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Black-owned low waste brands we love!

Black-owned low waste brands we love!

Genevieve Fisher

In honor Black History month, we wanted to share some of our favorite Black-owned, low waste brands. Several of these are already our vendors, so maybe we're a little biased, but hey, we collect the things we love :) I've divided them into categories for ease of shopping.  Skincare Mary Louise Cosmetics has face masks, cleansers, serums and soaps (think cardamom rose scent!) in low waste packaging Anne's Apothecary is one of my personal favorites. They have masks, toners, treatments and the most beautiful jade gua sha tools. They have things like floral water and spot treatments too. Oui the People designed...

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My zero waste hair care routine for healthy straight hair

My zero waste hair care routine for healthy straight hair

Marimar White-Espin

  One of the benefits of having straight, thinner hair was always a low maintenance hair care routine. I used to be able to blast it with heat and hairspray. My hair was so shiny and abundant that I felt like I never needed to take care of it. I would use any hairbrush or put any product into my hair because it didn't matter - it's straight hair. Then I hit my 30's and my hair began to retaliate after years of mistreatment. The first thing I noticed was the thinning out of my hair. I was losing so much hair in the shower...

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How to switch to natural deodorant and get through the detox phase

How to switch to natural deodorant and get through the detox phase

Athena Scott

I've been working on making low-waste swaps in my life for a few years now, but it wasn't until recently that I turned my sights on replacing my tried-and-true drugstore antiperspirant. Your scent is such a deeply personal thing, and odor anxiety is real!! I wasn't willing to try anything that could put that at risk. This hesitation wasn't entirely unfounded either. Unlike antiperspirants which cover odors with chemicals, natural deodorants work by stamping out the bacteria that would otherwise turn body-cooling moisture into relationship-ruining odor in the first place. The problem is that, depending on your skin’s unique microbiome, it can take a little while for your...

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Invest in rest! How to get a good night's sleep and wake up earlier

Invest in rest! How to get a good night's sleep and wake up earlier

Genevieve Livingston

I am the definition of a morning person. If you've ever hung out with me in the morning, you know I'm a ball of sunshine. Unfortunately, I am also a historically poor sleeper. I sleep light, it takes me a long time to fall asleep and sometimes I'll wake up in the middle of the night with an idea and not be able to get back to sleep. (I call this "sleep working" and I am not fond of it!). With all the stresses that come with modern life, I think we can all agree a good night's sleep is hard to come...

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MLK's work in environmental justice, and what we're doing to honor him this week!

MLK's work in environmental justice, and what we're doing to honor him this week!

Genevieve Livingston

We know that environmental justice and racial justice are inextricably linked, and we wanted to do something meaningful to honor Martin Luther King day and his life's work in both areas. For the rest of this week, we are donating 10% of all profits to the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit focused on criminal justice reform. We chose to support this organization in particular, because of their dedication to challenging poverty and racial injustice, which is so aligned with Martin Luther King Jr.'s mission to eradicate racism, poverty and militarism. The Equal Justice Initiative, EJI, was founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, and is...

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Digital minimalism: Organize your phone for fewer distractions

Digital minimalism: Organize your phone for fewer distractions

Genevieve Livingston

Digital minimalism is such a hot topic right now, and I honestly think it was one of the healthiest things to come out of 2020. Most of us spent a lot of time working from home, and we had to get serious about reducing distractions and organizing our digital world. Lately, our team has been really into reorganizing our phones, mostly because Tiktok said it was cool. Marimar is actually the one who started the phone organization trend in our office. One afternoon, in the middle of a warehouse meeting, she happened to unlock her iPhone and we saw her new layout and...

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