Happy Monday ladies. Today’s musings are sort of all over the map. We went to our friend’s 75th birthday party this weekend and I was amazed that I couldn’t find a B-day card that said 75! That’s not even close to being old these days!
I promised I would share when my favorite handbag is on sale 40% off and that’s now!
Dear Hallmark, we’re living longer, active, and more vibrant lives than you seem to think and we need cards to reflect that:)
Anywho… recycled cashmere, biodegradable everything, and sustainable denim are on my mind this week.
Our carbon footprint on this planet is pretty obscene so I’ve been calling out brands that use recycled fibers and sustainable manufacturing practices because I want to do what I can to promote products that are better for our planet. Even my favorite department store Nordstrom has an entire section for their sustainable style
This pillbox manufacturer donates 62 cents of every product purchase to fund the collection of 6800 lbs of plastic waste from oceans and landfills every year in partnership with Taka Taka Solutions and rePurpose Global. It might be too compact to hold all my vitamins but it will certainly hold my RX meds.
Recycled cashmere anything is always a novel idea and is available in more places of late.
MORE RECYCLED CASHMERE
I don’t know about you, but kitchen sponges gross me out. No matter how scrupulous I am about rinsing and squeezing them out, they still look gross in a day or so. And even though I run mine through the dishwasher, I know they’re still loaded with germs.
I found the coolest little sponges that are meant for one-day use only that are 100% compostable, and affordable! Each box contains 30 compressed loofah sponges in a 3-inch square box. They look like a cracker until you run them under the water, then poof, instant sponge. You can subscribe to receive a box every month and save 20% (they’re already super affordable) or you can buy 3, get one free with the code HOLIDAY2021. Shipping is free in the US.
Denim is considered one of the most damaging fabrics for our environment and one of my favorite garments. A single pair of jeans can take up to 1,500 liters to make and water is a very precious resource.
- Boden makes several styles of recycled cotton jeans.
- Universal Threads denim from Target is committed to using more sustainably sourced cotton & recycled polyester in Universal Thread jeans.
- Free Assembly from Walmart is as good-looking as it is affordable, and is committed to sustainability
- Levis Wellthread is “constantly researching radical new ways to make the clothes you love while leaving less harm in their wake” including denim.
- Able uses fabrics from mills that are developing different sustainable types of denim and recycles the water used in processing.
RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLE JEWELRY
We all know what a nightmare plastic bottles are to our environment. They’re filling our oceans and landfills at an alarming rate. Clever folks are now making jewelry from upcycled plastic bottles and some of it is amazing!
My mind has been also deep diving into personal color analysis, our style essence, dressing for our body proportions, and how to dress with authenticity. I shared in my Newsletter (are you subscribed?) about the most flattering way to use contrast when putting your outfits together, and will share more later.
What’s on your mind this week?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.