MINDFUL GIFTING ON THANKSGIVING

First and foremost, giving and receiving gifts are hands down some of our favorite things to do! There's something so sweet and heartwarming about the thought that goes into giving a gift, and we feel such a sense of gratitude and honor when we receive one. In the spirit of giving and receiving, we put together this guide for mindful gifting this season. Scroll for more!

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  1. SHOP SMALL & BUY LOCALLY! The holiday shopping season is a great time to support small businesses. Each time you purchase from a small business, you are positively impacting the life of a real person ! Trust us when we say that we literally do a little dance every single time an order comes in. :) According to the Small Business Administration, the 28 million small businesses in America account for 54 percent of all sales in the U.S. Plus small businesses have provided 55 percent of all jobs and 66 percent of all new jobs since the 1970s. When you make a purchase at a small business, you are doing your part to stimulate the local economy.
  2. SHOP ETHICALLY. There's nothing wrong with buying new clothes, but every dollar we spend makes an impact. While you're shopping this year, commit to only buying items that are sustainable, USA-made, cruelty-free, fairtrade, or second hand, and make a statement with each gift you give.
  3. GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME OR SERVICE. This is one of our favorite ways to be mindful during the holidays. Offer to volunteer at an animal shelter together, run a 5k for a good cause, or make a date to simply walk in the park, and the memories will last forever.
  4. GIVE NON-MATERIAL ITEMS. Give a non-material gift such as festival tickets, a charitable donation in the receiver's name, a massage or spa treatment, or a download of your favorite DJ/Singer/Band's latest album.
  5. BUY SECONDHAND. This one is self explanatory! Shop at thrift stores or local vintage shops (give a gift card if you aren't sure what size your gift receiver is...or what color they would prefer...or if they are super hard to shop for like *some of us* over here!). Add a personal touch by customizing your gift - sew on some fringe, reupholster a chair, paint a mini-mural on a boot, or draw a personal illustration inside a book.
  6. FINALLY, MAKE ROOM FOR NEW GIFTS IN A MINDFUL WAY. If you're receiving new clothes this year, you may have to get rid of a few things to make room for your new treasures. Make sure you're discarding your old items in the appropriate way to reduce landfill use and be kindest to the environment. Our favorite way to do this is to host a post-holiday clothing swap with friends! One woman's trash is another woman's treasure, as they say. :) If you're left with items after the swap, take old clothes to a local second hand store (or try re-selling them if they're in good condition). If your clothes are too trashed to be donated, find out if you have textile recycling in your area before throwing them away. Click here for a great article with info on the impact that clothing is making on our landfills and envrironment.

We hope our guide is helpful! Feel free to share, and leave your own ideas in the comments below. Happy Season of Gratitude!

HEY HEY, 4K!

We're overflowing with joy and gratitude that 4,000+ amazing people have joined our ethical, cruelty-free fashion family on Facebook. To celebrate, we're doing a 4-day sale! First things first, come over to our page and like or follow so we can stay in touch. Second, use code HEYHEY4K! at checkout for 20% off our entire store (including our new Holiday pre-orders!) at www.templero.com. It's beyond our wildest dreams that so many phenomenal human beings would resonate with what we're doing, and we are only getting started. THANK YOU for joining the movement!

PHOTOSET: JAS STEIDL

Just before Burning Man we were honored to have the opportunity to work with the amazing Jasmin Steidl while she was in town from Berlin. She chose her favorite looks off our rack and went out into San Francisco to shoot for the day, and the photos are breathtaking! More info on Jas and her work below, and check out her website here: http://www.jasminsteidl.com/

Model: Kevyn Lauren, https://www.instagram.com/kevynlauren/

Jasmin Steidl is an award winning, fiction-based photographer whose work focuses on fashion and portraiture. Currently based in Berlin, Germany. For more information on Jasmin's work, and to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, feel free to  leave a message.

Halloween Costume Idea!

Super Luxe Goddess of Disco Slay. (That's also our everyday look.) 😂

Obsessed with this shoot from Sequoia Emmanuelle Photography for Tamo Design. All pieces are available at Wild Feather just in time for a costume that you'll actually wear again.
Earrings by Venus Superstar Jewelry
MUA: Julie Brooks of Muse MUA
Models: Tianna Shanell & Roshanay