It might sound hokey, but I’ve always felt a connection to deer. I guess I’d call it one of my spirit animals – it reminds me, each time I see it, to listen carefully, stay close to those I love, and respond calmly, instead of reacting with force. (It also reminds me to eat cupcakes. Cupcakes with antlers. Yum.)
I’ve been seeing images of deer a lot more often lately, and at first I thought it was a sign. Then I realized that deer are everywhere…on clothing, accessories, in art. They’re like the new owl, or octopus. In fact, the octopus is one of my other long-time favorite animals. Am I an animal trend hipster, or just predictable? It’s all very confusing.
Maybe we all just need to love and listen a little more – I’m not sure. I do know that when I ran across another deer-prominent brand today, I had to show you, because at this point it’s getting ridiculous and if I don’t show you I might go a little insane.
Good & Fair Clothing Co. uses fair trade labor and organic materials, creating a small clothing line that is completely ethical, from the ground up. They say their line gives them “the opportunity to tell a story of respect, dignity, fairness and ultimately, love” through their clothing, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that they currently offer four “stag” t-shirts (two for men, two for women). It sounds like deer inspired them, too!
Of course, not everything Good & Fair creates is covered in antlers. Their text tees really speak to me with their gentle reminder of how what we wear affects our world, and their underwear (below) is classy and pretty. (Ampersands aren’t animals, but if they were they’d be another of my spirit animals.)
(It’s Tuesday – Panty Party! – so I had to incorporate undies somehow. That’s an impressive pose, sir.)
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