in warehouses and eventually being discounted, or worse, landfilled or incinerated.” [...]
“However, digitalisation of the entire supply chain (allowing the capture of data at all points from the initial design and manufacturing to global sales) is necessary in order to fully harness and act on this powerful data.”
What is your take on the article? What do you think this means for fashion? Can AI really replace this cycle? •
Share below any more news about incorporating not just AI, but advanced technology to promote a more sustainable supply chain! 👇
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Jack is hard at work on his new Eric Carle touch and feel book from @mudpuppykids. This is Jack’s very first puzzle and he loves working on it, mostly because the pieces have fun sensory patches! If you’re hesitant to start with puzzles, give this one a go first so you know it will hold their attention! PS-His favorite is the 🦆and he screams duck literally the whole time and I don’t want it to ever end. ♥️
Farnborough Roll Top Backpack
// Now Available in Black
// Lower Heswall, England
Custom Shoe of the Week: Primal RunAmocs in Blaze, Oxblood, and Vegetable Tanned Dragonfruit leathers! 💕❤️✨ For Julia in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ya estoy de vuelta de la Feira de Artesanía de Viveiro. Sin duda, es mi favorita, porque el ambiente entre los artesanos es súper familiar, con un compañerismo brutal y una organización de 10. Da un poquito de pena que se termine porque a muchos de ellos ya no los veré hasta el año que viene.
Vuelvo feliz por las reacciones hacia Mar de Arena y a mi trabajo en general. Qué suerte tener clientas tan majas, de edades tan dispares, las que repiten año tras año y las que vienen a enseñarme como les quedan los pendientes que acaban de estrenar 🖤
Es cierto que terminas agotada cuando los mercados son tan largos pero gracias a ellos conozco muy de cerca vuestras opiniones y aprovecho para introducir piezas nuevas y tantear si en el futuro tienen posibilidades de producirse en colección. ¡Moláis mucho!
Cuando llegué al portal, Rayo y Trueno empezaron a maullar de contentos. Abrí la puerta y ahí los tenía haciéndome la croqueta, regalándome mil rurús y ronroneos. Hoy descanso pero mañana vuelvo al ataque. Me quedan dos mercados el próximo finde, aunque juego en casa y siempre es más relajado.
Mil gracias a todas y a todos 🙌 .
#leonlagata #artesaniadegalicia#madeinspain #deseñogalego #ethicallymade#sustainablebrand#timelessjewelry#sustainablejewellery#conciousfashion#oneofakindjewelry#sustainablestyle#earcandy#earringaddict#earringsfordays#slowfashionmovement
Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world - Brene Brown 🌷
In 2018 we moved to Kassel, a German town right in the middle of Europe. It is the home of most our team members, hence we are running our showroom and office operations from here. Beside Europes biggest mountain park we have many spots to hang out after work to do sports or chill out with friends. Did you know that the world’s most important modern art exhibition "documenta" takes place in Kassel every five years? Photo: @soki_kassel
We’re running a sale in collaboration with @ahistoryofarchitecture! Check it out! 👈
#sale #smocksale #💚
Hello Zephyr is my soul. It’s my promise, since I started this brand not to get away from who I am so that I can always give my pieces a personal element. “Less is more” has always been a guide in many aspects of my life but in a natural and intuitive way. These circle earrings in peach, butter and mint colors are as all my creations the purest expression of this concept 〰️ Galicia collection coming soon. Swipe to see colors.
Melones espanoles for breakfast today. Swipe to see a little bit more of our collection inspired by Galicia. I’m in love with this butter color and the elegant asymmetry of this new style.
Our new collection comes in new neutrals and shapes to celebrate Galicia. This land on the north of Spain won our hearts many years ago. Whenever possible we come back to savor the simplicity of its people, delicious sea food and white sand beaches. This is one of my favorite earrings from Galicia collection: thin, delicate, ethereal. Swipe to see more!
Perfect fall colours 🍂🍁
#alexacardigan in Sunkissed and Peach
Also, I’ve just added our Sarah jumper to our DIY collection. Shipping out the first knitting kits this Friday ❤️
Working on a mid-crop cotton tee 💛
I'm so happy to have found embroidery. It's such a relaxing medium and a great creative outlet. Much needed to distract from this complicated pregnancy I'm experiencing. 29 weeks preggo today! 🤗💕
I know, I know... The quality of this photo reminds of one taken with a potato 🙈
I really wanted to post tonight though, and frankly, that's the best I could do 🤷🏽♀️ I'm wearing my Avalanche Sweater while traveling and it's as comfy, as it is cute. Sorry, not being really modest, but I really love this one 😂
Anyway, have a beautiful Friday night! ❤️
Work, doctor, bank, errands — everywhere I went today someone said “I LOVE your dress!” I only told a few of them that I made it. 🤗 I’ll post details on the blog soon but it’s another #fenpattern mod, in @merchantandmills linen.