10 Eco-Friendly Products to Buy (That Aren’t Ugly)

10 Eco-Friendly Products to Buy ASAP

If you’ve been following along on Instastories, then you probably know 1. I love the ocean and 2. I’ve been watching a lot of ocean documentaries lately. This paired with the news that during the deepest dive ever completed we found a plastic bag in the Mariana Trench, it’s time for my PSA that we need to get it together.

Not all eco-friendly products have to be super granola, in fact there are several colorful + cute options out there these days! Here are 10 products to help you cut down on waste and plastic use:

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Colorful Statement Earrings

Colorful Statement Earrings for SpringBecause of the Nor’easter we had last week, and the fact that we gained an extra hour of daylight, all I can think about is spring.  The sunshine, fresh flowers, and of course, new colorful clothes and accessories! What I wouldn’t give to put my garbage bag of a winter coat away for good. The weather might not be warm enough for that just yet, so I decided to start small and focus on colorful statement earrings. Because even if there’s another snow storm tomorrow, your ears will already be in spring. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Beaded Drop Hoops

2. Metallic Foil Earrings

3. Vibrant Life Linear Earrings

4. Pink and Gold Horseshoe**

5. The Bead Goes On

6. Lucite Earrings

7. Lemon Drop Earrings

8. Pink Pom Poms

**Huge congrats to my dear friend Sarah Hearts on launching her first earring line this week! Everything is so cute and under $20!

Charity Flair; New Pin in the Shop!

Charity Flair by The Crafted Life (100% of proceeds benefit homeless and disabled veterans)Guys, I am SO excited to share my new pin and Charity Flair project with y’all today! Here’s the scoop:

100% of profits from this Peace Gun pin will be donated to DAV.org, a non-profit that helps homeless and disabled veterans. That’s right, I’m not taking any cut. So not only will your denim jacket look extra fly with one of these bad boys, but you can also feel good about how you’re spending your money!  Continue reading…

10 Shops that Give Back

10 Shops that Give BackWhile shopping may be Carrie Bradshaw’s version cardio, did you know that you could use your dollars to help those in need and support socially conscious businesses?!

Whether it’s giving a portion of sales/product away, or establishing fair trade environments for artists in impoverished situations, these 10 rad companies are giving back with every sale. That means it’s time to dust off the ol’ credit card and get to spending for the good!

(PS– if you know if any more companies that should be on the list, please list them in the comments below)

10 Companies that Give Back1. The Citizenry— invest 10% of proceeds back into artisan communities through entrepreneur development grants. Products from from artists who have fair wages and safe working environments.

 

10 Companies that Give Back2. Soko— use technology to connect marginalized artisans to a new world of consumers, allowing them to expand their business horizons and entrepreneurial prospects.

 

 

10 Companies that Give Back3. Fashionable— creates sustainable business opportunities, both locally and globally, for women who have overcome challenges ranging from prostitution to addiction to a lack of opportunity. Continue reading…