Meet Peggy, Soul Flower Co-Founder

My name is Peggy, I live & virtually work in my home town, Des Moines IA. I spend most of my work days on my computer designing clothing, bits of our website & finding cool, new things for Soulflower. When I am not working, I love hanging out with my family (2 kids,a cat & a husband, Mike, who is also my biz partner). My favorites beyond work are hanging with my kiddles, great food (cooking), good books, and live music.

Here is a link to an article about me that just ran in our local paper – you can read a bit about me & about soul-flower.com.

My Favorite Band: Michael Franti & Spearhead.
My Favorite Soul Flower find: My Zoey Wrap Dress with the green mandalas. Got it over a year ago & still wear it all the time!
My Favorite website (besides Soul-Flower.com of course): http://www.etsy.com

We’re gonna rock on to Electric Avenue…

I love these Mudmee Tie-Dye pants – Hey there friends! It’s Loudog in my Electric Avenue Mudmee Pants! First off, I love any tye-dye! I spend lots of time on my own tye dying here at my home in Tennessee. Even with lots of practice and patterns, you can never be 100 percent sure on what your going to get once the product is washed out and ready to dry. When i saw these pants i had to have them. The description on Soul Flower said, “colors may vary” and I knew this to be true. So I was excited to see what mine would look like.

Second of all, due to the fact that I am a full figured chick, getting to dress the way I want can be a challenge. Most cute or cool clothes come in med, small, and extra small. So it can be very discouraging when going to department stores that cater to only youth sizes. Just this month, Soul Flower added a plus size section for customers (see it here). When I saw the measurements on the pants, knowing mine, I knew they would be a sure fit. btw, they do also offer these hip pants in a small/med too 🙂 Once I received mine, I put them on immediately! They fit great and the colors were pure, and they are made with really good dye’s. My colors were dark greens, blues, rich purple, and hints of orange and a bit of yellow. I didn’t want to take them off.

I go to lots of festivals and I am also a part of a large community of hula hoopers . Even though I love to wear skirts, It’s nearly impossible for me to hoop in one. These pants are so cool tho, they literally look like you’re wearing a skirt standing still. The bottom measurements of each pant leg have a 25″ flair! But as the hoop flies around, for leg tricks, the pants give me the freedom to move with perfect flow. If I could rename the pants, I would name them Flow Pants. Cause when I wear them I feel totally “with the flow”. Oh & I do like that even though I ordered the pants in the largest size, they weren’t too long on me. I am a very satisfied customer! Thanks again, Soulflower. -Loudog
From Your Soul-Flower Buds: We are also including a picture of the Mudmee Tie Dye Electric Avenue pants from our site here so you can see how the colors vary a bit. One of the super cool things about Mudmee tiedye is the tie dye technique because it has a black base (versus white base as you see with a lot of tie dye). The black helps to bring out a lot of the vibrance in the other colors of the pants. You can see from these pictures that they are always very different but also always very cool, bright, fun & funky. Just the way we like it!

Sheila, our own Karma Krewe jewelry weaver

Sheila is a long-time customer from Philly who makes some supa-sweet jewelry. Truth is, we love her stuff so much we wanted to carry it at Soul Flower. It ends up her items are so special and one-of-a-kind that it didn’t work out to sell them here. But we have stayed in touch & so dig the imagery in her product descriptions on her site, we can’t wait to read what she writes about Soul Flower goods….welcome Sheila!

My name is Sheila and I live and work in in the Philadelphia area. I love hanging out in the beautiful outdoors of The City of Brotherly Love, but I also love to travel with my favorite person, my hubby Evan. Our favorite trip so far was a road trip through the Pacific Northwest along highway 20 last Summer. This country is so beautiful! My soulflower gear made it easy to just pack and go!! In the Summer, you can find me in Sea Isle City, NJ relaxing on the beach and looking for inspiration in nature for my handcrafted jewelry which I sell online at http://www.sheilaferlet.etsy.com/.
my favorite music: Bob Marley and Johnny Cash

my favorite shoes: dansko clogs!

my favorite color: turquoise

Here’s Sarah of the Soul Flower Karma Krewe

Meet Sarah, student & karma krewe member extrodinaire. When we asked our buds to send us some ideas of what they like to write about, Sarah chose a cool poem she wrote about just hanging outside with her dog Mickey and loving life while watching the world go by. We love her vibe – she personifies a big part of what we try to evoke at Soul Flower (positivity and good vibes!!). Welcome Sarah!
My name is Sarah, i’m from Connecticut but I currently live in Plymouth, New Hampshire attending school at Plymouth State. I love hanging with awesome people, live music, and using the unique creativity of the human mind. Having a good time, thinking freely, positive energy, and living contently with good, genuine people are some of the most important things in life!

My Favorite Band: led zeppelin
My Favorite person: mom, of course!
My Favorite color: yellow

Karma Krewe Introductions: Meet Cam

We are excited to have Cam involved in our Karma Krewe, reviewing products & helping to spread the word about Soul-Flower.com. We love that she just got a vintage VW bus – the perfect vehicle to journey wildly with her family & friends.

Hey Buds! I’m Cam, and I live & love with my free-spirited family in coastal Georgia. I’m a thirty year old un/homeschooling mama. I enjoy spending my time hanging out at the beach, and walking softly on this earth. I believe in Mother Nature’s ability to sustain and nourish us with anything we need in this life.

I have a natural tendency to see the humor in any situation and I try to spread that vibe around. I try to live simpler, happier. I just bought a vintage VW bus, and cannot wait to get it on the road to a few festivals!

You can also find me at JourneyWildly

My Favorite Fruit: a Georgia peach, of course!
My Favorite Band: (newly) Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
My Favorite Shoes: flip-flops, or barefeet!

Peace, Friends!

Karma Krewe: meet Trish B

Trish says “I am not a big blogger but I’m a talker” and a traveler and a music lover. Seems like the perfect combination, doesn’t it! Trish will be writing a bit but also will be hitting the streets, literally pounding the pavement at shows to help spead the Soul Flower vibe.

Hey there, My name is Trish. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico with my husband, daughter, and many pets. My husband and I see over 100 shows a year and live for live music. I work for numerous promoters and enjoy sharing my passion for live music with my daughter and everyone else I meet. I also love hanging with my family, reading, sewing, beading, and traveling.

My favorite band: right now is Monsters of Folk
My favorite soul-flower find: is to hard to narrow down…I’ve ordered numerous skirts and love them all. I especially love the patchwork!
My favorite shoes: Patagonia Clover Clogs

Meet Maggie of the Karma Krewe

We first met Maggie when she asked to review our products on her cool blog a while back. Then when we saw little Dexter, we fell in love – who could be cuter in little Soul-Flower clothes? Here is our earth-loving-mama, Maggie:

Hello fellow buds! My name is Maggie Smith and I am the mastermind behind Dexter’s Super Savvy Mommy (http://www.supersavvymommy.com/). I am 28 years old and I live in Northern Michigan with my husband and almost-2 year old son Dexter. We are a water-loving family and can be seen on our boat almost all summer long. I believe in protecting Mother Earth as much as possible for future generations. That is why I reduce, reuse and recycle ALL THE TIME! I work online writing my blog and working for EcoStore USA (http://www.ecostoreusa.com/)

My Favorite color: Lime Green or Lavender
My Favorite fruit: ripe pear or peach
My Favorite live show EVER: DAVE MATTHEWS BAND!!!

Meet Lourenda of the Soul-Flower.com Karma Krewe

When we created the Karma Krewe, Lourenda, aka LouDog, was at the top of our list of customers we should ask to be on our street team – she has been buying from us for years, and probably more kind threads than any other customer. And not just that, she calls & emails us with positive messages all the time. Thanks for that LouDog! Here she is:

My name is Lourenda C. I was born and raised in St.Pete, FL. I currently live in Clarksville, TN, because i was stationed here due to the Army. My husband and I will be returning to St.Pete this year.

I was recently medically retired, so i spend most of my days on the computer, painting, crocheting, beading, and planning ahead for future shows and festivals. My favorite things to do other than spending time with my husband and animals, and listening to music, is being on the road, meeting new interesting, colorful people at shows and festivals.

My Favorite Vacation EVER: When i came home from Iraq for some r and r. I hadn’t seen my family for 8 months and i was able to come to the states for 15 days before i was to return.
My Favorite live show EVER: I got to see Allman Brothers Band, at the Wanee River Music festival, in live oak Florida! Awesome!!!! The best ever!!
My Favorite tree: Weeping Willow

Meet Kristen of the Karma Krewe!

Throughout the next few weeks, we will be introducing you to the group of buds that make up our street team, the karma krewe. The Karma Krewe works hard to create a buzz online and offline about our little boutique catalog & internet shop. We had dozens of applications for this team & we really wish we could have chose every one. Thanks bus for applying! We feel in the end that we chose a great representation of our customers – here is our first introduction – Kristen H….she will be contributing to our blog soon!

Hey Buds, Kristen here. I’m from the Chicago-land area but currently reside in Iowa City and absolutely love it. I go to school at the University of Iowa and am a theater major. I also work for a production company on campus called SCOPE Productions where I book, promote and produce live concerts (the best one was probably the Bob Dylan/ Elvis Costello show, it was crazy being around those legends!)

My Favorite Band: The National
My Favorite Fruit: Pineapple
My Favorite Flower: Gerbera Daisy

Our 2010 Karma Krewe

**UPDATE** thanks so much to everyone who applied to the Karma Krewe! Applications are closed now (Jan 22, 2010) & we will be announcing our first ever street team next week. Can hardly wait for you all to meet the most awesome customers in the whole world. And don’t worry if you missed your chance – this is an ongoing group & we will be adding members down the road. Peace!

To all of our Buds,

We feel like our blog has been neglected and needs a little love. And where else to ask for love than from our buds…you! You are why we are are here after all. And many of you have been with us from the start. So in an effort to share your love with everyone – we are creating our very own street team to review products for posting on this blog, take cute pics of you & yours to post on the blog, tweet, facebook, create a buzz and generally just spread the Soul Flower vibe online & otherwise.

So do you like to write? Are you into the social networking thang? Do you love Soul Flower and want to tell others about it? Do you like to be on the receiving end of discounts and free products? Do you want to get lots of karma from your soulflower buds? Then answer the questions below & email them to peggy@soul-flower.com by January 21st, 2010.

p.s. This is not a paid job! It is a true labor of love with free products and samples (and an ongoing discount…) as your rewards 🙂

Yes, I want to be on the Soul-Flower Karma Krewe!
Your Name
Your Email
Your Location
Your Phone Number(s)
Are you over 18 years?
Facebook Link (if you have one)
MySpace Link (if you have one)
Twitter Link (if you have one)
Blog (if you have one)
(if no blog, send a sample of or a link to something you have written)
How Often Do you Visit Soul-Flower.com?
What is your all time favorite Soul-Flower item you own?
If you could buy one thing from Soul-Flower right now, what would it be?

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