photo1Happy October! While it may be Fall everywhere, it is still gorgeous & a sunny 90 degrees here in Miami. I’ll admit it is a tad difficult to get into Fall when I’m still slathering on sunscreen at my pool, but I will force myself to break out the Fall-scented candles soon. But first, I wanted to share with you an amazing brand I discovered that is not only gorgeous, but eco-friendly as well.

Have you ever been scanning through Pinterest and all of a sudden you come across a brand that you have never heard of & suddenly find yourself loving everything about them? That’s what happened to me when I discovered the African-based brand, Lalesso.

Founders Alice and Olivia met while studying fashion design in Cape Town & an instant fashion friendship was born. According to their website, Lalesso also uses the creative talent of Kenyan artisans in many aspects of the designs, incorporating various design initiatives and supporting them in doing so. These include beaded bracelets on the swing tags, hand carved coconut buttons, masai beading, brass work among others. In 2010, the ladies were awarded “Women Of the Year” by Glamour magazine for being ethically responsible entrepreneurs. What an honor indeed!

The vibrant colors and unique fabrics are absolutely incredible and I just love the fact that they support sustainable, eco-friendly production facilities in both Kenya and South Africa. Utilizing the creativity & uniqueness of Kenyan artisans, they are not only supporting local fair-trade, but also empowering the local community in ways that truly change their lives.

You can shop directly from their website, or view the stockists map to see where the line is carried near you. They are having a fab sale going on now, so it’s a great time to scoop up some of their previous collections at a great price. Below are some of my favs. Happy weekend loves and happy shopping! ~xo, love~

~Photos courtesy of the Lalesso website & Pinterest~

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