DIY Fabric Ball Necklace

DIY 7 Fabric Necklace Pin

Today we are using our PUNJAMMIES™ bag to make fun fabric necklaces with old newspaper. That is right, we are upcycling! What is upcycling? Upcycling is using a product and creating it into something of higher value. Basically, it is using something you don’t want anymore to create something fun, new, and useful!

Today’s DIY will take 20-30 minutes, depending on how many newspaper balls you want to use.  This is a fun and inexpensive activity you can do with the kids after school or on a weekend. Happy DIYing!

Don’t forget to follow our Wednesday DIY Series on our Youtube Channel, PUNJAMMIES™!

Blessings,

Christine — Intern and DIYer

Know What You Wear: How to Purchase Social Good Fashion

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 Ethical fashion, eco fashion, sustainable fashion, purchase with a purpose, fashion for good, social good fashion…

Have you heard these terms before?

Today, I want to take the time to chat about making purchases which have a positive impact on the global community and environment. Here at International Princess Project we sell PUNJAMMIES™which are 100% cotton comfortable sleepwear / pajamas / lougewear / casual women’s fashion (we wear them everywhere :p ). Your purchase of PUNJAMMIES™ helps to provide above fair trade wages to women survivors of human trafficking, who are employed in one of our partner sewing centers in India. These wages allow the women in our sewing centers to remain free from sex slavery while providing for their children and families.  This means that the women can provide resources for their children to go to school, and to sustain an independent lifestyle.

What other types of ethical and eco apparel exist?

You can see through the picture above that blogger Aditi Mayer‘s whole outfit (minus the shoes) are social good products which benefit the global community! Hyperlinked here are lists of ethical fashion apparel companies for men and women, women’s ethical fashion apparel retailers,  women’s jewelry which helps fight human trafficking, beach and sports swimwear made with respect for the environment, and vegan eco-friendly ethical boots.

Why is there a price difference?

In a heavily consumer based society where we are use to fast fashion finds and the cost associated with them, you may realize the difference in price. Although some discount coupon codes for ethical eco brands do exist, remember that the difference in cost is due to the higher wages paid to the workers and the eco-friendly manufacture processes, among other things.

I hope that this helps you become a more conscious consumer. Don’t forget you can use this list to help with your early social good, ethical fashion, eco fashion, Christmas shopping guide! ;)

Blessings,

Christine — Intern and Ethical Fahisonista in Training

Get the Look: SWATHI PUNJAMMIES™ for Fall

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Shoe Shot of SWATHI Full with pockets

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SWATHI Full PUNJAMMIES™

Get the PUNJAMMIES look

pockets on our SWATHI PUNJAMMIES

 Top | Long Sleeve Thermal

Bottoms | Swathi Full with Pockets PUNJAMMIES™

Shoes | Black and White Pointed Kitten Heels

Necklace | Bandero 31 Bits Collar

Today, with the help of fashion blogger Sharin from Sharin a La Mode, we are styling our Swathi Full with Pockets PUNJAMMIES™ for fall! How gorgeous are the pink birds and black blossom flowers on these pants? We love this eclectic boho look because it incorporates the darker colors of fall, while keeping an upbeat feel with the fun pattern of these PUNJAMMIES™.  How do you wear your PUNJAMMIES™? ;)

Behind the Scenes: Fall 2014 Photoshoot

 In just a few days we will be launching our late Fall/Winter PUNJAMMIES™ collection.  We are so excited (yay for borders and pockets)! If you have been following us on social media, you may have seen some of our upcoming styles. If not, we put this video together and took some pictures to share the sneak peek experience with you! It takes many people for a photoshoot to come together properly. There are so many parts to ensure a photoshoot runs smoothly, from making sure someone has ironed all of our PUNJAMMIES™, ensuring everyone is fed and hydrated, providing the photographer with extra hands on deck, shooting behind the scenes pictures and videos for social media, and designating people to help setting up and breaking down the set. Thanks to our phenomenal team, this was all possible! Our superstar team included:

Photographer: Patrick Yandoc
Stylist: Liana Wood
Hair and Makeup: Elisa Wilson

… and of course our incredible models (including blogger Amanda Nguyen of Feast Fashion Faves), volunteers, our intern, and always hard working staff!

We hope you enjoyed going behind the scenes with us! For more behind the scenes looks, tips on styling PUNJAMMIES™, and PUNJAMMIES™ Bag DIY ideas, subscribe to our Youtube Channel.  As always, thank you for your purchase of PUNJAMMIES™. This purchase helps ensure the women in our sewing centers will remain free from sex-slavery while providing resources for their children to attend school, grow up healthy, and break the generational cycle of sex trafficking!

For Freedom’s Sake,

Christine — Slavery abolitionist & IPP Intern :)

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DIY Wine Bags

Next time you bring wine to a dinner party, you can bring along your PUNJAMMIES™ bag too!

For quick video instructions on this DIY, visit our YOUTUBE Channel! Be sure to share your PUNJAMMIES™ Bags ideas with us on social media!

Happily DIYing,

Christine — Intern & DIYer