I’m continuing my series of reflections on motherhood from some dear friends! Today, my friend Gauri shares about mothering her adult daughters, and how her identity as an Indian immigrant shapes her perspective.Read More
I first connected with my dear friend Jaclyn over Noonday’s fashion and global impact. I soon learned about her motherhood journey. In this post, she shares how the loss of her mother shapes her own journey as a mom - and what it’s like to live in the tension between joy and sorrow.Read More
I’m thrilled to feature some moms I truly admire on my blog in honor of Mother’s Day this month. My friend Michelle shares her perspective as an adoptive mom, as well as a grieving mom, and how this journey has deepened her heart for moms and babies around the globe.Read More
Last year, I got to know Kirsten Adshead, the woman behind a site called Motherbility. She heard about the Kind Consumer Challenge I was doing, and asked if she could profile me on her site (you can read that here). At Motherbility, Kirsten works to inspire, connect, and support moms who are running businesses, through her hire-a-mom directory, informational content, community, and more.
When she announced she was expanding Motherbility and adding a blogging team, I immediately applied - and am thrilled to share my first post with you.
Click here to read it. The post dives deeper on what I shared here yesterday: how the Rana Plaza disaster 6 years ago today led to a Fashion Revolution, and my heart to help you connect with your own ability to change the world for the better.
This morning, Kirsten and I went live on Facebook to talk about what’s new at Motherbility, Rana Plaza, my story, and the power of taking just one step to create a better world through purposeful shopping.
I’m so grateful to Kirsten for how she uses her platform and for the chance to be a part of it! Be sure to subscribe here for my style quiz and to stay in the know about future posts here and at Motherbility.
It's that time of year that many of us are thinking of Mother's Day gifts. If you're ready for a change from flowers or just browsing a store for something that catches your eye, take a look at some gift ideas that connect the moms in your life to impact around the globe. Check out ideas for single moms, traveling moms, moms with grabby kids, engravable gifts, and gift cards!Read More
I’ve launched my brand-new YouTube channel with a review of Noonday’s summer travel capsule collection! Take a look for an up-close look and some background on Ana, the powerhouse entrepreneur behind the artisan group who created these pieces. The work she’s doing to empower women in Guatemala is truly inspiring - and this video shares how fun it is for you to be a part of that!Read More
What it comes down to is this: the way to grow a socially conscious brand is through casting vision to others, and I believe that our direct sales model has been uniquely suited to making that happen. This, partnered with a focus on great designs through a collaborative process that marries U.S. trends with our artisans’ traditions and vision, has created a powerhouse brand poised to grow even more.Read More
For years, I’ve struggled with fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, and more. It’s improved but still affects me and made me hesitant to join Noonday. “That’s for people who have something I don’t,” I thought to myself.
I’m so glad I listened to my heart instead. I didn’t let these fears sideline me, but chose instead to believe that there’s more than one way to be a social entrepreneur. So I dove in.
But to make this work, I’ve had to learn to honor my needs and maximize the mental and physical energy I do have. In this post for Noonday’s blog, I share my 10 tips for succeeding as a tired social entrepreneur.Read More
Haiti is in a state of turmoil, but you can help. I often use the phrase, “Put Your Wallet to Work.” More of our wallet is in play than we may realize. For a long time I focused only on my donation money as my justice money, and believed the myth that non-profits were the only path to creating a better world. I have since learned that this approach is best done in parallel with another approach: engaging the business world too, through how we spend. You can support both social programs and ethical fashion made in Haiti by partners of Noonday Collection. Here’s how.Read More
Even if you’re already sold on wearing big earrings, maybe you’re stumped on how to style them with other pieces. While you can absolutely let your earrings speak for themselves with no necklace, I have a few tips for how to pair them with a necklace or other pieces that will add beauty without making you feel overloaded.Read More
If your purses become a mess within days of cleaning them out, there is hope for you - I promise. Here are my 7 easy steps to an organized purse that’s ready to be swapped out at a moment’s notice.Read More
To me, statement means that your style is reflecting you in a unique way. And our new line has all kinds of ways to customize so that you can express yourself. Our new line of Inspire Necklaces and interchangeable pendants makes it easy to find your perfect combination.Read More
Noonday's fair trade Wildflower Clutch not only provides a pop of color and pattern with embroidery and poms - it also provides employment for women throughout the Ayacucho region of Peru because it is handmade, reducing the need to move to find factory jobs. Click to shop and to see how the design was inspired by the unique needs of women there. There are amazing people working to provide opportunity in vulnerable communities, as well as practical ways that you can support them. That includes supporting businesses such as Hilos y Colores in Peru through Noonday Collection. And my goal is to connect you to them. Read the beautiful story behind the opportunity this piece makes possible through sustainable, fair trade fashion.Read More
Traditions add texture and beauty to our celebrations, but if we hold them loosely, we can find joy in the memories, openness to new ways to celebrate, and a renewed focus on Christ’s advent as the central celebration.Read More
When it comes to living a more ethical lifestyle that promotes social and environmental justice, it's small changes that matter. They add up, they last, and they inspire grace and collaboration more than an “all or nothing” approach ever could. Plus, they are doable without breaking our budget. It’s time to embrace the small, and I hope my latest post on Noonday’s Flourish blog will inspire you to do just that. Set a new year's resolution to make small changes that stick.Read More
Authentic Hmong fabric is handcrafted into a fair trade stocking that tells a story of culture and craft. Through my time in Vietnam and time spent with a Hmong American friend, I learned the beautiful story behind this piece.Read More