Rethink Gifting in 2019, A Greener Holiday Season

Rethink Gifting in 2019, A Greener Holiday Season

Holiday Eco-Guide Feat. Eco-Stocking Stuffers!

Stockings can easily be filled up with cheap junk you can find at multiple conventional stores (and it’s usually junk that is plastic, wrapped in plastic, that people wrap in MORE holiday-themed plastic… YIKES ) so below we have created a video to help give you some ideas & easy hacks for eco-gifting!

 

 

We totally recommend, and even prefer, gifting DIY’s and hand-me-downs, & we have posted

 

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There is something so beautiful about drinking filtered water out of an infused tourmaline crystal mug! One of our IG besties owns @live_vessel & let’s just say the company has evolved SO beautifully over the past few years. They are transiting to be completely plastic-free, the company provides raw vegan desserts and plant-based mylks, they provide sustainable merchandise to help consumers reduce single use plastic… wow. We are forever grateful to be connected to such thoughtful & creative CEO’s!!! 💚 These make a great holiday gift, and Live Vessel gave us the code ‘sustainableduo’ for all of you that want to try these beautiful creations out 🌏 #Gratitude #LiveVesselLove #SupportEachother

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Glasses made in Flint, Michigan… from recycled single-use plastic water bottles?! YUP! We connected with @genusee_official right away since Brenden is from Flint. Genusee started out of a desire to do good for people & the 🌏They are the first eyewear brand made in the US built for a CIRCULAR ECONOMY 🙏♻️They are awesome because they honor: • reducing plastic waste • creating living-wage jobs • establishing a new circular economy for the future of Flint. ✌️ Important side-note: One way that @genusee_official practices circularity is through the company’s Buy-Back Program. The company will buy used eyewear back from customers for a credit towards their next pair of glasses 💫

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We thrift 99.9% our clothes, shoes, bedsheets, furniture, etc. However, we realize that most people are not comfortable doing so! No judgement, everyone is on their own journey. The good news is there are new, innovative eco-options that people can resort to as an alternative to fast fashion/unethical clothing practices ♻️ So many clothing brands are hopping onto using recycled plastic water bottles, hemp, & organic materials. These pillowcases + shirt are by @tencel_usa who use lyocell fibers from sustainably grown + sourced trees. This is AMAZING because they are not using polyester like majority of current fashion brands… aka, the Tencel materials can be composted instead of sitting in a landfill forever! There are many brands starting to use Tencel like @levis (Levi has pledged to omit the hazardous chemicals used to dye & treat their denim by 2020! They are also using old denim for insulation in homes + buildings!! ) @athleta & @patagonia ✌️ Cheers to big name companies making small, sustainable steps. We love the quote “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” – Anne-Marie Bonneau

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These reusable storage bags are probably the best thing that has ever happened to our smoothie-enthusiast selves (swipe right to see our favorite cacao peppermint holiday smoothie and see recipe at bottom of caption!) We each drink 2-3 smoothies/day, so you all can imagine how much frozen fruit & veggies we go through 🍌🍎🍉🍑🍇🍓🍋🥑🍆🥬 We were gifted these @homelux.theory food grade silicon bags & they are a great way to get rid of single-use plastic bags (we are looking at you, @ziploc !) We typically use thrifted glass tupperware for freezing fruit, but we are grateful for these because we can literally fit 25+ bananas in the largest bag! Plus they are a small, family-owned business trying to reduce single-use plastic ✌️ 🌲 RECIPE: – 2 frozen bananas – 2 tbs raw cacao – 1 date – 5 peppermint leaves – 8 oz DIY oatmylk (oats, dates, cinnamon) – pinch of sea salt

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So alllllll of this organic food was on its way to the DUMPSTER?! YUP! Billions of pounds of fresh food is tossed each year because grocery stores only want “perfect” food on their shelves. So these apples were considered “too small”, the potato had a tiny hole, the carrots don’t look “perfect”, etc. @misfitsmarket is amazing because their produce is 40% cheaper than grocery store prices, making organic foods accessible to A LOT of people!! They use recyclable and compostable packaging and they are testing out new eco-friendly insulation for shipments

 

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Gifting these off for the holidays!! We met the owners of @apothepurity in Nashville & their company is in total alignment… we use their products every single day 💚🙏Their products are fully organic, vegan, and Leaping Bunny certified (some of the purest products you can find!) Many ingredients are grown on their very own homestead (AMAZING) to ensure quality and purity. • They take every step to remain in harmony with nature with their seed paper business cards and bath soak tags, biodegradable/compostable product labels, and in-house recycling program to help close the gap. They ship plastic free and are committed to sustainably 🌏 The company is more than just a body product company, they want you help you live pure. 👁🌞

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We love Darn Good Yarn because each skirt is handmade by co-ops in India out of recycled saris! They have many vegan silk, post-consumer skirts, & the skirts are very customizable in terms of size!

 

Keep us updated if you try any of these! We wish you a happy holiday season full of sustainable goodies. Speaking of sustainable goodies… check out our latest YouTube video and make some of these holistic, holiday-themed drinks!

 

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