Conscious Consumerism

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Conscious Consumerism

Something that's been on my mind more this last few weeks than ever: conscious consumerism. Every time we decide to spend our dollars we're making a statement. A statement that we support that company's values, ethics and mission.

In my travels I'm always on the hunt for trinkets to take home to remind me of those travels. I've always been mindful of shopping local, supporting local artisans, avoiding fast fashion... and lately I've adopted a rule of adding pieces to my collection that come from brands doing things to give back.
 
A good shopping tip to adhere to before buying something new: stop for a moment and ask - where was this made, whose hands assembled it? As you guys know, I'm also a vintage and thrift lover - pairing repurposed clothing with ethically crafted designs truly tell a fashion story I can get behind.

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Over on instagram I'm running a little contest this week in partnership with Jimani Collections. Each  pieces is handcrafted with love from Kenya! Empowering women and artisans, creating sustainable societies, it's a part of their mission, and I hope you'll share their message with a friend over on my page!

photos: my sweet Ben, who just put out a little punk noise grunge protest EP over on his site. It's a good listen to get a little rage out. 😬 🎸

Here's a few other pieces from brands I'm loving with a commitment to values that align with mine.

Wanderfully yours,

Andi

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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".