If you’re fashionable and also conscious about the impact your choices make on the environment, shopping can be a balancing act. Eco friendly products are a great way to make a difference while you stand out from the crowd. A 2009 report by Canadian environmental agency Terra Choice found green claims to be most common in baby products, toys, cleaning products, and cosmetics. When you choose items belonging to these categories, make sure they have the certification to back their claims of being green.
You could wear jewellery made from recycled materials. Buttons, cuffs, brooches can all be reused in necklaces or bracelets. Brass, glass, wood can all help you create a unique look. A ring that you are tired of wearing can look different as necklace pendant.
If you have lost one of a pair of earrings, you can use the remaining one with another earring to create asymmetrical earrings. Mix and match, use your imagination, and still wear them.
Hemp tote bags can also help you to make a statement. They are easy to fold and you can tuck them in a corner of your purse to use in case of need. Bags recycled from truck inner tubes can make you feel and look good. You can also consider bags made from recycled plastic or paper. Using items made from recycled plastic bottles can help save space in landfills. Bags made from these are waterproof and easy to maintain.
Wallets made from organic cotton and hemp are useful. You could choose one that has been screen printed using water based inks. If you have a pet, consider buying a natural bamboo collar. Bamboo webbing is naturally odor resistant and anti bacterial. It is more absorbent and dries faster than other natural fabrics.
In case you have dry skin, lotion bars which have pure oils can suit your skin better than ones containing harsher chemicals. Aromatic candles made from natural ingredients can soothe you after a stressful day. Loofahs or bath sponges made from natural materials replenish the soil with nitrogen and help retard soil erosion when they bio degrade. Pillow covers made from eco friendly wool can give you a good night’s sleep.
Cards and notebooks made from recycled paper also help you to do your bit for saving the environment. Disposable plates made from fallen leaves are a good option for parties. Other items that can make your home green are organic cotton towels and napkins.