Cuyana For Christmas
It's my favorite time of the year! The holidays - where you get two full months of fun, jolly-ness and thankfulness. It's at these times where I most want to write about the good we can do for others and overall - just be kind. A smile or compliment goes a long way these days.
So, let's start with this little online boutique called Cuyana, which means "love" in Quechua. They have everything from tops to dresses to bags and accessories. And their brand message is "Fewer, better things", which I, as a slight minimalist, totally agree with. (However, my shoe collection would speak differently!). It is a curated selection of high quality products founded by Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah.
They have what you call "The Lean Closet Movement" which is an amazing charitable initiative. When you make a purchase and select "lean shipping" at checkout, they send you a reusable bag to fill up with items that you don't want anymore. Mail it back to them (shipping label is provided) and they will donate items to their non-profit partners who will give to those who are in need of clothing. And wait! You'll also get a $10 towards your next Guyana purchase. How amazing is that?!? (And I noticed in their latest catalog that they're offering FREE SHIPPING on any order placed this holiday season.)