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Feature Friday: Zuri Collection

knot necklaceHappy Feature Friday!
Today we’re excited to share the story of Abby Alley from Zuri Collection. Being a conscious consumer is so important, so we love what Abby has to say about her mission and the women behind her brand. We, ourselves, love to purchase fair trade items or buy from brands that give back to a cause or create job opportunities in the communities that need them. If you’re going to buy a product anyway, why not choose one that makes a positive impact? We love Abby’s heart for Tanzania and the women who create all of the gorgeous, handcrafted items for Zuri Collection. Read along to hear more about the impact her business is making and see some of the beautiful pieces the talented artisans of Tanzania make.

Castle Logo: Tell us about yourself!
zuri_website_logo-01_1_6fc9197e-d069-448a-a83e-8977fa75a1b5_200x: My name is Abby Alley, and I grew up outside Chicago, but have been living in the city for the past 10 years. I have two younger sisters who both live in Chicago, which is so much fun! A few fun facts about me: I’m a Cubs fan, the beach is my happy place, I suffer from a bad case of wanderlust ;), and my faith is really what drives what I do.

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Give Back Style

BY TARA BURKE

Cailin and I can be found on any given day out and about photographing Freely Clothing tees!However, it’s been more of a struggle to get those great outdoor shots in the winter. The first spring days are just starting to happen in the city and we were excited to take advantage of it and get some shots in, so we thought we’d share a few! For any new readers, Freely Clothing is a pay it forward brand that aims to help you help others. A portion of every purchase from Freely Clothing goes toward funding someone’s give back idea! As always, we encourage all of our readers to think about how they could help someone or their community and enter their idea in Freely Clothing’s Giving Chain Contest. You could end up funding your idea up to $1,000! 

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Style for Good

BY TARA BURKE

As some of you may know I love buying products that bring awareness and contribute to great causes. When consumerism and social good go hand in hand it can make a great impact in solving today’s greatest issues. It is one of the reasons I started a social enterprise, Freely Clothing, for myself! ***Personal plug, but if you’re reading this post now you can get a 10% discount to the shop. Use YASS10OFF through the weekend to get your discount!

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In this outfit I’m wearing my super comfy charity: water shirt. It’s a great tee to spread awareness of the need for clean and safe drinking water in developing nations. The shirt states that one in every six people on the planet doesn’t have access to safe, clean drinking water.

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Freely Clothing Prelaunch

BY TARA BURKE

Hi, lovely readers! Hope everyone had a great Thursday. I’m super excited to share with you a little of what I’ve been working on lately. I’m launching a fashion-based social enterprise oh so soon and wanted to give you all an inside look into our business model, designs and mission.

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By taking a look at our Freely Clothing Giving Partner pamphlet you can learn all about Freely Clothing and how to get involved! You can also get a free Freely Clothing sticker on www.freelyclothing.com just for signing up to our newsletter. If you want to connect with us I have all our social media links listed below!

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