There is no greater luxury than sustainability. —Unknown
Since I missed Earth Day due to personal reasons, I think this month’s issue of The Cut will definitely make up for it.
As always, I firmly believe you can live and enjoy a luxury lifestyle while being mindful of our planet at the same time.
And I’m thrilled to share issue No. 18 of my monthly sustainable living series, The Cut, with you. I’ve (re)discovered some great brands I cannot wait to introduce you to!
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 discovered Edge of Ember, an ethical jewelry brand, through their collaboration with Victoria of Inthefrow. And I have no shame in linking a ton of pieces I love below for you to shop. They’re perfect everyday jewelry pieces I know I’d wear for sure!
Not only does Edge of Ember make beautiful jewelry, when you order, you also receive your pieces in sustainable packaging. On top of that, they offset carbon emissions when delivering packages. But wait, there’s more! You can also recycle your old jewelry with them and earn up to a $40 credit. For a small brand, they sure are doing their part for our planet! What’s not to love?
I came across this brand through Leonie Hanne during the pandemic late last year.
And I must admit, I never thought I’d think about investing in sweats. I mean, sweats are all the same, right? Wrong. After putting some inexpensive hoodies through a few washes, I changed my mind.
If I’m going to buy some comfortable clothes, why not look into sweats from a sustainable loungewear brand, am I right? After browsing their site, my classic heart is thrilled to see their collection in neutral shades. They also have bright colors and call me crazy, but I’m into a bit of color lately. I know. Who are you and what have you done with Huong? LOL!
I could sit here and write more about Pangaia, but I’d rather you visit their website and see what they’re all about. They are an incredible brand and considering the summer heat is on its way here to Texas, I look forward to supporting them in future. And by future, I mean this fall/winter, ha!
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’ve been a huge Marc Jacobs Beauty fan ever since I started using their beauty products a few years ago. Not that it’s a prestigious list or anything, but some of their products made it to my favorite purchases of 2017. Lately, I started using their face brush again and remembered how much I loved them.
Well, they recently had a great sale (which is still going on) so I wanted to rediscover their brand. I ended up purchasing this eyeshadow palette I missed out on a few years ago along with a contour brush and gold eyeliner.
After some research, I see that there’s some question whether or not Marc Jacobs Beauty is cruelty-free/sustainable, but from what I’m seeing on their website, I’m including them…for now.
As a reminder, I’m not a sustainable expert. I’m on a sustainable living journey and have chosen to take you guys along while I’m learning. If I’m wrong to include this brand, please don’t come at me. However, feel free to contact me, let me know, and educate me. I’m always up for learning new things!
I recently discovered Soapply as I was browsing online for some hand soap. Their packaging caught my eye so I decided to look into them some more. Their scent-free refills are offered in recycled glass bottles and are also offered via dropper. I’ve never seen this before, but let me tell you, it’s needed. When I did some road trips in the past, there’s been plenty of rest stops with no soap, ha!
Soapply is much more than hand soap. They’ve gone to the root of a big problem: lack of proper hygiene, handwashing. And they’re determined to be the solution. For every 8 oz. purchase of Soapply, $1 is donated to that help fund water, sanitation, and hygiene to make handwashing with soap possible for those who do not have access.
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!
I came across Package Free months ago and let’s just say, it’s all in the title, ha! Whatever you’re looking for, they have it: home, wellness, beauty, pets, they have it all.
My favorite section? You can shop by collection and I love seeing the 100% plastic-free collection! If you want to incorporate some zero waste habits into your lifestyle, Package Free is a great place to start!
When I lost my Poppy a few months ago, my best friend and I gifted a memorial tree to his family to remember him. We knew Poppy loved the outdoors so not only was it appropriate, but to us, there’s just something about planting a tree. For us, it was the ability to keep his memory alive for at least a 100 years. I, for one, cannot wait to get the message to see where his tree ends up being planted.
Little did I know you could also gift trees to commemorate any joyous occasion too! To me, gifting a tree is so meaningful because it helps our planet, gives wildlife a home, and such a thoughtful gesture.
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 came across Cruelty-Free Kitty a few weeks ago and I’m in love! If you’re looking for a beauty and lifestyle resource on cruelty-free products and lifestyle, this is it!
Their website is stunning and full of informative articles to help you navigate this topic and it’s why they’ve made The Cut this month! Have a read and let me know your thoughts!
And that’s it for the third issue of The Cut for 2021!
If you're still thinking about living green, but haven't made the leap, please know that no one expects you to live a 100% eco-friendly life. Just make one change, even if it's a small one. Click To Tweet
I know some of you have seen documentaries such as A Life on Our Planet, Seaspiracy, Our Planet, My Octopus Teacher, Minimalism, and Kiss the Ground that have been popular lately.
I hope that you seeing one documentary on this list, that it gives you a nudge to make one small lifestyle change. One small change makes a bigger difference than you think!
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.