Do You Own Wellies?

October 30, 2012

It has been absolutely miserable outside. I live right in the path of Hurricane Sandy, and as I write this, her full force has allready  hit my region, but we were prepared.  My family is safe in our home;  we  had water, flashlights, batteries (and a few bottles of wine) just in case the power went out and it did; and I’m taking the time to do some online window shopping – getting ideas for holiday gifts.
One idea I’m searching for has been inspired by all of the rain – rain boots. There has to be some fabulous, responsible boots for fashionistas who find themselves at the mercy of Mother Nature, right? As a matter of fact, I found two brands of stylish wet-weather boots, or wellies as they’re popularly called, that I just had to share with my fashion-loving, environmental-loving friends.
Here’s a boot company after my own heart. They’re selling fabulous wet-weather boots while helping poor children in Romania. Here’s what they say about themselves on their website. “Roma Provisions combines fashion with charity to fight the cycle of poverty afflicting street children and orphans by bringing them hope, love and lasting change in the most sustainable and practical way. For every pair of Roma Boots sold, a brand new pair is donated to a child in need. For you. For all.” I’ll take a pair of boots in glossy plum, please.
These fun-colored green rain boots are vegan – meaning that no animal products were using in making them whatsoever, and made from 100% natural and fair trade rubber that’s certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The workers in Sri Lanka who produce the boots receive a fair trade premium on their work and other social benefits. Environmentally and socially responsible rain boots – Love it!
I’m off to enjoy some Pure Love time with my family before everyone goes back to their routines tomorrow. I hope you’re all safe, warm and dry, and possibly enjoying a little online window shopping today, too.
Pure Love Grows XOXOXO