How do we put the SOUL in Soul Flower? When we first created Soul Flower, our name seemed the perfect combination of spirit and beauty. But did you know Soul Flower has a deeper meaning? Sure, the flower is easily defined – you can see it in the beautiful & lovely items we choose. But we want to spend some time telling you also about the Soul.
The soul of our goods is really important to us – we work hard to make sure that our products are being made in a fair way. We seek quality, raw materials that are in tune with mother earth. We ask hard questions of our partners & strive to find not just the most beautiful things but also the most thoughtful & ethically made items we can. We find small, local manufacturers to work with. Then we develop strong relationships with the people making our products – striving to not only make sure they are treated fairly but also to improve their livelihood and communities.
But to make this happen, we have awesome folks we work with – other artisans and designers who have followed a similar path in manufacturing their creations – and so for that reason, we want you to MEET OUR SOUL MATES. For each of these posts, we will introduce you to an artist, manufacturer or designer from Soul Flower & learn about their soulful practices. You will love their inspiring stories. Plus, we will feature a week-long sale on a few of their select creations on our site. So, meet…
Our First Soul Mate: Soul Flower (yeah, that’s us…)
These are our own exclusive and unique creations. Most of these designs are t-shirts from our CircleTees line, which are designed right here, in (ware)house at Soul Flower by your buds Peggy & Leiah. We combine unique artwork with purposeful messages. Who wouldn’t want to encourage others to let their soul shine? Or fly an eco-freako flag? Or to come on get happy?
Save 30% on any of these four shirts with coupon code SOULMATE1
(good until 9/9)
By spreading a message of peace & positivity in our daily lives we hope to keep kindness always at the center of our thoughts and actions. And to really complete this message we choose organic cotton and other natural fibers whenever we can. Plus we print our tees in small batches right here in the USA.
Probably one of our most soulful choices in our creations is our use of organic cotton… a simple choice that can make a world of difference. Why?
Conventional cotton farming is one of the most damaging types of farming towards the environment. Producing cotton uses 25% of all insecticides in the world and 10% of all pesticides. It is second (corn is first) in the amount of chemicals used to produce it. It you buy just one t-shirt made from organic cotton, you are saving 1/3 a pound of synthetic fertilizers & pesticides from entering the environment. These chemicals damage soil so badly it can’t produce, harm animals in the vicinity, and ultimately contribute to global warming.
Natural and organic fiber clothing are processed with as few chemicals and harmful impact on the environment as possible. By purchasing natural and organic fiber clothing you support environmental causes & help to nourishes the earth and the lives of all people involved in the process of growing, manufacturing and distributing the clothing. Growing cotton organically takes skill. It takes time & patience. And, yes, it is more expensive. But worth it!
Soul Flower works hard to keep positive vibes going – and our tees are just one way we do that. We hope you enjoy wearing them. Peace.
Additional information about organic cotton:
– Detoxify: tips to become more organic in your life
– Compare It: Differences between conventional & organic cotton
– Just the Facts, Jack: what is organic cotton