Earth Day is April 22 and it's the perfect time to think about our impact on our home planet. There are lots of ways to make positive changes for the earth, even in the decor we choose for our homes. Here are a few of our favorite eco-friendly picks:
Did you know you can help the earth just by snuggling into bed every night? Well, sort of... it depends on the material used in your bedding.
Tencel, a new-age fiber created with environmentally-responsible processes from sustainably-sourced natural raw material wood, is not only eco-friendly but also impossibly soft.
You can find Tencel (also called lyocel) in several of our products including Pine Cone Hill's silken solid sheet sets and Quilted Coverlets, which come in a variety of colors to match any decor. Shop more Tencel here.
Looking for more soft and sustainable sheeting options? Opt for organic cotton, which is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.
Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.
Find organic cotton in a variety of our products and brands, including the light, breathable Dasati collection from John Robshaw. Specially washed for a relaxed feel, it gets even softer with repeated laundering. The dramatic feather print is an ancient symbol for warding off the evil eye.
For a fine European look and feel that's still all-natural and chemical-free, check out The Purists by SDH. Created without chemical bleaches or dyes, these products are luxuriously soft and beautiful. This line is a haven for those of us with allergies as well as a source of comfort for anyone seeking to relax physically and mentally. No chemical ingredients, chemical bleaches, chemical dyes, chemical finishes, or formaldehyde.
Chemical-free laundry products
Ditch your old chemical-filled laundry products in favor of something more natural like these detergents from LeBlanc. These eco-friendly products are never tested on animals, biodegradable and come in recyclable bottles.
And they've been proven to remove stains caused by everything from coffee to tomato sauce and more.
Soy candles with nature-inspired fragrances
Tempt your senses with nature-inspired scents like Lafco's Chamomile Lavender. Warm and enveloping notes of sparkling Bergamot and calming Chamomile melt into a dramatic heart of Lavender and fresh Eucalyptus, creating a feeling of relaxation and well-being.
Lafco use a blend of premium vegan, soy wax, with essential oil fragrance layered in for lasting scent. Even the wicks are made of chemical-free 100% cotton and are designed to self-extinguish for added safety. Lafco chooses to work primarily with soy wax because it is a renewable, biodegradable, non-toxic and carbon neutral resource. Cotton wicks can reduce carcinogens in the environment, reduce soot, and decrease the amount of harmful substances released during the burning of a candle.
Sustainability tip: Lafco candles come in an elegant glass vessels that could be up-cycled after use as a trinket holder or flower vase.
Walking on the beach is one of the best ways to enjoy nature's beauty, but if a trip to the coast isn't in the cards at the moment, Field + Fleur's sea salt candle is the next best thing.
Light one of these USA-made candles and inhale the bliss of ocean air: a blend of California lemon, water lily, white jasmine, driftwood and rosewater.
The mother/daughter team behind the brand uses local and natural ingredients whenever possible —even the soy for the clean burning soy wax candles we are known for comes straight from the farm.
Come into the store to discover more natural earth-friendly products to help you preserve the planet in style.