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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...

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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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Zero Waste Tattoo Care

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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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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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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