By the title of this article you are probably expecting to read about reusable bags, refillable containers and the like. But I’m on a different level when it comes to living an eco-friendly life. The products featured in this article will be fashionable décor for your home that also happens to be eco-friendly.
The Black Home – Candles
Neffi Walker created these indulgent scents to compliment your space. They are hand poured from a wax blend of soy and coconut. Some of the scents featured are amber, rose patchouli, neroli, jasmine and ylang ylang. These candles are priced at $40 and burn for more than 60 hours. They are an easy glamour upgrade that will have a maximum impact.
Robin Wilson Home
If you suffer from any type of breathing issues, Robin Wilson has invented an answer for you. I use the word invented because her 300 count sheets are patented. They are a blend of cotton and polyester woven at 32 micron to be an allergen barrier. But don’t worry about having to work hard to maintain your sheets as they are machine washable and can be put into the dryer safely. There are sets for Queen, King and California King bed sizes at $85. And if a price could be placed on self-care, it would be much higher than this one.
Black women are among the most resilient people on Earth. Case in point, Danuelle Doswell and Mignon Hemsley who founded Grounded as a response to the pandemic quarantine. Their online service offers four different types of plants and a subscription program. I hope I don’t need to explain why plants in the home is eco-friendly. But in case I do, here you are: Indoor plants boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity, while reducing stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds. They clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen. Finally plants add life, give privacy and reduce noise levels.
If you commit to eco-friendly items for your home, you may find it easier to support women of color worldwide. Kazi’s products are handwoven in Rwanda using plants that grow abundantly in the region and the dyes used are organic. Because the brand partners with nonprofits to bring education and skill training to the areas where they work, you have the satisfaction of a beautiful item for our home and the knowledge that your money did more than just make someone wealthier.
Just as the type of sheets you sleep has a rather large impact on the type of sleep you get, the type of towels you use has a similar impact. Through long-term partnerships with artisans in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Tunisia, Morocco, Burundi, Zambia and India, Creative Women is able to develop a market for beautifully unique natural fiber handspun and hand woven textiles. All the fibers used to create these one-of-kind masterpieces are locally grown and environmentally friendly. Dyes used are AZO free (AZO dyes are potential carcinogens). They are spreading a message of conscious consumerism – in which the act of buying is also one of giving.
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