Hey Buds, happy summer!
It’s been a long and strange few months, hasn’t it? Way back in March (which feels like ages ago), we released two downloadable, print-from-home coloring books in honor(?? I guess ??) of quarantine: Soul Flower Designs and Soul Flower Hippies. Today, we want to share another coloring page, but this time for FREE, right here on this blog post.
Buds, it seems impossible but it’s been almost 20 years since we started our little hippie shop on Grand Ave in St Paul, MN. We are celebrating all year long with fun throwback t-shirts, great deals and awesome memories. So take a walk down memory lane with these great old photos and stay tuned to our blog for more awesome stories and photos throughout the year! (more…)
Here at Soul Flower, we go all-in on our clothing being earth-friendly and ethically made. We believe that what you wear and how you shape your wardrobe and style can have a huge positive impact on your life. For those of us striving to practice what we preach and live in closer alignment to our deeply-held values and beliefs, crafting an ethical wardrobe is important.
Yes, shopping can be super fun… as long as you end up with items you love and wear all the time! If you want to feel better about what you buy and make less of an impact on the earth and all the people involved, read on. You can make better choices next time you’re about to buy a new item of clothing by considering a few things. Here is a step-by-step guide to buying with purpose and creating an ethical wardrobe!
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!
Tips to Green up Your Laundry
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 fabric 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…
There are many reasons why organic cotton is better than conventional cotton. Organic uses only non-genetically modified seeds and is grown without using toxic synthetic chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers. It’s production reduces human, animal, and environmental impact. Organic cotton must be independently certified in order to be called organic. Read for more details about why organic is better!
Soul Flower is an earth loving clothing company that focuses on eco-friendly fibers and sustainability. We use a lot of eco-friendly fabrics, be we especially love using hemp fabric for our clothing. What is it we love about hemp fabric? The benefits of using hemp fabric in clothing are ahhhh-mazing… We love hemp because it’s a sustainable fiber that revives soil and requires no herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides to grow. We love hemp because it is efficient, durable, and long lasting. We love hemp because it is soft and comfortable. We love it so much, we created this list of six hemp clothing benefits to tell you about unbelievable qualities of the hemp plant and how well it works in fabrics! Read on to find out the benefits of hemp clothing and all the other amazing qualities of hemp.
One-of-a-Kind threads for the One-of-a-Kind you!
Hey Buds! In our shop, we carry a variety of eco-friendly, organic, and fair trade clothing items and accessories. And you’ll notice that some of these items are marked “Each One Unique”. This means that every individual product is different from the next. Cool, right?! Here are FIVE insane reasons why owning our unique threads are not only awesome but even more eco than you might think!!
If you haven’t heard of “athleisure clothing,” you probably still know what it is.
Athleisure Clothing = athletics + leisure.
Athleisure clothing is athletic wear mixed with loungewear. Ya know, leggings and a yoga t-shirt or yoga pants with a hoody. Comfy stuff!
We recently read that 98 percent of clothing purchased in the United States is imported. Really. Only about 2% of the apparel sold here in the United States is actually made in America! That is shocking, especially since most of our Soul Flower brand is made right here in the USA! Our USA made clothing is simply better for the environment and the people around you. Read on to find out more on why we produce USA made clothing for our brand…
When we use cotton, we choose organic. Here’s why organic cotton matters…
It’s no secret that Soul Flower is made up of some incredibly creative, talented, hilarious, and unique folks. Get to know our team a bit better with the short bios below… (more…)
In addition to being the month of eating a bit too much candy and dressing up in wacky costumes, October is fair trade month! Read on to learn more about why fair trade is important, and what you can do to support fair labor practices globally. (more…)
Between the air purifying plants, eclectic art, and loading dock “happy hours,” you could say this isn’t your typical office environment. (more…)