As part of the journey to go plastic-free or more eco-friendly, we come across lots of people who are doing really awesome stuff. We often find things that we simply cannot stock and sell in a farmers market. Whatever the reason that we can't stock them, these are products that are amazing and we can personally recommend. (Plus, full disclosure - we do earn commission if you buy through the links below.) Have questions? Send us an email, or ask us when you swing by the market.
Sea Hugger: This nonprofit based in Half Moon Bay is dedicated to protecting and healing the marine environment from plastic pollution. Local, plastic-free, and working for a greener future - sounds like us! Check out their website for volunteer or donation opportunities.
Luxe Bidets: Considering a bidet, but don’t want to invest in a full fixture? These attachments are simple to install (no plumber needed, I promise!), and will save... well... everything. In 2018, Americans used over 46.2 Billion rolls of TP. Some companies are clear-cutting old boreal forests to make it. The water used by a bidet will not only get you cleaner (hello, who wouldn’t use water if they got poo on their hands?!), but it uses less than what’s needed to produce TP. And given the coronavirus situation right now, wouldn’t it be great to reduce your need for TP??
Avocado Green Mattress: These mattresses are designed in Hoboken and handmade in sunny California with only the finest naturally non-toxic and 100% certified organic materials. Their mission is to be the most respected source for organic mattresses and pillows at affordable prices — while maintaining environmentally conscious, ethical and sustainable business practices — to help safeguard your health and protect our planet. Natural mattresses with only the best materials: GOLS organic certified latex sustainably harvested from rubber trees, from organic plantations and facilities that they own; GOTS organic certified wool, prized for its cooling and moisture wicking properties, from a herding collective that they also jointly own; and GOTS organic certified cotton. They also own the factory in Los Angeles, where the organic certified beds are made by hand. In short, the best mattress I've slept on in years. Don't forget the organic cotton pillows.
Sheets & Giggles: These sheets are made from eucalyptus, which uses up to 96% less water then cotton. Grown on sustainably managed, responsibly governed farms, these eucalyptus trees make a surprisingly soft snuggle zone.
Pela Case: These smartphone cases are made of plant-based (think flax and hemp), compostable materials, and they will take them back at the end of useful life and compost them for you! I drop my phone OFTEN, and this case has protected my iPhone from all of the spills. Thing is - with all of the phone models and cool designs, there is no way we can carry sufficient inventory for everyone. So click on over through this link next time you need a new phone case and get one that you can feel good about, all while knowing that you can't possibly drop your phone as much as I do.