Category Archives: Eco-friendly

PACT Men’s Loungewear: Perfect for Father’s Day!

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52d7260ff2343Father’s Day is coming up and I’ve been looking for something nice for my husband. Every evening when he gets home from work he helps put the kids to bed, changes into something comfortable and plops down on the couch, completely exhausted. Comfortable loungewear is key and this is where PACT comes in. Not only is PACT a great company for super-soft, organic cotton clothing, it is a great company period. Why? Because it is sweatshop-free, uses renewable resources, has eco-friendly packaging and also gives back to society. How? Each year is different and for this year PACT is supporting various social projects in cotton-growing villages. On top of that they’ve got really cool designs that the man in your life will love! Here are some of my favorites: Read the rest of this entry

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Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holidays and Year-Round

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green mom guide logoI’ve noticed that everyone around me is becoming more conscious about the environment. My friends and my family are all trying to buy local and organic whenever possible; everyone’s more aware about recycling and people in general are just looking more for eco-friendly items for their family, whether it’s cleaning detergents, organic clothes or toys for their kids. When it comes to eco-friendly toys it seems like almost every online kids’ store has some and it can get confusing to try and figure out what’s eco-friendly and safe for your child and what isn’t. Luckily there’s a new website called Green mom Guide that neatly organizes eco-friendly items and even explains in detail their environmental or health value.

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Support a Great Cause with PACT Baby Clothes

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6EaK9F5OnSfp8qVuPaFHO8vOYeJQd8YA-cnCOydMb4kA lot of people are into organic clothes these days, which is hardly surprising: they’re toxic-free – perfect for people with allergies and they’re manufactured in an eco-friendly way which also ensures that the workers don’t get exposed to any harmful chemicals. PACT makes organic clothes for adults and has recently launched baby clothes. What makes PACT stand out from other organic clothing manufacturers is that PACT is committed with every clothes line (which comes out every season) to supporting a different cause. They not only donate some of the proceeds, but also incorporate elements of the cause into the clothing line. Here’s how they do it: Read the rest of this entry

Coola Suncare: Natural Sunblock and After-Sun Care

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sunscience_img4I feel like I have been spending way too many hours outdoors lately and summer barely started! With three young children who need to get out of the house often it’s unavoidable. I have found myself unable to escape the sun’s harsh rays, whether it’s at playgrounds, parks, the pool or street fairs. I do use sunscreen but unless I stay home all day there will be at least some damage, even if it’s minimal. I recently discovered Coola Suncare – a brand that’s dedicated to sun protection and has a line of organic products that offer sun protection for the face and body, as well as a line of environmental repair products. I got the chance to test one of them on my skin, which is likely to be already damaged and even more as we get into the hotter days of summer. Here’s what I thought:

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Luna Leggings: Colorful Tights for Your Little girl

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076__DSC62061-400x600My daughter is so excited that the school year is ending because she gets to take ballet lessons in the summer. She’s got some cute tutus and leotards but not much in terms of leggings. Luna Leggings makes tights with whimsical artwork that’s bursting with bright colors and can jazz up any plain leotard for a unique look. Read the rest of this entry

Bailey Berry: Cute Summer Shoes for Kids

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SlideshowFriends1BWL-1My six-year-old daughter is a budding fashionista. I try to let her pick out her clothes as much as possible and offer only a little “guidance” when she mixes and matches clothes for school. But when it comes to shoes, I try to steer her clear from colors that are too crazy or won’t match anything she has. Can you imagine my (and her) excitement when we found out about Bailey Berry shoes? Finally, a shoe that let’s her make some fashion decisions. Read the rest of this entry

Bright & Pretty Cleaning Products from Clean Couture

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philosophy-inside-bannerI’m the type of person who focuses on functional products so when it comes to house-cleaning products, it has never occurred to me that they can also be pretty to look at. Clean Couture has products that contain ingredients such as essential oils and plant-derived, biodegradable products. And these products just happen to look gorgeous, bursting with a rainbow of cheerful colors and modern, bold patterns. Read the rest of this entry