Ungalli Clothing || Recycled Fashion for the Whole Family

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There are few things I appreciate more than a "one stop" shop. Buying consciously is tricky enough, but having to shop separate retails for each member of your family (and do the necessary research to make sure each shop fits your values and of course, budget,) is no easy feat. Furthermore, practicality, comfort, and kid-friendliness are huge pluses when I shop anywhere for my girls. 

We're all for the twirly dress and tutu, but when a day at the lake beckons, we need clothes that can translate from home to camping trip and back again. 

Enter Ungalli Clothing. In a few short weeks, these pieces from the family (and eco) friendly store have become our go-to for anything from lounging at home to a campfire to a camping trip turned picnic at the lake.  

Ungalli is a Canadian brand focused on education and transparency. When co-founders (and sisters) Hailey and Bree learned about the effects of the fast fashion industry both on the environment and on the hands and lives making our clothing, they knew there had to be a better, more sustainable option. Ungalli was born out of their desire to spread awareness while creating an earth-friendly, worker-friendly product. 

Their pieces are made with recycled materials, specifically plastic water bottles, which are shredded and refined into yarn and re-made as recycled polyester. One Ungalli tee gives new life to approximately 10 plastic water bottles, which means that my family alone is wearing about 30-ish plastic bottles that would have otherwise ended up in landfill. 

In addition to their eco-friendly fabrics, Ungalli designs and manufactures all of their clothing locally, reducing their carbon footprint and supporting their local economy. 

The brand offers just about everything from tees to joggers to hoodies to hats. There are even goodies for pets and kiddos. Ungalli spreads the love even further by offering custom tee printing for businesses, using their recycled fabrics. 

With comparable pricing, comfortable pieces, and designs that are easy for anyone to wear, Ungalli is lessening the footprint of the fashion industry one tee at a time.

And, just to end on a realistic note, in case you think photoshoots with toddlers is as happy as it looks, here's a shot of Mara, after she fell in the lake. 


*This post was sponsored by Ungalli Clothing. All photographs, opinions, and crying children are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make SL&Co. possible!* 

Sustainable Athleisure Brands Worth Lounging Around In

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First things first, this is not an "activewear" round up. I am not, nor will I ever be, athletic. Sticking to a consistent workout routine has never been my strong suit, however I love my at home yoga routine and walking with my girls (or, you know, chasing them around all day) is as close to a gym session as I get these days.

Although there are a plethora of ethical brands that can withstand a gym session or a marathon, this round up is intentionally titled Athleisure for a reason - these are the brands that make me feel like relaxing after a good yoga session. They're the pieces I want to slip into for a self-care day at home, or a movie date with the hubby. They're the softest, stretchiest, comfiest, most versatile basics out there and I think every ethical closet needs a few pieces that make everything from lounging to yoga to girl time that much better. 


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PirateFlo

With versatility and "real life" in mind, Efrat, a mom of two boys, avid yoga lover, artist and real mom who needed clothes to go from yoga to playground, designed her line at PirateFlo for the everyday woman. Her pieces, like this rust Catvaari Crop Top, can be worn multiple ways. I picture this top paired with leggings for yoga class, and transitioning to high-waisted shorts, or a boho maxi skirt for a summer concert. Similarly, her Neva Pants are meant to be a breezy and unique alternative to traditional yoga pants. All of PirateFlo's pieces are made with sustainable materials, primarily modal and cotton. 

Similarly, her EKA Leotard can double as a layering piece, or a separate for yoga class. 


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MiaKoda

One of my long-time brand crushes that I recently got to test out for myself, MiaKoda is an NYC based brand that is the epitome of sustainability and transparency. You'll read much more about them soon on SL&Co, but for now, know that their pieces are perfect for, you guessed it, literally everything.  

 


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Encircled

You've no doubt heard of them before, but Encircled is one of my favorite Canadian brands that I've worked with before and never get sick of promoting. They design their pieces to transition from work, to the airport, to yoga class, and everywhere in between. 


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Shopping ethically for activewear is one thing, but what about the clothes you want to spend the day in? These "Athleisure" brands will be your new go-to's from yoga to girls' night.

**This post is sponsored by PirateFlo. Thank you for supporting the incredible brands that make this blog possible!**