2 weeks ago, the IPCC (The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) issued a report calling for urgent action given findings that there are merely 12 years left to limit a climate change catastrophe.
Each of us can only do so much, but what we can do is actually lot, and does make a difference! The reality is that no matter what report is issued, people want to enjoy their environments and be surrounded by people, places, and objects that are naturally beautiful. The key is doing it in a way that is both enjoyable and responsible.
Here are 5 companies making a difference, and doing it in style!
The Citizenry is swoon-worthy all-around, and the Asha Grey Kilim Area Rug is no exception. Handmade, fair-trade, and featuring intricate Indian motifs woven by master artisans in Bhadohi, India.
These recycled tumblers by Bambeco are made from soda bottles, artisanally hand-blown. Shipping is carbon-free, and with each purchase, a tree is planted in the United States. Each glass uses 3 soda bottles worth of material, a huge win for decreasing product in landfills. Drink up!
Coyuchi Bedding is the ultimate luxury bedding investment, and given the quality and beauty, it’s something that will be kept forever, making it worth the price and intrinsically sustainable. That said, their gorgeous Mojave Linen Blanket also happens to be made in a factory that recycles 98% of it's wastewater!
Take a load off physically and psychology with the guilt-free Stillwell platform bed by Wonk Furniture in beautiful bamboo plywood. Handcrafted in Bushwick, Brooklyn from environmentally friendly materials. Night-night!
And for the ultimate in sustainability, it’s vintage…because what could be more sustainably manufactured than something that already exists?? Etsy is a go-to for unique, unexpected accessories, like this vintage, brass coat / hat hook with beautiful, simple lines that would do well in any modern luxury entry-way or closet.