This post was sponsored by Love Justly and I received an item for review.
Just kidding. Charlottesville is having a difficult time with winter this year. Last weekend, highs were in the 60s and 70s. As much as I appreciate a good bare-legged day, I worry that this weather that teeter-totters between hot and cold is a sign of climate change, an omen of strange and irreversible weather patterns that will become even less predictable as the years pass. The poor daffodils can’t decide whether to bloom or die of frost bite.
Ethical Details: Top – Everlane; Dsenyo Knee-Length Wrap Skirt – c/o Love Justly; Boots – Po-zu; Moon Phases Necklace – c/o Ember Boutique
Dsenyo (the word is derived from the Spanish word Diseño, which means “design”) works with fair trade artisan co-ops to produce their line of clothing made with traditional textiles. The Wrap Skirt was produced at the Vipambi Women’s Group in Malawi. As members of the Fair Trade Federation, they are beholden to rigorous fair trade standards, and offer 3-4 times the minimum wage, or the equivalent of a teacher’s salary in Malawi. Additionally, they offer free skills training that participants can take with them if they want to broaden their workload or develop their own businesses.
Dsenyo is committed to environmental sustainability, as well, using low impact dyes and natural materials, and composting and recycling whenever possible. Read more here.