Sustainable Self Care No. 1: Amy of Lucy & Jo
During our wellness journeys, here is something we’ve found to be true: The most powerful self care starts with finding rituals you will ACTUALLY DO!
Self care doesn't need to feel hard! It should work for you and we believe you'll find this series, “Sustainable Self Care” inspiring and full of new ideas!
We are leading a self care and yoga experience with Prana, a sustainable and fair trade clothing company, at the Fair Trade Fashion Show (FTFS) November 11, 2018 and so we’ve asked the ladies of the FTFS to share what’s working for them! You’ll get new ideas and be inspired by how different we all are! No two ladies are the same.
Self care shouldn’t feel hard. It should feel sustainable in your unique life.
Amy Bond, co-founder @lucyandjoexploring and FTFS volunteer!
How I get self care to fit into my life:
I'm a big fan of multi-tasking so lately I've been combining my favorite things. On early Sunday mornings I'll convince a girlfriend to meet me in #SantaMonica, we get coffees and then walk along the beach trail. Nature + walking + coffee + connection, all in one. Pure heaven.
My current go-to self care ritual:
Stretching, face masks, #matchalattes, early morning reading and lots & lots of water (little things that make me happy).
Where you’ll find her at the fashion show:
In the Change Maker-Place market, working multiple booths (Lucy & Jo, Fair Trade Fashion Show) and on-stage during the fashion show!
Our fav takaways from Amy? Ask yourself what self care activities can you combine? (without making it stressful ; ) Keep. It. Simple. Her current go-to’s are not hard….so they actually happen!
Why talk about self care?
The @fairtradefashionshow believes that anyone who cares about fair trade fashion and changing the "status quo" is an activist...but when you're someone who cares about change it's easy to pour all your energy and passion out without prioritizing self care.
You risk burn out or even disease without a conscious commitment to self care!
Which is why we will be sharing simple self care tips with BIG results and offering an all-levels yoga class for everyone during the marketplace November 11, 2018. It's like a hug for your body! Self care doesn't need to feel hard! It should work for you and we believe you'll leave inspired with some new ideas.
You do need to grab a FREE ticket to the event. Grab your ticket here.
The marketplace is free and open to the public from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Experience fair trade fashion, food, drinks, beauty and more! Shop dozens of brands, textile recycling drop off, denim repair lab by MeWe and a clothing swap hosted by Global Fashion Exchange and Swap Society.
Plus, we want you to join in the conversation and share what simple self care is currently working for you by using the hashtag #sheselfcare! Tag any fair trade brands in your photos and we will be sure to tag them to give them a shout out if we repost on Instagram.
Fashion is a three trillion dollar global industry with high hidden costs for our world. Considered one of the most polluting industries on the planet, it is a major contributor to the destruction of our environment and the mistreatment of people and animals.
That's what the Fair Trade Fashion Show celebrates annually. We all connected to fashion, which means we all have the power to fix it.
You can learn more about the mission and vision of the Fair Trade Fashion Show here.