Author: Liz Smith

Patagonia – A Shared Commitment to Quality and Durability

Patagonia If you climb, hike, ski, snowboard, surf, run, or do yoga, you’ve probably heard of Patagonia, and may even have bought at least one item of their apparel. They make high performance sports apparel and accessories. They have a laser focus on quality and durability. In the words of the founder, Yvon Chouinard, their sportsRead more »

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Kids Swimming

It’s June, and school is out for summer! We’ve prepared a Summer Safety Guide with tips on the best ways to keep your kids safe and healthy. In the Northeast, we’ve survived a long, snowy, cold winter and are ready for the sunny days of summer. Do you have lots of fun things planned? Our list includesRead more »

Comfortable Kids Clothes – A Recent Invention?

Lily organic cotton briefs

The search for comfort is a deep human need that goes back thousands of years. And it is shared by many of our animal companions. Anyone with a pet cat, or two, knows their desire to find the warmest, softest perch in the house. We can tell the time of day just by seeing whereRead more »

Choosing Factories With Care

Choosing Factories with Care

Do you look at labels on clothes when you are shopping to see where they are made? I do. That’s because I spent many years deciding which factories Victoria’s Secret would use to make their millions of bras, panties, and sleepwear. All good brands use a set of criteria to choose suppliers which is veryRead more »

Reflections & Resolutions

holiday ornament

Christmas is over and I am so glad. I love Christmas, really, I do. I love the lights, the carols, the cookie baking, putting up my village– heck, I even enjoy the mad dash to find the perfect gift for everyone on my list. But it’s exhausting! There are just not enough hours in theRead more »

Holiday Shopping

I love Christmas. Yes, it’s a really busy time of year. There’s lots to do and not enough time to do it. But I enjoy the decorating and usually try to start the process right after Thanksgiving. This is partly because that’s when I have the time to start thinking about it, and also becauseRead more »