here's a new set of cool eco-friendly products, enjoy!
P.S: if you have some tips yourself, make sure to drop me a line about them, cheers.
The Nude Label underwear
it's getting really easy to buy sustainable underwear from ethical sources, and that's really great. my new favourite brand is The Nude Label, selling beautiful, simple lingerie all made in Valencia, Spain. i got their sheer cut out bra a few months ago and it has quickly become my favourite bra i've ever owned. so comfy yet still pretty and sexy with its black see-through mesh. what's more, the customer service is really good (i recently got a long, personal e-mail explaining some problems with the hooks on some bras and after reporting about the same issue, i immediately got a 20% off my next order, yay) and the overall visuals and product shots featuring unretouched bodies in natural poses are perfect too.
The Organic Company kitchen cloth
okay, i might be getting real old (mentally at least), but i was really excited when Kaa visited and we went to the great sustainable shop EcoEgo and i found this eco kitchen cloth from the Danish brand called The Organic Company there. it was a bit pricey (55 DKK, that is 8 euros), but i see it as an investment into the future and considering how high quality the material feels, i bet it will last me long. (i bought a design veggie peeler as yet another 'investment' and saved organic cotton waffle towels on my wishlist – see, i'm literally 40 now) also, it's very nicely geometrical and black and white and 100% organic cotton – and what's not to love about that?
i talk about eco cleaning most of the time, i know. but cleaning products with all their chemicals and nasty additives inside can really cause a lot of harm to our planet, and that's why it's important to search alternatives that are more natural. when it comes to doing my laundry, i've been using this washing gel made from soap nuts with a hint of lavender for almost a year now. (i know it'd be much better to use a powdered product packed in paper instead of the plastic bottle, but i've experienced them leaving greyish stains on all my black clothes, sadly.) it's from a Czech brand called Yellow&Blue, which puts a lot of focus of ethical manufacturing, minimising production waste and employing disabled people as well as creating eco-friendly products, of course. their product range is really big (check Econea for all the diverse handy things), and you can find some of them in pretty much every DM store in CZ, which is great. the prices for most of the products are approx. 3 euros, such a bargain!
while TooGoodToGo is not a real product as such, it is still a great sustainable and budget-friendly tool to spice up your eating habits. what is it actually? it's an app where restaurants, bakeries, bistros and like can sign up and offer their leftover food to be picked just before the closing time, for a very small fee. by that, they avoid throwing away food which is still pretty much okay to eat, and they generate some extra profit on top of that. and why is it so good for you to use it? well, at least for me, it is quite a luxury to eat out considering that the Copenhagen prices and my tight budget. thus, i often take great advantage of special coupons (god bless Tipster) and, now, TooGoodToGo to have the opportunity to actually try some new meals. on top of that, most of the restaurants let you fill a big takeaway box for around 30 DKK (approx. 4 euros, that's really almost nothing in DK), and you'd be surprised how much you can fit into one box! from my experience, it's perfect for when you're lazy and you don't feel like cooking dinner, and you need something for lunch for the next day too – the magic box will solve that! my fav place in CPH is RizRaz, a great veggie buffet where you can stock up on interesting salads and great falafel. (my first box from RizRaz is on the picture above) TGTG works in Denmark, Norway, Germany and the UK, so if you live in one of those countries, make sure to check it out here!
this might look strange at the first sight – but have you ever thought about all the plastic waste disposable tissues come with? i'm talking about those small packages of paper tissues, each delicately wrapped in funky-printed plastic cases, sold in shops all covered in a large plastic foil. well, even though i don't really have to use these that much (such a joy to be diagnosed with a chronically stuffy nose, right!), i still prefer to opt out of generating that much waste, especially here in DK where plastic is not recycled (sigh, for the millionth time). how do i do it? i simply buy a paper box with tissues (paper > plastic), take out a couple of tissues, fold them, and put them in small plastic case i've been reusing for a long time now. simple, money-saving, eco-friendly; all at once!