What are your clothes made from?

What are your clothes made from?

Are you polluting the ocean with plastic, just by washing your clothes?

It’s sad but true. Microplastic–tiny, microscopic pieces of plastic–is polluting our waterways, and one of the leading sources is our clothing. More than ever before, our clothing contains synthetic materials, and it’s easy to forget that synthetics are mostly just plastic.

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Going zero waste: Why is it so hard? … and how to do it anyway

Going zero waste: Why is it so hard? … and how to do it anyway

I’ve been thinking a lot about effort, and privilege, these days.

I had someone ask me the other day why I didn’t cloth diaper when J was a newborn. Honestly, the newborn period was really challenging for me, and the extra bit of effort that would go into cloth diapering was just completely beyond me at the time. That’s the honest truth. Knowing what I do know, and knowing what to expect from the newborn period, I believe I could do it if I have a second child one day.

Then I had a friend tell me that sometimes depression creeps in and it’s hard to put in the work to become zero-waste. I understand what she means: sometimes it’s just too much. Reducing your waste is important, yes, but it’s crucial to prioritize your mental well-being.

This is not laziness. This is doing what you need to, in order to get through challenging times.

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“Chemical-free kiddos”: My article in alive magazine

“Chemical-free kiddos”: My article in alive magazine

While all of the articles I’ve written are important to me, this alive Magazine article is particularly dear to my heart. It was an honour to write, and, as a mom, a topic I feel very strongly about. I also learned SO much while writing it.

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Siglarr Viking Naturals: Lip Balms in Paper Tubes!

Siglarr Viking Naturals: Lip Balms in Paper Tubes!

It’s no surprise that I’m trying to live a more eco-friendly, low-waste lifestyle, and that means less plastic. So much of the plastic around us is invisible to us (myself included!) until we take a closer look. It’s as if we seem to think that certain items just need to be in plastic, but it’s just not the case at all–there are so many alternatives.

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