Monday, February 27, 2012

Alternative Apparel


Monday Madness!

That is the best description for the day.

Seriously…where did the weekend go?

It was a great weekend.

We started with the ginormous fish sandwiches Friday.

Had a wonderful Saturday spent with friends and their baby girl.

There was the Saturday night movie to see “This Means War” – we really liked it.

Lauren: Okay, let me think, flaws. FDR has these tiny, like girl hands, like little T-Rex hands.
[Tuck laughs when he hears this]
Trish: Ew!
Lauren: And Tuck is British.
[as Tuck hears this whilst watching them on the TV monitor]
Tuck: What is that supposed to mean?
[FDR laughs]


I love Reese –she plays Lauren – (some of you may recall the “I want Reese’s bangs” rambling) and it is pretty easy to be mesmerized by Chris Pine’s eyes. Go ahead – deny it and I’m calling you a liar!

And then of course there are the shopping Sundays.

Which is then followed by me spending most of the remainder of the day cooking meals for the week. This week I made Chicken Meatball Soup and Beer Risotto with Mushroom Garlic Chicken (minus the mushroom).
mini chicken meatball soup
*mini chicken meatball soup
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beer risotto with mushroom garlic chicken
*beer risotto with mushroom garlic chicken
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When I woke up this morning – I really asked “Where did the weekend go!??!” It was a horrible feeling – especially knowing that I will be working late on Thursday and Friday.

Where did February go?!?

And I am the only one feeling like spring is here already?

I decided to take a walk after lunch today…it was SOOOOO nice out!

But then I quickly remembered why I tend to stay inside during the work day.

a)      There are scary people out there!

b)      I went for a walk to get some fresh air and ended up bringing back a new pair of shoes. How does that happen?!?!

But that doesn’t surprise me. I mean it is part of the reason why I am writing Shop Good – Do Good. I love to shop!

And I love to help people.

And I love to discover new companies and products that love to help people, or the environment, or animals, or even better all of it!

When my friend told me about Alternative Apparel and I looked into them some more – I was pretty excited! http://www.alternativeapparel.com/store/
Alternative Apparel - "As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative take our responsibilyt to the community seriously. We are dedicated to providing premium merchandise and services to our clients."

They have a ton of super cute things for women and men. I think I would be happy with almost one of everything they have!   
These are just a few items that I really liked and think you should have:
Alternative Apparel - Guaze Baseball Tee - "As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative take our responsibilyt to the community seriously. We are dedicated to providing premium merchandise and services to our clients."  Alternative Apparel - Cara Dress - "As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative take our responsibilyt to the community seriously. We are dedicated to providing premium merchandise and services to our clients."  Alternative Apparel - Eco-Speckle Rocky Zip Hoodie - "As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative take our responsibilyt to the community seriously. We are dedicated to providing premium merchandise and services to our clients."
Alternative Apparel - Lancaster Vintage Button-Down - "As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative take our responsibilyt to the community seriously. We are dedicated to providing premium merchandise and services to our clients."  Alternative Apparel - Monterey Tee - "As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative take our responsibilyt to the community seriously. We are dedicated to providing premium merchandise and services to our clients."  Alternative Apparel - Eco-Streaky Bahia Henley - "As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative take our responsibilyt to the community seriously. We are dedicated to providing premium merchandise and services to our clients."

Oh – and don’t forget about their accessories – there are a lot of great bags, hats, and scarves too!
Alternative Apparel - Short Brim HatAlternative Apparel - Herringbone Structured Cap

And you can't forget their adorable baby clothes:
Alternative Apparel - "As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative take our responsibilyt to the community seriously. We are dedicated to providing premium merchandise and services to our clients."
Alternative Apparel - Whipper Snapper Crawler - "As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative take our responsibilyt to the community seriously. We are dedicated to providing premium merchandise and services to our clients."Alternative Apparel - Burnout Crew - "As a global company looking inward, outward and all around, we at Alternative take our responsibilyt to the community seriously. We are dedicated to providing premium merchandise and services to our clients."


And of course to make them even better – they are a very socially responsible company.

Here are the main points of their guidelines:
·         No Forced Labor
·         No Child Labor
·         No Harassment or Abuse
·         No Discrimination
·         Health and Safety
·         Wages and Benefits
·         Hours of Work and Compensation
·         Environmental Protection
This is where you can find more information about what they are doing to make a difference in the world: http://www.alternativeapparel.com/store/About-Alternative/Social-Consciousness.htm

“In 2007, Alternative introduced its sustainable Alternative Earth line, featuring a collection of eco-friendly products manufactured with organic cotton, recycled polyester and man-made fibers derived from sustainable raw materials such as rayon.”

Take a minute during your lunch break or on your commute home (as long as you aren’t the one driving!) and see what you would add to your must-have list!

P.S. Be sure to look at the Sale portion of their site – there are some great deals!
http://www.alternativeapparel.com/store/Sale/

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