Top 8 Eco-Friendly Picks
It’s April, which means Earth Day is just a few short weeks away. As Earth Day approaches, we are reminded to treasure the beautiful world around us by making an effort to increase sustainability in our day-to-day lives. Luckily, One World Shop carries several products that will make staying green a snap!
Handmade greeting cards are no doubt the most personal way to commemorate your loved ones’ accomplishments. Whether it be graduating high school, or celebrating a birthday, One World Shop carries a variety of greeting cards that cater to every occasion. Our vibrant cards are handcrafted by women survivors of sex trafficking in the Philippines, and incorporate a variety of handmade, recycled papers, making them eco-friendly. Sustainable, empowering, and intricate, these greeting cards will be sure to dazzle any recipient.
A fashionable accessory that also supports reputable causes? Count us in! World Finds’ Cause bracelet line provides chic beaded bracelets handcrafted by Indian artisans. To make these bracelets even more appealing, each piece donates a percentage of its proceeds to notable causes, some of which are sustainability-focused. Pick up a Cause “clean up” bracelet to add a bold pop of color to your outfits while helping clean the world’s oceans. Or maybe you’d prefer a more neutral piece, like the Cause “plant” bracelet, that helps fight climate change one tree at a time. If those two causes don’t resonate with you, you might try the Cause “rescue” bracelet, which donates to organizations focused on saving homeless animals. Whatever your passion, the Cause bracelets will allow you to tackle important issues while looking stylish.
Wide Stripe Market Tote
Eliminating single-use plastics is a huge step that you can take to support the fight against climate change, and One World Shop is here to help you out! Our Wide Stripe Market Tote is handwoven by Guatemalan artisans with 100% cotton, making it machine washable and dryable. Besides boasting a considerable amount of storage, two straps of varying lengths are attached to the tote, so you can choose to drape the tote across your shoulder or carry the tote in your hands. Better yet, this product is available in a cool-toned, sleek indigo pattern and in a warm, caramel-toned pattern, so you won’t have to sacrifice fashion for function!
Small/Large Ellie Pooh
Our Mr. Ellie Pooh journals are uniquely environmentally sustainable. The epitome of eco-friendliness, these unlined, hardcover notebooks come in a small and large variety and are adorned with whimsical nature-inspired drawings. The paper products used in these journals are 100% recycled, consisting of 30% fiber from elephant dung and 70% recycled paper. By using recycled material, Mr. Ellie Pooh reduces energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, particulate emissions, wastewater, solid waste, and forest destruction. With so many environmental benefits, Mr. Ellie Pooh’s journals brings a whole new meaning to the word “organic.”
Sari Air Element Planter
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to raise your own houseplant! Matr Boomie’s uniquely crafted Sari Air Element Planter combines the arts of pottery and metalworking to create a modern, avant-garde piece. The geometric frame of the planter is wrapped in vivid, upcycled sari fabric, giving the planter a one-of-a-kind texture and color. A classic terracotta pot sits snugly within the center of the geometric frame and includes a drainage hole to ensure that your plants stay healthy. Classy, sleek, and contemporary, this planter will be the perfect feature piece for your home.
Diamond Clutch Wallet
A good wallet is a daily necessity, and our Diamond Clutch Wallet checks all the boxes. For one, it boasts an enormous amount of space, with several pockets to fit all of your cash, coins, and cards. Secondly, the neutral toned cream and black pattern will match any outfit, perfect for daily use. Perhaps the wallet’s most alluring aspect is that it is totally sustainable! The clutch is ethically produced by Cambodian artisans, screen printed with black eco-friendly dyes, and made with 100% upcycled fabric retrieved from waste from traditional garment factories. Whether you use this item as your daily wallet, or as a statement clutch for your next event, this multipurpose product is a great find!
Colorful Sea Turtle 31203 Haiti
Recycling has never looked this good! Haitian artisans reuse colossal oil drums that would ordinarily be thrown out after carrying a shipment of imported goods. Instead, these artisans flatten the drums, sketch their designs, and hand paint each piece to create a vibrant works of art that will add a bold pop of color to your walls. The outer coating of the pieces makes them perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Pick up one of our Colorful Haitian Sea Turtles to spice up your home decor and support sustainability.
Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap
Finding high quality, sustainably sourced body products can be hard, but Alaffia’s Authentic African Black Soap is just that. Triple milled to provide exceptional moisturization, this soap includes fair trade ingredients such as unrefined shea butter and West African palm oil which, when harvested by small-scale farmers using traditional methods, does not endanger wildlife species. After adding potash to the shea butter and palm oil, the next step is to cook the mixture for six hours. Finally, the soap is cured in the sun for three weeks. This process results in a gentle soap that aims to cleanse and soothe all skin types. If you prefer a scented soap, Alaffia has varieties enhanced with ingredients such as coffee, charcoal, and hemp. Not to mention, the packaging is created entirely with recycled and recyclable paper! With so much good stuffed into such a tiny item, Alaffia’s Authentic African Black Soap will no doubt be a staple in your daily routine.