Everything that we try to keep out of SERVE. Fast fashion has a very short product life cycle. This means that factory workers in economically disadvantaged situations work in poor conditions to create items quickly and cheaply. We do not support fast fashion!
+ THE LINES WE CARRY
Apparel and home goods handcrafted with a blend of traditional Turkish culture and the Southern California sun. Handloom is a minimalist lifestyle brand, blending bohemian chic with oriental tradition. Each garment has its own story and hand-loomed by skilled, local artisans in the remote villages of Turkey. Their manifesto is to uphold the hand-looming art form that has been overlooked by mass production and bring it back to a personal, craftsmanship level.
CRAVE CANDLE CO
Crave Candles began as a hobby in the home of it’s owner, Lori Newell. Lori began sharing her hobby with friends and family as gifts, and as they say, "the rest is history". Today, Lori believes life is best lived with passion. That's why Crave Candles is so passionate about helping make your house a warm and inviting home. They take pride in recycling used bottles from wine and spirits andre-purposing them to create beautiful candle holders. Crave Candles is a family owned business that is all about quality and we are excited to share their collections with you.
CANDLES BY CAROL
Candles by Carol has been making candles for over 20 years and they hand pour pride into each one. They use only the finest wax and best fragrant oils on the market so that they can deliver the best possible smelling experience to everyone.
Urbane Cole was created by jewelry designer Nicole Chamberlain of Dallas, TX. Nicole offers statement jewelry from chunky necklaces to vintage jewelry, upcycling, and customization. Her vision is to inspire people to stand out from the crowd and reclaim what makes them exceptional. Originally inspired by her late Grandfather, Bobby George, Nicole's passion for creating jewelry was truly unleashed when she discovered the incomparable Iris Apfel. Like Iris, and every other bold person, each Urbane Cole piece is a unique creation that makes an unforgettable statement!
VerverWerks was born on the road, inspired by the richness of the South American culture and the beauty of centuries-old artisan crafts. They seek to design products with a modern, versatile application, yet an authentic flair. To do so, they partner with talented artisans across Colombia and Ecuador, the support and well-being of whom are a primary motivation behind their endeavors. VerverWerks leather goods and accessories are designed and handcrafted with the utmost attention to detail, from the first cut to the last stitch. Because they want you to love your VerverWerk as much as we do, each piece undergoes a rigorous quality-control review before making its way into your hands! Browse their authentic collection to find a unique statement piece that's 100% you!
KnotSoDope specializes in modern macrame and woven tapestries handmade for you. They started in St Louis, Missouri and we are happy to have them local to Dallas, Texas now. KnotSoDope pieces are crafted with the utmost attention to detail and are sure to bring a little luxe into any space.
JUST BLACK DENIM
As makers of handcrafted denim in the USA, Just Black Denim believe that honest quality, good value, and exceptional comfort are all essential in creating the perfect product. Every pair of their jeans are made in Los Angeles, placing Just Black Denim a brand apart from the rest. It is their mission to create a community of inclusivity, and stay dedicated to their goal of local US manufacturing.
AMNH SKIN CARE
LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD! AMHN Skin Care is a woman lead and operated skin care company in Tampa, Florida. Say goodbye to fine lines, dull skin, and dark circles. AMNH stocks a wide variety of products so you can find the best match to make you feel and look good!
Hand crafted by women in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tula Blue jewelry is made from hand spun rope and natural stones. It is waterproof, kid proof, and life proof!
ABLE is an ethical fashion brand that employs and empowers women as a solution to end poverty. They are deeply devoted to quality – both in the products they make and the quality of life they aim to provide. ABLE invests in, trains, and educates women so they can earn a living, break the cycle of poverty, and thrive. It all started with scarves. While in Ethiopia, ABLE's founders met women coming out of the commercial sex industry who were asking for help finding jobs. They trained the women to make scarves and after selling over 4,000 of them in just 2 months, they knew they were onto something. ABLE has grown from hand-woven scarves to a lifestyle brand with leather bags, clothes, shoes, and jewelry.
Gigi Pip's mission is to build confidence in women and the many hats they wear. In a physical sense, they hope to achieve this mission by putting quality first, refusing to cut corners, and producing the most fashionable, high-quality hats on the market. But in a more symbolic sense - they truly hope their product, service, and the Gigi Pip community will help women build confidence in every aspect of their lives, including all the "hats" they wear. Plus they visit every factory they work with regularly, to ensure their product is quality, that employees are treated fairly, and that the processes in place are on par with standards that they can be proud of.
COLORS FOR GOOD
Colors For Good bracelets are made responsibly by employing and empowering women from State of Yucatán, in Mexico. The women they employ traditionally have very limited access to job opportunities. Wear a Colors For Good bracelet with joy knowing that each bracelet directly improves the quality of life of the women who made it.
Pura Vida Bracelets is a California-based company that sells hand-crafted bracelets. It was founded in 2010 by Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman, who discovered the bracelets while on a vacation in Costa Rica. They partnered with the artisans they met to bring these bracelets back to the states, and they sold fast! A permanent partnership was developed and Pura Vida was born. Since then PV has expand its artisan community to include a family of more than 800 artisans in Costa Rica, El Salvador, India and more, who can count on a steady income and positive work environment thanks to the incredible support of Pura Vida fans.
Born on a plastic-covered beach in Bali, Indonesia, 4ocean is a purpose-driven business, founded to help end the ocean plastic crisis. They are committed to the highest sustainability and accountability standards. Plus 4ocean pulls one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines for every product purchased.
LOTUS & LUNA
Lotus and Luna takes pride in creating beautiful accessories with a beautiful message. Each product is hand created by their team of talented female artisans living in villages outside of Chaing Mai, Northern Thailand. Lotus and Luna's mission is to provide fair and consistent employment to each artisan who handcrafts their accessories.
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What is fast fashion?
What is ethically made?
Ethically made fashion is an approach to the design, sourcing, and manufacturing that maximizes benefits to the people and communities creating the goods.
What is fair trade?
Fair trade is an organized social movement to help producers in developing countries get a fair price for their products. Members of the movement advocate higher social and environmental prices to promote sustainable practices and ethical treatment for the workers and farmers.
Fair Trade .vs. Ethically Made?
They are different but the line can be a bit blurry sometimes. The biggest difference is that fair trade companies focus on the treatment and payment of the people producing your clothing, while ethical companies strive to reduce negative impact on the environment and native cultures.
What is a give back?
A give back is a company that well...gives back! This is usually represented by a percent of profits going towards a specific charity or a buy one give one ratio like we do with our SERVE Paletas.
What is an artisan?
An artisan is a small producer of goods who own their own production and make a living from their trade. Artisans generally work with their hands to create one of a kind items using traditional techniques. The artisans we support around the globe use techniques that they learned through decades of tribal knowledge, passed down within their families and communities.
How do you know for sure something is fair trade?
We ask for proof! We do our research, we ask for documentation or acts, and often we make the journey to witness everything first hand. We dive deep in to confirm all the facts.
Is everything at SERVE fair trade / ethically made?
We wish we were perfect, but in reality we aren't. While we try to make sure that the lines we carry are fair trade or ethically made we do not guarantee that everything is. To error is human & vetting everything 100% takes a lot of research and time. Sometimes companies claim to be fair trade but resell goods from other non fair trade companies, when this is happening we catch on! It also raises red flags for us when a company doesn't supply significant documentation of their practices, when this happens we work one on one to obtain more information or decide to no longer carry that line if there are to many unknown factors.
What does SERVE do in our community?
We are not solely focused on international efforts! We love to carry lines that are proudly Made in the USA, in our state, and in our local communities. Outside of our store walls, we match our paleta sales and disburse our "Give One"s thru various events with organizations in our community. We also love supporting local organizations, such as Rockwall's Meals on Wheels, Girl's Mentoring, and many more.
Why isn't this called Hallie B. anymore?
...really... this is bigger than a humans name! There is not 1 hero in this story, nor should there be. We strive to be powered with ᑕOᗰᗰᑌᑎITY on top & the founder on bottom. So our name evolved into something more applicable to our mission of serving our planet, world, country, state, county, city, community, and people well by doing and cultivating good!
Focused on community driven events during the summer with spontaneous store hours. Follow @theserveshop on Instagram for Block Party dates and our Happy Hour events! If our “Open Today” sign is in the yard, come on in!