Posts tagged shop local
fashion TREND ALERT: Ruffles

I think besides the mustard color trend, this trend is hands down my favorite. This week’s trend we are focusing in on ruffles! Read on, to see how ruffles were worn on the runway at fashion week, learn how to style the amazing ruffle tee from The Volk Boutique, featuring some dramatic ruffles and of course shop the trend from not only The Volk Boutique but other local MN brands that are owned by amazing women! Let me know in the comments, what you think of this feminine trend!

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An Ethical Gift Guide

If you read my previous article (see the fall issue of The Volk), then you know that I LOVE companies that are ethical, sustainably focused, or that participate in giveback programs. As a fair trade shopper, however, I know it can be hard to find companies that are reasonably priced. With the holidays coming up, I want to accomplish two things in this ethical section:

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The Volk's Gift Guide

The Holiday season is in full swing, and with this comes shopping for fantastic gifts that are perfect for your loved ones. What if I told you that you could do almost all of your shopping right here in Minnesota while supporting small business throughout your community?! I have spent some time putting together the ultimate gift guide making shopping feel almost effortless this season!

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What is Responsible Fashion?

I remember struggling with this when I transitioned to a slow fashion lifestyle almost two years ago. There are many nationwide companies you can shop from (Patagonia, Eileen Fischer, Tribe Alive, Everlane, People Tree), but I wanted to highlight a few local options you can utilize:

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