Sustainable Self Care No. 6: Ethical Model Rachel Ford

 Ethical model Rachel Ford is shown with a hand-free bag from @hfscollective - a mother-daughter duo making bags to liberate women from their baggage! The bags are ethical, sustainable and made in California.

Ethical model Rachel Ford is shown with a hand-free bag from @hfscollective - a mother-daughter duo making bags to liberate women from their baggage! The bags are ethical, sustainable and made in California.

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 in partnership with Prana 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.


Rachel Ford, Model, @itsrachelford

How I get self care to fit into my REAL life:
Life gets busy, and especially with a freelance schedule, its hard to keep the same routine. So instead of sticking to scheduled activities and time frames, I'm starting to listen more to my body to do what feels right in the moment, versus forcing an expectation I'm holding myself to. If I need to relax, I’ll take a bath. If I'm feeling tense, I'll do a yoga flow, and if I'm exhausted I'll take a night off. It’s all about trying to find balance :)

My go-to self care ritual:
An Epsom salt bath. It’s my favorite place to unwind and be alone with my thoughts. I light candles, grab my favorite crystals, and essential oils and meditate. I also love doing yoga and I'm starting to practice reiki! 

Where you’ll find her at the Fashion Show:
I’ll be walking in the fashion show, so you'll find me strutting down the runway in the newest ethical, fair trade styles!

Our fav takeaways from Rachel? She’s leaning into flexibility and listening to what her body needs. That is HUGE! Letting go of “should’s” and expectations let’s you truly choose self care routines that your body needs the most. Learn more ways to choose more effective self care in our Self Care Yoga & Wellness Experience on Nov. 11!


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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. And come early! Prana will have a special gift for the first 10 attendees!

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.

  Read our recap of the    2017 Fair Trade Fashion Show   !

Read our recap of the 2017 Fair Trade Fashion Show!

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