World's Most Ethical Companies: H&M

Recently, the Ethisphere Institute released it's annual list of companies that "truly go beyond making statements about doing business 'ethically' and translate those words into action".  There are several categories of business represented in the list and thankfully, a good showing of American-based companies as well (Levi-Strauss & Co.; Gap Inc.; Ford Motor Company; Google, Inc.; and the list goes on).  

Refinery 29 made a good point that this list of ethical businesses still doesn't take into account manufacturing and labor practices which, I agree, should certainly be included in the qualifications for an ethically run business (read about Ethisphere's scoring qualifications here).  However, H&M, one of three apparel companies included in the list, has been paving the way in the retail world for their use of recycled, sustainable, and organic textiles in their products recently and for that, they should certainly be applauded.  (Read about all of their sustainability practices here.)

So!  If there ever was a good time to go shopping, it is now!  Below are some of my Spring favorites from H&M.

Check out the rest of Ethisphere's most ethical companies so you can help support businesses who are working to better themselves and therefore the world economy as well.




Well, they say that Spring has sprung.  

I say…"they" have straight up lost their marbles.

As I sat down to type this, it was snowing outside my window.  Yesterday, I was wearing rolled up jeans and a cardigan.  Tomorrow it's expected to be sunny and 65, which in CO is the equivalent to the perfect day.  

For us here in the high desert, Spring is shaping up to be pretty much "by the book" so far.  These crazy mood swings are always par for the course for the beginning of Spring.  So, while I'm not exactly surprised, it doesn't change the fact that I am still longing for a consistent stretch of cool and sunny days.  Perfect days, if you will.  The days when I can finally put away my snow boots and heavy coats until next year.  The days when I can plan on going outside a couple days in advance and not have it literally snow on my parade. 

Until then, here's a little collection of what my Spring-colored dreams look like.  Hope this helps to put you in a sunny mood as well.