Whether you are designing your first place or redesigning a long time abode – I’m a firm believer that one should put much time, thought and consideration into their space. I’ve been updating my space recently and am having a blast scouring the goods of ethically sourced shops that are on trend! Can I brag for a sec? Most of the owners of these shops are my friends – I never imagined I would be able to shop goods that give back and support people I adore!
I am so deeply in love with the Grey Chammarra Blanket by Sara and her team at Ara Collective. It oozes quality and is the kind of piece that adds a little bit of global influence to a clean and modern space. Sara’s pillows are also heavenly…As a matter of fact, just carve out an hour to gush over the entire site.
10% of the proceeds from this purchase are invested youth academic scholarships for the children of the Vicente Cooperative.
Kera Thompson is one of the coolest, most interesting and funny people I’ve ever met! The best part is, I was a customer/admirer of her work first! She runs the artfully sourced Interwoven – an online shop bringing one of a kind textiles from around the world to our front doors. I want them all – but so does everyone else, which is why this gorgeous Saeed Rug sold out within minutes of her adding it!
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Local & Lejos
Easily one of my favorite stores to patron – Local and Lejos is a GOLDMINE for anyone looking to up their home decor game without going for broke. Founder Sheeva is one of my closest friends, but is also someone I admire greatly because she just gets it. Sheeva has done a brilliant job of intersecting the design needs AND impact needs of millennials and is quickly taking the world by storm. Not to mention, the Vera Tray was my first purchase when I embarked on my redesign!
L&L is working with women in developing countries to better their lives through fair trade, life skills and support!
Rose & Fitzgerald
If you’re ever bored and looking for the perfect instagram to stalk, look no further than Rose & Fitzgerald. Every item in their collection is DIVINE. Founder Courtney Poole is cooler than cool and has the best eye. Sourced from Uganda (she and her guy used to live here) the Rose & Fitzgerald line manages to celebrate all of the beauty of Africa without sacrificing western design trends. First on my list? This Dipped Geometric Candle Holder Set.
Luna Zorro Quilt
I met Molly from Luna Zorro while visiting Guatemala last year. She is an expat from California who is passionate about the people of Central America personally fights for the rights and dignity of the women there. She employs many of these women by making goods using indigenous weaving techniques. Everything is made to order (and 100% cotton + Naturally dyed) and I’m this close to pulling the trigger on her Beige & Crudo Bedspread!
Every outdoor space needs a hammock. Especially a hammock that is hand dyed, employs artisans in Colombia and is ridiculously cool. I’m sold. And not just because the founder of Someware Goods is one of my favorite people to talk about. We carry her products in our To Market gift box and I look for every chance possible to tell folks about this brand. Now…if I can just get my hands on this Sky Hammock!
In a dreamworld I hire my girl Jacqueline Sharp to go with me to estate sales and score insanely neat finds, filling my home with one of a kind masterpieces. Fortunately for me, Jac (super girl boss) does that for a living through her furniture store, Fort Goods. Every piece sold at Fort has been repurposed, reclaimed and reimagined. Just like the chairs above. OMG those chairs.
A few finishing touches…
xx – Jess