One of my favorite things about Instagram is discovering small companies. A few of my absolute favorite shops are from stumbling across them while scrolling my feed. I love finding new unique and ethical places to shop. I thought it would be fun to include them in my holiday gift guide this year!
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This contemporary lifestyle brand is based in the UK. They have very clean lines and their quality is top notch. Their dresses are very feminine but simple and I am obsessed with the black backpack purse that Josh just got me for my birthday.here. Wind Blown is inspired by simple lines and shapes. Rachel has hand-sawed, soldered, textured, and forged a dynamic collection out of her Raleigh studio. Her brass and gold jewelry is characterized by an effortless, minimalist look meant for everyday life.
The pieces that I own, with the horizon necklace being my favorite, are my constant go-to pieces. Their minimalist design compliments any outfit. I cannot say enough good things about Rachel and her gorgeous jewelry collection.
Not Perfect Linen is owned and operated by a family in Lithuania. In their own words: "More than simple forms, simple colors, simple seams, natural fabrics and the thoughtful creating process – these all honestly simple things were created for those who appreciate natural things and adore simple forms, relaxed looks, and long-lasting garments. No smell of the factory, no factory seams, no perfect ironing - only a handmade idea in its best way. Linen (flax) is a healthy and non-waste product of nature. For us it is very important that it does not have any detrimental effects on our earth and ecology.
We are dedicated to the thoughtful creating/making process so we try to avoid programmed machines or other non-human help and try to use as much human input in the whole process as possible in order to not only provide you with a handmade item but also hire more seamstresses who can honorably earn a living. Regarding this, our making process is slow but we hope that it also motivates our customers to find satisfaction in slow buying and slow living."
If you are looking for a unique and beautiful gift for the botanical loving girl, Esther's calendar is my absolute favorite and I enjoy turning the gorgeous pages throughout the year to see what the next month reveals.