Blog

Eco Collective Gift Guide

Eco Collective Gift Guide

Genevieve Fisher

Something for everyone This time of year holds some of the sweetest chances to spread love and cheer and tradition. One thing that has been so fun to watch is the growing number of green gift guides and mindful shopping trends going around. People are doing holiday gifting on a smaller scale, with more intentionality and giving experiences instead of things. We've even seen some friends do secondhand Christmas. We love to see the love and light that spreads from these wonderful ways of simplifying and reducing waste over the holidays. The one thing I hear the most from zero wasters...

Read more
How to make a mindful money journal and a wellness planner

How to make a mindful money journal and a wellness planner

Genevieve Fisher

Can you believe the holidays are here already? My husband and I just moved to a tiny town in the mountains aways outside of Seattle and the day after Halloween, we watched all the little shops put up their Christmas wreaths and hang up lights in the windows. I feel like I'm living in a Hallmark movie. It's honestly my favorite time of year (I can't say that. They're all my favorite). Every winter, I let myself get swept up in a whirlwind of get-togethers and Christmas activities. My favorite part is going home for a week in December and it's like the outside world fades away and all you have to worry...

Read more
Skincare while camping: zero waste edition!

Skincare while camping: zero waste edition!

Athena Scott

Our skincare comes with us everywhere - even when we're out in the great outdoors! A good day out in nature means lots of hiking, swimming, and lounging in the sun... which also means a ton of sunscreen and sweat resting on our skin by the end of it. Translating your skincare routine for a camping trip can be tricky, especially if you're going backpacking. When we take a trip out into nature, we tweak our routine depending on how far we're going, what services are available at our camping site, and how much room we have in our pack. Generally we try...

Read more
The coolest new zero waste swaps - all the things we've tried, loved and hated lately

The coolest new zero waste swaps - all the things we've tried, loved and hated lately

Genevieve Fisher

There have been some really cool drops in the zero waste world lately, and we just had to spill. Here's what we're loving, trying and hating at the moment...  Genevieve's Picks Loving: Meet Lia pregnancy tests - the world's first biodegradable pregnancy test! Obviously I had to order. I think this is so cool especially given how rarely we see innovations in the realm of women's health. The wrapper is still lined with plastic to keep it dry and effective, but the test itself is so lightweight and compostable that you can flush it down the toilet. It weighs the same as 4...

Read more
My zero waste skincare routine for acne-prone skin

My zero waste skincare routine for acne-prone skin

Shay Steeves

Oh, acne acne acne. For oh so many of us, this is a challenge we encounter at some point in our life. Whether it's the occasional breakout or more severe cystic acne, our first instinct is - what are we gonna do about it?  Personally, I have struggled with acne since middle school and now into my twenties— so fun! And though I still struggle with acne to this day, I have spent my fair share of time curating a zero waste skincare routine that keeps my acne most at bay. When it comes to building a skincare routine, the best place to start is with a dermatologist...

Read more
Three tricks to customize your planner

Three tricks to customize your planner

Athena Scott

I swear, there's nothing better than that fresh-start feeling you get on the first of the month: the day you turn to a new, blank page in your planner. So many possibilities lie ahead! So much room for activities!! For years, I did all my planning in a bullet journal. I loved the flexibility and the forgiveness of using a blank notebook. It was like each month, week, and day's plan could shift for whatever I needed: grocery lists, mood trackers, habit trackers, and more! I've used them all over the years. (Um, does this sound amazing? It is! If...

Read more