These Native Goods

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These Native Goods

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http://www.thesenativegoods.com

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About

Chandra Fox
A curated directory for USA made brands. Women + Men + Kids + Home + Beauty + Pets ▪️ Ethical Writers & Creatives member

@these.native.goods

A curated directory of USA made brands. Women + Men + Kids + Home + Natural Beauty + Pets

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If you’ve browsed the directory lately you may have noticed that I’m slowly chipping away at some updates to the bios (sorry if things look a bit sporadic during this process). I was working on the Local Shop section yesterday, part of that meant going through and removing shops that have closed their doors. This was disheartening, some beautiful shops that I loved and admired are saying goodbye (or have already closed). I don’t know all the reasons, maybe business was slow, maybe it was landlord trouble or perhaps it was personal. I’m thankful they shared their passion, sad to see them go, but sending them the best wishes for future projects. I will also be adding additional shops (and brands) to the directory, to grow our community. I have a list that I’m working off, but would love to hear what some of your personal favorites are. Please feel free to comment here or DM me if you know of a great company/store that has slipped under my radar. 📷 outside my cousins small business a couple weeks back. #shopsmall #thesenativegoods
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Sitting here, listening to the rain, thinking about the difference in customer service when it comes to shopping small vs shopping big. The customer is always right, give them whatever they ask for, take the loss and just keep moving. The attitude of large companies is a hard thing for the little guys to compete with. I’ve heard people complain about issues like slower shipping, mistakes in inventory, return/exchange shipping not being covered, longer wait times for email responses (I have also experienced these things). But does it mean that the company is bad, or that they have poor customer service? Not necessarily, it might simply mean that they are juggling a whole lot. They are real people (sometimes just a person) not cooperations, their shifts are 24/7/365, but even then it’s hard to keep up. As consumers we’ve gotten pretty spoiled. It’s like we’ve been in a relationship with a wealthy lover, they shower us with presents, are at our beck and call, let us win all the arguments and basically give us everything we ever thought we wanted. But its not love, they just want to keep us around, on top of that they aren’t very honest about who they are and what they’re up to. We’ve become accustomed to so much, giving a less affluent person a shot might seem like a let down in comparison. But what if this new relationship is really honest, thoughtful, creative and what if they legitimately care? What if they are actually human? Seems like a good trade off to me. I’ve said it before, but a large part of being a conscious consumer is changing our mindset, realizing that we need less and lowering some of our expectations or demands (not necessarily a bad thing). Rant accompanied by a random fitting room 📸 #thesenativegoods #ethicalfashion #shopsmall
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@juniperridge making my holiday loving dreams come true by bottling up that amazing Christmas tree smell. If you’re looking for me I’ll just be at home inhaling this stuff for the rest of December. Best part, the bottles not tacky (very cute actually) and the scent comes from actual plants. #madeintheusa #naturalskincare #thesenativegoods #christmastree
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My tee and I were born the same year. We may have both seen better days 😜 But even an old concert tee can have a long life if treated with care. My moms friend picked this one up at a Peter Tosh show and gave it to me when I was in high school, because I loved reggae and was born in 82. I was beyond stoked. The shirt already had the hole in the front and I’ve repaired the armpit seam a time or two. But it’s a pretty good example of how long things can last with just a little love. #lovedclotheslast #thesenativegoods
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This rainy day kind of seemed like the perfect time to break my blog post hiatus. Especially since it meant spending a large part of the day in bed. @yourhomestead doesn’t quite fit into my directory because they are manufactured overseas, but they are a great company so I wanted to share. Their sheets are certified organic cotton and fair trade. Each step of their process is thoughtful and eco conscious, plus the result is a lovely set of sheets. combined with our @sleeponlatex mattress and pillows we now have a fully non toxic sleeping situation 👏🏼 Head to the blog to read more about the company. Oh added bonus, you have until the end of tomorrow to shop their sheets at 30% off. Use code GRATITUDE30 for the discount and a free set of pillow cases.
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A few hours left to find some special treasures at discounted rates from your favorite ethical businesses. I mentioned some brands hosting sales in my stories Saturday, just added them to my highlights in case you missed it. #shopsmall #shoplocal
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Invite me to your events and I’ll eat all the snacks. @natural_feeling_spa thanks for having us 😘
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Mamas hands. Thankful to be spending time with family, enjoying the food, laughs and even the arguing. Happy Thanksgiving to you all, hope you are with the ones you love.
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A little self care with @onaorganics. Excited to welcome the natural skincare line to our directory. None of the brands we list test on animals and they all use non toxic ingredients. Ona is also palm oil free and they bottle their goodies in glass, additionally everything ships in eco friendly packaging. Ona currently has a three step facial care collection, a nourishing scrub, revitalizing mask (my favorite, but it is a little messy, apply with care) and a beauty oil. The line utilizes the Moringa plant, known as the miracle tree and used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It’s said to be rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Moringa’s benefits include the ability to filter out impurities and provide anti-aging affects. Co-founder Elizabeth Dorow farmed and studied the healing prosperities of the plant for years. Which lead her to pursue Ayurveda and herbalism. She joined together with her friend of over 10 years Amanda Arapoglou, who had also been lead to Ayurveda through her practice of vedic meditation. And together Ona Organics was born! Like I said their mask is my favorite, it left my skin feeling really pure and cleansed. The scrub also does a nice job of polishing away dead skin and other nasties without stripping your face of moisture. I did find that at night the face oil wasn’t quite rich enough for me (but I have insanely dry skin) so I layered it under my regular moisturizer or used it for daytime. #madeincalifornia #naturalskincare
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Be kind and have the patience to look at other people’s perspectives, it’s not always as black and white as you may have thought. I just spent way too much time reading comments on Instagram that focused on the exclusiveness surrounding ethical fashion. To say they were passionate might be an understatement. Exclusivity has been a problem that I have had with the movement since before I even created my website. Size and pricing is not very diverse in this market, period. There are some labels that break those rules, but as a whole you will not find the super cheap prices or vast size ranges that you find elsewhere. A big reason why, most of these labels are fairly new and relatively small. A majority started because the designer wanted to make something they liked, they are their first customer. Having a broader size range costs more money and these labels are starting on minimal budgets. Most starting up without any investment aside from their own personal funds. Some make their own patterns, some sew their own designs, some are their own models, they are testing the waters with their brand. All the steps involved in ethical production means that we will never see fast fashion prices but we do need to see more diverse sizing. Often brands may not even realize that they have a market interested in them expanding (clearly they do and that voice is being heard loud). It probably seems naive from the view of the consumer, and maybe it is. But can we really expect these small labels to start out perfect? Even multi million dollar companies are not perfect. Why expect so much out the door? Let’s give them space to grow and support them in a productive way. They are people who are trying their best to design consciously, something that many labels could give two craps about. And if you are feeling under represented let them know, but be kind. I would also love to see more people step forward and design what they feel is missing. Because no one knows your body like you do, who better to create something for the tall, petite, curvy, young or old. Some of the most successful designers I see are designing for themselves, creating what they feel is missing...cont’ below
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Just a jeans and comfy top kind of lady.
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Day dreaming about the time @gjenmi covered me in jewels. 📷 @jamiearrigo #madeinla #shoplocal
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