Socially Responsible Gifting for Mother’s Day and Every Day!

Toasty warm and snuggly to boot!

Can you believe it’s only ONE month until Mother’s Day? If the wonderful women in your life are anything like those who influenced my upbringing (and shouldn’t we honor ALL of them on Mother’s Day? Moms, aunts, that old lady who taught you to crochet?), knowing you only have a month to shop for a […]

Upcycled Elegance: From Buenos Aires Flea Markets to Your Powder Room

Well, it’s April. APRIL 2012. Already. I’m still dating my checks 1999 and signing them with my maiden name, but I’m slow to accept change. Sue me. Anyway, April means a few things: Taxes, Earth Day, Easter, Passover, Administrative Professionals Day, and, perhaps most importantly, my birthday. What do these things have in common? …

Buying Alpaca: A Buying Guide For Vegetarians

Social and environmental responsibility are intrinsic to the mission of Object Mythology. We don’t claim to be perfect by any means, but OM makes a concerted effort to do some good in the world with each and every transaction. We upcycle found objects and put them back out into the marketplace rather than taxing finite […]

Who We Help And Why We Do It

One of my favorite authors of all time, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once said, “It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” I’ve seen the quote in a few different forms around the Internet, of course, as there’s nothing like the web for […]

What is Alpaca Fiber?

Not that long ago, I honestly didn’t know anything about baby alpaca fiber, nor did I know what the big fuss was about these little funky animals that look like mini llamas in sheep’s clothing.  So, it stands to reason there are a few of you out there who are new to alpaca fiber and […]

The Peruvian Andes: Where we make a difference together

One of these days, I’d really love to go to Peru. I’d like to see the incredible places and people Karen writes about so passionately. But honestly, I don’t know when that will happen. Still, just through the stories here on the Object Mythology blog and through conversations with Karen, I can see what draws […]

Object Mythology and You: Promoting Sustainability and Looking Good Doing It

It really wasn’t all that long ago that it seemed like we had to choose between fashion and social responsibility, looking great and feeling good about our consumer choices. There was a disconnect in our culture between being a truly conscious consumer and appreciating the finer things. When it changed, I really couldn’t tell you. […]

TOMS Eyewear is the Perfect Accessory for Summer

We are already in love with our TOMS shoes and just learned that TOMS has launched an Eyewear line.   Available in 5 classic styles (3 for Women, 2 for Men’s) these awesome shades are the perfect accessory.  They come in classic finishes like black, matte tortoise, tortoise and matte olive and navy with super […]

SAMMY: Handmade in Ethiopia

We are totally in love with SAMMY – a beautifully designed line of fresh and contemporary textile pieces hand-woven, dyed and embroidered in Ethiopia by skilled artisans, ensuring integrity, beauty and uniqueness in each and every piece that exists.  The fashion and home accessories line incorporates creative designs and colors resulting in a wonderfully colorful, […]

Lemlem: Fashion That Does Good!

Marta Gauze Dress available at Lemlem

  Here at Object Mythology, we love brands just like ours that strive to do good for those less fortunate. Lemlem was started by Supermodel / actress and World Health Organisation’s Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health- Liya Kebede.  She discovered that traditional weavers in her native country of Ethiopia were …