I know it’s Thursday…and usually my posts have been publishing on Wednesdays lately, but the previous 3-day weekend and busy life kind of threw me off a bit! It sure is nice having a Monday off, even though it often means a lot of catch-up work back in the office. I was just too exhausted yesterday…so I guess today is my “Wednesday,” if you will (although hooray to a shorter week). We’ve been having some weird cold weather here in California, and we’re all feeling fairly sleepy…Summer can’t get here soon enough! Whether your summer prep includes hitting the gym a little more or planning for your upcoming vacation, I’m sure many of you are about to hit the swimwear market, if you haven’t already. Here’s a little tip if you have yet to shop around: if you didn’t already know, Patagonia has a wide range of stylish, quality swim gear for men and women…and it’s all sustainable and fair trade!
Patagonia Releases Eco Friendly and Fair Trade Denim Line
This is definitely an interesting time in denim, and in the fashion world as well, due to the increasing awareness of our footprint on Mother Earth and ethical manufacturing practices. Not only are so many brands upping the ante competitively with some incredibly innovative ideas for what was once seen as just a pair of jeans, but many are also doing their best to make their production as clean and kind as possible. This is one of the reasons why I choose not to go the fast fashion route by buying more at cheaper prices, and am willing to buy less at higher prices due to the fact that despite what many people might think, many of these pricier brands really are doing their part to make a global difference. Level 99, Levi’s, and AG are great examples of denim brands doing something to reduce their impact in some way. Patagonia, best known for their high performance activewear for the serious adventurists amongst us, is now out to change conventional denim manufacturing as we know it, by releasing a brand new denim line for women and men with some pretty impressive eco-friendly and fair trade features.