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Is Boxed Wine Sustainable? Bota Box Review

Is Boxed Wine Sustainable? For many sustainability advocates, glass is the gold standard. Endlessly recyclable, it’s a sturdy material that doesn’t degrade like plastic, making it ideal for storing food and drink without fear of leaching chemicals. So it makes sense that many people assume that wine packaged in glass bottles is more sustainable than …

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A History of Kantha: Ancient Upcycling

Originally published in 2017, this post was sponsored by Dignify. Photos provided by Dignify. Shop Kantha Quilts here. A History of Kantha At the thrift shop where I worked, we processed hundreds of pounds of textiles a week by hand, sorting out the good from the bad, the clean from the stained. Inevitably, we were …

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PACT Boxing Day Sale: The Best Fair Trade Sheets, Towels, and Sweatpants

PACT Boxing Day Sale One of my longtime favorite fair trade, organic brands is having a winter clearance event. PACT offers clothing for all, plus the most luxurious towels and bed linens. PACT’s items are fair trade certified, GOTS-certified for textile safety, and made with organic cotton. They’ve been in the business for a long …

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Is Veganism Cruelty Free?

Written by Stephanie Villano. Reposted with permission. Is Veganism Cruelty Free? Even if you aren’t vegan, you’ve probably noticed that veganism has been gaining a lot of momentum in the last few years, and seems generally accepted as more of a mainstream lifestyle instead of a fad.  With so much more visibility, you’ve probably also …

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Fair Trade Brands That Support High Risk Artisans

Fair Trade Brands That Support Artisans in India, Palestine, & More Sometimes it feels like fair trade is dead. I don’t mean that literally, as you’ll see from the recommendations in this post. But from a trend and keyword perspective, people are now much more likely to look for the term, sustainable, rather than ethical …

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Are Linen Sheets Worth It? Quince Review

I received sheets from Quince at no charge with no specific obligation to review. This post contains affiliate links. Are Linen Sheets Worth It? Over the course of the last year, it seems as though every single person I follow on the internet has switched to linen sheets. My husband has even been followed around …

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Buying Groceries Online: Imperfect Foods & Public Goods Review

Buying Groceries Online During a Pandemic When the pandemic began, Daniel and I hunkered down, almost completely. We didn’t even go grocery shopping outside the house for the first month of lockdown, instead relying on our very generous neighbor to shop for us. We’re an immune suppressed household, and Covid spread is still full of …

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