There are now so many more options to shop nowadays for both sustainable and recycled style, than ever before. These types of businesses are creating great environments and resources that either give back, or help in facilitating more sustainable ways to shop, which in turn take a small step in cutting down waste.
I have found such unique, inspiring and innovative products on Instagram. I recently discovered yet another find called Charlie Bax artisan bone ware. This small, artisanal product line was inspired by a pure love, and slightly offbeat passion for up-cycling animal bone – cow femurs in particular.
Swap That – Online Swapping – Swap Society
There are so many great resources online to swap and shop for second hand, or gently used clothing. A newly discovered find is a the LA based website called Swap Society.
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.