On my blog I love promoting brands that I have discovered from all over the world, that are driven with a purpose and passion for creating sustainable handmade products. So when I discovered Almirah, a mother/daughter created business based in Delhi, India I wanted to learn more about their passion for patchwork, recycling and creating a line of kids clothing from ages 0-12.
Caliscrubs.com – is a small locally owned company from California, that produces coffee based body scrubs. They make the most interesting blends such as; Vetiver, Cedarwood, Clove and Spicy Chai, mixed together with upcycled coffee grounds. This is such a unique product. By using upcycled coffee grounds, they are helping to eliminate the use of microbeads in beauty products by creating a usable, effective and innovative body scrub made with simple, natural, and non-toxic ingredients.
Barrettes made from Algae
A few months ago I saw Eco-Blogger Tiffany, from Green with Tiffany, talk about her time spent on a plastic pollution expedition with 5Gyres, where she and a team of volunteers and scientists went on a journey sailing through the Atlantic from Bermuda to Iceland. 5 Gyres Research Expeditions collect cutting-edge plastic research that empowers legislation, design change and education. Most of the things we buy are disposable plastic: packaging, cosmetics, (information taken from www.5Gyre.s.org) Checkout the website for more information. even barrettes. What if there was an alternative to commercial grade plastics?
On a Mission: Buying fewer New Clothes
My mission of not buying any new articles of clothing starts today. There are so many alternatives, especially in LA, of great places to shop for womens clothing where you can help save the environment, not spend alot of money, and look great to.
Use, Re-Use then Repeat
I love this phrase. It is so simple, yet so important and effective.