4 brands that let you rent your whole wardrobe (& end fast fashion!)
I’m sure many of you are just as guilty of succumbing to fast fashion as I am. Fashion rental brands like Rent the Runway are opening the door to sustainable fashion that lets you have a minimalist closet but loads of quality fashion options.
Here are a few companies that are paving the way for the future of your wardrobes…
Here’s how to save money by making your own vinegar cleaning spray
If you’re going greener with your home cleaning, you’ve probably wondered about using white vinegar as a replacement for commercial cleaning sprays. You’ll also save a ton of money since water + vinegar is CHEAP. Here’s how to mix up your own vinegar cleaning spray at home that actually smells nice…
Is ugly produce your path to food budget bliss?
We all know there’s a big problem with food waste. So if you’re not the type to fuss too much about picking the perfect apple in the stack at the grocery store, a new food delivery service might be the solution for you AND for the environment. You may have already seen friends posting on social media about a company called Imperfect Produce, a CSA-style program that delivers just slightly bruised or weird-looking veggies to you. They’re still tasty, but just not quite as pretty as you may be used to.
Sustainability isn’t always sustainable: Environmental thoughts from an eco poser
I wake up one day feeling like Captain Planet, and the next I’m considering buying paper plates for dinner. I know I’m not alone. It’s the same mechanism by which any serious yet non-immediate threat gets pulverized in the gears of our everyday lives.
There will always be a sizable part of our psyche that we just can’t convince to give a shit about something until it’s pounding on our door. And I think there’s an especially large, entirely intersectional number of us doing this with the environment.
What are your favorite eco and animal-friendly household and beauty products?
Hey Offbeat Homies! My household has recently starting to make the switch to natural and non-animal tested products. Does anyone have some suggestions on your favorite products that aren’t hurtful to the environment or our animal pals?
Bringing Offbeat Home & Life’s voice to Dwell, and overcoming my own impostor syndrome
In March, I got an email from a Columbia classmate who works at Dwell. “I have a Seattle house that will be featured in the July / August Smart Tech issue. Are you interested in writing it? It would have to be a reaaallly quick turnaround though — as in, two weeks from now.”
I immediately said yes, and then was like “Wait, oh my god: what have I done?”
Heirloom Wooden Toys has eco-friendly toys that won’t break five days after you buy them
Heirloom Wooden Toys is a family-owned business prides itself on offering toys that are earth-friendly and will stand the test of time — they hold up and can be passed down from child to child.
So… are gDiapers really that incredible?
I’m currently 32 weeks pregnant and ready to become a first-time mom to our baby. I thought I had everything figured out about our parenting needs/choices months ago… until I read an article about different diapering options.