A Lilla Blog

  • Living with the blues. Part 2 with Julia Rohan

    I got a bit distracted with...you know...all of things going on. But I'm continuing our conversation around mental health and bringing other voice...
  • Living with the Blues. Part 1

    I've got the blues.  Why the blues? Well, blue is my favorite color. It's the name of our new collection. Also, I’ve wrestled with depression and ...
  • Conscious Consuming -- a few things to think about

    This week I promised to dig into the terms ‘organic’ and ‘conscious’. I’m going to table ‘organic’ for another week because it’s a doozy. So let’s...
  • Let's talk sustainability.

    Sustainability is the capacity to endure. Human being’s sustainability depends on our world’s sustainability. It’s all linked.
    So how are we incorporating sustainability into Lilla Barn Clothing? Here are the big ones:
  • Slow fashion. Organic. Sustainable. Conscious. Natural. Ethical. What does it all mean?

    There are so many buzzwords and options that shopping even for the simplest things can be overwhelming. I’m right there with you. Over the next fe...
  • Color Blog Part 1: Adrianne Hawthorne from Ponnopozz

    I'm a color equity ambassador and believe that all colors are for everyone! Obviously, I use a lot of color in our patterns and designs. So I'd like to share more about color and its uses throughout the next few months. Our first guest post comes from Adrianne of Ponnopozz. Definitely check out her website and make sure to shop our collaboration collection HERE
    Here's what Adrianne has to say about color: 
    People always ask me what I'm inspired by. Color is always the answer.
  • Happy International Women's Day!

    It's always a good time to start shopping from women-owned businesses! Show your support year round. Here are a handful of my favorites: Lilla B...
  • Slow Fashion and spring cleaning.

    Interested in building (or revamping) your slow fashion wardrobe? First, consider paring down what you already have. Need somewhere to start? My friend Kelly Brask from Less is More Organizing Services has generously shared these tips to help with cleaning out YOUR closet.
  • Shop Small Gift Guide

    Here are a handful of my favorite small businesses. All are women-owned. Many are local to Chicago. All have an online presence. It's safe to say I've purchased from almost everyone on this list
  • How to get started in the Slow Fashion Movement

    We've talked about slow fashion and its many benefits including clothes that last for years, transparency in production, and less waste in landfills. Not sure what you can do? Where to get started? Here are a few tips to get the ball rolling. Trust me, it's easy. 
  • Let's talk Slow Fashion.

    Slow Fashion. What is it? What is that name all about? What does it all mean? 
  • We're digging a little deeper!

    We're digging into slow fashion basics. What do you know about it? To better understand slow fashion, let’s talk about fast fashion first.