Ever since the pandemic started in 2019, the amount of plastic and waste in our planet has skyrocketed, creating a greater effect on pre-existing environmental crisis. Each and every one of us is accountable and should play a role in mitigating these effects. Starting a sustainable lifestyle is not difficult and can be done through many small daily acts from saying goodbye to single-use plastics to opting for more sustainable products. Another Story has curated many eco-friendly alternatives of fashionable and wellbeing products, from well-known overseas and local brands, to help you start your sustainable lifestyle and become more mindful of our planet every time you shop.
Picking the right daily essentials is important. Wouf, a Spanish label of lifestyle accessories, creates eco-friendly laptop sleeves, cosmetic pouches, and other small bags that are produced locally, using fabric from recycled plastic bottles, eco-friendly ink, and recycled plastic wraps. All Wouf products are also made with high-quality materials, meant to last for a very long, long time.
Walking whenever possible helps reduce your carbon footprint and owning a pair of sustainable sneakers would be a plus. Veja, a French footwear brand, is known for being the first sneaker brand to use fabric made from recycled plastic bottles in their B-mesh range. Their Hexamesh range is also made from a combination of recycled plastic bottles and organic cotton, while their CWL range offers vegan sneakers made from cotton fabric covered with upcycled corn coating instead of animal leather. In addition to environmental sustainability, Veja also incorporates transparency, social projects, fair trade, and economic justice in every step of their production.
Buying less also means buying better. Native Union, an English - French brand of high-tech gadgets, focuses on selecting materials that are the most durable and long lasting, while introducing sustainable alternatives whenever possible. Their sustainable models of phone cases and slings are made from various recycled materials such as recycled TPU, recycled microfiber and sustainable genuine leather.
Apart from fashionable goods, your wellbeing products should also be sustainable. P.F. Candle Co. offers natural products for you to relax the eco-friendly way. All their candles are produced in California from soy wax and are a 100% vegan, cruelty free and phthalate free. Once the candle wax is used up, do not forget to turn the empty jars into plant pots or pencil holders.
As you all have heard, beauty starts from the inside out. Compagnie de Provence produces self-care products in France made with at least 95% naturally derived ingredients. All products are also 100% free of parabens, mineral oils, aluminum, sodium laureth sulphate and triclosan that are harmful to our skin as well as the planet. Moreover, their bottles are made from glass which are infinitely recyclable and refillable. Simply purchase the 1-liter refill size to keep refilling the glass bottles.
Lastly, the best way to start living a sustainable lifestyle is by saying goodbye to plastics. Superbee, a local brand from Northern Thailand, offers kitchenware and products that will reduce the use of plastic in your household. Some of their interesting products include reusable food wrap made from beeswax for storing fruits and vegetables, bamboo toothbrushes, toothpaste tabs, reusable straws, and bamboo tumblers.
There surely are endless ways for you to care for our planet. Discover more brands and products for you to achieve a sustainable lifestyle with ‘Love the Planet’. Together, our small but sustainable daily acts can transform our planet.