Bia Boro has created a beautiful marriage of boho style + eco-friendly wear with their original mixture of prints made from sustainable bamboo. Each collection of prints is infused with a story that draws on musings of travel and diverse cultures spun together to create a sense of adventure. Each garment is hand-cut and sewn together with incredible craftsmanship. The bamboo fabric is so soft + durable with beneficial properties of being anti-bacterial (odorless), moisture wicking, breathable + thermo-regulating. They are also not only made for women! They have some fun digs for the guys who are a bit more adventurous as well.
This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are my own.
Cost Plus World Market is having a huge in store sale on all their outdoor living items through the 29th so I thought it would be fun to do a little round up of my favorite summer must haves for outdoors. I put together a little 'dream collection' for my porch. I'm so in love with some of their outdoor entertaining items, especially those palm leaf placemats!!! I will definitely be popping into my local store over at The Rim in San Antonio over the weekend to try to snag those if I can.
I can just picture all these beautiful greens + blues together against this neutral Marina Del Ray outdoor set. I love this set b/c it would be so easy to transform each season with different accents and colors. I'm a huge fan of outdoor wicker also and I just love the softness of colors in this set.
You can grab a flyer IN STORE from a sales associate for 20% off Outdoor selections, plus 10% off food, beer + wine! This offer is only valid in store so if you want to save during this sale, grab a friend and head up to your local Cost Plus World Market before 5/29. Not sure where the nearest store is? Check out their store locator here.
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Mata means "Mother" in Hindi and is a tribute to Shakti - The female creative power in all of us.
Three best friends with a serious case of wanderlust set out on an around-the-world adventure and landed in Mother India for four months. Enamoured with the people, markets, and colorful textiles, they vowed to make the country a part of their life story.
A love affair with India has evolved into Mata Traders – a design driven, fair trade brand helping to end global poverty and inspire ethical companies and consumers to change the fashion industry. Made by artisans in India and Nepal, our colorfully original designs are now sold in 50 states and 12 countries, and provide a stable source of income for families in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Mata Traders fair trade clothing and accessories are made by the hands of artisans in India and Nepal. Every item we sell is an original piece, and many incorporate craft traditions that date back centuries, such as block printing and embroidery.
Our artisans come from rural areas, tribal villages, and urban slums, but they all want the same thing – the chance to earn a fair wage and lift their families and communities out of poverty.
The Mata Mission
The Mata Traders mission is to ‘fashion a better world’ by creating designs that
celebrate a woman’s originality and empower her to use her dollar for change. We
merge uncommonly vibrant style with fair trade practices to make an impact on
global poverty – bringing fair wages to artisans in India and Nepal.
Mata Traders isn’t just about a flattering fit. We celebrate the talents and culture of the individuals who create our products. When factory-made textiles became prevalent many years ago, printers and weavers in India and Nepal were forced to turn to more menial forms of work to support their families, leaving artisan skills that were passed down for generations to be lost.
In a time of globalization and fast-paced technology, we’re proud to support the groups of traditional fabric producers and jewelry makers who remain active today. Artisans utilizing techniques like hand embroidery, block printing, jewelry making, and screen printing have made Mata Traders the spunky, stylish brand it has become.
Learn more about the amazing impact the Fair Trade Organizations make on the people of India here.
Casablanca Market offers an exclusive collection of handmade fine home goods and accessories from around the Mediterranean region including Morocco and Tunisia. 80% of our goods are handmade by women. It’s simple, we believe that it’s always a good idea to support and sustain small women artisan’s enterprises, because the people behind these businesses tend to be the backbone of their families, their children, their communities and they take a great pride and care a great deal about the products they make. In a time where most goods we own are mass-produced or disposable, it's nice to spend money on something that is the result of generations of tradition and a unique skill. There is something just a bit more special about a thing that has a story behind it.
Casablanca Market is giving away one of their beautiful Market Baskets over on our instagram @bohemiancollective - Go enter to win one for yourself! Also today is the last day to get 40% off all their rugs!
In the midst of these beautiful carnations are a few of my favorite things...
1. These booties from Moorea Seal are so incredible. They are currently sold out, but they do have an open toe version available. But I have a feeling they will be getting these babies back in stock, so keep your eyes peeled!
2. This fringe sweater from Harper + Lange. It's the perfect shade and the perfect weight, not being too thick or too light. And you know, fringe. Also, paired with my favorite hat from World Market. (similar)