4 Amazing Sustainable Pyjamas for All Ages

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We should all own a pair of sustainable pyjamas for every occasion! Wether it be a cosy flannel for a winter night to a light airy pyjama for your island lifestyle. Here on Maui you can definitely use a pyjama for every occasion. There are 24 micro climates on the island. It can even get to be freezing cold if you drive up to the Haleakala crater. I did many hours of research on this subject and found my very favourite brands. Firstly to share them with you but also for ourselves because we spend a third of our life sleeping, should we not be in the most comfortable, organic pyjamas one can get their hands on? We sure think so. Hope you like our selection!

Sudara

flannel sustainable pyjamas

I discovered this brand as I was hunting for an awesome pyjama for Iñaki. He is really one of those traditional Pj wearers. He wears his pj’s on a daily basis and his criteria is pretty high. When discovering Sudara I knew I came to the right place. As soon as his arrived I was so impressed.

I also loved knowing I supporting women in India with my purchase. You can really see and feel these pieces are made with love and a very specific attention to detail. Simply knowing, that by making this purchase I was supporting such an amazing cause, I could not resist from contacting Sudara and asking them how we could help shed the light on their project!

I absolutely love my flannel pyjamas and Iñaki is extremely happy with his cotton ones too.

Every purchase supports living-wage employment and skills training for women in India who are at a high risk or survivors of sex trafficking. -Sudara

Chandra Textiles

You will come to learn our love for India and supporting it’s beautiful gentle people. This Etsy Store straight out of India has so many wonderful things. Among them these vibrant organic cotton handmade Pyjama sets. They also have amazing Quilts, Rugs and scarves. I love being able to support a brand such as this one. Ordering from Chandra textiles you are supporting a small business in India that pays Rural Women to hand make their products. Our package arrived super quickly and the customer service is absolutely on point.

I really love the colours one can choose from at this store. Bright, vibrant and ultimately happy pieces.

If you are spending a day at the beach or simply lounging at home this stunning Kimono brings joy of vibrant colours into your life. You cannot go wrong with a few pieces from this store.

Feel free to support, gift and share these super cute sustainable pyjamas with your loved ones and know that you are truly supporting a good cause by doing so!

Mightly

Such a great find for toddler pyjamas, all the way up to age 12. It is not that easy to find a brand that uses organic cotton for our little ones sleepwear. Mightly has far more than just sustainable pyjamas. Hoodies, dresses, comfy durable clothes, for kids that love to get dirty and play. This company is ran by two fantastic moms and one of their daughters Eloise. They are all about transparency, sustainability, durability and just the cutest style. We plan on being customers for many years to come!

Mightly has a completely transparent supply chain. We know our factories, their suppliers and
where our cotton is grown.- Mightly

It was by no means intentional for India to be such a presence in this post but this brand is designed and california and made in India yet again supporting a fair trade factory in India that has been certified since 2010. We look forward to sharing many more pictures with you in the future.

Kyte Baby

We have been an extreme fan of this brand ever since our little one was born! We named them the ¨Softes Pyjamas Ever¨ clic on the link to read the whole post. Another family run business that uses the sustainable fabric bamboo. Since we discovered the brand they now also make super cozy pyjamas for adults and the most incredible blankets. I highly reccomend you check them out.

Bamboo is the best choice for your baby, and for the planet’s future.- Kyte baby

We are very proud of this list and can promise that it does not get more sustainable than these brands. So get yourself and your family a comfy outfit for these ¨stay at home¨ days and feel like you are making a difference, because you are!!!!

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

Top 5 Sustainable Eco-friendly Ethical Underwear Brands

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Here is why sustainable eco-friendly ethical underwear brands may be more important than you thought. Something to think about, that we may not be taking into consideration. Underwear is so close to our bodies for such long periods, every single day. I have come to learn of the importance of natural breathable fabrics, touching our most intimate parts.

You cannot even imagine how many toxins are in regular underwear, half of them I cannot even pronounce, and then we wonder why we get yeast infections and the likes. It is so important for us to wear breathable, natural fabrics free of toxins. Not only is it better for our bodies but of course it is way better for our environment. So here is our top choices for eco-friendly, sustainable, fair-trade underwear. I have tried, tested them all and will be a loyal customer to these brands for many years to come!

WAMA

I have to be honest this is my first time purchasing Hemp underwear, I am super impressed. Absolutely love this brand. Hemp is far more breathable than other fabrics, which is kind of nice when it comes to your underwear. I also like the feel of the fabric, it seems quite durable but also soft.

I have only tried the bikini cut, thus far, but I already know I am going to invest in a multi pack. Also Iñaki has already asked for another pair so I guess he really likes them too! So if you want to support the ever growing hemp industry in a really cool way, join us on the Hemp Underwear wagon, we approve and then some.

PACT

I have been buying things from Pact for a while now. Actually I am not sure you can get these prints anymore as they are a little older but still holding up wonderfully! Wanted to share the reality of the test of time! Pact’s slogan is really endearing ¨Our mission is to build Earth’s Favorite Clothing Company.¨

Not only do they have really comfy organic underwear they are also produced at a fair-trade facility. They also have really cozy lounge wear. If you are a mama, well they have cute things for kids too. What is most rewarding about this brand is that they are super affordable, high quality and often have really great sale opportunities. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Organic Basics

Black organic eco friendly sustainable underwear

Organic Basics is focused on sustainability from start to finish even their web site is low impact. I really like this bra. It feels supportive yet comfortable and it is made from another great fabric called Tencel. An eco-friendly, sustainable fabric made from wood pulp. It is a biodegradable fibre that is softer and lighter than cotton and more breathable it almost feels like silk. It fairs well after washing it and has a really snug fit.

They also have wonderful organic cotton options as well as recycled merino wool accessories. I personally like to use my Tencel undies for when I exercise. As the fabric is really great at absorbing moisture. I highly recommend you try it if you like to exercise.

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Knickey

For your every day super comfy underwear Knickey is the place. Certified organic, breathable, simple and you can even try all the different styles in their awesome starter set. This brand is more than affordable for anyone and they have every style you could want or need. I personally tried the high rise, ever since having a baby I like to cover my stomach. It makes me feel snug…. but I do want to try the mid rise and some of their fun colours.

I definitely recommend this very simple perfect addition to your underwear drawer. Another top benefit, is that you can recycle your old undies with them. Send in any brand and they will recycle them into rugs and insulation. Also you get a free pair of underwear in your next order as a thank you for recycling!!! I am just thrilled to support brands with such initiatives.

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Hara

lying on trunk in organic underwear

When it comes to underwear I absolutely cannot leave out one of my most beloved fabrics: Bamboo! Hara delivers just that, beautiful designs with absolute ultra comfort. This fabric is beyond soft, to tell you the truth it is another must have. I love wearing this fabric when I am lounging at home or cuddling with my hubby watching a movie. I love the way it feels against my skin and I got the cutest powder blue bralette, undies and t-shirt.

Here in Hawaii I can literally hang out in these all day, all year long. The bra I got is definitely for smaller bust sizes but they also have sturdier options for bigger busts. Yet again I chose the high rise (it’s my thing right now) makes me feel like a 50’s starlet.

I am not a big fan of a full pyjama… so this is definitely my go to sleep wear…. just feels so nice in my bamboo sheets. Also I can throw the t-shirt on over a pair of leggings and go about my day. I really love the weight of bamboo, it is slightly heavier than cotton and just always hangs nicely on the body. Trust me and try it you will definitely not be disappointed. Yet again a brand that inspires to heal the world and educate about the pesticides used in the cotton industry! ¨We strive from seed to store to empower lives and rejuvenate the earth.¨- Hara

I hope you are inspired to purchase your next pair of underwear from one of these sustainable eco-friendly ethical underwear brands we have provided you with! We look forward to hearing about your experiences. Feel free to share this article with your friends. So we can reach a larger audience and in that way impact our earth in a positive way. Thank you!

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

Last Minute Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas Christmas 2020

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With all of the madness going on many of us just have not really been in the headspace to get our holiday shopping done. Here is a fun list of eco-conscious products that would put a smile on almost anyones face. I hope you like this selection of last minute eco-friendly gift ideas. If you have a toddler check out this article.

JBL Eco Friendly Speaker

jbl speakers made from recycled plastics

The gift of music is always welcome. How Great that even JBL jumped onboard with an eco conscious speaker made from recycled plastics…. supporting these types of actions from these brands is what will invite them in the direction of making more eco-friendly options. The sound is, as always with JBL, phenomenal! Always a fun gift to give or receive and even maybe something you would like to buy for yourself. I know I did.

House of Marley Headphones

I have had mine for years and love them so much that I bought them again after they were stolen from my car. They sound incredible and are made sustainably, from recyclable aluminium to reclaimed organic cotton and hemp. House of Marley are truly on track with making things the right way. I highly recommend them. If you like a nice pair of over the ear headphones, look no further.

Cozy Pyjamas

You really can never go wrong with the gift of the all time classic comfy pyjama for Christmas. Trust me when I tell you it is that much better if it is a super cozy organic one.

Pela Case

The world’s first biodegradable phone case… you can’t really beat that! So Get your loved one a phone case they can be proud of. A really simple yet thoughtful gift.

K’arst

To me stone paper is the nicest paper to write on. A tree free planner, water proof, sleek and inspirational. A great planner to start a better and brighter year! I have already started setting my goals for 2021.

Ajna Yoga Mat

The gift of health and inspiration with a yoga mat is also always welcome. We absolutely love our mats, they are double sided and have really good grip, and yes they are fully biodegradable. So as every yogi should have, get an eco-friendly mat for someone you love that loves to do yoga.

Scuba Mask

Scubapro diving scuba mask

This can be a very original gift… not only does everyone at one point or another go snorkeling. How about you give this gift with a promise to go to a tropical destination to use the mask sometime in the future. I know I would love this idea especially in these trying times. The brand scuba pro stands behind ocean conservation and sustainability so you can feel great about this purchase too.

SafeSleeve EMF protecting phone cover

Wether for your phone, your ipad or laptop give the gift of health to a loved one. From blue light screen protectors to EMF protection from your cell phone. This is another great unexpected gift idea. If you are like me I really like having my phone cover double up as a wallet.

If none of the above ideas resonate take a look into this store, there is a little bit of everything, or see this list of stores.

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Happy Holidays!

With love,

Eco Couple

Chill n Feel- Super Soft Pima Cotton Baby Clothes and Handmade Toys

Absolutely love everything about ChillnFeel

This brand deserves its very own page on our blog. Not only because we absolutely love all their products, and they make some of the very best Sustainable baby clothes we ever found but also because we have been collaborating with them right from the start. We are proud ambassadors of this brand, and always will be.

Their beautiful clothes are made from Pima Cotton, which is a breathable fabric extremely good for sensitive skin, and other skin conditions. It keeps you warm in the winter and stays cool in the summer. We first learned about this fabric from Chill n Feel and absolutely love it.

Martina, the owner of Chill n Feel and I have become friends, and although we have not physically met, we have accompanied each other over the last few years. I want to reiterate that Pima cotton, which is one of the main fabrics they use, I am obsessed with…. it wears so well with time too. I have been trying to convince her do do a mama version because I am kind of jealous of Atlantis and his über adorable comfy pyjamas!

Gonzalo the monkey, pictured here, has traveled the world with us and he still looks as great as the first day we got him. We also are accompanied by the pirate and Octopus, they kind of belong to the family. These handmade toys are made with love in Peru and are truly the product of detailed and precise craftsmanship.

Another amazing benefit of ChillnFeel is that the baby clothes are made in a way that the little ones can grow into it. With an adorable detail on the fold on the bottom of the pants. All the time keeping mamas happy and confident about purchasing these products.

Atlantis is now fully potty trained and still insist on wearing them today…. to my surprise he looked at me when pulling his pants up and said ¨Mummy, I love these pants!¨That to me really just says it all. Thank you for being a part of our family and growing with us Chill n Feel.

We look forward to seeing YOU too enjoy your little ones in ChillnFeel.

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

P.S If you are looking for some fun toys to keep your toddlers occupied while in their comfy pima cotton pyjamas take a look at ¨5 Amazing Eco-Friendly Toys¨

Eco Friendly Sustainable Gardening tips

¨Turn off the News and Build a Garden¨. As our ,ever so talented, friend Lukas Nelson sings in one of his songs. Thank you for the beautiful music and honestly we could not agree more.

We are thrilled to hear about how many people during the lock down have gotten down and dirty in the soil and decided to grow a garden! Having this time at home has inspired so many to connect with their backyard. I really believe that to be an amazing positive of 2020.

Composting is probably one of the most beneficial things we can do for our garden as well as the planet. We wanted to share some tips and resources with you. What we have used to make our garden flourish even more. We want to introduce you to the Bokashi Composting System. It is so important that we nourish the soil so that our plants can thrive. There is currently a beautiful documentary about this on Netflix “Kiss the Ground¨ which we also highly recommend.

Bokashi Living

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Feeding our soil is one of the most important steps we can take towards a better future for our earth. It is as simple as composting the foods we are already using at home. Instead of those food rests ending up in a landfill and rotting away, you can nourish the soil right outside your house with it and give back to mother earth.

Photo sourced from Bokashi

How great is that? You don’t even need to plant a garden, you can just nourish the earth right outside your house, with your waste products and feel good about doing your part towards climate change. Or you can grow a luscious garden, with fruit and vegetables you and your friends can break bread over. Or simply plant beautiful flowers and attract bees, and humming birds into your life.

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We also recommend, Eden Brothers, they have a nice selection for organic seeds. I also highly recommend these awesome biodegradable starter pots, as you can just transplant them directly into the soil without harming the roots. There is even a better garden hose option, to water your garden without the toxic chemicals from you regular hose. As you can see the options are endless.

Not only is gardening relaxing. It connects you to nature and brings you to the simplicity of nurturing your own food. I truly see it as a beneficial practice for mankind. So get outside and put the good energy into the soil. Plant some seeds and reap the rewards of watching your beautiful garden grow!

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I guarantee you, you will feel accomplished about doing it. We would love to hear about your gardening experiences and success stories. For more really resourceful gardening products check out our friends at Earth Easy.

Thanks for reading and sharing.

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

Eco-friendly Magic in a Box for ages 2-10+

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Green Kid Crafts

Do you ever look at Insta Moms, or pinterest and think I would like to do these fun and creative things with my kids? Well look no further we found your one stop shop to eco-friendy, sustainable, super cool and fun things to do with your little ones!

Honestly there is so much to love about this company and its practices. So let me introduce you to Green Kid Craft. Not only does the company plant a tree for every box sold! So we are already so behind this project…. the founder Penny Bauder, is an environmental scientist and leader in conservation, sustainability, youth education, and activism. Someone you would be happy your children to spend some time with.

In these very odd times and the current situation the world is in it is more important than ever that we nurture our youth with positive influences and fun projects to keep their mind on things that are nourishing and fulfilling, especially if they are currently home schooled, or sitting in front of a screen for virtual school all day. No matter how old, even us as adults can benefit from zoning out into this type of creative time! I think that sometimes I get more excited than my son does about art and crafts projects!!!

These boxes are full of creative projects that bring out the best in our little ones, while also teaching them about the environment, the value of sustainability and ways to better our planet. I cannot be happier about this! And there are so many options to choose from. Wether you would like to gift someone a one time box or simply want to subscribe to an awesome program. Made from eco-friendly materials each box includes 4-6 projects filled with creative ideas and project to keep you entertained for quite some time.

¨Leading by example is the best way to help our children learn¨. – Green Kid Craft

So if you have reverted to using the screen, try replacing that time with one of these activities and help kids grow into little scientists, engineers and inventors! Which at the end of the day is so much more rewarding for you and them.

Have you heard of STEAM (Science & Technology, interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements.”) You have nothing to loose by giving it a try and your kids have everything to gain! We absolutely recommend Green Kid Crafts

Thanks for reading and sharing,

Eco Couple

Why the Berkey is our favourite water filter

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The Berkey Water Filter

We are extremely connected to all bodies of water, as are many of us. Be it in the ocean, a lake, a stream or river. I always feel calmer when close to water. I have always questioned the importance of water and which water we drink and how that affects us considering we are made up of such a large percentage of water.

Where is my water coming from? Is it alive? Has it been sitting in plastic bottles under the sun for months? How clean is it? I was curious about these things and tried to get the best water I could find.

Over the years I have tried many different water filters, from complicated filtration systems under the sink to countertop filters, to Kangen water, and honestly what sits right with me personally is: can I get water that is closest to the source of how nature intended us to drink it! I don’t even know if that sentence made any sense but what I mean is…. Is there a filter that would work if I found a natural water source, it can of course be tap water but I am thinking more like a natural waterfall. I eventually stumbled upon the Berkey on one of our trips, the house we rented had the filter. I was intrigued but not 100% convinced until, I went and collected fresh water from Iao Valley and brought it home to filter through my Berkey. So yes I admit I found my perfect water! I am not going to lie we do not always have the time to collect that precious water, so we sometimes use our fawcett and that tastes great too. We try to make it a weekly ritual with the family to drive an hour into the valley and collect water from its source, and it is always a great excuse to connect with nature and swim in the cold fresh water.

The travel Berkey is the one we ended up getting and I really like the size for a family of 3 and it is easy to travel with, also in case of an emergency we can even filter rain water through it. So we are super happy with it.

Pure Water flowing from a waterfall
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On the other side, imagine never having to buy a plastic bottle ever again!! (Well almost never) When you have your own filter at your house you never run out of water, you fill up your reusable bottle, my preferred bottle when we are out and about is The Yeti (Keeps things cold for a long time) and an absolute must have for home is my Blue Bottle, which I can lay under the full moon or energise with the sun…. water does not get better than this!

If you would like to purchase the filter in Europe or the UK you can use this link Berkey Europe.

So whatever you choose to go with just be a part of the plastic pollution solution and drink your choice of filtered water wherever you are in the world.

Sustainably yours,

Sanny and Family

Surf – Reduce Reuse Recycle – let’s do this!

I really think that as lovers of all things water, be it surfing, paddling, kayaking or windsurfing. In part it is our duty to raise awareness about the plastic pollution in the ocean. The time has come when it is finally much easier to do this. I would much rather invest in a surf leash that is made from recycled plastics than contribute to more waste. Wouldn’t you? Wave Tribe makes such a leash and we are lucky enough to test it in the waters and are already so impressed! Another amazing plus is Wave Tribe gives you a one year guarantee on the leash. I don’t know any leash brand that does that.

surf leash made from recycled plastics
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Honestly there is no reason any surfer should still be using wax with petroleum in it when we have an eco friendly option. This wax is made from organic beeswax and coconut oil. Simply the better choice. So let us protect our waters and support brands such as these.

Surf wax made from bees wax, non toxic
Here at Wave Tribe, we do our part by making it our mission to keep oceans safe from toxic surfing. We do this by creating stylish and eco-friendly surfing gear and products so that you don’t have to worry about harming the ocean while enjoying the benefits of surfing. – Wave Tribe

I often find myself wondering how we can do more. There are some really simple steps to being a more conscious surfer. We can always do a beach clean up after a good session. Or simply tell other surfers about brands like Wave Tribe, you can help us create that wave. Come be a part of our tribe.

We took it upon ourself to find an old second hand board… And paid very little for it. We figured that if it didn’t have the chance to go back in the water at least we would hang it on our wall as decoration. Well Iñaki worked hard on it, sanding it down several times and fixing the dings and dents (thank you Ding King for letting him use your space), we weren’t sure how it would hold up. Now just a few weeks after fixing it, not only did we find out that it was worth quite a bit of money, but I have been catching waves with it like crazy. Pretty much every time I take it out someone offers to buy it.

It is not for sale, it was a gift to me. I hope one day our son will get to use it, the hours of love and dedication that went in to it do not have a price in my eyes. It is by far one of the greatest birthday gifts I have ever been given.

The whole point of sharing this story however, even though there are some really nice Eco friendly surfboards surfacing on the market, and I am sure we will enjoy trying them at some point. There is something really magical about taking someone else’s trash and turning into your very own treasure.

To finish off this beauty of a board we were so excited to add our sustainable leash by Wave Tribe. So what can I say other than we are stoked and yes we’ve both been using the board now.

Have you refurbished something recently that you would like to inspire us with? We are always eager to hear your stories!

Thanks for reading and hopefully we will see you in the waves sooner rather than later.

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

P.S Thanks to Silversurfer72 we have just found out that this is a Skippy Slater model Takayama board!

If you liked this article check out our other article on sustainable surf apparel.

Takayama Surfboard refurbished, reused, and loved

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5 Awesome Eco friendly Sustainable shoe brands

I am so excited to have found these amazing sustainable shoe brands, I hope you like our selection and we always look forward to hearing from you. So please share your finds and suggestions.

SAOLA (USA)

misty blue sequoia shoes perched on a log
“Because we know that sixty to seventy percent of the environmental footprint of a pair of shoes is a result of the product’s materials, we’ve made eco construction the central pillar of our shoe development” – Soala

Saola is privy to the extent the shoe industry has been polluting our planet and are doing everything they can to #makeanimpact to change this. We got the sequoia in misty blue and are absolutely in love with them. However I must say there are so many beautiful styles and colours to choose from. It is so important to not have to compromise style when supporting and buying sustainable shoe brands and that is exactly the case with Saola, comfort, style and sustainability all in one.

Thank you and we look forward to owning more Soala shoes as the years go by. So take a step into a more ethical footprint and feel good about your next pair of shoes!

Verdura shoes (Italy)

This shoe comes in at number one for us….. not only is it stylish, vegan and just simply beautifully crafted. Not a day goes by that I do not get stopped on the street when I wear them. The shoe fits your feet like a glove, especially after wearing them in for a few days….. it is super comfortable and most importantly, eco conscious. From vegan leather to recycled fishing nets, this shoe exceeds every expectation from a vegan friendly shoe.

Beautifully handcrafted italian shoe made with recycled fishing nets one of the most beautiful sustainable shoe brands
Every detail is hand made and sourced locally in Tuscany

Hand crafted in Tuscany, Italy. With every detail sourced locally even using natural dyes, making each and every pair unique. Wether it is out and about with a pair of summer shorts or a fancy dress these shoes make their mark wherever they go…..and we are beyond ecstatic to have found them!!!!!

Love for the planet is in the heart of Verdura as well as love for beauty and for the aesthetics” -Verdura

Beyond Skin (UK)

Every girl needs a good pair of high heels in her closet, so why not make it a vegan pair. This high heel is an all time classic style and by far one of my favourites, I absolutely love the peek a boo toe. This is a classic, timeless design that can always be worn. Dress them down with a pair of jeans, wear them on a red carpet or to a wedding. The shoe fits for every special occasion.

Their sustainable and leather-free footwear is all ethically and beautifully handmade in Spain. They have a beautiful selection of vegan shoes

Quoting Beyond Skin and a very interesting fact we did not know: ¨On average, one cow hide will provide 18 pairs of leather shoes and each pair of shoes is accountable for the use of over 1.4 million litres of water! This figure includes the water used to rear and slaughter the cow, and to process the hide in to leather.
Put simply, each time you purchase a new pair of leather shoes you are responsible for using as much water as having a bath everyday for over 40 years! In terms of disposal you’d think that leather products would be biodegradable, but the tanning agent renders it non biodegradable.¨

To me this is enough reason to look for a more sustainable option!

Simple Shoes (USA)

For a classic comfortable sneaker for men and women we have landed on these super comfy shoes. ¨Simple innovation in the form of an organic cotton canvas sneaker. A timeless style that will become a wardrobe staple. The textile lined memory foam insoles support and cushion your every step for maximum comfort.

simple shoes and skateboard made from recycled fishing nets
Even the skateboard is made from recycled fishing nets (carver)

There are no harmful dyes used and the materials are held together with eco-friendly water based glues. The flat cotton laces are made from 100% recycled cotton; and yes, it is a vegan shoe.  A classic organic cotton canvas sneaker that goes well with whatever music is playing.¨ Now how would you chose any other sneaker over this one….¨memory sole insoles are absolutely something worth a try!

GUMBIES (USA,UK, AUSTRALIA)

These may be the most comfortable flip flops we have ever owned, Iñaki loves them just as much as I do! Inspired by tires and mad e from recycled rubber these flip flops have their own unique look and are truly a great price. We hope to own many more of them, and there are so many wonderful colours to choose from, we have yet to try the cork flip flops but do not doubt that they will probably be amazing too.

Gumbies Islander flip flops

The Outback Slipper is made using 8 recycled plastic bottles, how amazing is that. For more info read up on it on their website. There is nothing greater than a good surf session and then slipping into a nice warm slipper, no matter what part of the world you happen to be in.

After a good surf session at hookipa, Hawaii

So all in all we have introduced you to our favourite eco conscious shoe brands for every and any occassion and look forward to hearing from you to discover more brands you would love to share with us!

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Eco-Friendly Bedding

If you stop and think about the fact that you spend almost a whole third of your life in Bed ….Do you not deserve to be lying in what is the best bed and bedding ever?

We believe it is essential to sleep with comfortable and healthy, organic bedding and our always on the lookout for brands that are aligned with nature! Lana Care has introduced us to a fibre we knew nothing about. Kapok (Ceiba) fabric, it is super cozy and it’s function is very innovative. Kapok fiber is harvested from the fluffy fiber surrounding the seeds of the tropical kapok tree. One of the things I personally like is that the Ceiba plant is like horses hair, hollow on the inside, which makes it breathable. It wicks moisture away throughout the night. Which is incredibly important as we all sweat at night. It is also referred to as the lightest fibre in the world. It is extra fluffy and comfy.

We are thrilled with Kapok (Ceiba) through and want to thank our friends over at Lana Care for sending us the lovely duvet…. It feels like silk!

“Sleep is the best meditation” – Dalai Lama

We encourage you, if you cannot currently buy a new organic mattress atleast invest in an organic topper and enjoy some extra special cozy bedding for an extra special nights rest, every night! Good night!