The Edit

Ethical shopping.  It's cool now.

 
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The {Kayli} Edit

Say hi to Kayli, another face/brain/badass behind the Communelle brand. If you’re up for talking ethical fashion, politics, celebrity gossip, literary theory, and weeknight cooking in one convo, she’s your girl.  Her Edit is fun and stylish and minimally scented, like the lady herself.

1. Krochet Kids, Pike Weekender Bag, $98

2. Noonday Collection, Birds of a Feather earrings, $34

3. Le Creuset, Round Wide Dutch Oven, $300

4. TOMS, Avery Wedge in Black, $70

5. Schmidt's, Natural Deoderant Stick, Rose & Vanilla Scent, $9

 
Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.
— Virginia Woolf
 

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Old news.  Still cool.

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The {Lauren} Edit

Meet Lauren.  She's still trying to make fetch happen and she's determined to turn communelle into a noun that means cool and ethically made. 

<------ (that's Lauren) 

Today we've got a peak inside her closet (and drawers and cabinets) and a little peak inside her brain, too. 

 

 

1.   Milk and Honey Tees, Camo Pullover, $56

2.  Josie Maran Cosmetics, Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand, $28

3. Rifle Paper Co, Terracotta Notebook, $15 

4. Emerson Fry, Vegan Leather Leggings, $148

5. C&C Ceramic, Padilla Individual 16oz Mug, $14


 

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The {Sarah} Edit

An avid product enthusiast, Sarah maintains a deep seated sense of hope that she will one day find the perfect combination of serums and lotions to bring her skin back to the glory days high school when nary a wrinkle or blemish dared appear.  When it comes to her closet, Sarah is always on the lookout for pieces that are A) weird and B) won't make her feel like she's giving "the man" what he wants.  When she's not writing about ethically made fashion and beauty products, you'll find Sarah hanging with her boyfriend and dog in their Highland Park 'hood, taking awkward photos of herself, or working her day job as an entertainment attorney at the company responsible for all the time we waste binge watching TV.


 

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The {Valentine's} Edit

How do we love thee?  Let us count five ways.


 

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Guest Edit:  Khristian A. Howell

Whether you're redecorating your living room or rebuilding your wardrobe, color, pattern and design expert Khristian A. Howell has a message for you:  be FEARLESSLY CHIC.  You may have seen this energetic and charming design guru on the TODAY show or NBC’s American Dream Builders or read about her in Elle Decor, HGTV Magazine or Real Simple.  

Today she's on Communelle with 5 ethically made products that'll brighten up your skin, your walls, your closet--basically, your whole life.  


 

The {Winter Coat} Edit

Wear winter well this year.  This week we've got five coats that will warm your bod and your soul.


The {Men's} Edit: Volume 1

Something retro, something new, something cozy, something blue.  Because boys deserve to be cool and conscious, too.


 

The {Kick Ass} Edit

This Edit goes out to all the strong ladies.  These five ethically made finds will help you conquer whatever mountains you'll face in 2018 (because, yes, sometimes a girl needs eye shadow when she's kicking butt).


 

The {Hello, 2018!} Edit

Get organized.  Work out more.  Remember mom's birthday.  Think globally.
Whatever your resolutions are this year, we've got stuff to help you make them happen. 
Here's to 2018--let's all #shopabetterstory this year!


 

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Guest Edit:  Emily Pack

Emily Pack is one-half of husband and wife blogging duo A Day Pack.  Her Edit is black and gold goodness!  Read about her five ethical faves, then click over and find out what her husband Nick picked.  This is our first ever his and hers guest edit--hope you love it!   


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Guest Edit:  Nick Pack

Thank you, Nick, for representing the Y chromosome here on Communelle, and keeping it clean and caffeinated with some soap and coffee we can't wait to try.


 

THE 2017 GIFT EDITS

Don't stress.  We've got gifts worth giving, no matter who's on your list.


 
 

The women behind Anchal believe that design can change lives. Their nonprofit social enterprise is using design thinking to create innovative products and sustainable employment that empower women worldwide. We're thrilled that they're taking over Communelle today, sharing five of their favorite products that do (and look!) good.


 

The {Holiday Style} Edit

This week's Edit is inspired by hope and healing and holiday festivities.  Read the full Edit for the details on this party-ready look.


 
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Communelle is so excited to be collaborating with Katherine Wolf and Hope Heals to bring you the 2017 Dress 4 Dignity campaign.  Every day during the month of December, Katherine will wear a dress--in her wheelchair--to raise money for Hope Heals Camp, a non-profit healing community she and her husband created for families struggling with disabilities of all kinds.  Because dignity is at the core of this campaign, Communelle has helped Katherine to select dresses from brands that are committed to fair trade, small batch production, and ethical manufacturing processes.  {Watch Katherine's #Dress4Dignity launch video HERE}


 

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Guest Edit: Katherine Wolf

Katherine Wolf of Hope Heals is an outspoken ambassador of and advocate for the disabled community, the largest minority group in the United States at nearly 20% of the population.  Her remarkable story of leaning into and celebrating a life she never imagined after a near-fatal stroke at age 26 continues to inspire people around the world.  She also happens to have fabulous style!

Read her Edit, then go check out her Dress 4 Dignity campaign, a collaboration between Hope Heals and Communelle to raise money for Hope Heals Camp this December (and highlight some great ethical brands along the way!)


What's red & black & shiny all over?  This Edit.


The brown tote.  It's useful and pretty and it'll age really well.  Just like you.


Arizona girl Keira Jones writes about her fair fashion journey on her blog, Style Me Fair, sharing reviews and tips on how to shop sustainably (perk: with discount codes for her favorite brands).  You can find Keira on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook @stylemefair.  Today she's with us, sharing five products she can't live without.


Monday goals:  Get cozy, get organized, get glowing...and make the world a better place for women in the process.  The 11.13.17 Edit is making all your November dreams come true.


Denim for {every}days.  Doesn't matter how you take 'em, we got 'em.  Skinny, cropped, cut, flared, vintage.  Take your pick.


A Texas native currently living in Nashville, Andrea Miner is the force behind The Purposeful Closet, an online platform for ethical fashion brands.  She says she does what she does because she "wants fashion to once again be about the quality, creativity, and people behind it."  Preach, girl.  You can find her on Instagram @thepurposefulcloset and online at www.thepurposefulcloset.com.  And you can see the five ethically-made products she's loving right now on today's Guest Edit.


Happy Monday, y'all.  Let's celebrate with five products we love from brands who treat humans like humans and aren't destroying our planet.  If that doesn't cure the Monday blues then may we suggest a Stranger Things binge and a bottle of sustainably sourced Pinot. Or two.


We didn't want to choose between ethics and aesthetics.  We wanted to be mindful about the stuff we were buying without spending hours in a research rabbit hole.  We wanted to see a few cool products at a time, all in one place, with the honest scoop on the brands behind them.  We wanted The Edit.  And since we couldn't find it anywhere online, we created it. A crowd-sourced shortcut to style conscious, socially conscious shopping, five awesome products at a time.