Free Earth Day Coloring Page

Sunday, April 22, 2018 is Earth Day. To celebrate, here’s a free Earth Day coloring page you can print out and color in: good for adults or kids! Bonus points if you print on the back side of a recycled piece of paper 😉

Free Earth Day Coloring Page

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Garment Care: 5 Tips to Green Up Your Laundry

Here’s some news that’ll brighten your day: you have the power to reduce the environmental impact of ALL your clothes, even if they’re not eco-friendly! Choosing sustainably-made garments made of fibers like organic cotton or recycled polyester is a great start. But did you know that laundering is still the largest contributor to a piece of clothing’s overall greenhouse gas footprint? Consider the total life cycle of a garment: the raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, to your at-home wear and care and ultimate disposal. What you practice at home accounts for 40-80% of the garment’s total emissions. You can make a huge difference and green up your laundry practices!

Here are some eye-opening facts and tips to help you green up your laundry and make a difference in your at-home garment care.

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Recycled Polyester at Soul Flower

Polyester is the most common fabric in fashion today. The problem is, typical polyester is made from non-renewable petroleum and it’s energy-intensive to produce. But recycled polyester is fabric harvested from plastic that has been recycled, like plastic water and beverage bottles. The recycled polyester process takes plastic bottles, cleans them, makes pellets of the recycled plastic and then melts it all into new thread. That thread is then knitted into fabric. There are many benefits to using recycled polyester we want to tell you about…

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Photoshoot at Hymie’s Records

10 Questions for Hymie’s Vintage Record Store

Laura (co-owner of Hymie’s) recently welcomed Soul Flower into Hymie’s Record Store, located off Lake Street in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Hymie’s was once described by Rolling Stone as “a classic, overstuffed mom-and-pop used-vinyl haven”  and we were so excited to to have it as a backdrop for our Heart & Soul Collection! We took the opportunity to ask Laura about herself, Hymie’s, and of course music.

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Why Organic Cotton is Better

There are many reasons why organic cotton is better than conventional cotton and we want to tell you a bit about the benefits. Organic cotton uses only non-genetically modified seeds and is grown without using toxic synthetic chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers. Organic production reduces human, animal, and environmental impact. Organic cotton must be independently certified in order to be called organic.

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2018 Full Moons – March

Inspiration for the two full moons in March hints at the quickly-approaching spring season. Can you believe winter will soon be over?! The Spring Equinox lands on March 20, mid way between the two full moons. The equinox is a time of balance and equilibrium, and spring is a time for fresh beginnings and growth. Take some time to meditate on the changing of the seasons. Notice the little things that fill your heart with gratitude. Keep an eye on the sky and don’t let time pass you by without participating fully in your life. Hello, March!
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Such a Winter’s Day

My daughter Siera and I did a mini photoshoot a few weeks ago at Greenwood Park and Salisbury House neighborhood in Des Moines. We had planned the shoot for the last week in 2017 but the subzero weather kept us inside for weeks. So on the first day that is popped above 10 degrees, we headed out for a walk in the park. I have to say, Siera was a trooper, considering how cold it was to be wearing tank tops and short sleeves! Enjoy the photos (our dog Ziggy makes a guest appearance) and more of these products will be on our website in the coming weeks!! ~Peggy

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Hemp Clothing Benefits (We Love Hemp!)

Being a clothing company that focuses on eco-friendly fibers, we love hemp! We love hemp because it’s a sustainable fiber that revives soil and requires no herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides to grow. It’s efficient, durable, and long lasting. We love it so much, we created this list of six hemp clothing benefits to explain why hemp is such a great resource for fiber and fabric.

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