2013 is here and our 6th birthday is around the corner! Thanks to all of our readers for your inspiration and support. You know we love you.

Now that we’re done ringing in the new year, let’s resolve more than ever to make our precious purchases count even more by supporting individuals and companies that not only leave a lighter footprint, but also give back. Take the time to seek out those who carefully source their raw materials and take sustainable design seriously. Cradle to cradle rocks.

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(above) From across the sea, IzzyLane’s latest collection of fine knitwear is culled from their own Sheep Sanctuary, where the sheep are prized and treated with the utmost TLC. Izzy Lane “knows the complete provenance and authenticity of each garment since we have taken it from the fleece through the whole manufacturing process to the garment itself.”

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(above) Feast your eyes on Yeohlee, a designer for those with deep pockets. Originally from Malaysia and now based in NYC, she makes use of almost every inch of material used.

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(above) Break the glass ceiling. Look together & fetching in this heather brown, Secretary Skirt (Mad Men comes to mind) by Study. Love the sleek pockets + made in the USA. (Was $198 now $98 as part of Juno and Jove’s mid-winter sale) @ junoandjove.com

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(above) With freezing temps outside and in, it’s high time to pull up some knee highs. Comfy, warm and built to last, these are made from 90% organic cotton with a dash of nylon and elastane.

With each purchase, we help PACT’s Empowerment Plan provide jobs to homeless women in Detroit. find @ Kaightshop.com ($12/pair). Note: now thru January 14, 2013 when you spend $150 at Kaight online, receive $50 bucks off when you enter “free fifty” at checkout.

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(above) Not the newest boot from Greenbees, but a classic kick ass for comfort. The soles from recycled tires have already traveled many a mile; these babies will live to see another day. Uppers are made of formaldehyde-free genuine leather (upcycled scraps) and for every pair that’s sold, a tree is planted via Trees for the Future. Was $280, now $210 to boot @ embodies.com

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(above) This is perfect for someone who really digs vintage style. Apre ski in retro style – this pre-loved vintage cardigan was made in Wisconsin and costs only $42 at Nancy’s Gone Green eco boutique. Now that’s sustainable style.

Keep it local. Keep it minimal. Keep it real.