This post is part of a paid collaboration with Soul Flower.
Soul Flower Boutique makes organic, eco-friendly, and fair trade clothing for lounge, yoga, and everyday wear. I’ve been enjoying their stirrup leggings for the last month or so – and they really hold up in the wash – so I’m excited to introduce you to their newest fair trade certified line for spring.
The Rhythm & Blues collection was inspired by Millefiori, a craft technique whereby many shaped layers of clay or glass are carefully cut away to reveal the patterns within. Head designer, Leiah, created freehand mandalas and triangles in multiple sizes, allowing them to layer and merge to create a continued pattern. Hand drawn patterns take a great deal of attention to detail since they can’t be easily manipulated like a digital print, so you really get a sense of the skill of the artist in each stroke and careful placement. Due to this focus on quality, the collection took nearly a year to complete.
I appreciate the fact that this deep care and awareness coincides with the fair trade model’s respect and passion for people, and the artisan craft traditions they inherit.
The Rhythm & Blues Collection is made from a 95% organic cotton and spandex blend, and was produced in a fair trade certified factory in India. Each piece was cut to be flattering and comfortable, and the print is so beautiful even the yoga-inspired silhouettes can carry over into everyday life. I’m partial to the Geo Organic Cropped Funky Pants. Paired with a simple blouse and flats, they would be work appropriate.
In addition to their new line, Soul Flower sells a vast selection of organic and ethically produced clothes for women, men, and kids in flattering silhouettes, along with a selection of accessories. I appreciate companies like Soul Flower that strive for the highest standards while remaining humble, and I can personally attest to the quality of fabric and fit.