I remember the shocking feelings I had while reading about the behind-the-scenes of America’s agriculture industry in one of my high school English classes. Soon after, I stumbled upon a documentary that gave me a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of the fashion industry… which shocked me on a whole other level! I had never thought much about where my items came from before, let alone how they impacted both people and the environment. After doing a little research, I realized how much of an impact every individual has on the world, which sparked the beginning of my sustainability journey. The items on my list are products I love sold by brands I believe in. Happiest of holidays to you all!
House Plant from Peace & Toil - There’s something about plants that make me feel more at peace and in tune with nature; there’s a term for this called biophilic design.
Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bags - I’m pretty sure that these have changed my life! I already have a couple of these nifty reusable bags, which you can use to store, freeze, boil, and microwave things. Clean up is easy too: just throw them in the dishwasher!
Garden Top - I absolutely love this piece from our collection, particularly in the color “Curry.” I like that it pairs well with high waisted pants because since I’m petite, I often wear that style to help elongate my legs.
Meow Meow Tweet Shampoo Bar - I’ve been working on going zero-waste in my bathroom for a while, and this is one of those items that just makes sense to have around. This bar works great, has a beautiful smell, and you can break off a little piece for easy travel (no worries about ounces for airplanes.)
Mata Traders Sun Drop Silver Earrings - You can always catch me with a pair of dangle earrings; my favorite type of jewelry! I’m a fan of this brand because they care about fair trade and work to bring fair wages to artisans around the world.
Sprout Plantable Pencils - These are on my list because I can use these pencils for school and then plant them to grow mint, basil, or several other things.
Nightlight Hemp Overalls - I have a pair of overall shorts that I wear in the summer, but I don’t have a long-legged pair yet. These will be a staple piece for my winter capsule wardrobe.
Pela Biodegradable Phone Case - Protect your phone while protecting the environment? Sounds like a good idea to me!
AM Yoga Drop In Class at a Local Studio - Yoga helps relieve me of stress while making my body feel so much better, especially when I don’t want to exercise much outside in the cold.