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For Moms- The Perfect Gift!

And better than perfect….. this gift for Any Fashion-Loving and Eco-Conscious Mom

INDIGENOUS is the Eco-chic and Globally Responsible brand that will leave her looking and feeling great. These fabrics flow and look dressed up while being comfortable.


Highlight your mom’s beauty, uniqueness and compassion with a from INDIGENOUS.

INDIGENOUS, a leader in organic and fair trade fashion, promises high quality eco-chic fashion that’s good to people and good to the planet.  INDIGENOUS keeps harmful chemicals and toxins away from the body through organic and sustainable materials and supports artisans through maintaining rich cultural heritages and knitting traditions with fair wages and fair working conditions.

Dedicated to impeccable quality, design and fit without sacrificing values, their amazing summer line has something for every stylish Mom.

She’ll love the summertime sophistication of the chic and versatile Netted Poncho. Featuring soothing shades of teal combined with classic summer white, this flattering poncho is a go-to whether heading to the office, running errands with the kids or hanging around the pool. $198 www.indigenous.com.


The Maxi Tank Dress is so comfortable she may not want to take it off! Light grey with a pop of silver stripes, the empire waist flatters while organic cotton and low-impact dyes add eco-responsibility to amazing fashion. $138 www.indigenous.com.

 I love fabrics that flow and move with you. Anyone would love these outfits! — the editor

Give her two gifts in one with the Reversible Maxi Skirt. Soft, organic and chic, this go-to piece is perfect for dressing up or dressing down. One side features solid black while the reverse side features black and white stripes. It’s great for all season long!  $108 www.indigenous.com.


Swapdom Heads Home With New Marketplace

Online Swapping Community is Now Open to Home Goods

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.—May 2014— First, it was fashion. Then, baby and kids’ gear. Now, Swapdom, a one-of-a-kind online exchange system, is opening its marketplace to home goods. Beginning May 12, users can swap items from every room in the house in exchange for other home goods, fashion finds, or baby and kids’ gear. It’s a win-win-win for swappers and a big step forward for the sharing economy.

Just in time for summer, getting new clothes on your fast growing baby, something for you, your home — it’s not new, just new to you. How simple and wonderful is this idea? Great news for getting what you need at a low cost.  — the editor

recycleEngineered to make swapping easy and efficient, users simply request items they love, tell Swapdom what they would like to offer in exchange, and then let the site organize a multi-person swap for them.

“Swapdom is an efficient tool that finds multi-party swaps. Our algorithm is a vital component for peer to peer exchange,” said Petros Georgopoulos, co-founder and CEO of Swapdom. “Adding the home goods marketplace is a natural progression of how our site continues to grow. In five years’ time, when people think of peer-to-peer exchange, we want them to think of Swapdom.”

In addition to the new home goods marketplace, Swapdom is launching a myriad of key initiatives to improve user experience. They just launched a badging system to reward their most engaged community members, and will soon be adding USPS as a new shipping option, in addition to UPS. They will also be launching an iOS app soon, which will make it easier to browse and request swappable items on the go.


Founded in August 2013 and based in Thessaloniki, Greece, and San Francisco, California, Swapdom is an innovative online exchange system for the sharing economy driven by the power of the crowd. Designed to make swapping unbelievably easy and efficient, Swapdom is a new way to find one-of-a-kind previously owned items. Users simply request items they love, tell Swapdom what they’d offer in exchange, and then sit back and let Swapdom organize a multi-person swap for them. www.swapdom.com


Beautiful and Hardworking – Cork Fashion

There are so many beautiful Pelcor cork accessories to choose from, in so many colors — You’ll be stunned. They are fashionable and unusual and practical, THAT is a rare combination in a purse, clutch, backpack or wallet. The cork comes in many colors, natural, chocolate, berry and more. The feel is wonderful, flexible and strong. It has a luxurious texture and it is strong. Just what we need in our busy lives! I love the natural cork wallet.

Take a look:

NECESSAIRE #2CITY BACKPACKFOLD WALLETAnd don’t forget the umbrellas. These bags and purses are beautiful — out in California — we are praying for rain, so when the rain comes, you’ll want to be ready.  The umbrella:TALL UMBRELLA B

More about the history of Pelcor:  This company began 30 years ago with a cork factory in São Brás de Alportel in Portugal, in the heart of the country’s cork industry.That factory, to this day, makes champagne corks for many of the finest vintners in France and Spain. It has been the life’s work of three generations of Correias, the latest being Sandra Correia, granddaughter of the founder.

In 2003, Ms. Correia challenged her father with the idea of making cork more “feminine” and, in fact, fashionable. She envisioned creating accessories out of cork skin as a way to help sustain the cork industry and innovate products that are both stylish and practical.

Her vision was realized with the first accessory she made: a cork umbrella. It was so exuberantly received at an international trade show that it launched her new brand, Pelcor. The brand’s name is taken from the Portuguese words for skin (pel) and cork (cor). Pelcor® offered a range of innovative fashion accessories, and products for the home and office, marrying compelling designs with creativity. It developed partnerships with a number of designers and companies including ModaLisboa | LisboaFashionWeek to develop limited edition accessories as well, among them the Love Bag (2011), Freedom Bag (2012) and Trust Bag (2013.)

Forward Thinking Fashion

Italian-based denim line, Nine in the Morning, is creating an exciting stir in the eco-conscious world of fashion. With a long family history in the textiles industry, brothers Umberto and Alessandro Vendramin developed the Natural Collection with one thing in mind: utilizing their resources to create the most beautifully crafted, organic line of denim on the market today. By owning their own factories, the brothers of Nine in the Morning can oversee the entire production process. Each item is made with the highest quality of organic materials at a great price.

The Natural Collection features 100% organic materials from the cotton in the denim and trim, to the recycled coconut used for buttons.  Nine in the Morning’s Natural Collection is washed with vegetable indigo and employs eco-friendly methods to distress the denim. The line is constructed with state-of-the-art design so that fit and form is not compromised. By not having to outsource to other factories, Nine in the Morning is lowering its carbon footprint every step of the way.