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#SustainableSunday with Live the Give...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Today, it struck me: I only have one more lazy Sunday before the school year starts again and I am NOT ready for it! 

But then I was struck by another thought: 
Across the world, there are roughly 263 million children who are not in school.  Many of these children aren't in school because their families can't afford to let them go, they live in conflict regions and it isn't safe, or because there just aren't schools (largely due to economic regions).  A huge portion of these children will never learn to read or write, and as someone who love to read and write (and learned these skills as a 3-year old), my heart breaks. 

Enter my #SustainableSunday feature for the week: Live the Give.  

I've been featuring their clothing on Instagram for the last several weeks, and I absolutely love it, but I have to give y'all some more info.  Live the Give was started by Najat, a former elementary school teacher who developed a real drive to educate the children of the world.  That being said, she developed a line absolutely amazing tees, tanks, and sweatshirts for men and women and donates $3 from every top purchased to global education initiatives.  

As a special education teacher, I can definitely say that I appreciate this effort.  As a lover of sustainable fashion, I doubly appreciate it!  All of the tops in the Live the Give line are WRAP certified, meaning that they are produced in facilities that safe, lawful, and humane.  Don't even get me started on the style!  Najat was kind enough to send me my new favourite black tank (which I've already worn as part of a work outfit and as a part of a work out outfit), the perfect white tee (which I, literally, wore 3 times in one week... seriously... I could use about 3 more of these in my closet), and this insanely comfy off-the shoulder sweatshirt.  It's pretty hot in Vegas at the moment, but I pulled it on during a random thunderstorm one morning and am definitely going to be packing it for my fall travels!  It is insanely soft and snuggly... perfect for a snoozy Sunday morning in the rain! 

What's sustainable about this outfit? 

: the sweatshirt donates to global education
: the trousers were up-cycled from old bedsheets by me
: the ring is handmade 

^ I can't believe that I can still have a tiny top knot with my new, short hair! 

Trousers handmade by moi

2 comments on "#SustainableSunday with Live the Give..."
  1. This is a great post! I love sustainable fashion. It puts meaning into what we love.


  2. you look great!