My Handmade Shop
Shortly after Lincoln was born, I taught myself how to sew because my love for organic baby clothes and bonnets didn’t quite align with our budget. My shop, Elsie James, is named after my great-grandmother Elsie who loved to sew and my son, Lincoln James who inspired it all! Because I am a former teacher and am passionate about literacy, I donate 10% of my earnings to purchase books for children and teachers across the U.S.
My organic fabric is sourced from a small, family-run mill right here in the U.S. I primarily sew cozy knit pieces for both children and adults, but I am hoping to incorporate other natural fibers, such as linen, into my shop.
My shop provides supplemental income for our family and has allowed me to connect with so many people across the globe. I also sew the majority of Lincoln’s wardrobe, and am slowly working on building capsule wardrobe staple pieces for Carson and myself. Our family is looking for ways to live more sustainably and Elsie James is one of these sources in addition to building our little homestead.
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These are some of my favorite brands that I have the honor of working with! These brands are known not only for their high-quality products, but also for their sustainable and ethical practices. Check out these brands and enjoy some exclusive discounts just for you!
Girlfriend Collective offers activewear and basics in inclusive sizing ranging from xxs-6xl. Their clothing is made sustainably and ethically from recycled and eco-friendly materials. Their clothing is fair trade and made to last. Use the code below to save $10 on orders of $95 or more.
Pact offers fair-trade basics and loungewear staples for men, women, kids, and home. They are passionate about making stylish, conscious clothing affordable and without an up-charge.
Whimsy and Row
Whimsy and Row runs small batches of handcrafted goods in LA. They use locally sourced, upcycled, and eco-friendly materials. Their office is only a few miles from where the clothes are sewn, and they constantly check to ensure that the workers earn a fair wage. Use my code WANDR10 for 10% off!
Quince is committed to providing high quality essentials at a fraction of the price. Their values are safety, fairness, and sustainability–focusing on ethical practices in their factories and in the materials they use for shipping. They have beautiful capsule collections for both men and women, made with eco-friendly materials. Save 5% on orders over $100 with the code QUINCE5.
Like to Know It
LTK is a one-stop-shop where I can share and link my favorite clothing and home items. You can shop on your desktop or via the LTK app. If an item is no longer available for purchase, I will link a similar item on the app.
ThredUp is an online secondhand clothing shop that seeks to “give new life to millions of used clothes, offsetting the environmental and financial cost of fashion.” They sell clothing and shoes for all people, including designer items for a fraction of the cost. Use the code below to get $10 off.
Allbirds slogan states that they make the world’s most comfortable shoes from natural materials like wool and eucalyptus. They rarely offers discounts, but you can use the link below to get a free pair of socks with the purchase of shoes or apparel!
Nisolo is a high-quality shoe company, committed to paying fair wages & sustainable practices, as said in their slogan: “We envision a fashion industry that values people and the planet just as much as the end consumer.”
O My Bag
O My Bag is a B Corp business that “seeks to make a positive difference in the world, by connecting producers in small communities to the global market and creating fair job opportunities” according to their website. They make beautiful handbags, backpacks, clutches, and satchels. They also have a pre-loved section on their sight for savvy shoppers!
Monica Vinader’s mission is to create sustainably sourced jewelry that makes women feel individual and confident. They use recycled gold vermeil, sterling silver, and natural stones. Use my code US20RAFINSIDER-CE48 to save 20% on these heirloom jewelry pieces.
Grove Collaborative is known for their eco-friendly home essentials. They have cleaning products, personal care products, baby & kid products, and pet products. Check out the link below to get a free gift with your first order! Use the link below to get a free bundle gift with your first purchase of $20 or more!
Rocky Mountain Oils
Rocky Mountain Oil’s founders desired to make high-quality oils available to more people. They don’t require memberships or minimums and have a products ranging from oils to cleaning products.
Parachute offers modern home essentials made by expert artisans. They offer OEKO-TEX certified bedding, bath linens, decor, and more. Parachute uses natural and sustainable materials in beautiful, versatile color palettes.
Quince is committed to providing high quality essentials at a fraction of the price. Their values are safety, fairness, and sustainability–focusing on ethical practices in their factories and in the materials they use for shipping. They have beautiful linen duvets and quilts that I have been eyeing for our home! Save 5% on orders over $100 with the code QUINCE5.