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Tristin + Tyler's mom and producer, Tiffany, takes you behind the scenes of the brand.

Eco Brand of the Month: Sprout Watches

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Accessories are key to any good outfit don't you think? Our Eco Brand of the Month is a company all about making fashion-foward watches and accessories, AND doing it with sustainable materials! Let me introduce you to Sprout Watches. They are an awesome company that makes their products of out materials like cork, bamboo, and organic cotton. The boys LOVE them. As you can see Tyler pretty much wanted to wear ALL of the watches at the same time. The boys especially love the cork watches and they are fascinated by the fact that parts of their watches might have been something else in another "lifetime." Sprout Watches are not only for kiddos, they have really stylish designs for men and women too. What's better than being stylish and conscious of the Earth's resources --ESPECIALLY during Earth Month? Nada, in my book. Check out Sprout here and let us know what 'cha think!  xx

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All opinions expressed are my own, as always. We were not compensated for this post but were provided with watches to review.

Pops of Red for Valentine's Day

Yea, we love finding new ways to go green. But sometimes (just sometimes), we get inspired by another color and Valentine's day is the perfect time to go RED!

Some of my fave brands hooked Tristin, Tyler and their pal Mia up with clothes from their Spring 2013 lines. Check out these awesome pieces - some with a little pop of spring like that amazing dress Mia has on by Stella McCartney Kids,  and some with a little pop of red for Valentine's day like Tristin's red pants from Polarn O. Pyret! Do you or ur kids wear red on Valentine's Day? What do you think of these outfits?

                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                PEACE AND LOVE!

Tomorrow stay tuned for a DIY Tutorial on our mini heart pinata!

 

 

It's PLAYTIME

This past weekend Tristin and Tyler were lucky enough to attend PLAYTIME New York, an "International trade show dedicated to the universe of children" which also takes place in Tokyo and Paris! We got sneak peeks at the Fall 2012 lines of some of the hottest brands in children's wear and met designers from all over the WORLD!

I know, I know, it's just getting warm and I am talking about Fall 2012 clothing, but the fashion industry is ALWAYS ahead of the game and PLAYTIME was the place to be to keep up with what's coming!

Check out our video with our highlights and make sure to visit the brands' websites, they are all AHHMAZING!

 

CourtneyCourtney Interview and Giveaway!

It's Friday, my day to review cool GREEN kiddie products! YAY!  

Meet Courtney Chu, owner and designer of CourtneyCourtney, a children's brand like no other! Why? Courtney uses old t-shirts and remnants of other fabrics and turns them into cool girlie duds!  Is that eco-friendly or what?

I asked Courtney some questions about her upcycled line!  Check it out and make sure to enter the giveaway for a cool CourtneyCourtney upcycled pouch (details below)!

Tiffany: Why did you start CourtneyCourtney? 

Courtney:  I've been making things since I was little, rented a shelf at a local antiques mall in middle school where I sold jewelry. I decided on the name in college, when I was beginning to experiment more with fabrics and t-shirts.

Tiffany:  Was your goal to be green/eco-friendly?

Courtney:  Not at first, mostly it was convenience because t-shirts are everywhere!  But now it's inherent.  It's the first step in my process, hit the thrift store and find fabrics that inspire me.

Tiffany:  How did you decide on the concept?

Courtney:  Constant experimentation.  Sew something up, try it on, change it.

Tiffany:  What's the most challenging aspect of being in children's fashion?

Courtney:  It is competitive and I want to make sure my work is diverse yet wearable.  We can design a wide range of styles but when it comes down to it, the children have to love it.

Tiffany: I think the best thing about your brand is how unique each piece is, what is your favorite aspect about the brand?

Courtney:  Each dress is a new mood, feeling, and comes from fabrics that had their own stories.  The idea is that you can wake up, and put on something that is totally unique and ready to go on new adventures!

Win a cool upcycled pouch bag from CourtneyCourtney for your little girl!

Here's How!

1. Like CourtneyCourtney on Facebook by clicking here

2. Like Tristin and Tyler and Facebook by clicking here

3. Leave a comment below to let us know that you "liked" us on Facebook and why you want a cool pouch and you're entered to win!

The winner will be picked randomly on Friday, September 30, 2011 and announced on this Blog!

GOOD LUCK!

xo

We Luv: Mini & Maximus

Yup, it's Friday!  Friday is my day to  highlight cool brands sportin' eco practices for kiddies!  I am super excited about featuring MINI & MAXIMUS today because: 1) they just came out with their "Imperfectly Perfect" Fall/Holiday 2011 line which is AHHDORABLE!  AND

2) I just featured one of their cool tees in a Fall Fashion Film I produced featuring Tristin, Tyler and their gorgeous friend Brianna.  Stay Tuned for that!

WHY WE LOVE MINI & MAXIMUS:

I love any brand that supports kids. Whether the support comes from encouraging kiddie creativity or kiddie spontaneity, I'll take it!  When you visit their site, make sure to check out their t-shirt designs for kids, by kids!

DOES MINI & MAXIMUS SPREAD ECO LOVE? YES!

Well, you know by now that Tristin, Tyler and I try our best to help the environment in all that we do, so we love that by supporting MINI & MAXIMUS we are supporting a company that loves the earth just as much as we do!  They make their clothing out of a "unique blend of super soft bamboo/cotton, 100% organic cotton, or a modal/cotton blend."  They also "use recycled paper and water-based inks for all of our posters."

And to top it all off, the line is BEYOND CUTE!!

CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

HAPPY WEEKEND!

Simple GREEN Shoes...

It's JULY and I hope you all had an amazing 4th of July weekend, but I truly can't believe it's July! I was speaking to some parents this weekend who were already talking about back-to-school shopping!! Can you believe that? WOW-EEE! Speaking of school shopping, I am a bit sad to write this post!  Why? Because it's all about one of my favorite Eco brands for kids (and adults) which will no longer be available come the new year:  Simple Shoes.   I first learned of Simple Shoes when I was researching green/eco clothes for the boys' first photo shoot for Babiekins Magazine.  I was sooo happy to find Simple Shoes because they are cute, easy to maintain AND SUPER eco-friendly.  Can't beat that!

"]When I reached out to Simple Shoes for Tristin and Tyler's latest adventure in fashion, I learned that the shoes wouldn't be available in the new year! GASP!!

So I thought, I HAVE to:

A. write a post and get you parents out there to get a pair for summer, school or even as a holiday gift and

B. Get the boys some new pairs before it's too late!!

WHY DO I CARE?

Have you ever purchased shoes with organic shoelaces? Ever purchased sneakers and received a shoebox and insole made from recycled paper?  How about soles made from recycled rubber tires?  Well, those are the types of materials Simple Shoes uses to make their shoes, and if incorporating these materials into each product isn't reducing the amount of waste in our landfills, I don't know what is!  That's why I care!

Simple Shoes has footwear for infants, your little walkers and shoes for big kids up to twelve. I am sooo gonna miss them!

Check out some of the styles below, then hurry and get them by visiting www.simpleshoes.com before they're gone! :(

Why are all the good brands, with GREAT GREEN missions going bye, bye?

Tiffany