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How to refill your fountain pen

How to refill your fountain pen

Athena Scott

We love our fountain pens here at Eco Collective. We’ve also got a bit of a journaling obsession, so our pens tend to get a lot of exercise. Not only do fountain pens feel comfortable and elegant to write with, but they also offer a whole assortment of inks to play around with - all with minimal waste!  So: you’ve got your pen, and now you’re ready to ink up! Or maybe you’ve had your pen for a while, and your first ink cartridge has run dry… and now you’re wondering what to do next. It’s time for you to refill your ink so your...

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AAPI-owned low waste brands we love

AAPI-owned low waste brands we love

Genevieve Fisher

This week, we put together a roundup of some of the really cool AAPI owned brands in the low waste and wellness space, and even made some fun new discoveries by comparing notes as a team! We've broken them into categories for easy shopping. On a personal note, I've been trying to spend some extra time lately learning the history of some my favorite skincare and wellness routines - like gua sha, matcha, and yoga - so I can better appreciate and honor these beautiful traditions. Too often, Asian culture is trivialized or appropriated. If we're going to enjoy Asian food, beauty trends and culture, we have to respect where they came from...

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Eco & Art: zero waste tattoo care

Eco & Art: zero waste tattoo care

Shay Steeves

So, you’re going to get a new piece of art added to your body - so exciting! But wait, you’re living a low waste lifestyle now, so how are you going to get your tattoo done sustainably?? When it comes to tattoos, a lot of work goes into not only the art of the piece itself, but also into the preparation and care of the creation when it has been finished. Not to mention the subsequent worry of waste that comes along with getting a tattoo. From the disposable razor used to shave the area to the plastic wrap to...

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30 Self Care Rituals In Under 30 Minutes 

30 Self Care Rituals In Under 30 Minutes 

Summer Hanson

Finding small moments throughout the day for self-care helps me bring my best self to my work, my family, and my hobbies… And what’s more important than feeling like your best self? In my mind, self-care is a worthwhile investment, even if it does take a little time.  To help motivate myself, I recently brainstormed a list of little things I can do each day that are good for me, and made a game for myself to make it fun! Every 2 weeks, I make a handwritten scoresheet for this “good for me” game in my bullet journal, and every...

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The end of an era: Our last month in the Ballard storefront as we move entirely online

The end of an era: Our last month in the Ballard storefront as we move entirely online

Summer Hanson

Dear friends, By now, you may have heard the bittersweet news: March will be our last month in our brick-and-mortar storefront, and we are shifting our business entirely online. If you haven’t yet had a chance to listen, we share more about our story and our intentions for this shift in the first two episodes of our podcast. Between now and 3/28, we are open for our standard hours and services, including contactless pick-ups on Wednesday from 11am - 2pm and in-store shopping Friday through Monday, 11am - 5pm. We will be accepting mason jar drop-offs at our Ballard warehouse...

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Beet hummus and what to do with those beet greens!

Beet hummus and what to do with those beet greens!

Rachel Chen

We’re gonna switch it up a bit this week and bring you a recipe you can EAT!  One of my favorite snacks is carrots or crackers with hummus. Making hummus is a lot easier than you’d expect, and you can easily tailor it to your personal preferences! Today I’ll be sharing a recipe for beet hummus, a fun spin on hummus that is super colorful and packed full of extra nutrients. Every time I cook with beets, I always think of that Portlandia 911 sketch… “sir, it’s beets” Just me? Aha, aaaanyways, let’s get into the recipe. At the end...

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