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Chakra Meanings Chart

You may have heard of chakras in yoga or come across them in Eastern religions or new-age practices like crystal healing. But what are chakras? We have put together some definitions and a chakra chart to help you out!

What is a chakra?

Chakras are areas of energy in the body that run from the base of your spine to the top of your head. There are seven basic chakras, each with a corresponding color and symbols. The Sanskrit word chakra (pronounced “CHOCK-rah”) means wheel, which refers to the spinning energy in each of the seven chakras.

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A Guide to Creating an Ethical Wardrobe

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.

Plus, 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!

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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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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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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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How to Activate Your Chakras

How to Activate Your ChakrasChakras are areas of energy in the body that run through your center from the base of your spine to the top of your head. The word “chakra” (prounounced “CHOCK-rah”) is Sanskrit, meaning “wheel”, which refers to the spinning energy in each one. Each chakra has its own symbolism and each affects different aspects of your being: physical, mental, and spiritual. The energy of a chakra can be low, high, or anywhere it between – it exists on a spectrum – but a chakra is never fully “closed.” The chakras work best when balanced. Keeping that in mind, you can work to activate your chakras one at a time, starting with where you feel needs attention. If you’re unsure where to start, try taking a chakra balancing quiz online or just starting at the foundation (Root chakra) and work your way up. (more…)

6 Ways to Wear Headbands – Soul Flower Boho Style!

Comfy, boho, washable, eco-friendly, but above all — versatile. Collect ’em all, because our Boho Tube Headbands can be worn so many ways, you’ll never be bored! Made from 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled plastic (from recycled beverage bottles). Dyed with low impact dyes, sewn in the USA, and screenprinted in Minnesota with hand made original art. What could be better?! Here are 6 Ways to Wear Headbands – all looks featuring our Soul Flower Boho Headbands.

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Scary Facts about Fast Fashion

It’s Halloween month, which means it’s the best time of year to revel in all things spooky! Most of it is fun, but this post is a little more sobering. We have compiled a few fast fashion facts to keep you scared year ’round!

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August 21st Solar Eclipse: Remember to look up!

On Monday, August 21, 2017 all of North America will experience a solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is when the moon lines up just right between the earth and the sun and blocks the sun, creating a temporary shadow on the surface of the earth. There are only 2 total solar eclipses every 3 years that happen somewhere around the globe. The last time the States saw a total eclipse was 38 years ago in 1979!

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