Sustainably Chic

Curated Goods Responsibly Sourced

Lifestyle, 2016 postsNatalie Kay


Started in the summer of 2015, Minzuu has brought us a unique and beautiful collection of goods sourced from local makers and artisans from all over the world. Their socially conscious lifestyle brand believes a globalized world offers us the best opportunity to understand each other. The products found within their online store tell a story of tradition and heritage, and bring back to life many old crafts we are not exposed to here in the States.

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading their quarterly e-journals, THERE, which dive into the art behind the creations filling their shop. They offer you a clearer background on the product, making you feel more connected to the person and community behind the craft. Pictured above are some items that caught my eye when shopping online. From bowls to towels and toys to jewelry, there is something for everyone wanting to add an artisanal touch to their home and wardrobe. 

Noticed my Chia Planters I've been using lately? Made by artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Chia Planters are inspired by the tradition of Semana Santa, their Holy Week. The kiln used for the firing process of the planters is fueled by recycled oil from restaurants, making this product 100% green. This is the first time I have ever worked with Chia seeds before, but I'm finding out they are incredibly easy to grow {in the right temperature}. It is getting warmer here in Charleston, so the leaves should be coming out soon! Photos to come, of course ;)

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