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Blog: Shopping for a Cause – The Elephant Pants

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So many of us find the elephant to be an endearing creature. Elephants hold cultural significance in many societies, representing strength, power, fortune, good luck and longevity. In India elephants are found in the form of the Hindu god Ganesha who provides prosperity, fortune and success. Ganesh is also known as a symbol of protection, and as a remover of obstacles of both the material and spiritual kind. Some Asian cultures believe elephants to be cosmic creatures that carry the world on their backs. South African’s use elephants in their coat of arms to stand for wisdom and eternity.

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You will find a plethora of elephant inspired products at Quarter Moon…We carry fair trade stuffed elephant toys, ganesh diety figurines, elephant mugs, ornaments and elephant design tapestries. You will find elephant sterling silver jewelry, greeting cards and more.

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We are very excited to carry a new clothing line called Elephant Pants. Beautifully printed elephant designs adorn these comfortable easy fit pants. A portion of The Elephant Pants revenue goes towards aiding the African Wildlife Foundation which supplies park rangers with better training supplies to apprehend ivory poachers, as well as paying African land owners to keep their land open to wildlife instead of selling to developers. They also support efforts to protect Asian Elephants and provide funding to the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. The Elephant Pants company is in the process of receiving fair trade status which insures that the wages and work conditions of their employees are fair and safe.

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Join us in celebrating these beloved animals that bring so much joy to the people around the world. Stop by the shop to try on some elephant pants and browse our selection of elephant inspired gifts, home decor and jewelry. Feel good about your purchases which support their protection and fair trade!

 

Blog: Step Into Summer, QM Staff Style

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With summer already in full swing, the Quarter Moon girls wanted to share some of our summer staples. Everyday we obsess over our vibrant sun dresses, colorful home decor, and intricate jewelry. Each staff member handpicked their favorite product and what makes it a must-have for any summer outing.

Wendy’s Pick

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“I love this [necklace] because it is locally made by one of my favorite artists. I love knowing about the extensive handcrafting that goes into this piece, and it goes with everything you want to wear.” –Wendy Halleck, QM Owner

Lisa’s Pick

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“I love Mara Mugs because they’re handmade in Mexico; they come in so many fun designs that there is a perfect mug for anyone. They’re a nice thick ceramic that keeps your beverage hot, but also great for chili or ice cream too. I have my morning coffee everyday from my Mara Mug. It’s the best way to start my day.” –Lisa Folmar, QM Buyer and Manager

Katie’s Pick

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“I love our tapestries because of the variety in colors, sizes, and styles we have. I probably have too many, but they’re so versatile! I hang one on my wall, keep several in my car as picnic/beach blankets, and use several as sheets. I love the different printing techniques (block printing and batiks) and several use all natural vegetable dyes!” –Katie Haggerty, QM Buyer and Manager

Megan’s Pick

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“These bags literally carry a small piece of Mayan culture. I love that they are made from recycled handmade textiles and embroidery. If you’re the least bit crafty, you can see the artistry and craftsmanship. These textiles are made using thousands and thousands of threads and hours of work. They are everything I want in a product.” –Megan Milla, QM Buyer and Manager

Allison’s Pick

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“I bought a mid-length Jedzebel wrap skirt just a few weeks ago, and I can easily say that it changed my life. I can’t stop playing with it and creating  new styles every time I pull it out of my closet. I wear it a few times a week, but it’s a different piece of clothing each time. I wear it as a sleeveless dress and high-waisted skirt; it never gets old.” –Allison Kridle, QM Social Media Consultant and Key Holder

Alycea’s Pick

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“I’ve never loved something more than these tie dye pants. I’m constantly wearing them to work, around the house, or even to the pool. Culture Shop (the brand behind these babies) hand dyes all of their pieces, and the colors last for years after hundreds of washes. Not only do I have pants, but tops and dresses as well!” –Alycea Favreau, QM Social Media Consultant and Key Holder

Courtney’s Pick

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“I love Wishlist bralets because they are so comfortable yet stylish! They come in so many different colors and lace designs. They’re a great alternative to regular bras and I never want to take mine off.” –Courtney Piper, QM Key Holder

Rebecca’s Pick

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“I love QM’s socks because we have so much variety. They come in the coolest color combinations making them the perfect gift. There is truly a pair for any inside joke you could think of, or pick  a pair for yourself and curl up with a good book on a rainy Florida afternoon!” –Rebecca Clendinen, QM Social Media Consultant

Take on summer with these special products, or come into the store and find your own favorite summer essential!

QM Intern Creates Fair Trade Lookbook!

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We could not be more thrilled and proud of our intern Loren, who put together a beautiful Lookbook about our fair trade merchandise. She collected and photographed products from companies such as Tesoros, Firefly, Tiger Mountain, and Culture Shop into a unique compilation that showcases jewelry, clothing, accessories, and much more. To view the Quarter Moon Fair Trade Lookbook click here!

Sibling Trio Performs at Food Truck Thursday

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A family band of three siblings, Jacob’s Ladder, brought a new kind of atmosphere to Food Truck Thursday when they performed at the event three weeks ago. They won us all over at Quarter Moon with their energy and glowing talent.

The trio consists of 18 year old Ryan Joseph, 16 year old Brianna Joseph and 14 year old Devin Joseph. Each member plays the acoustic guitar, but Ryan also plays the piano and Devin plays the bass guitar. The sibling’s father, Reggie Joseph, also acts as their band manager.

Compared to past weeks at Food Truck Thursday, no one could help but notice how young the members were in Jacob’s Ladder. However, the Joseph’s may be young, but they perform and sound like an experienced group that has been around for many years.

“We believe that community events allow for the city to grow together. Also, they promote positivity for all generations,” Reggie said.

Even though Jacob’s Ladder formed four years ago, each member has been singing their whole lives. Ryan has been playing guitar for 4 years, while Devin has played guitar for five and bass guitar for a year. Brianna is a five year self-taught guitarist, who has pipes that are probably larger than her. She may sing covers of Alicia Keys, but she could replace her in a heartbeat.

“Playing at Food Truck Thursday was an amazing experience. We were surprised to have a record-breaking crowd! We are very supportive of the local businesses at the lake. We feel that it is important to support and raise awareness to the local efforts,” Reggie said.

There’s nothing better than local bands, food, businesses, and community. We are thrilled that Jacob’s Ladder got to be a part of our Food Truck family!

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