The Earth is what we all have in common. —Wendell Berry
April has finally arrived and that means Earth Day 2021 is just around the corner! And to celebrate the planet that gives so much to us, I’ll be sharing valuable content in hopes of encouraging you to see that you can enjoy things like fashion while you get better at living more sustainably.
If you’re a regular around here, you know that I firmly believe you can live a life of luxury while being mindful of our planet at the same time.
That said, I’m very excited to share issue No. 17 of my monthly sustainable living series, The Cut, with you! Keep reading to discover this month’s stunning sustainable brands with me!
Fashion is a large contributor to our landfills and pollution. To help our planet, here are some more great fashion brands you can purchase from and still do good.
I came across this sustainable fitness brand last month and fell in love! As a former dancer, the ballet vibes from their collection really resonate with me. I’m a fan of their scrunchie top, Sienna top, and their rainbow leggings all in neutral/pastel colors, of course.
I came across this brand a few weeks ago while looking for loungewear and loved seeing their commitment to creating sustainable denim.
Since I’m a huge beauty lover, I’m super excited to bring you more clean beauty brands I recently found that you can experiment with. Feel free to play with beauty with me!
Months ago, I received notice from Nordstrom that you can now recycle your empty beauty products with them. Nordstrom definitely made this issue’s of The Cut this month because of this great program. Encourage recycling, get people in store, and make potential sales when people drop off their empties. Genius!
If you’re curious, they take the following:
For hair care, they accept empty bottles, tubes and caps from shampoo, conditioner, and hair styling products. For skincare, they’ll accept empty bottles, tubes and dispensers from cleansers, toners, and moisturizers. Makeup beauty products are accepted as long as it’s empty tubes, tubs, pans, palettes, and twist-up containers.
The best part is that they accept trial-size tubes and vials (excluding perfumes). Most recycling places cannot recycle super small items as it gets stuck machinery so this is fantastic to see!
They do NOT accept: aerosol cans, nail polish or nail polish remover bottles, perfume, hair and skincare tools (you can take this to your local dump to recycle them as they are considered electronics). And obviously, they do not take biomedical, bio-hazardous waste and containers that still consist product.
Make sure your containers are empty and dried out. You can watch their short video on how it works.
If you’re looking to introduce eco-friendly products into your beauty routine, you can shop sustainable beauty products from the green beauty section on their website.
One of the biggest things I’ve started to do is to invest in items and services that are environmentally friendly. Here are my recent finds and don’t you worry, I’ll be sharing more eco-friendly brands pertaining to lifestyle as I find them!
Lauren and I have been social media friends for many years and my girl knows luxury living!
If you’re looking for luxe candles, try out Lauren’s coconut wax candles! She hand-pours all of her stunning candles. She also creates home fragrances if you’re looking for a diffuser.
I admit I’m a bit boujee and that includes wearing stunning earphones that look like earrings when using them.
And considering I love living a luxe lifestyle, I MUST, have to, need to introduce you to a beautiful and sustainable brand called Planet beyond.
Yes, Planet Beyond is about jewelry-inspired technology. They create stunning ear phones by using up-cycled metals and making sure the manufacturing processes are done responsibly. What’s not to love, right? And yes, this rose gold ear phones are totally calling my name!
To continue to keep you informed and make better choices for our planet, here are some fascinating sources and/or articles I found regarding sustainable living.
Have a read and let me know your thoughts!
And that’s it for the second issue of The Cut for 2021!
What did you like most from today’s post? Feel free to comment and let me know if there is anything else you’d like to see in this series!
Note: Please note that there’s a website called The Cut that covers a ton of topics for women including fashion and beauty. My blog post series is in no relation to The Cut website as it only focuses on sustainable, more mindful way of living.