For All Women

Honoring A People United

Marjory Warren as carried A People United for over 10 years. Owned by one of the kindest men I know, Robert Gruber. I want to introduce his company to my customers, appreciating the human strength and dedication this company represents.     Our Origin The birth of A People United was an epiphany I had 20 years ago when I felt I was "dying of comfort." It was my own voice, but with a certainty never before present. "Go work with women doing traditional handicrafts in developing countries, develop their talent for making products using indigenous materials for sale in the...

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Look in The Mirror Ladies

 Looking and feeling good is about self acceptance. Have you ever seen a woman wearing a bikini on a beach and thought to yourself “Why would she wear that?"  Why not instead look at this woman and think to yourself “Good for her!" We are all programmed to expect perfection, to judge others and ourselves harshly if this is not achieved. We ridicule those that don't attempt to hide their imperfections. The “we” I am talking about are mostly women. Sadly, this box we have put ourselves in has been built over the course of history generally by our...

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We Are All In It Together

Daughters Feminism Mothers Multigenerational Women

As we approach Mother's Day, store owner Chris Warren reflects on her own experience as a mother and a daughter, and above all her experience as a woman: I am a 55 year old woman with a 20 year old daughter. The 25 years age difference has become something precious to me as she continues to develop into a wonderful young woman. Her present age, I have decided is a launching pad. "As I watch [my daughter], I revisit my own early womanhood." She is now a woman and as I watch her, I revisit my own early womanhood. As...

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Ode To The Color Gods: This Spring's Colors And How To Wear Them

Fashion Pantone Personal Style Spring Colors Spring Colors 2015

Spring is here, and so is the annual release of Pantone Institute's Spring Colors. From Leatrice Eisman, the Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute: This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months. Some seasons,we just don’t get it. Remember that awful chartreuse populating...

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QUIZ: What's Your Body Type

Think of how many times in your life you've picked out your clothes.  Wake up, grab some coffee, stare at your closet and an all too familiar inner struggle starts:  "Does this shirt go with these pants?" we think, skimming our closet. "If I wear this sweater will it sit on my hips the right way?"  "Can I get away with these shoes and this dress?" and finally, the inevitable "I have nothing to wear!" Clothing should be a pleasure, not a chore. But clothing should be a pleasure, not a chore -an expression of your taste and a celebration...

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