Ever wonder where your beautiful wedding invitations end up? Many of them are headed to the trash! With only 68% of the paper generated in the U.S. actually getting recycled, nearly half of your wedding invitations are likely to sit fossilized in a landfill for a long time. Now that's one way to create lasting memories of your special day... So how do you create sustainable wedding invitations that cost less than traditional invitations AND don’t end up being waste? Well, you
There is nothing more frustrating than finding that perfectly gorgeous, sustainably-made bikini and then realizing it is not in your size. All too often zero waste swimwear brands market to sizes XS-XL and if you're outside of that range, tough luck. People with big boobs and butt? Sorry, sustainable swimwear just isn't designed for you. This list though contains different swimsuits that are sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly and that come in sizes beyond the standard extra-l
Congratulations! You're getting married! Have you stopped and thought about the carbon footprint of your wedding yet though? Nobody wants to rain on your parade but it's important to understand that weddings produce a lot of waste and emit quite a few greenhouse gases. One of the culprits: gifts. Getting gifts we don't want and buying gifts off of fossil-fuel producers like Amazon raises the carbon footprint of your wedding. The good news is that through some careful planning
There is nothing quite as awful as sticking a piece of cotton mixed with plastic and bleach up your vagina multiple times a day, for a week, every month. If you haven't already ditched the tampons and disposable panty liners, trust me: Your life is about to be changed! Reusable menstrual products are way more comfortable and produce so much less trash than what you you were using before. GladRags, in particular, is a brand of reusable menstrual products that I recommend to ev
Curling up on the couch with a good book is the perfect way to spend an evening or pass a rainy day. It's quite the downer though if you start thinking about how that book you're holding came from Amazon and you're money went to the richest man on earth... Amazon's history of unethical treatment of its workers and poor environmental measures is well documented. If you're not convinced that you need to move away from using your Prime account, this isn't the post for you (but t
There are honestly hundreds of skincare companies out there which can make your choice quite difficult. If you're looking for skincare brands that are green, sustainable, and owned by Black women who support diversity in the beauty industry, this list is for you! Below are 11 different brands all supplying skincare products from moisturizers to shampoos to hand creams to soaps! All are owned by incredibly talented Black women! Looking for makeup rather than skincare? We've go
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