5 Sustainable Brands To Get Down With This Spring
Spring is the perfect time to shake ourselves free of winters sluggish hold. To emerge from our cozy dwellings and greet the warmth of the sun. With the milder temperatures comes endless possibility of adventure.
You know those places you've wanted to explore? Whether with friends or flying solo, now is the time to do it!
A couple weeks ago I hit the road with friends for a day trip into the desert. I feel like I spend a large majority of my time working, but I promised myself that this year I would make time for people and for the moments that are made with them. After all, our lives are made of up things like these, right? Moments. At the end of my days I want to be able to look back and reflect on time well spent, a life well lived. And live we did! We laughed till it hurt, sweat more than any human should (frolicking around in a field of poppies) and drove until I passed out in the back seat (which, for the record, is like my road-trip superpower).
In looking back I realized that there are a few things that are essential for any spring adventure: comfortable clothing, a few great accessories and a durable bag (for all the snacks, duh).
So, whether a trip to the mountains, an adventure in the desert or a Sunday spent picking through treasures at the local market - whatever you decide to do - do it! Make some memories and take your adventure head on.
From planning phase (if you are into that sort of thing) to kicking your heels up and enjoying the open road, here are a few brands I love to throw on for a good adventure:
" We make our watches for people who don't just have somewhere to be,
they have somewhere to go." #Adventure
Time Management is a thing. A real thing, and sometimes I'm real bad at it. But at least I'm bad at it in style. Jord is a super dope brand, offering hand-crafted one of a kind wood watches, made with sustainable, natural materials from all over the world. Click here for the watch I'm wearing!
(also, for a chance to win $100 toward a Jord Watch see below!)
Because whats better than a pair of Birks on the road? A clue: nothing.
Easy on, easy off and comfortable as a cloud. I basically wear my Birks all day erry day. No seriously, I do. And when it get's a bit cold, I just throw on some socks with my stocks. Talk about classy...
Plus these guys are socially responsible and are committed to making moves in sustainability. Read more here.
We can all agree that there is nothing like a pair of worn in Levi's.
Or seeing a classic brand evolve with the times. These guys have been making moves by evolving their ethos in regards to responsible production and design. They've implemented techniques that conserve massive amounts of water, they're recycling and giving new life to old denim and getting involved in supporting their communities. Read more here.
I have a Timbuk 2 bag that I travel with exclusively, but I stumbled on these customizable backpacks the other day and it might be bye bye birdie to my trusty ol' messanger bag.
Aside from making real sweet bags, Timbuk 2 (born and bred in San Francisco, Ca) partners with SFMade whose mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco. They aim to empower companies that produce locally-made products, encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, and create employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce. Which is pretty dope if you ask me.
noun 1. the act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release.
MY SISTER's mission is: to prevent sex trafficking, educate communities, empower the population, provide after-care for survivors and offer growth opportunities to at-risk women through the sales of their statement-making, ethically-sourced apparel and accessories.
Click here to grab that Liberation tee, because #freedom
>> JORD WOOD WATCH GIFT CODE GIVEAWAY <<
JORD and I have teamed up for a little gift code giveaway! These guys are sweet as, and I'm stoked for you to have an opportunity to get yourselves one of these lovely pieces.
The details are easy-peasy and as follows:
- All you have to do is fill our your name and email HERE
- Each person who enters will be entered to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD site!*
- Only one lucky person will win, but everyone who enters will receive a consolation code worth $25 once the contest ends!
*Please note that a free watch is not a part of this contest.
The contest ends on 4/16 at 11:59PM, so hurry and get your name in there! Can't wait to see you in your new watch, good luck!