Haaaappy Monday, chickadees! I’m up early this morning to get this post up before an all day shoot in Malibu. This post will be short and sweet…short because I have to hop in the shower in twenty minutes and sweet because I’m giving y’all the chance to win a Nordstrom gift card! But first, let’s talk about Duluth handmade. Duluth is a line of canvas + leather purses, backpacks, luggage, etc. handmade in the USA since 1882.
Now more than ever, it’s so important + impressive for a brand to be made in America. Sweatshops and unfair labor practices in developing countries make it so cheap for companies to produce their product overseas. This has caused goods made in the USA to be way more expensive than their competition!
In the past year or so, I’ve adapted my point of view to something like this : most items that are handmade, made in the USA and/or produced in a safe, ethical and eco-friendly way will cost more money. I’m immediately suspicious of super cheap items and am constantly checking tags or googling the brand to see how and where its made. Duluth is one of those brands that passes the test! Their products are so high quality that they have a guaranteed warranty for life. Plus, on their website you can see the name and picture of every single person that took part in making your bag, from seamstresses to leather cutters!
And while the price tag may be heftier for pieces that are well made + ethically made, they will undoubtedly be better quality and a better investment. More bang for your buck, if ya know what I mean!
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NORDSTROM GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!
This week I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you an amazing giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $700 gift card to Nordstrom.
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RD’s Obsessions | Gracefully Taylored | Posh in Progress | The Haute Sweat | Ashley’s Passion for Fashion| The Trendy Tomboy
The Dandy Liar | Super Fashionable | Style Weekender | My Boring Closet | Twenty Teenz | Audrey Madison Stowe
So Heather | Middle of Somewhere Blog | Something Dashing | Style Miss Molly | I’m Fixin’ To Blog | Truth or Flares
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