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A Little More Eco-Friendly: 100% Recycled Paper

Hey Buds, you know we are always looking for ways to be more eco-friendly and we are excited to say – we found a new one this season: our latest wholesale catalog (released to boutiques and shops that carry Soul Flower) is now being printed on 100% recycled papers! Our new paper is 100% post consumer recycled and approved by the FSC (Forest Steward Council). We have worked with our current printer for a few years now and have always been very impressed with their eco friendly practices throughout their facility. We are especially proud to be their first catalog printing on 100% post consumer recycled paper using eco-friendly soy-based inks.

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Behind-the-Scenes: Sunnyside Gardens

Our recent Spring/Summer shoot took us and our model PK to Sunnyside Gardens in Minneapolis. This place has been around since 1935 – it’s the perfect combination of plants, planters, starters, gardening supplies and a grow-your-own attitude.Take a look at our behind the scenes photos and enjoy the vibe of this cool Minnesota tradition! A huge thanks to PK for bringing her beauty and energy to this photoshoot!

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2018 Full Moons – May

As the sun fades away and the full moon illuminates the sky, take a moment to recharge and open your soul. This month’s moon ushers in the beginning of summer! That means longer days, shorter nights, and more time with your best buds!
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Peace Sign Gift – 10 Peace Symbol Gift Ideas

Are you looking for unique, hand-crafted peace sign gifts for that peaceful soul in your life? Here at Soul Flower, we create funky organic items and eco-friendly clothing with a message of Peace and Love always! We use sustainable and organic materials in all of our products. We hope we can help you find the perfect peace sign gifts! In the words of Jimi Hendrix, “When the power of Love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” Keep spreading the peaceful vibes buds and take a look at some of our favorite Soul Flower products that feature a peace symbol or help spread a message of peace!

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An Ethical Wardrobe in 3 Steps – Sustainable Fashion

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!

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Outtakes: Heart & Soul Style

Hey Buds, We had some interesting (and always fun) moments during our photoshoots for the release of our new Heart & Soul Collection. We always seem to capture a few of those behind-the-scene photo moments – like a visit from a cute puppy to a dancing to an unexpected song choice to a funny side joke! Hope you enjoy these behind the scenes shots as much as we enjoyed taking them ✌️❤️😌 ~Team Photo at Soul Flower

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2018 Full Moons – April

April’s full moon is named after the willow tree. The willow grows best when there’s lots of rain (April showers!) and is associated with healing, growth, and protection. We hope spring is ramping up where you are. Enjoy the sunshine and the glow from this month’s full moon!
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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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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!

Tips to Green up Your Laundry

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Recycled Polyester Fabric

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…

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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 – Organic Cotton Facts

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

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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 – A Sustainable Choice!

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.

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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…)

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Goals Guide for 2018

Hey Buds! We know that many of you enjoy filling your schedule up with everything you can do on any given day. We thought it might be helpful to take a few minutes and realign your intentions with small, more reachable steps for the new year.

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2018 Full Moons – January

January 1st brings the first full moon of the year. The full moon is said to be a time of heightened energy all around, and a good time to harness that energy to find clarity about what you want in your life. Some see the full moon as a time to harvest the fruits of your past labors; a time of peak manifestation and abundance. The fullness of the moon is fleeting, though, and marks the turning point between waxing and waning. From now until the New Moon, turn your attention inward instead of out.

In 2018, we’ll be sharing monthly moon inspiration.

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How to Wear a Thick Headband – Boho Headbands

Are you looking for how to wear a thick headband? Our headbands are comfy, boho, washable, eco-friendly, but above all — versatile. Collect ’em all, because our Boho 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 Thick Headbands- all looks featuring our Soul Flower Boho Headbands.

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