#weareallhumanity :: Denim with a Cause

Minimum waste, maximum efficiency. Citizens of Humanity is a cutting edge denim company that continues to lead the charge in establishing humanitarian efforts and vertically-integrated production practices into the United States’ fashion industry. 

CitizensofHumanity.jpgVertical Integration: From pen-on-paper design to sewing to quality control, COH maintains a commitment to its craft, keeping integrity and individuals in mind. Citizens’ production facilities and design studio are stateside, right in Los Angeles, CA.

Globally conscious: Designing with good practice and for the globally-conscious consumer, COH is partnering with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to provide aid and protection for people forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution. This incredible agency provides food, shelter, water, medical care and life-saving assistance to refugees all over the world. 

We are proud to be partnering with Citizens of Humanity in the #WEAREALLHUMANITY movement! Starting Sunday, August 26th, Green Envy will be donating $10 (for each pair sold) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the agency that provides food, shelter, water, medical care and life-saving assistance to refugees all over the world.  

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One of our favorite jeans from COH is the Rocket (below). Stop in and try a pair on!

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To learn more about the U.N. refugee agency’s (USA for UNHCR) programs, visit https://www.unrefugees.org/.

Last year saw a record 68.5 million children, women, and men displaced, with many of whom are being hosted in developing nations where economic opportunities are limited. The UN Refugee Agency is the only organization in the world that is mandated to serve refugees, giving them the flexibility to direct funds to the areas where need is greatest.

If you have any questions about the #WeAreAllHumanity campaign, or are looking to download the digital Humanity filter, visit https://www.weareallhumanity.org

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Green Envy

Moussy has Officially Arrived.

Moussy Denim, the much-anticipated denim line based in Japan, has hit the shelves of Green Envy in Stowe, Vermont! Now Moussy takes center stage alongside our other premium lines we love – Citizens of Humanity, Mother, Frame, Rag & Bone, Hudson, Paige, 3×1, McGuire – and adds an incredibly cool and current vibe to our collection.

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Moussy jeans boast an everyday, relaxed look with an on-trend nod to vintage denim. Its fabrication is a soft cotton with a hint of stretch, creating a well-worn fit that feels excellent and retains its shape. Inspired by menswear and traditional Japanese lines, Moussy’s silhouettes are predominantly straight, slim styles with modern and consistent distressing (most styles feature a rip, tear or infamous patchwork).  All signs lead to Moussy as the perfect, go-to, weekend jean!

Making a modest introduction into the US in 2016, Moussy already has a hearty celebrity cult following including Kourtney Kardashian, Chrissy Teigan, Hillary Duff and Sofia Richie. We’re taking hints from these style muses and are excited to add this premium line to our already amazing selection of women’s jeans! SHOP NOW>>

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Kourtney Kardashian in Moussy Jeans

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Green Envy

An Event That’s Beyond Yoga

We are so excited for a Trunk Show event starting on July 26th with a **FREE YOGA CLASS** and early trunk show access at The Forge Gym! Our trunk show features new yoga and athleisure apparel from Beyond Yoga and jewelry with gorgeous sacred symbolism by Satya. Don’t miss the coming together of two of our favorite brands with a powerful and optimistic vision. [event details here]

Beyond Yoga | “I live fully in my body and in the moment. I live my life beyond”

Beyond Yoga is a luxe athleisure and yoga apparel brand that goes beyond just clothing production. They are consciously producing clothing that makes you feel good, look good and is made with ethical practices. Made in the USA, Beyond Yoga pieces move you effortless from street to studio and are made comfortable for all body types. Their body positive perspective on the workout wear industry is refreshing and is represented so well in their figure flattering leggings, tanks and cool-weather layers. 

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Satya Jewelry | “The Paths are Many, the Truth it is One.”

Satya Jewelry is hand crafted for the modern, fearless woman. Each piece symbolizes a truth or power, from creativity to perseverance to protection. Perfectly, “Satya” means “truth” in sanskrit. We love these Satya’s delicate gold and beaded layers and charms that add meaning and radiance to everyday embellishment. A percentage of Satya’s proceeds go to her namesake foundation, giving back to children’s charities across the globe. 

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Nicole Chemi | E-RYT, YACEP

Nicole’s yoga practice began to bloom in 1997 after her first daughter was born. Using yoga to center and ground her new-mom lifestyle in turn was the springboard for her deeper practice and study of Yoga philosophy. In 2001 Nicole was certified as a Yoga instructor through The Yogalife Institute, an affiliate of The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India. Nicole has taught yoga postures, meditation and philosophy to adults and children for over 17 years. She and her partner, Joe Finnery have owned their own yoga studio in Havertown, PA and have instructed over 120 individuals through a 10 month, 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training. 

Nicole is not only an established yoga instructor and practitioner but a certified Holistic Health Counselor and published author. Her life work is centered around helping people life happy, healthy lives full of energy and vitality. 

Nicole has taught Yoga at Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Studio Zenith, The Barn Gym, Zen Barn and The Forge Gym.

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The Forge Gym | Waterbury Center, VT

The Forge Gym has taken off since it’s inception in 2017! Started by dynamic couple, Kyle and Heather Smith, The Forge is fortunate to have extensive knowledge and energy for physical fitness and health at it’s foundation. Their large, beautiful facility has been transformed into a comfortable, convenient, state-of-the-art place to work out everyday. From Yoga to HITT to abs to ski training, the Forge offers group and personal training classes for everyone. Enjoy a FREE yoga class at The Forge Gym on 7/26 from 7-8PM and shop our Beyond Yoga and Satya Trunk Show there from 6:30 – 9PM! 

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Namaste.

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Eat Cake for Breakfast.

We honor the life and memory of a fashion icon, incredible artist, and pioneer of sophisticated color, confetti and whimsy. Dear Kate Spade, your vision has brought us joy, style and refinement for decades. Today, we eat cake for breakfast, for you. XO

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For the many struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out.  You are loved, you are enough. There is hope, help, and a safe place. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Be Kind.

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Tom Ford // Our Sunglasses Muse

Tom Ford’s style is sexy, sleek and unapologetically bold. His brand has become a 21st century icon in fashion, known for clean, architectural lines and modern craftsmanship and detail on timeless silhouettes. We love Tom Ford sunglasses for their versatile yet stunning shapes, colors and metals. They go with everything yet add a clear sense of fashion and statement to every outfit you pair them with. TF has a following by headlining celebrities – Beyoncé, Kate Bosworth, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston (dare we put them next to each other?!), Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian and Justin Timberlake – and we are following their lead. 

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Tom Ford’s are sold in store only. Please call (802.253.2661) or shop our boutique in Stowe, Vermont!

Happiness and sunshine.

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Up next // S’well: Hydration at it’s coolest! 

 

 

white summer dress

Nothing is better on a hot summer day then throwing on a loose white dress.  And I found the perfect one:

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How adorable is this white Susana Monaco shift dress?  I styled it here with 2 necklaces from in2design jewelry, and when the sun goes down and it gets chilly, throw on a jean jacket (see last weeks blog), or a lightweight cashmere wrap, a Vermont summer essential.

The Chumash Poncho is a versatile and lightweight cashmere poncho that can be worn a variety of ways. The button closure adds uniqueness to this simple design and the lightweight cashmere adds a luxury to this wardrobe essential.

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rag & bone

We are excited to be Stowe’s exclusive retailer of rag & bone.  Their chic, minimal style includes denim, t shirts and this perfect tank dress.  We carry skinniescapris and this perfect fitting boyfriend.  As well as teesshorts and shoes!  Too many to link here, you have to come in to see our selection.

In the designers own words: “With a downtown sensibility, signature clean silhouettes and an inherent integrity – each piece is impeccably crafted from the finest materials available and approached from a form and function design standpoint – rag & bone continuously redefines urban style.”  Mountain town meets urban style, perfect!

 

 

pearls & leather

Pearls go with everything, think Audrey Hepburn or Coco Chanel. But when you pair classic pearls with edgy leather you get an irresistible combination that is perfect with a tee and denim shorts or a dress for the many summer events in your future.

Just in time for all those events, a trunk show from in2design jewelry!   Swedish-American designers Inger Mark and Inga “Louise” Baldwin, believe that high quality hand-made jewelry should also be fun and affordable. Using only the best quality hand-selected freshwater pearls, precious metals and semi-precious stones, as well as unexpected materials such as suede, leather, or silk cord, in2 designs has created a line of jewelry that is both modern and classic.  The trunk show will run through the end of May, at Green Envy.

 

 

 

s’well

We are excited about our new water bottle line S’well.  They are composed of non-leaching and non-toxic 18/8 stainless steel, that keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12,  and they are committed to giving back to those in need.  But the best part of S’well is that they are beautifully crafted and come in many colors and unique designs and 2 sizes.

The wide mouth easily allows ice cubes and with the bottle brush you won’t have any problem keeping your s’well bottle clean.  We will be using ours for coffee (hot or iced), water during the day and our favorite cocktail after 5.  The 25oz size will hold a full bottle of wine and keep you rose chilled for picnic season.  We couldn’t wait to share our new favorite recipe for our s’well bottle:

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image and recipe by Fed & Fit

Fresh Lime & Jalapeno Margarita

Ingredients:

1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice (no exceptions!)
1/2 large green jalapeno pepper, sliced thin
4 ounces silver tequila
2 ounces honey
2 tablespoons sea salt
2 lime wedges for garnish
2 sprigs cilantro for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. In the bottom of a pitcher, muddle the jalapeno slices with the lime juice. 10-12 presses with a muddler or back of a wooden spoon will do!
  2. Add the tequila and honey, stir to combine thoroughly – or until all the honey is dissolved.
  3. Pour the sea salt in the bottom of a small bowl. Dip the top of each glass in the margarita mixture, let it drain off, then press the top of the glass into the bowl of salt. Gently tap the glass with your hand to knock off any excess.
  4. Fill each glass with fresh ice and pour in the margarita mix.
  5. Garnish with the fresh lime and cilantro.
  6. ENJOY!

Stay fashionably hydrated this summer, help the environment and give back to the community!