Maker of the Month: Sushma with Sunavworld

One of my favorite parts of owning The Local Gem is being able to meet all of these fabulous makers in our community and work along side them. It’s such a beautiful thing when we can actually see and know the people who make our stuff and know it’s been ethically sourced. At The Local…

NAMASTEEP: Building Community One Class + One Cup At A Time

A quick glance at the news or a swipe through your Facebook feed could easily lead one to be discouraged by the current state of affairs in our country and communities. Every day it seems to be a new school shooting, political division at an all time high, a verbal war breaking out in the…

Sustainable Spring: OOTD

This pair of Chucks is easily the oldest thing in my wardrobe. I’ll never forget my eighth grade year convincing my mom I needed a pair of low cut converse shoes and voila! We found this quirky lavender pair with a bright orange interior and double tongues in the shoes so you could have a purple…

My Sustainable Spring Wardrobe Part One

  Spring is in the air and as promised, I’m updating you all on how I’ve been building my sustainable spring wardrobe. I’m a huge fan of The Curated Closet book by Anuschka Reese and pull it out every year to use as a road map for setting my style goals and continuing to refine…

Sustainable Style Series : Introduction

I get it. You would love to be a more ethical shopper, to have a closet full of independent labels that were responsibly made. You’ve been meaning to recycle more and be a little more conscious of the environment but life is crazy busy. It’s way faster to order some leggings off amazon, throw on…