Sustainable Self Care No. 3: Lolo, Founder of Toko-Toko

 Lolo Santosa is the founder of Toko-Toko, a Los Angeles-based boutique that celebrates sustainable, fair trade, vegan products from Indonesia. Toko-Toko is an Indonesian term for the English plural “shops.” She’s standing in front of the Consulate General of Indonesia - LA. The mural is by @bangkit.arise. Photo Credit: @wanderlustcreatives.

Lolo Santosa is the founder of Toko-Toko, a Los Angeles-based boutique that celebrates sustainable, fair trade, vegan products from Indonesia. Toko-Toko is an Indonesian term for the English plural “shops.” She’s standing in front of the Consulate General of Indonesia - LA. The mural is by @bangkit.arise. Photo Credit: @wanderlustcreatives.

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, 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.


Lolo Santosa, founder @tokotoko.us

How I get self care to fit into my life:
It’s hard! I get so very little self care. I’m a mom of a busy teen daughter and a pitbull dog!

My current go-to self care ritual:
I meditate first thing in the morning for 10 minutes. I’ll do about 15 minutes of yoga later in the day. I’m vegan, so I do Purple Carrot box to eat healthy for myself and family. And now I started drinking JAMU (traditional Indonesian herbal drinks made of ginger, turmeric, tamarind, lime), which is based on hundreds of years of tradition for many Indonesians. When I’m not doing weekend pop-ups I go on day hikes. When I can take time off, I also go backpacking.

Nature has been a major source of healing for me. 

Where you’ll find her at the fashion show:
You'll find me at the Toko-Toko booth during the Market Place! I’ll have environmentally friendly, ethically made, and sustainable fashion accessories, clothing and brands from Indonesia!

Our fav takaways from Lolo? How powerful nature can be in our healing. The science shows how powerful nature can be for our well-being. Even seeing green outdoor pictures can calm our minds…so imagine how much more powerful the real thing is! Always take time to get out in nature whenever you can. Check out her online boutique, Toko-Toko for beautiful, colorful inspiration.


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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. Come early! Prana will have a special gift for the first 10 guests!

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