In business, being socially conscious is a very important quality to have. Whether it's a food brand that uses organically & locally grown ingredients, a technology company that creates products out of recyclable materials or a fashion brand that strives to create collections that benefit an important charity, it's great to see how companies strive to help the world. What I find interesting is how creative some companies get when they decide to be economically responsible. One jewelry company in particular, Soothi, fits this description perfectly. Soothi is a sustainable jewelry company that stands for the importance of being socially conscious while preserving the arts. The brand is ran by the philanthropic Krittika, where she firmly believes in the importance of providing ethically sourced products that are casual and affordable. In order to create their beautifully crafted products, the company re-purposes coconut shells and recycled wood pieces. Soothi also strives to empower women and impoverished artists, working and educating them the importance of sustainability and being self-sufficient.
Okay, speaking as a woman, any company that strives to empower the female species (or anyone for that matter), has a gold star in my book. Also, making beautiful jewelry pieces out of recycled anything is amazing to me because I love seeing people re-purpose old and battered things and turning them into beautiful pieces of art. And the fact that they are striving to preserve art and help artisans all over just completely tugs on my heart strings! There are some people in the world who frown upon the idea of seeing art as an industry that is beneficial to the world. I find it quite disheartening that art is usually the first subject pulled out of schools because they see it as something at the bottom of the totem pole. Everything Soothi stands for are things I stand behind. It's wonderful to see a company that not only produces charming jewelry, but exudes what makes a great company, which is fighting for something that will help the world be a better place.
As for the products, Soothi has one collection called The Yoga Collection. The pieces are either boho inspired, nature inspired or color inspired. Each piece of jewelry is hand crafted to perfection. For today's post, I'm wearing two amazingly detailed pieces from their Yoga Collection that are boho inspired, the crystal yoga bracelet and the geometric mandala earrings.
When it comes to jewelry, the main thing I consider is how much use will I get out of the product. I usually think, "Will I be able to use this product year round, no matter what season?" Like I've stated in my previous post, the chill of fall has finally hit Las Vegas. It's time to wear cozy sweaters and boots, something that I love! However, I know that by February or March, the chill will disappear and the heat will greet our desert land once more. So the first thing I did with these Soothi products was try to figure out how I would be able to incorporate them into my wardrobe, not only for the cold months that are upon us, but for the hot months next year.
Because most of my closet is bohemian inspired anyways, it was easy for me to incorporate these pieces into my fall/winter wardrobe. The jewelry seemed to pop from my outfit as I matched them with my grey knit, blue winter headband and grey thigh-high boots.
It's interesting because I would never think to use wood jewelry pieces for my fall/winter outfits. Before, I considered wood jewelry to be used in spring/summer, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that I could use Soothi's pieces for the colder seasons as well.
Now, let's see how I transitioned these pieces for spring/summer...
For spring/summer, I would wear Soothi's boho inspired jewelry with a floral dress to play off the nature aesthetics of the jewelry. Because the jewelry pieces are in neutral colors and have amazing detail, this transition was easy to make from fall/winter to spring/summer.
Overall, Soothi's jewelry is great to use year round, season not being a factor. I loved how easy the transition was! Another thing I need to note is how light in weight these pieces are. As much as I love big statement earrings, sometimes it's hard for me to wear them all day because of how heavy they are. These Soothi geometric mandala earrings are big in size, but don't weigh my earlobes down, preventing the usual headache I would normally get from big statement earrings. The crystal yoga bracelet is also very light in weight. With its suede cord and coconut shell button as a clasp, this piece is easy to put on and take off without the fuss. Also, the design of the bracelet is beautiful and is a really unique piece!
To see more beautifully hand crafted pieces from Soothi, visit their website: http://soothi.com/. The company offers free shipping to any order that is $35 or more along with free international shipping $50 or more! [Bonus tip: they sell hand made journals, keychains and envelopes! :)]
Shout-out to my beautiful best friend Kriscia (Also known as OOTDreamer) for taking these amazing pics!
Happy Sunday, my beauties ! Xo