Winter in the NW can get pretty chilly. After living in North Carolina for quite a few years it’s been an adjustment. Slowly I’m having to build back up my winter wardrobe.
Minimalism has taught me to only bring items into my wardrobe that:
- Bring me joy
- Are responsibly made (when possible)
- Will last for many years to come
Does this mean I sometimes spend a little more? Sure. But over time not only am I getting my money’s worthy but I’m also:
- Contributing less to “fast fashion”
- Saving labor/production costs because one less item has to be made
- Getting to enjoy a quality product for years instead of only for a season
LOVE YOUR MELON
I came across LYM completely by chance. I had decided to give Instagram another try and the social media platform suggested that I follow Kristin Bell. Out of curiosity I clicked on her name and a few photos down saw her rocking a Love Your Melon hat. I noticed her reference to donating profits for cancer and headed over to the site.
When I got over there I was immediately impressed:
- 50% of profits from sales goes towards pediatric research
- The hats are all made in the USA
- The company’s main mission is the place a hat on the head of every child battling cancer
The company was founded in a college entrepreneurial class at St. Thomas University in Minnesota. At the time they reached their first goal of donating 45,000 hats.
Once that goal was reached they created a new goal of raising a million dollars towards pediatric cancer research.
As of today, more than $2.5 million and 90,000 hats have been donated.
To see how the beanie is made, click here. After watching the video I am even happier with my decision.
If you’re in the market for a new winter hat or want to learn more about LYM, you can visit them here.
I’m curious: Do you make conscious choices when it comes to your clothing purchases? Do you have a favorite company that is committed to giving back?
Until next time,