Over the last year, I've swapped out several of my go-to cleaning supplies with more sustainable options that are (mostly) plastic-free, longer lasting, and either biodegradable or recyclable. I cannot express enough how easy AND inexpensive it is to switch to a less wasteful cleaning routine. To help you get started, I'm sharing five zero waste cleaning essentials that I use on a regular basis.
... Because linen isn't just for summer. We often think of linen as a warm weather textile, but turns out it's just as functional in colder months. Constructed out of hollow fibers, linen acts as a natural insulator, keeping you cool in the summertime and warm in the dead of winter. Pair that with wool – which is highly water-resistant and can retain heat remarkably well – and you're all set for a blustery snow day.
"Made in China" – We often associate this label with sweatshops and mass production of low-quality goods, all thanks to major retailers, especially those in the fast fashion industry (yes, I'm looking at you Forever 21 and H&M). But is it really safe to assume that all things made in China are of cheaply-made and unethically produced? Not exactly...
The season of giving is in full swing! To celebrate, I've teamed up with TO THE MARKET to share some thoughtful gift ideas that give back because that's what the holidays are really about. I did some serious "window shopping" on their website and handpicked my favorite items, which just so happen to be eco-friendly, too!
The holiday season can be a wonderful time to support the growing number of small businesses and companies that are helping to make the world a better place. That's why I've rounded up several conscious gift ideas – from responsibly-made, handcrafted goods to products that make it easier to live more sustainably – so you can give a loved one (or yourself) a gift that does good this year.