I began wrapping everything in them, especially gifts. I even used them to carry food and wine to dinner parties. They’re super economical and provide a unique option for eco-friendly gift wrapping. The best part: I can wrap (and re-wrap) gifts with my daughter, and teach her about eco-friendly gift wrapping options at the same time. Continue reading →
who can’t wait to learn about elephants.
They’re headed right now in Max’s car
to visit Aunt Mary, who lives really far.
She used to live in Africa,
where the elephants roam.
She always has good stories
when they visit her home.
“What do you think she’ll teach us?”
Max said from his seat.
Maddie replied, “Hmm… I don’t know…
maybe what they eat!” Continue reading →
But… every time I go to put a toy into the box, I flashback to Corduroy and feel bad! Have you read that book? Anyone in the same boat?
Here’s a quick low-down of 8 unique places to donate your gently-used toys, where I think they will be loved just as much as they were at your house. 😉 Continue reading →
I’m always looking for ways to CONNECT YOU MORE with the animals we help. I know that you’re busy, and it’s not often that you get to go behind the scenes and see how your shirt makes a difference.
Below is a working list of links to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust videos, good reads, etc. so that you can get your quick DOSE OF ELEPHANT LOVE. You can even share some of these with your kids! Continue reading →
There are SOOOO many options for kids clothes these days, and honestly 99% of them are SUPER CUTE, right?! I love shopping for clothes for my kids. But when I started selling kid’s clothes a couple of years ago, I quickly learned that not all kids clothing is created equal, not even close. And most clothing harms Mother Earth a lot more than you would think.
Our children will live on an Earth that could be quite different from ours, and imagine our grandchildren, or GREAT grandchildren! What will Mother Earth look like for them?
I picture the whales we help swimming in the ocean, and the elephants going about their daily lives in Africa, and it seems impossible to raise money to help, while harming the Earth we share at the same time.
This post has background on why eco-friendly, sustainable clothing is important, and how we’ve made choices to provide the best product we think is available on the market. Continue reading →
I’ve been hoping for that scenario at my house… but, I’ve accepted that I need to Spring clean with the kids at home. So why not experiment with a lesson in giving back?
I’ve broken this post into 3 sections: Ways to Donate Clothes VERY Easily (if we’re going to do this, we need it to be easy right?), Processes for Deciding What to Donate, and Donating Clothes with Your Kids
Have you guys heard of One Little Word? I learned about it through Elise Blaha Cripe (link below). In a nut shell, you pick one word to encompass your goals for the year, with the thought that having just one word keeps it top of mind every day.
For 2017, my word is FAMILY.
Why am I sharing this with you?
The complex reason… I find connecting with MY FAMILY is something I have to work at. Continue reading →
The current state of whale conservation is complex, and it involves people and animals in all parts of the world. This page is home to specific articles I’ve found helpful as I learn about saving whales.
Theories on Why Whales Matter
International Whaling Commission
Japan and Whales
Each shirt is unique, with its own personality, printed by hand in my shop.
Yep that’s right! I personally draw designs, burn screens, and print every single shirt that leaves my shop here in L.A. My favorite part of doing this is that NOT ONE ITEM IS THE SAME as the next.
If we’ve been lucky enough to see you at a show, you know what I mean. Some shirts have a light, “vintagy” print, while some have a bold, sharp print. And others fall all over the spectrum between those two opposites!