Over the past two years or so, I’ve grown much more mindful about two things that I didn’t give a lot of thought to before: the ingredients in the products I use and how my clothes are made. Gratefully, I am definitely not the only one! Even in such a short time, it has become so much easier to find safe products and ethically made clothing. Case in point: a few months ago, I quite literally stumbled upon Rose & Lee Co. in downtown Apex (a cute smaller town about 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh). I couldn’t resist taking a peek through their pink front door, and was delighted to find a beautifully curated assortment of clothes, accessories, and gift items, all of which are ethically made in the USA. It’s not always easy for me to find ethically made clothes that fit both my personal style and my budget, but Rose & Lee Co.’s inventory checked both boxes.
It has perhaps never been more crucial to support local businesses, and Rose & Lee Co. has been the best reminder to me of why that is important on a heart-level: through these businesses, relationships are formed. On my second visit to their store, I was happily greeted by name, and when I placed an order the other day, they included a sweet note and a little gift for Azelie. I was so touched, and it made me all the more excited to share the pieces I picked up. Rose & Lee Co. is just a few months old, and even though their brick and mortar store is closed right now, they have a great e-commerce site where you can order and support them from anywhere, social distance-safe. This post isn’t sponsored, but the owners kindly offered a promo code to Something Pretty readers when I told them I’d be doing this post! Use the code SOMETHINGPRETTY at checkout for 10% off your first purchase :) Here are my favorite pieces!