HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE ECO-CONSCIOUS12:30 PM
Upcycled, reduced, reused, recycled, organic, fair trade, sustainable – all is fair game in this eco-friendly holiday gift guide. With the season of massive consumerism ahead of us (yay!), now is a great time to think about little ways we can give back and lessen our impact. Adios, unfair wages, creepy chemicals, and wasted materials...you are so not welcome in 2012.
Josie Maran Holiday Glow Argan Illuminizer & Argan Color Stick Duo* - Get your holiday glow on with argan oil. This organic ingredient is known to prevent dehydration, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and sebum production. It is your answer to healthy, youthful, and radiant skin.
Folktale Weekly Planner - For those who want to avoid using battery-sucking smart phones and iPads, this recycled paper journal printed with soy-based ink is chock full of illustrations of amusing animals, peculiar birds and sweet-faced matryoshkas moseying around a fantastical mountain town.
La Chamba Colombian Clay Oval Casserole Dish - This ceramic dish is hand made using natural, locally mined clays with a natural glaze that's non-reactive and completely food safe. Plus, it's classic lines allows it to go from oven to table!
Scribble Hanging Planter - Hang a small plant virtually anywhere with this modern handmade planter. Made from clay, earth-friendly lead-free glaze, and leather cord, it was also fired in a kiln that's powered by renewable energy. Double hurrah!
Saipua Soaps - These all-natural soaps smell and look gorgeous. Each bar is hand-wrapped with patterned paper and stamped labels. Handmade in Brooklyn.
Sydney Hale Agave and Honeysuckle Candle - I bought this candle, and ohhhh myyyy gosssshhh it smells amazing. Not to mention that it's compromised of natural soy wax that comes from a renewable source grown in the USA. Once the candle is dunzo, you can reuse the pretty silk screened glass container to hold fresh flowers, q-tips, small office supplies, etc.
'Monroe' Tea Towel - Bring some pattern to your kitchen with this thirsty towel made from 100% organic cotton, and packaged in a 100% recycled cardboard envelope. This and this are also cute alternatives.
‘Zero Waste’ Leather Bangle - In an effort to re-purpose leather scraps and clean out their closets, Hare + Hart's 'Zero Waste' bracelets features hand-painted leather strips on a brass bangle that are hand-assembled in New York.
Chevron Drawer Liners by Hammocks & High Tea - These elegant drawer liners are scented with organic essential oils, and made from 100% recycled paper printed with gold soy ink. These silver floral liners are also adorable. Who doesn't want nicely scented underoos and camis to take them from 9-5 and beyond?
Papier-Mache Stag – Handmade in Haiti as part of a collaboration with Aid to Artisans, these witty riffs on horned animals are made entirely from recycled materials. This all-white Papier-Mâché Stag brings a wild side to walls in the most responsible way.
African Print Bag – Each bag - handmade from sustainable materials - empowers women of Ghana to gain financial independence by providing jobs, education and skill training. The label on inside strap is also signed by the artist who made it. Everything in this entire green boutique is a total ‘yes’ in my book!