Gift Guide: More Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products

Upgrades for your kitchen that are functional, design-forward and kinder to the environment

While it’s crucial to shift much of the onus from consumers to big brands and the government regarding sustainability, we can all do better. (For example, while the US is only recycling some 9% of plastics, we can also try to use less.) And the kitchen—whether at home or work—is one space where we can reduce waste while also using more eco-friendly products. From reusable …

Packaging Made From Soap Drastically Reduces Waste

Brands and consumers are becoming more thoughtful when it comes to biodegradable and eco-friendly packaging, but Central Saint Martins student Mi Zhou has taken it to another level for her project Soapack. While a single person goes through some 800 plastic shampoo bottles in their life, Zhou’s glorious vessels (conceived to contain shampoos, cleansers, et al) are actually made from soaps themselves. That means the …

Enevoldsen Limited and Apothecary Fairy’s Home-Grown and Handmade Goods

With natural ingredients from the garden, this duo makes healthy products for all genders

Loads of wellness and grooming brands profess their commitment to using organic and sensitive skin-friendly ingredients, but few can trace the components in their products back to specific plants—let alone ones plotted in a single garden. Enevoldsen Limited and Apothecary Fairy do just that, with their ingredients grown on a small plot of land in Colorado. “Most commercial skincare products are made with cheap quality …