The jacket is a prize- it'd be so perfect as an outer layer for the hot summer days in my hometown, Sacramento. I love the tribal yet modern look of the weave and the cut. Christened the Amrita Jacket, it's woven in lightweight cotton, has a subtle detailing at the lapels and draped side panels, which I feel, give it an avant garde appeal. For some reason, I wore the jacket belted, but I can't wait to style it on the loose, thrown over a tank top and paired with shorts and some gladiator sandals.
|Going Tribal in Neon: Ethnic prints mingle with touches of cobalt, purple and neon pink (Photos: Bella Q)|
Let me tell you a bit about Marketplace of India. Marketplace: Handwork of India is an innovative fair trade, not-for-profit organization that fuses viable business practices with a variety of support programs designed to " effect real, meaningful, and lasting change in the lives of low-income women in India." They work with nearly 500 artisans, organized into 14 independent co-operatives and produce high-quality women's apparel and home decor. This is truly eco-friendly + people friendly fashion! In addition to establishing empowering worker co-operatives, they've put programs in place to offer educational and enrichment opportunities, designed to help the artisans overcome personal, cultural and financial obstacles.
THE DETAILS: Amrita Jacket c/o Marketplace: Handwork of India, Dress from Classic Consignment, Vintage purple silk sash (for sale, just ask!), Napali textile handbag from Krazy Mary's, Shop JUST Fair Trade bead cuff, pink neon socks c/o Steve Madden, "Roja" Booties from Nordstom.
THE DRUM CIRCLE: Marketplace of India is offering one lucky reader a $100 shopping spree (via gift card) and I wonder: ARE YOU THE LUCKY ONE?
Contest ends next Friday and the winner announced Monday, May 28th. Contest is open to U.S. residents only and you MUST be a Citizen Rosebud reader (think Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin') to qualify. Good luck!
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