Friday, November 21, 2014

Live the Life You Love by Hooked Productions

Hello readers! Today I'd like to introduce you to our newest sponsor, Cari from Hooked Productions. She and her partner, Brenden, run a sustainable clothing company from Upstate New York. They created Live the Life you Love as a means of inspiring everyone to live deeply and enjoy all life’s moments. They hope their work serves as a gentle reminder to live happier, active, and healthier lives, to chase your dreams, blaze the path, and joyfully explore the glorious world at your feet or across the ocean.

I'm thrilled to have Live the Life You Love as a sponsor this month - and just in time for the Christmas gift giving season. Visit their website for beautiful skirts, leggings, tee-shirts, hoodies, jewelry and more.

An interview with Cari of Hooked Productions:

1) What does your perfect day look like? Sleeping late, drinking great coffee, eating organic whole food meals, going on an outdoor adventure, and seeing some great live music.

 2) What is your go-to garment from your line of clothing - that piece that you just cannot live without? My go-to is the Folded Leaf skirt in Black/Charcoal. I can wear it year round. In the summer I wear it a lot with the Vibrating Lotus Scoop and flip flops, and in the Fall/Winter I pair it with our new Shining Star Leggings, any of our bamboo long sleeves and boots. However, I am currently obsessed with our Shadow of the Moon Organic Cotton Hoody, which we just put out, and which I could live in.

 3) What do you love about being a small business owner? Creating our own reality. We are a husband and wife team (with 2 amazing, very active kids) so it is great to be able to run our own ship, have flexibility, be involved in every aspect of our business and our kids lives and be able to create things on a constant basis. It has its challenges, self employment is not for the weak at heart, but it works well for us. I wouldn't do it any other way, I don't think I could.

 4) Talk to me a bit more about your company's green efforts in terms of materials, sustainability and social integrity. We have always tried to use the best practices we can. We use a lot of bamboo and organic cotton. Our bamboo is sustainable and uses the most eco friendly process available. We are starting to use recycled polyester (mostly in blends) which is made from recycled water and soda bottles. I think this so cool and great at so many different levels. Our printing process is environmentally friendly, using non phlalate inks and using soy based washouts. We are a small business so we have limits as to what we can do but we are constantly searching/striving for better. We are currently manufacturing as much as we can in the US and always looking to be able to do more here, as importing from elsewhere leaves a large mark on our environment and economy.

Vibrating Lotus Tee

Folded Leaf Skirt

Lotus Circle Tee

Here is a photo of Cari and Brenden living the life they love!
You can learn more about them and their clothing company HERE.

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