It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living. —Sir David Attenborough
After having some time off for the holidays, I’m excited to return and create a lot of new, fun, and valuable content for you! ‘Excited’ is definitely an understatement!
To kick off 2021, why not drop my first article of the year? Issue No. 16 of my monthly sustainable series, The Cut, is here! Well, it’s back since I realized it has been a few months, ha!
However, before I dive in, I want to say that if you have not seen Sir David Attenborough’s A Life on Our Planet, on Netflix yet, add it to your list, and please watch it.
I promise you that it’s eye-opening and very informative. On top of that, it will help you understand why we all need to begin living a more eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle. And dare I say, you’ll actually want to too.
Again, no one (including myself) expects you to do everything eco-friendly under the sun. It begins with being aware of what’s happening and then changing a handful of things in how you live your life in 2021 that contributes to making a difference. And as you get familiar with living a greener lifestyle, you can increase your actions.
It’s my hope to inspire you to want to learn more about great, eco-friendly brands who have core values to protect our planet and its resources. My end goal is for you to find sustainable products to use in your every day life while supporting the underdog: small businesses.
That said, let’s see who made the list for the first month of 2021!
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.
Laura Lombardi is an American-based sustainable jewelry brand I discovered a few months ago and guys, I’m in love!
Affordable, timeless, minimal, and made with new, recycled and reclaimed metals? What more could one ask for in a jewelry piece? Personally, I love this gold necklace and this rope necklace for layering. Can you imagine them with a simple tee and jeans to run errands in?! ::swoon::
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!
I came across LA Fresh‘s nail polish remover pads from a swag bag (can’t remember from what event) and fell in love!
For the first time ever, I found nail polish remover pads that do NOT give me a headache! I’ve only done my own nails a handful of times (ba dum tssshh!) because regular nail polish remover and remover pads give me such a headache.
Well friends, these nail polish remover pads are eco-friendly! These pads are biodegradable towelettes made from responsibly sourced trees and have aloe and vitamin E. Hooray! I’m new to LA Fresh so I’m looking forward to seeing what other products will be of interest to me. Right now, I’m very happy with these eco-friendly nail polish wipes!
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!
One of my best friends gifted me a weighted blanket over a year ago and it’s been a huge game-changer for my anxiety. I also sleep so much better! Well, lately, I’ve fallen asleep on the couch and am looking to get a second weighted blanket.
In comes Bearaby with their stunning woven and eco-friendly weighted blankets.
Their velvet weighted blanket has caught my eye for sure! Made from recycled marine plastic, each blanket keeps Velvet 900 plastic bottles from polluting our oceans. And friends, that makes my heart SO happy!
I came across EcoCart last week when I purchased a new pair of APLs to kick off 2021. APL had an option to reduce carbon emissions when I was checking out. And let me just say, I was thrilled to have voided out the carbon emissions of my order! Gah, I love my APL family even more so for sharing EcoCart with their shoppers!
To shop more sustainably in 2021 and beyond, just add the EcoCart extension to Google Chrome browser and voila! “With one click, EcoCart automatically calculates and eliminates the carbon footprint of your online orders at 10,000+ stores — all at no extra cost.” Guilt-free and planet-saving shopping is what I love and live for and of course, had to share with you all!
Let me know what you think when you use this feature!!!
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.
I had to include this article in this month’s The Cut as it sheds light on the topic of luxury and sustainability. It’s quite informative, especially for those new to the topic of sustainable fashion and living. Although the article is now a year old, I feel like the Harpers Bazaar UK team did a great job. They touched on consumer behaviors, retailers’ plans, and the direction our industry will eventually head. We’ve still got a long way to go, but again, I firmly believe that you can love luxury and live sustainably.
Have a read and let me know your thoughts!
Let me know what you think of the first 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!
It’s embarrassing to say that the last issue of my sustainability series, The Cut, was back in October. However, the truth is, I had to discover and experience at least one brand/product/service before sharing more content with you.
One of the biggest things that defines me as a blogger is integrity and I have to try/experience a product, brand, or service before sharing with you. I hope you understand that this is why I haven’t produced sustainable living content for the last two months.
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.