the story of finny + dill


dill came tumbling into my life before finny. a spirited, plucky character based on celebrated american author truman capote, dill swept me off my feet as the consummate raconteur in harper lee's classic novel to kill a mockingbird. the inimitable dill always carried a pocketful of colorful yarns to share and entertain. 

then came finny, whose buoyant heart and optimistic outlook i recognized so well. john knowles crafted a moving parable, a separate peace, and an unforgettable character was born in finny, forever clad in confidence with an insatiable appetite for adventure. i was spellbound by the ingenious and irreverent phineas, perennially charming in his pink polo.

i've always had a peculiar habit. gefore reading a book, i first must know about the author: their childhood, their travels, their loves, their losses. sometimes i so unravel the lives of my favorite wordsmiths, i feel i know them. i have a love for people and an insatiable appetite for their personal narratives. 

in the same way, if i'm going to purchase a product, i need to know who made it and how it was made. i feel each of us is inextricably entwined and with our dollars we make decisions that have a lasting, meaningful impact on one another. because i love words and language as much as i do ethical fashion and sustainable design, i chose finny + dill, two of my favorite literary characters, as the sentient hosts for this green style guide. 

two singular characters represent the two main goals of this blog: to inform and delight {horace did state the purpose of art is to do just that}. i'll be sharing stellar eco-friendly brands born of the minds of intrepid dreamers who have spearheaded conscious companies and are positively impacting the world. you'll also be introduced to a bounty of green boutiques, as well as eye-opening books and insightful blogs. i hope you enjoy meeting new like-minded creatives + independent designers as well as exploring some of the best slow fashion + ethically-made wares around.