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.

      Posted in Button-Downs, Cardigans, Cloth Napkins, Conscious Consumer, Deals and Promotions, Dresses, Gift Ideas, Headbands, Men, Scarves, Sweaters, Tote Bags, Women

      Fall Outfit Ideas from Passion Lilie

      Posted on November 08, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

      Fall is such a wonderful time of year. The weather is great, trees are in full bloom, and you have the perfect chance to change up your wardrobe after an entire summer in shorts, capris, and summer dresses. At Passion Lilie, we have an exciting Fall/Winter 2018 collection that makes dressing for fall easy, fun, and fashionable. Even better, we use organic cotton, sustainable practices, and fair trade artisans to make these products, so you can shop guilt-free! Check out our latest fall outfit ideas today.

      Jackets

      The Harmonia Fleece Cardigan

      With its cool blue color, white speckled pattern, and mid-thigh length, this sophisticated Harmonia Fleece Cardigan works indoors as well as outdoors whenever you need a winter jacket.

      When the weather cools down, keep The Harmonia Fleece Cardigan handy to keep you warm while dressing your best. With its cool blue color, white speckled pattern, and mid-thigh length, this sophisticated fleece cardigan works indoors as well as outdoors whenever you need a winter jacket. Keep it classic by pairing with neutral colors, add a pop of color with the top you wear underneath, or go all out with colorful jeans.

      Tops

      Labyrinthine Organic Jersey Wrap Top

      Pair our Labyrinthine Organic Jersey Wrap Top, a white wrap top with a maze-like gray print pictured here, with your favorite jeans, joggers, or leggings for a great fall outfit idea.

      Our Labyrinthine Top is a wonderful choice for a sophisticated, elegant look that is still soft and breezy. With its subtle gray pattern, this white wrap top works with almost anything in your closet, making it easy to layer with a jacket or other outerwear. It’s fair trade, hand block printed with eco dyes, and 100% organic cotton.

      Snuggle in Organic Fleece Chevron Sweater

      For your next fall outfit, try our Snuggle in Chevron Sweater, shown here with its black-and-white hand block chevron print and trendy dolman sleeves.

      When it’s cold outside, pull on our Snuggle in Chevron Sweater. You get all the warmth and comfort of a sweater without sacrificing style! This chic sweater features a black-and-white hand block stamped chevron print, dolman sleeves, and super soft 100% organic fleece. Wear it with jeans, leggings, or even slacks or a skirt for a more professional look.

      Bottoms

      Midnight Dusk Crop Pants

      When you want a subtle print and neutral colors, turn to these Midnight Dusk Crop Pants. Black with a small, dotted white print, they're a great way to add sophistication to any fall outfit.

      Our Midnight Dusk Crop Pants are perfect for the season. They’re lightweight and breathable, they slip-on for quick and easy wearing, and they even have pockets! These are the kind of capri pants you can wear almost anywhere, from running your daily errands to going out with the girls on a Friday night. Go casual in a basic white tee, step it up with a trendy blouse, or keep warm in a fitted sweater.

      Dresses

      Athena Organic Jersey Dress

      This Athena Organic Jersey Dress, which features long sleeves, a rich black color, and a unique white pattern, is the perfect go-to dress to get you through the fall season in style.

      This Athena Organic Jersey Dress is the perfect go-to dress to get you through the fall season in style. Just slip it on, grab your shoes, and you’re good to go! Its long sleeves, rich black color, and unique white pattern make it sophisticated and trendy all on its own. It also looks great with a variety of accessories and black leggings on chilly days. Made from stretchy organic jersey cotton, you can wear this dress all day and night in comfort.

      Mulberry Chevron Dress

      With its rich blue color, violet and white chevron print, and optional fabric belt, this colorful, button-down Mulberry Chevron Dress is a great fall outfit idea to stand out from the crowd.

      For a dress that stands up to cool fall weather, check out our Mulberry Chevron Dress. It’s made of comfy handwoven cotton, and it still looks great with dark leggings or skinny jeans on colder days. With its rich blue color, violet and white chevron print, and optional fabric belt, you’ll look distinctly amazing wherever you go in this t-shirt dress.

      Accessories

      Light Blue and Olive Banded Stripes Scarf

      Complete any of your fall outfit ideas with one of our Light Blue and Olive Banded Stripes Scarves, shown here with its light blue color, olive ikat print, and white tassels.

      Complete any of your fall outfit ideas with one of our Light Blue and Olive Banded Stripes Scarves. With its light blue color, olive ikat pattern, and white tassels, this beautiful hand-loomed scarf is sure to turn heads. It’s ethically made in India by fair trade artisans and designed in New Orleans. 

      Look Chic and Unique All Fall with Passion Lilie

      Are you ready to look chic and unique all season long? Browse our autumn apparel today by visiting our products page. Order now to avoid missing out once the holiday shopping rush hits!

      Posted in Dresses, Fall, Fashion, Jackets, Outfits, Pants, Scarves, Sweaters, Tops, Women

      Sustainable Style: Understanding Handwoven Fabric

      Posted on October 30, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

      This Boysenberry Wrap Dress from Passion Lilie features a unique pattern, deep red and black colors, cuffed long sleeves, pockets, and handwoven fabric.Boysenberry Wrap Dress

      Handwoven fabrics are a great way to practice sustainability in style. At Passion Lilie, we offer a range of clothing and accessories made from handwoven fabrics to suit anyone’s tastes. Want to learn more about the benefits of handwoven fabrics? Check out our comprehensive guide below!

      Sustainability and Handwoven Fabrics

      Passion Lilie's handwoven fabrics are made by hand on a loom, as seen here.

      You might be wondering, how do handwoven fabrics fit in with sustainability? Handwoven fabrics are made by hand using a handloom, which does not require electricity or produce any pollution. In addition, the lack of automation presents weavers with many more opportunities to reduce waste and engage in sustainable practices.

      At Passion Lilie, we take this a few steps further to make our handwoven fabrics even more environmentally friendly. Our process is dedicated to preserving the environment through the use of natural energy, waste reduction, and water reduction. Our artisans wash fabrics by hand in local waterways, dry them in the sun, and use any leftover pieces for other handicrafts or accessories.

      As a fair trade company, Passion Lilie also creates a sustainable environment for our workers. All of our clothing is made by fair trade artisans, which means we pay them fair wages, offer them stable employment with time off and other benefits, and ensure they are working in safe, healthy, empowering conditions. These opportunities permeate our artisans’ communities as they spend their profits in their local economies, start their own businesses, and share their skills. This leads to sustainable societies and a better world for all of us, even the most disadvantaged. Learn more about our artisans or how you can support the fair trade movement today.

      Ikat and Handwoven Fabrics

      Our sustainability isn’t the only thing that sets Passion Lilie’s handwoven fabrics apart. Many of our handwoven fabrics are also colored through an ancient ikat dyeing process. “Ikat” originates from the Indonesian word “mengikat,” meaning to tie, bind, or wrap around. It uses reactive dyes—the same dyes used for modern tie-dye—and bindings that resist dye penetration to create beautiful and original patterns before weaving. These dyes are especially resistant to bleeding, which keeps them bold and vibrant. Watch the video below or read more to learn about Passion Lilie’s handwoven ikat fabrics.

      Handwoven Fabric FAQs

      The Navy Stars Midi Skirt from Passion Lilie features a white star print on navy handwoven fabric, a wide waistband front, and pockets.Navy Stars Midi Skirt

      Due to their intricacy and lack of use by mainstream, fast fashion retailers, many people have questions about handwoven fabrics. And we have the answers!

      Do handwoven fabrics shrink?

      Compared to knitted fabrics, woven fabrics are much more stable when it comes to shrinking and do not react as severely to stresses. A small amount of shrinking is still possible, so if you’re concerned about shrinking, we recommend using cold water and laying flat to dry.

      Are handwoven fabrics stretchy?

      Unlike synthetic-based knit fabrics, which are made from one continuous thread and stretch all over, woven fabrics only stretch diagonally—or as we say in the sewing world, on the bias—giving them enough flexibility to be comfortable while still feeling sturdy and looking fitted.

      Are handwoven fabrics comfortable?

      Of course, comfort is subjective and largely depends on the materials being used and the wearer’s preferences. That being said, many of our customers have commented on how soft and comfortable our handwoven cotton fabrics feel.

      Do handwoven fabrics itch?

      This depends on your sensitivity and on the materials being used, but handwoven fabrics are no itchier than any other fabrics. At Passion Lilie, our handwoven cotton fabrics do not itch. Handwoven fabrics also tend to breathe much better than polyester and other synthetic fabrics, making them more comfortable.

      Shop Passion Lilie for Handwoven Clothing

      This Blue Striped Scarf from Passion Lilie features blue stripes on white handwoven fabric and tassels at the ends.Blue Striped Scarf

      Now that you have a better understanding of everything handwoven fabrics have to offer, take the next step and purchase beautiful, sustainable, handwoven clothing and accessories from Passion Lilie. Our handwoven fabrics are available in a variety of skirts, dresses, pants, tops, jackets, scarves, cloth napkins, and more. If you have any more questions about our handwoven clothing, please contact us today.

      Posted in Conscious Consumer, Dresses, Eco-Friendly, Empowering Artisans, Ethical Apparel, Fabric, Fair Trade, Fashion, Handwoven Fabric, Ikat, Scarves, Skirts, Sustainability, Women

      Trend of the Week: Reactive Dyes

      Posted on September 12, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

      Most of us have encountered reactive dyes before, even if we didn’t realize it at the time. Have you ever tie-dyed a shirt? Modern tie-dye often uses reactive dyes. Many American retailers, however, do not use reactive dyes. Reactive dyeing must be done by hand rather than by machine. At Passion Lilie, we use this ancient dyeing process to produce unique, authentic, eco-friendly clothing that resists fading. Learn more and shop our beautifully dyed products today.

      Reactive dyes can be used to make everything from modern tie-dyed shirts to this Dusk Button Dress from Passion Lilie.

      What Are Reactive Dyes?

      Reactive dyes, also referred to as fabric reactive dyes, are dyes that chemically react with fabric. They affect the molecules of the fabric, making them a permanent part of whatever they dye. This is why they resist fading so much better than other dyes. They absorb and alter the color of fabric.

      Because reactive dyes have been used on this fabric, the molecules of the fabric have been permanently changed by the dyes, making the fabric resistant to fading.

      As an ethical, sustainable brand, Passion Lilie only uses natural binders and eco-friendly dyes in our reactive print paste. Tharangini Studio’s skilled artisans use a combination of ancient techniques and modern advances to produce the best results from our reactive dyeing process:

      1. First, our artisans dye the fabric its initial base color.
      2. Meanwhile, gum arabic resin crystals are fermented using a traditional recipe by soaking in water for two to three days to create a binder.
      3. Next, artisans hand block print the fabric using reactive dyes.
      4. After wrapping the fabric individually in recycled newspaper, they steam it for an entire day.
      5. Then they wash the fabric and cure it in the sun, allow its colors to develop.
      6. If any other colors are going to be added, our artisans repeat the first four steps with those colors.
      7. After they print, steam, wash, and cure the fabric, artisans remove any gum arabic residue, leaving behind a soft, beautifully printed fabric.

      For more information about the methods of dyeing we use, read about our natural dyes (also known as plant- or vegetable-based dyes), eco dyes, and reactive dyes.

      The Advantages of Reactive Dyes

      Now that you know a little more about our reactive dyeing process, you may be wondering why we bother with such a time-consuming method. Reactive dyes come with a number of big benefits:

      • They’re more vibrant. Unlike other clothes, which become faded over time with wear and washing, reactive dyes keep their color.
      • They don’t bleed. Because reactive dyes become a part of the fabric, they don’t bleed onto other pieces of laundry.
      • They’re unique. There’s something special about handmade clothing and owning something truly one of a kind. With reactive dyeing, each piece of fabric is varied and unique.
      • They’re sustainable. The process of reactive printing is low waste and sustainable. All of the newspaper we use is recycled, and our gum arabic crystals are sourced from a sustainable grower.

      Shop Passion Lilie Today

      Ready to reap the advantages of reactive dyes? Shop these Passion Lilie products made with reactive dyes. Many of these popular items have limited sizes remaining in our current stock, so snag yours while you can!

      Layla Organic Jersey Dress (XS)

      Made using reactive dyes, Passion Lilie's Layla Organic Jersey Dress features a sophisticated stripe-on-stripe pattern that won't run or bleed when washed.

      For standout sophistication, nothing beats this knit dress. Its gorgeous stripe-on-stripe pattern and starfish neckline create a one-of-a-kind look, while the soft, organic jersey cotton and side pockets offer comfort and convenience.

      Triangles Shift Dress (M)

      Passion Lilie's Triangles Shift Dress, pictured here, has a bold and vibrant color resulting from the reactive dyes used to make it.

      Searching for something bold, yet still classy? This dress has it covered with an adventurous geometric pattern you can wear from the office to gallery openings, cocktail parties, and more.

      Dusk Button Dress (L)

      Made using reactive dyes, the beautiful starry pattern of each Passion Lilie Dusk Button Dress is as unique as the night sky.

      Find all the comfort of a t-shirt with all the style and sophistication of a little black dress in the Dusk Button Dress. Friends, family, and even strangers will get lost gazing at its beautiful starry pattern.

      Indigo Flowers Scarf

      Made with sustainable reactive dyes and our reactive printing process, the Indigo Flowers Scarf from Passion Lilie makes you feel just as great as you look.

      Add texture and pattern to any outfit with the Indigo Flowers Scarf. Made using reactive dyes, its rich indigo color can stand out while staying neutral for easy pairing with the rest of your outfit.

      For a similar look in another pattern, check out our Indigo Dreams Scarf today. You can also shop more of Passion Lilie’s ethical apparel, read about our mission, or discover more fashion tips and trends on our blog.

      Posted in Design, Dresses, Eco Dyes, Eco-Friendly, Ethical Apparel, Fabric, Reactive Dyes, Scarves, Sustainability, Trend of the Week, Women

      Passion Lilie’s Saints Season Fashion and Tailgating Tips

      Posted on September 05, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

      Next to Mardi Gras, Saints season might be the most beloved season in New Orleans. We can’t wait to don our black and gold, tailgate with friends and family, and cheer our team on to victory. With preseason in August and the regular season taking place from September through December, now is the perfect time to start planning a tailgate and filling your closet with black-and-gold fashion. Even those outside Louisiana can get into the spirit with the right clothing and accessories!

      New Orleans Saints

      Saints Season Fashion Tips

      When it comes to Saints season fashion, the old standbys are always good options: black-and-gold face paint, Saints jerseys, and other official Saints gear. But if you really want to stand out from the crowd, try something that shows off your fashion sense as much as your team spirit.

      Splatter Dot Organic Jersey Dress

      Saints Season Fashion Tips

      When you’re already decked out in black, gold, and fleurs de lis accessories, you may need to balance your outfit with neutral pieces. In a trendy splatter dot print and neutral colors, this dress is an excellent choice.

      Fleur de Lis Skirt

      Fleur de lis skirt

      Go fun and flirty with a Fleur de Lis Skirt. Featuring a wide, flat front waistband, this skirt is sure to complement any figure. Pair it with a cute midriff shirt on hot summer days, and turn it into an autumn look with a thick sweater or sweatshirt.

      Fleur de Lis Dress

      Fleur de Lis Dress

      Support the Saints like a pro with this fun yet professional dress. The black side panels and gathering in the back create a fitted, flattering silhouette, while the cap sleeves and square neckline add sophistication. Head straight from the boardroom to the game on a busy day without missing a beat in the Fleur de Lis Dress.

      Fleur de Lis Scarf on White

      White Fleur de Lis Scarf

      As seen in New Orleans’ Gambit, this stylish accessory is an ideal embellishment for any outfit on game day. It’s lightweight, ethically made, and expertly crafted. You can even use it as a home decoration. This scarf is also available in black here.

      Saints Season Tailgating Tips

      Saints tailgating

      Once you’ve settled on an outfit, you’re ready to get out and go tailgating. Win or lose, make it a game to remember with these Saints season tailgating tips:

      • Pack the night before so you’re ready to snag a good spot first thing in the morning.
      • Refrigerate beverages the night before so they’re easier to keep cool.
      • Freeze bottles of water so you can spend less space on ice and more on staying hydrated.
      • Turn one of your coolers into a warmer before you leave using wet towels, aluminum foil, and bricks.
      • Don’t forget the little things, such as sunscreen, bottle openers, tape, markers, napkins, hand sanitizer, phone chargers, extension cords, and trash bags.

      Shop Passion Lilie for All Your Saints Season Fashion Needs

      Looking for even more Saints season fashion? Shop the Black & Gold Collection from Passion Lilie. Browse our blog for more affordable ethical clothing and other fashionable and sustainable ideas, or shop today for our full range of apparel.

      Posted in Black & Gold Collection, Dresses, Fashion, New Orleans Saints, Scarves, Skirts, Women

      Teacher Gift Ideas: Giving Back to Your Child’s Role Models

      Posted on August 28, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

      Teachers are a big part of our children’s lives. They spend a significant amount of time with students, shaping their education and even serving as role models. A good teacher can make all the difference, inspiring a lifelong interest in math, reading, science, or learning in general. Whether it’s at the beginning of the school year or after a parent-teacher conference, go the extra mile to build a relationship with your child’s teacher. Passion Lilie has several teacher gift ideas to help you show your appreciation.

      Check out our teacher gift ideas, such as these recycled greeting cards from Passion Lilie, to help show your appreciation to your child's teacher today.

      Teacher Gift Ideas and Tips

      Choosing a gift for a teacher can be tough. You want to show your gratitude, but in many cases you need to be careful not to overspend—otherwise, the teacher may not be able to accept your gift. Follow these tips when considering teacher gift ideas:

      • Give something practical. Most teachers have more than enough coffee mugs, but they end up paying for school supplies out of pocket. Many of the best teacher gifts are ones they can actually use to improve their classrooms.
      • Put thought into your gift. Even the cutest knickknack doesn’t say much if there isn’t a story behind it. Consider the teacher’s personality and interests when shopping.
      • Don’t spend more than $20. Several teachers surveyed in different parts of the U.S. said that $20 should be your limit. A few bucks over won’t hurt, but don’t spend much more than that.

      Show Your Appreciation with These Teacher Gift Ideas

      Now that you know what to look for in a gift, consider these teacher gift ideas from Passion Lilie.

      Butterfly Greeting Card ($3.00)

      Passion Lilie's Butterfly Greeting Card, pictured here, is one of our favorite low-cost teacher gift ideas.

      Passion Lilie sells a variety of recycled greeting cards that are perfect for thanking a teacher on any occasion. Add it to the rest of your gift, or fill it with thoughtful words from yourself and your child to make a perfect, low-cost gift all on its own. Even better, these cards are made of recycled (and cleaned!) elephant waste, making them eco-friendly and part of an important cause: improving the treatment of elephants in Sri Lanka. If that weren’t enough, each card is hand block printed by a young adult with autism or a severe handicap in India, and the proceeds help pay for their education and ongoing training. Learn more about our recycled cards and give a gift that keeps on giving.

      Le Plume Tote ($20.00)

      Give your child's teacher a hand with this Le Plume Tote from Passion Lilie.

      Between all the folders, worksheets, school supplies, and other miscellaneous items, teachers end up carrying a lot of things from work to home and back. Wouldn’t it be nice if each time they reached for their bag, they were reminded of a student or parent who cared? This tote is colorful and attractive, while its measurements are large enough to fit standard papers and folders. It can also function as a reusable grocery bag for environmentally friendly teachers on the go.

      Mint Paisley Scarf ($22.00)

      Many teachers are more concerned with helping others than themselves, so consider teacher gift ideas that are a treat just for them, such as this Mint Paisley Scarf from Passion Lilie.

      Many teachers are more concerned with helping others than themselves. Treat them to something just for themselves: a bright, beautiful, lightweight scarf. With its refreshing mint color and gorgeous mixed patterns, the Mint Paisley Scarf is a great way to give a little TLC to a teacher.

      Shop Passion Lilie Today

      Every piece of apparel and accessory from Passion Lilie is ethically made, so you can feel good about every purchase. We use sustainable, environmental practices and provide fair wages, long-term employment, and safe working conditions to artisans in India. Learn more about our mission, read our blog, or shop more of our products today.

      Posted in Back to School, Eco-Friendly, Gift Ideas, Greeting Cards, Scarves, Tote Bags, Women

      Back-to-School College Fashion: Feel Good and Look Better in Ethical Apparel

      Posted on August 21, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

      Summer always flies by, and this year is no exception. As we enter back-to-school season, college fashion becomes top of mind for young women looking to revamp their wardrobes before setting foot on campus this fall. The National Center for Education Statistics predicts that overall enrollment in degree-granting institutions will increase in Fall 2018, with female students in particular increasing 16% from 2007 to 2018. That’s a lot of women on campuses this fall! Find college fashion that makes you look and feel great when you shop for ethical apparel from Passion Lilie.

      Feel good and look better in Passion Lilie's back-to-school college fashion, such as this jacket.

      College Fashion from Passion Lilie

      College fashion for the fall semester should embrace the last bit of warmth from the summer season while also staying practical. As students, you’re always busy, headed from class to the library, club meetings, and more, fitting in social lives and healthy habits in between. College fashion needs to embrace this on-the-go lifestyle. Clothing and accessories should be easy to wear—versatile, comfortable, and, of course, fashionable.

      Not only that, but as you begin taking on new responsibilities and learning about different cultures and philosophies at college, it’s the perfect time to start shopping ethically. By buying from ethical brands, you can reduce your impact on the environment and improve working conditions for artisans in developing countries. Read more about why you should buy fair trade clothing today. Since budget is always a concern for college students, Passion Lilie has a clearance section to make it easier to find our most affordable ethical clothing. Discover a few of our favorite college fashion pieces for 2018 below.

      Blue Triangles Top

      This Blue Triangles Top from Passion Lilie is a bold and trendy piece of college fashion.

      This trendy shirt is bold enough to get you noticed, and it’s also easy to accessorize with a range of jewelry, scarves, or jackets. Comfortable and easy to slip on, you can pair it with your favorite jeans and be out the door in minutes. It’s also ethical, so when your friends ask where you got it, you can tell them it was proudly made in India by artisans who receive fair wages and sustainable employment.

      Chevron Sweater Organic Fleece

      Looking for fall college fashion? This cute and cozy Chevron Sweater Organic Fleece from Passion Lilie has you covered.

      This adorable organic fleece sweater is great for long walks across campus when the weather cools down. The long-sleeved pullover is a classic look for college students, and our sweater features a stylish chevron print to create unique texture and eye-catching detail.

      Cranberry Scarf

      This Cranberry Scarf from Passion Lilie is a great addition to any young woman's collection of college fashion.

      Who doesn’t look amazing in red? Not only is cranberry a great fall color, but a scarf is an excellent way to amp up your fall college fashion. Slip this cotton scarf in your backpack just in case you need it when the classroom A/C is too strong or a cold front has swept through campus.

      Spinnaker Grey Pants

      Flowy and fashionable, these Spinnaker Grey Pants from Passion Lilie are a perfect way to make a splash with your fall college fashion.

      These flowy pants are at once chic and cozy. Wear them tied or untied for a variety of fashionable looks. They even look great with a basic tee, making them an easy choice any day of the week.

      Shop Passion Lilie for All Your College Fashion Needs

      Passion Lilie sells these fashionable pieces and more online. Shop now or contact Passion Lilie with any questions.

      Posted in Back to School, College Fashion, Ethical Apparel, Fashion, Pants, Scarves, Shirts, Summer, Sweaters, Tops, Women

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