Eco-Friendly Find: Red Prairie Press

While perusing the always-tempting offerings at Wallflower Boutique, in downtown Santa Cruz, recently, I was instantly won over by two seemingly simple items from the same company, Red Prairie Press. I walked away with an earthy green tee and a teal pullover—both adorned with elegant floral imagery on the front—and have been raving about the company ever since. Not only does Red Prairie Press boast several buzz-worthy practices (sweatshop free, hand printed, woman owned, sustainable and ethical manufacturing, non-toxic inks … the list goes on), but the clothes themselves are wonderfully soft and notably well made. They are a perfect go-to casual option: basic and comfy with a feminine feel and colorful twist.

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Shopping Guide to Santa Cruz

In Santa Cruz, we are so lucky to have an overwhelming amount of creativity in one small place. Everywhere you look there’s something artistic. Whenever I'm in need of some fabulous inspiration, there’s nothing I love more than grabbing a cup of coffee and a friend and making a day of local boutique shopping. I cannot get enough of the fabulous things they have to offer like jewelry, clothing, home décor and one-of-a-kind pieces. 

Here are some of my favorite local stores:

Stripe & Stripe MEN

Cameron Marks Boutique

Wallflower Boutique

Pacific Trading Company

Flying Lizard Design

Each place offers a taste of local design and to-die-for clothing, accessories and housewares that you never knew you needed. What are some of your Santa Cruz favorites?

Images courtesy of Cameron Marks.