Shop Ethical Brands This Holiday Season on Shop for Good Sunday

Posted on November 20, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

Shop for Good

Everyone knows about the big shopping holidays in the days immediately after Thanksgiving. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday get most of the attention, these are corporate holidays that focus on just one idea: saving money. But what if shoppers could take this opportunity to also do something good with their holiday purchases? Shop for Good Sunday is a relatively new shopping holiday that takes place the Sunday after Thanksgiving, falling on November 25th this year. Learn how you can support fair employment, quality craftsmanship, natural ingredients and products, and other positive missions by shopping ethical brands on Shop for Good Sunday.

What Is Shop for Good Sunday?

Ethical fashion

Shop for Good Sunday was created in 2016 by DoneGood, an online platform that helps shoppers find sustainable, ethical, and artisan-made products when they shop online. DoneGood uses its connections with these brands to promote ethical shopping the Sunday after Thanksgiving and throughout the entire month of November. Many partners offer exclusive deals through Shop for Good Sunday as well to help entice shoppers to put their dollars toward ethical brands instead of big corporations during the holiday season. At Passion Lilie, we’re offering 25% off through November with the promo code “Shop4Good.”

But it’s not all about saving money—it’s about putting your money toward better uses by supporting ethical brands. It doesn’t always feel like our individual purchases make a difference, but according to DoneGood, Americans spend more than $1 trillion every year on holiday gifts alone. That’s more than we donate to charity over the course of the entire year! Imagine the difference we could make together if we gave more of those dollars to brands that are working to help other people, animals, and the environment. By participating in the collective Shop for Good Sunday movement, we can. In addition to the 25% off you’ll receive from Passion Lilie, Done Good is donating 10% of all sales from this campaign to RAINN – the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

As a movement, Shop for Good Sunday has grown by leaps and bounds every year since its inception. More than 100 companies will participate this year, and the goal is to align our consumerism and commercialism with the true spirit of the holidays—giving back and helping out humanity.

An Enormous Potential Impact

black friday fair trade shopping

With consumer spending accounting for nearly 70% of the U.S. economy, and over a trillion dollars being spent on holiday shopping alone, the potential impact that could arise from changing the shopping habits of just a fraction of those buyers is immense. Even a small shift in consumer holiday spending from big businesses to companies that are fair trade, eco-friendly, or otherwise socially conscious could do wonders in improving the lives of so many disadvantaged people across the world, not to mention the enormous benefit it could have on our environment. The billions of dollars even a single percentage point of spending would generate could provide a much-needed source of funding for turning our planet around and improving workplace practices worldwide.

How to Participate

To get started, visit the Shop for Good Sunday website. You can learn more about the movement, see which businesses are associated with it, and even start your holiday shopping early. Many Shop for Good Sunday partners are offering 25% off all November, including Passion Lilie! So start making a difference with your dollars today.

Shopping at Passion Lilie on Shop for Good Sunday

Passion Lilie

Special Deals and Discounts

Passion Lilie Pineapple TotePineapple Tote

To celebrate Shop for Good Sunday, we are offering 25% off ALL purchases this November. Just use the code “Shop4Good” when you check out! Or shoppers can get 20% plus a free tote with coupon code: "ethicalfashion". 

These adorable and trendy totes are perfect for ethical shoppers on the go. Adorned with vibrant and unique designs, our bags are ethically made using environmentally friendly practices and fair trade artisans. You won’t believe how often you use this tote bag once you ditch plastic bags and replace them with this sustainable (and fashionable!) accessory. Even if you can’t shop with us this November 25th, take advantage of our other deals this November to use your purchasing power for good and receive a free tote bag in the process.

What Makes Our Brand Ethical and Sustainable?

Eco-Friendly

ethical and sustainable fashion

At Passion Lilie, we truly love the environment and are always on the lookout for ways we can do our part to protect it for future generations. This is why all of our dyes are either natural dyes (made from plants or vegetables) or azo-free dyes (man-made dyes that are free from carcinogens and harmful toxins). We also recently transitioned to 100% organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO cotton for an even greener product. 

In addition to our eco-friendly materials, we make sustainability the cornerstone of our production process. Our fabrics are washed by hand in local waterways and then dried in the sun. Leftover pieces become the materials for accessories, such as scarves and headbands. By using natural energy, waste reduction, and water reduction, we can do our part to help preserve the environment every step of the way.

Fair Trade Federation Member

Fair Trade Federation Member

All Passion Lilie, we are a Fair Trade Federation Member, meaning our products are made using trade that is empowering, equal, and just. As a fair trade company, we partner with several production groups in India to produce our fabrics, apparel, and patterns. Even though our products are designed in New Orleans, each and every one is made in India. Every worker receives fair wages, works in safe and healthy conditions, can take time off, and much more. We ensure every worker receives fair and dignified employment that helps empower them to build a better future.

Celebrate Shop for Good Sunday in Style with Passion Lilie

Ready to celebrate Shop for Good Sunday in style? Shop Passion Lilie all November long with the code “Shop4Good” to receive 25% off your purchase, and shop with us on Shop for Good Sunday to receive 25% off or 20% off PLUS a free tote bag!

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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

      How to Support the Fair Trade Movement

      Posted on September 25, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

      By supporting fair trade brands like Passion Lilie and the entire fair trade movement, you can empower workers across the globe with fair, dignified employment.

      Supporting the fair trade movement is a terrific way to empower workers across the globe and contribute in your own way to a fairer and more equal Earth. Showing your support for fair trade can encompass a whole host of activities, from supporting local economies to purchasing fair trade products and reducing your environmental footprint. Not only will you feel better for making fair trade purchases, but you can enjoy better quality products than those available from sweatshops. Read on to learn how you can support and grow the fair trade movement today.

      What Is Fair Trade?

      Fair trade is a movement among businesses that seek to uphold certain economic, social, and environmental standards. Fair trade companies support the protection of workers’ rights and the environment with fair pay, safe working conditions, and sustainable processes. To ensure that a brand claiming to be fair trade is living up to those standards, organizations such as the Fair Trade Federation (FTF) exist to confirm businesses that actually enact fair trade practices. Passion Lilie has also created a handy ethical shopping guide to help consumers determine if a company supports ethical, fair trade practices.

      Why Support Fair Trade?

      As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, whose logo is pictured here, Passion Lilie is proud to support fair pay and working conditions, eco-friendly practices, and more.

      There are plenty of reasons to support the fair trade movement, but these are a few of our favorites:

        • Fair trade means fair pay and working conditions for farmers and
          producers. All fair trade products are made in safe, healthy working conditions, where producers are paid a fair wage for their work and have a say in the process.
        • Fair trade is better for the environment. Fair trade supports and encourages sustainability, which can range from lowering pollution levels to reducing waste and much more.
        • Fair trade is safe. Fair trade utilizes integrated farm management systems that limit the use of harmful pesticides, which means fair trade food, clothing, and other organic products are safe and healthy.
        • Fair trade supports workers’ communities. With an emphasis on supporting the local communities of producers and workers, fair trade can improve artisans’ communities, schools, healthcare, infrastructure, and more.
        • Fair trade means sustainable local economies. Fair trade gives producers and artisans control over their own destinies with fair wages, safe and healthy working conditions, and other workers’ rights, meaning they can eventually build their own businesses and put the profits right back into their local economies.

      Ways to Support Fair Trade

      Ready to show your support for the fair trade movement? Here are a few great ways to get started:

        • Invite a fair trade speaker to your school, company, or city to spread the word.
        • Learn about fair trade issues and help others become educated as well.
        • Turn your community into a Fair Trade Town.
        • Work with local businesses to encourage and help them “go fair trade.”
        • Use fair trade products, such as the affordable ethical clothing and other eco-friendly apparel and accessories available at Passion Lilie.

      Hex Flex Men's Button Down Shirt

      Looking for a fair trade shirt that's stylish, comfortable, and versatile? Look no further than Passion Lilie's Hex Flex Men's Button Down Shirt, pictured here.

      For unbeatable comfort and style, choose our fair trade Hex Flex Men’s Button Down Shirt. We use soft, breathable, poplin cotton to make this sturdy, comfortable, machine washable shirt. Meanwhile, the geometric pattern and carefully tailored fit make this shirt a great choice for everything from a day in the office to a night out with friends.

      Elephant Tote

      The fair trade Elephant Tote from Passion Lilie, pictured here, is as practical as it is fashionable with a red elephant design on sturdy canvas.

      This canvas bag is the perfect eco-friendly, fair trade tote for carrying groceries, gym clothes, your laptop, and whatever else you might need. Our trendy elephant design is block printed with a hand carved wood block using vibrant, environmentally friendly dyes.

      Support the Fair Trade Movement by Shopping with Passion Lilie

      Start shopping for fair trade products from Passion Lilie, such as the gorgeous dress pictured here, to support the fair trade movement today.

      As an eco-apparel company, Passion Lilie is wholly devoted to making fair trade products designed in New Orleans and handcrafted in India. Purchasing clothing, accessories, homeware, and even recycled greeting cards from Passion Lilie is a chic and unique way to show your support for the movement while looking good too. Visit our website to view our full line of eco-apparel and other products, and start supporting fair trade now!

      Posted in Button-Downs, Conscious Consumer, Eco-Friendly, Empowering Artisans, Empowering Women, Ethical Apparel, Fair Trade, Guides, Men, Shirts, Sustainability, Tote Bags, 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

      Passion Lilie's Summer Outfit Ideas

      Posted on June 27, 2018 by Katie Schmidt | 0 comments

      Part of the fun of the warm weather months is the fashion! From the latest trends to shorts, dresses, and other summer staples, the options for summer outfits are endless. The perfect summer outfit is a necessity for everything from weddings to backyard parties. Passion Lilie has assembled a few summer outfit ideas for you that are easy to wear and 100% ethical. Take a look!

      Half the fun of the season is summer outfits like these!

       

      Summer Outfit Ideas

      Here are a few of Passion Lilie’s favorite pieces for these popular summer activities and occasions.

      Outdoor Errands: Blue Impressions Organic Jersey Kaftan and Pineapple Tote

      On a hot day, errands can be dreadful. Having to run around with all your goods while fighting humidity and heat requires a strategic summer outfit, and there’s none better than a kaftan dress. Try our Blue Impressions Organic Jersey Kaftan paired with one of our Pineapple Totes (pictured below). The blue and yellow will complement each other, and you’ll be comfortable with our loose-fitting yet stylish kaftan dress. And did we mention this ethical dress is made of 100% organic cotton? The tote is also a useful accessory that can help hold all your goodies!

      We recommend our Blue Impressions Organic Jersey Kaftan for your outdoor errands summer outfit.Don't forget the Pineapple Tote for your outdoor errands summer outfit!

       

      Wedding Rehearsal Dinner: Pink Pomegranate Dress

      It’s that time of year again when we hear wedding bells. Our Pink Pomegranate Dress would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner or more casual wedding. With its vibrant pink pattern and tied bow detail in front, there’s a romantic feel to this look. Sleeveless and made of cotton, you’ll stay comfortable in this dress as you dance the night away. Write the bride and groom a congratulatory note you can feel good about on one of our beautiful greeting cards made of recycled paper.

      Wear our Pink Pomegranate Dress as a summer outfit for your next wedding rehearsal dinner.Passion Lilie carries recycled greeting cards perfect for summer weddings.

       

      Backyard BBQ: Playful Blue Shorts and Timeless Blouse in Grey

      There’s nothing quite like spending time with your family and friends while delicious food cooks on the grill. This casual, trendy summer outfit is a great look for any barbecue or backyard party. The blouse has a subtle print and neutral color that work well with the shorts. The Playful Blue Shorts are sturdy, feel comfortable, and feature pockets for you to keep some of your belongings on hand without a handbag.

      Try these Playful Blue Shorts as part of a summer outfit for backyard barbecues and other casual parties.Go breezy and comfortable in your next summer outfit with this Timeless Blouse in Grey.

       

      Summer Day at the Office: Chambray Wrap Dress and Classic Blue Ikat Scarf

      This timeless dress paired with a light scarf is a great way to look trendy yet professional in the office. The Chambray Wrap Dress will flatter your figure and keep you feeling confident all day. Our scarf not only adds a fun accessory to the look, but also can be used to wrap around your shoulders when the office air conditioning leaves you feeling chilly.

      For an office summer outfit that's both fashionable and professional, buy Passion Lilie's Chambray Wrap Dress.If your office is chilly, add this Classic Blue Ikat Scarf to your favorite summer outfits.

       

      Shop Passion Lilie’s Summer Outfits Today

      To refresh your wardrobe with ethical summer outfits, shop now at Passion Lilie! If you want to learn more about shopping ethically, check out our ethical shopping guide here. Feel free to contact us with any of your questions or concerns, and share the summer outfits you’re wearing with us on our social media!

      Posted in Blouses, Dresses, Fashion, Greeting Cards, Kaftan, Outfits, Scarves, Shorts, Summer, Tote Bags, Women

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