Clothing generates a huge amount of waste in our world; discarded clothing makes up a significant percentage of landfills. This massive industry contaminates land and rivers with toxic dyes and cotton-growing practices. Big brands manufacture in places like India and Bangladesh, hiring women and children for cheap labor in dangerous conditions. We can raise the standard with the choices we make and companies we support. One way to impact is to buy and sell second-hand!
This spring I began replacing my conventional teas with Organic, mostly herbal ones.
An important part of reducing my body's exposure to toxins is buying organic as much as I can. Organic means there's a higher standard for quality growing and ingredients and often having a 3rd party certification (like USDA) provides integrity assurance that organic isn't just a company claim.
There are a lot of hype out there about "organic" and "natural" products and a lot of brands and companies to wade through. The more I read, the more I discovered fakes! It led me to ask: "how do I know it's the real deal?"
I've decided to start sharing new products I'm trying and the steps I'm taking on a monthly basis toward a healthier lifestyle and sustainable home! Growth and improvement don't happen over night. Small, but intentional steps add up over time. With that being said, welcome to the first installment of Monthly Green Roundup.