When you are planning a wedding there are always so many opportunities to coordinate fun and exciting looks for your wedding party festivities! From your wedding shower, to bachelorette/bachelor parties, to rehearsals to honeymoons… You have lots of chances to shower love on your gals (or guys) with gifts and we thought rePurpose Accessories
would be a lovely add-on to your growing ethical & sustainable wedding purchasing to-do list!
is an ethical company that creates fashionable accessories made from mostly used clothing. They employ local women to help create their products, which are sold for the sole purpose of raising money for Make Way Partners and The Exodus Road. 100% of their profits support unadoptable orphans in war torn areas of Sudan, and also fund undercover investigators and their covert equipment to stop underage sex trafficking internationally and in America.
As they grow, they continue to find ways in every aspect of their business to make a difference. In fall of 2015 they expanded their collection with a new fair-trade t-shirt line. These t-shirts support workers in Cambodia by providing fair wages, good working conditions and health care. In early 2016 they also launched a refugee work program in Syracuse, NY, employing three refugee women to make some of their products. This will help them earn extra money while creating lasting and empowering relationships with other women in their situation.
They are also available to make custom pieces for bridal parties on their wedding days or for gifts for the bridal party that are ethical and give back to the organizations that they support.
Loving their head wraps/bands and what a perfect add-on to the bridesmaid’s day-of look, that will also be empowering someone else’s life along the way!
Photos above courtesy of Lauren Harrienger Photography
We are also really in love with their amazingly empowering t-shirt options! Perfect for engagement shoots, or daily wedding planning adventures, especially fun when you dress it up with one of their turbans/ head bands! Grateful to rePurpose for sending us a few of their amazing products to rock out as well! We love it when we can advocate for brands like theirs, in person, as well as online!
Photos above courtesy of Jovial Photography
For more information on ways to score your rePurpose Accessories for your wedding party or just daily living, visit their website here
Fall is creeping up on us, you know what that means 2 things: 1. Busy Wedding Season is here! and 2. It’s time to start thinking about the holidays (Yes! I said it! I’m sorry, but it’s true! Once the Halloween candy strolls onto the grocery store shelves, that means December is two blinks away from arriving) and what lovely gifts to give to those you love and adore! With that said, we are bringing back our inspiration board series and have started sharing some amazing, socially conscious/ethical, brands for your gift list to include this year!
1. Better Life Bags
: Empowering women in Detroit to live a better life through custom bag creation and design. They are also one of our amazing Black Sheep Bride Vendors!
2. Sseko Designs
: If you haven’t seen them on Shark Tank recently, this company is making Ethical Waves in mainstream fashion world, for their killer sandals, boots and bags!
3. Shop Yellow Wood
: SYW is a collection of handcrafted + collected goods by artists from around the world, and the proceeds help support orphans in Multiple countries.
4. A Girl Named Katie
: New to the scene, ‘A Girl Named Katie’ just launched her beautiful vegan leather clutch and tote company this month!
5. Market Colors
: Handmade products by African and Indian artisans.
Be on the look out for more Ethical/Socially Conscious Features each week as we roll into the new year together!