Photo by Leah Kelley

Summer is winding down, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors. I love finding as many ways to soak in the glorious rays as possible and for sure one of the best is dining al fresco. Whether by beach, park, or mountain top, a picnic is the place to be all summer, especially when you want to stage that perfect barefoot Instagram. THR3EFOLD teamed up with Conscious Magazine to bring you the best ethical brands for a perfect picnic.

Turkish towels have long been sought after for their absorbent super power that’s packed into a lightweight and compact towel. Minimalistic in design and ethically made by a small family run factory in Turkey, Hammam Havlu towels are perfect for the conscious consumer with Scandinavian sensibilities. I’ve actually traveled through Europe for a week in just a carry on and this towel had much to do with that possibility.

Now this bag is a real head turner so be prepared to leave extra time in your commute for how often you’ll be stopped by drooling passer bys. Chila Bags are made by tribal women in northern Colombia and each bag is one of kind taking 10-15 days to make. I love that artisan empowerment!

LSTN is one of my favorite brands to support because not only do their products provide quality sound to your favorite tunes in a pretty presentation that matches your style, but they actually are helping the world hear. Like literally. LSTN donates a portion of all proceeds to the Starkey Hearing Foundation, providing hearing aids to those in need around the world.

At Conscious, we are inspired by stories that empower us to think differently and think big-picture, and so we set out to tell stories with the help of leaders within the social good community. You can read more stories like this when you join as a member. To find more fantastic conscious fashion brands like these be sure to join the THR3EFOLD’s community.