Black Friday Through Fair Tuesday: Passion Lilie’s Deals This November

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

Buy this Ice & Dots Organic Knit Dress, featuring unique hand block printed black dots on white, long sleeves, and a starfish cut-out neckline, for 20% off this November 23rd through 27th.

Ice & Dots Organic Knit Dress

Now that it’s November, the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing! There are tons of great deals to be had all over the web, and at Passion Lilie, we’re bringing you savings this November from the 23rd through the 27th in time for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Fair Tuesday.

Ready to save on sustainable styles for the holidays? Read about Passion Lilie’s amazing holiday deals to make your holiday shopping season a little brighter.

Passion Lilie Holiday Deals: November 23–27

Black Friday (November 23)

Save 20% on all purchases during our November promotion, including this Dotted Blue Fleece Sweater, featuring uniquely patterned white dots on blue in warm, 100% organic fleece.Dotted Blue Fleece Sweater

As the most well-known day for shopping of the entire year, Black Friday is full of deals and steals for all kinds of products online and in store. This year, skip the lines and shop from the comfort of your own home with Passion Lilie. We’re offering 20% off any purchase made during Black Friday as well as a FREE sustainable tote bag with your purchase! Deals like that are enough to make anyone an ethical fashion fan.

Small Business Saturday (November 24)

Next is Small Business Saturday. What started in 2010 as an organic, homegrown holiday to promote small businesses after the traditionally corporate Black Friday has become a major shopping day of its own. Today, small businesses around the country celebrate the holiday, making it a major sales day and a way for people to show their support for small businesses. At Passion Lilie, we’re making it easier than ever to shop with us by continuing to offer 20% off all purchases and a free tote bag with ANY purchase!

Shop for Good Sunday (November 25)

Passion Lilie is committed to working with fair trade artisans, such as this woman from India, who met with our founder and designer, Katie Schmidt, on one of her recent visits.

This little-known holiday is gaining momentum as a day to shop from brands with a mission to help others. Passion Lilie is proud to work exclusively with fair trade artisans from India, offering them fair wages, long-term employment, and safe, healthy working conditions. When you shop with Passion Lilie on this day, not only can you feel good about supporting our mission with your purchase, but you can also take advantage of our holiday weekend discount: 20% off your purchase PLUS a free tote bag! For more information about Shop for Good Sunday, read our blog post.

Cyber Monday (November 26)

Above all else, Thanksgiving is a time for family, so don’t worry if you didn’t get the chance to do your shopping yet. The following week begins with Cyber Monday, a day of discounts for online retailers and e-commerce sites all across the Internet. All Passion Lilie products are available through our website, and when you shop with us this Cyber Monday, you’ll get the same great deal we offered all weekend long: 20% off ANY purchase—no minimum amount required—and a free tote bag!

Fair Tuesday (November 27)

Receive a free tote bag, such as this Peacock Tote, which features an elaborate navy-and-gold peacock, as our gift to you during our November holiday promotion.Peacock Tote

Finishing off the month and our sweet streak of holiday deals is Fair Tuesday. Fair Tuesday is a celebration of fair trade businesses throughout America and the work they do to uplift the impoverished and traditionally disenfranchised with fair, dignified working opportunities. Show your support for the fair trade movement by shopping at Passion Lilie and taking advantage of our last day offering 20% off AND a free fair trade tote bag, which is both trendy and environmentally friendly.

With deals like these, it’s like Christmas come early at your favorite ethical clothing company!

Sustainable Holiday Gift Suggestions

Not sure what to buy? Take a look at a few of our favorite items for gifting (or keeping!) this holiday season.

Stocking Stuffers

This Grey with Black Timeless Ikat Scarf, featuring a lighter gray in the middle and darker gray with tassels at the ends, is sure to look and feel great on any man, woman, or child in your life this holiday season.Grey with Black Timeless Ikat Scarf

 Passion Lilie carries a variety of fun scarves for anyone in your life. Take this traditional stocking stuffer to the next level with our fashionable patterns and soft, comfortable material.

– Our Chevron Headband is a trendy accessory women of all ages will love. Not only that, but these headbands help fulfill our mission of reduced textile waste.

– Looking for something a little different? Stock up on our sustainable cloth napkin sets for a gift that keeps on giving well after the holidays are over by making dining a little greener meal after meal.

    For Her

    The Clio Jersey Cardigan, pictured here with its classic navy color and white polka dots, is the perfect gift for any woman who wants to keep comfortable and warm while looking her best.The Clio Jersey Cardigan

    – Want something warm to get through the winter? Our comfy and chic cardigans and sweaters make the perfect “warm and fuzzy” gift for the eco-enthusiast in your life.

    – There’s nothing more intimate than buying the perfect dress for the woman in your life. Check out our variety of elegant, fashionable, ethically made dresses today.

      For Him

      This Classic Tulip Men's Button Down Shirt, which features a unique, black floral print on white and long sleeves, is a great gift for the man who wants easy and comfortable fashion.Classic Tulip Men’s Button Down Shirt

      We have a variety of fair trade button-down shirts for the special guy in your life. Help him discover a style he’ll love!

      We Are Your Source for Sustainable Shopping Steals!

      Passion Lilie is your source for sustainable shopping steals this November! No matter which November shopping holiday you’re observing, you’ll find a great discount from Passion Lilie. Start shopping now to find unique, chic gifts for anyone in your life this holiday season.

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      How to Celebrate Fair Trade Month

      Posted on October 18, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

      Celebrate Fair Trade Month this October by shopping for fair trade products, which may include fair trade tags or labels such as this to help identify them.

      It’s finally October! Besides the beautiful weather outside, all of the fun fall festivals, and the changing of the seasons, something else exciting is also happening: Fair Trade Month. Read on to learn more about this annual opportunity to celebrate and spread the word about the fair trade movement.

      What Is Fair Trade Month?

      Founded back in 2011 by Fair Trade USA, Fair Trade Month serves as a way to raise awareness about the fair trade movement and its importance to our global economy. It also encourages consumers to shop from fair trade businesses instead of businesses that hurt the environment and their workers. Every October, fair trade companies, Fair Trade Towns, and those who support the movement create promotions, events, and other celebrations in honor of Fair Trade Month.

      How to Support Fair Trade Month Here in New Orleans

      With celebrations happening all over the country, there’s no shortage of ways to participate in Fair Trade Month, and New Orleans is no exception. As a fair trade company whose apparel and accessories are designed in New Orleans, Passion Lilie is committed to supporting fair trade in New Orleans and beyond. Show your support during Fair Trade Month and all year long in New Orleans by making fair trade and sustainable purchases from these businesses.

      Food

      Shop for fresh fruits and veggies, like those pictured here, along with other fair trade foods to help support the Fair Trade Movement in New Orleans.

      When you don’t feel like cooking, fill up on a variety of healthy and sustainable fair trade dishes at Cafe Rose Nicaud in the Marigny.

       With two locations within the city limits (plus one in Metairie and one in Mandeville), healthy food megastore Whole Foods offers a diverse and wide range of fair trade foods for a tasty and nutritious way to show your support for the movement.

       New Orleans Food Co-Op prioritizes fair trade products when available, especially fair trade certified chocolate and coffee. If you become a member, you also have a say in how the cooperative is run, allowing you to have an even larger impact on the food in your community.

        Cafés

        Looking for an easy way to start supporting fair trade? Switch to drinking fair trade coffee, like the delicious cup of coffee pictured here.

        – According to Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, it is the sole coffeehouse in New Orleans that is 100% fair trade. All of its chocolate, coffee, and tea is fair trade, so head to one of two convenient locations in Mid City and the Marigny.

        – Gourmet donut shop District Donuts only uses Stumptown Coffee, which is fair trade and even has its own location right here in New Orleans. Visit your nearest District Donuts in Uptown New Orleans, Lakeview, Elmwood, or even Baton Rouge.

        – Located on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Orleans Coffee House serves a range of fair trade and organic certified coffees. It also has an espresso bar on Prytania Street.

        – Good Karma is a café in Mid City that specializes in plant-based food and drink. Even better, all of its coffee is fair trade and organic.

          Shopping

          This Snuggle in Chevron Sweater from Passion Lilie features a black-and-white hand block stamped chevron print and dolman sleeves. It's made from 100% organic cotton and is fair trade.

          – Get your Mardi Gras merch early with recycled beads and throws from Arc of Greater New Orleans. It’s a great way to save money, reduce waste, and provide jobs to workers with disabilities.

          – Need a great pair of shoes? Feet First is an independent shoe retailer voted “Best Shoe Store in New Orleans” nine times and counting. It carries a variety of local products, including fair trade accessories and apparel from Passion Lilie.

          – Shop for a variety of fair trade clothing, such as the Snuggle in Chevron Sweater shown above, right here at Passion Lilie. We also sell fair trade accessories, homeware, and stationary. To learn about the many benefits of buying fair trade clothing, read our blog post.

            Shop Passion Lilie Today and Receive a Free Headband

            Make Fair Trade Month better by shopping at Passion Lilie! Every online purchase made this October through November 3 will receive a free fair trade headband, as shown here in our variety of styles.

            Naturally, you’re going to need some stylish fair trade outfits to celebrate Fair Trade Month in New Orleans, and there’s no better place to buy them than Passion Lilie. Even better, we’re giving away a free fair trade headband with every online purchase made during Fair Trade Month! Just use the coupon code “FairTradeMonth” any time from now until November 3, and you’ll receive a free headband with your purchase.

            Shop our complete line of ethical apparel, discover more ways to support fair trade, or contact us with any questions today.

            Posted in Conscious Consumer, Deals and Promotions, Eco-Friendly, Empowering Artisans, Empowering Women, Ethical Apparel, Fair Trade, Guides, Headbands, Sustainability, Sweaters, Women

            Trend of the Week: Ikat Print

            Posted on July 06, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

            As you scroll through Passion Lilie’s collection of fashionable and ethical apparel, you can’t miss the ikat print. It’s both eye-catching and fun, it has a huge range, and it looks great on everything from statement pieces to entire dresses. Western cultures have been making ikat for centuries, and its creation is one we take great pride in. Ikat patterns can be found in Peru, Guatemala, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, and more. It’s a technique that has developed across the globe. Our artisans make ikat prints by hand in India, and we’d like to highlight the process for you to give new meaning to your ikat apparel.

            This ikat print from Passion Lilie is fun, fashionable, and ethical.

             

            Creating the Ikat Print

            Ikat translates from Indonesian to English as “to tie” or “to bind.” Its name comes from the hands-on process of creating the pattern, described below. Although the results look like a print, ikat is actually a dyeing process rather than a printing process.

            Step One

            Many rows of yarn are laid out and stretched to about 10 meters, which will ultimately make 24 meters when woven. The rows of yarn will depend on how many different colors will be used in the ikat “print” creation process.

            Step Two

            The artisan draws lines on the yarn to indicate the final ikat print or pattern.

            Artisans draw lines, such as these, on the yarn to indicate the final ikat print or pattern.

            Step Three

            Rubber bindings are placed along the lines to mark the pattern. These rubber bindings are crucial because they resist the dye. If it weren’t for these, the entire fabric would end up colored, and the pattern would not create the ikat print as expected.

            Step Four

            The yarn is dyed with the base or main color. All Passion Lilie products, including those with ikat prints, are made using plant and vegetable dyes, eco dyes, or organic dyes. We believe in using sustainable, environmentally responsible practices through every step of the process, so you can feel good about wearing our apparel and avoid harsh chemicals. You can learn more about ethical shopping with our ethical shopping guide.

            Step Five

            Next, the yarn is stretched out on poles in the sun to dry. Sun is very important to the ikat print creation process. Once the yarn has dried, the bindings are removed. If more colors are needed in the design, then steps 1–4 will be repeated until the final ikat print is complete.

            Step Six

            The ikat print is complete! The yarn is then placed on cones and on the loom.

            Wearing the Ikat Print

            Due to the care and attention to detail required by this process, each ikat print is truly one of a kind. The result of this process is fun, trendy fabrics that can be converted into a wide variety fashionable pieces. Browse several of our top ikat print items today and expand your wardrobe!

            Beach Breeze Dress

            This dress is perfect for the beach or even just to wear to work as a reminder of the sandy shores and ocean waves. The bright blue and white are a cheery combination, while the silhouette hugs your curves in all the right places.

            Wear an ikat design from Passion Lilie, such as this Beach Breeze Dress with an ikat print.

             

            Grey with Red Poncho

            This poncho is a trendy way to switch things up from your usual jacket or blazer. The tie in the front is flattering yet comfortable. Embrace this ikat print anywhere from the office to your next special occasion.

            Try Passion Lilie's Grey with Red Poncho for another vibrant ikat print or pattern.

             

            Caribbean Ikat Scarf

            With its bright blue hues and aquatic ikat print, this scarf can’t help but remind us of the Caribbean Sea. The tassels at the bottom add a little bit more fun to the texture as well. Wear it around your neck at dinner to accessorize your outfit, or wrap it around your shoulders to keep warm when the air conditioning is blasting.

            Passion Lilie's Caribbean Ikat Scarf features the ikat print or pattern aquatic fans will love.

             

            Chevron Headband

            There’s nothing quite like a stylish headband to keep your hair out of your face. Whether you’re having a bad hair day or simply want to accessorize, this ikat print headband would be a great addition to your closet.

            The stylish ikat pattern on Passion Lilie's Chevron Headband makes for a great way to accessorize with an ikat print.

             

            Learn More About the Ikat Print

            If you’re curious to learn more about the ikat print and its creation process, check out our Ikat Process video. Shop our collection for more ikat print apparel and accessories, and feel free to contact Passion Lilie with any questions. We love sharing the hard work of our artisans, and we know you will, too!

            Posted in Design, Dresses, Eco Dyes, Eco-Friendly, Ethical Apparel, Fabric, Fair Trade, Fashion, Headbands, Ikat, Ponchos, Scarves, Trend of the Week, Women

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