1. Jaclynmccosker– eco living, how to live more environmentally friendly by investing in certain things. She also introduces you to several conscious companies.
#TrashFreeThursday // Moving away from plastic around the home is one way we can lower our impact for #lowimpact30. 〰️ Instead of plastic toilet brushes, dish brushes, dust pans and more that never biodegrade and exist in landfill (or the oceans) for a thousand years, we can find alternatives made from recyclable and biodegradable materials. Pictured is the fair trade @biomestores scrub brush made from wood, cacti and grass, their wood dish scrubbing brush, and the wood and steel dustpan just from @kmartaus (see – something for all budgets!). 🌵
2. rocket_science– loved her #creatnotconsume series for eco friendly gift ideas for Christmas. Helping us all to live a more zero-waste life
#BikeToWork – who said your commute to work has to be boring, with my @publicbikes I am loving my zero waste commute! • My C7 bike has seven speeds (much needed for the hills of San Francisco) and has a step-through frame, perfect for days when I wear dresses or skirts. My favourite feature is the detachable basket where I can store my stainless steel drink bottle and my backpack! • These bikes are made to last! I always appreciate quality over quantity and this bike will last for years to come. • I would love to hear does anyone else ride their bike to work? #sponsored 📸 by @oh_joi
3. ecowarriorprincess– literally your one stop shop for any sustainability questions! A great blog all round! They are redefining what it means to live sustainably… for clever minds, stylish intentions and green convictions.
CHILD LABOR // “Globally, there are 152 million children engaged in child labor. “60% of these children are actually working in the fashion supply chain," explains Kelly Drennan founder of @fashiontakesaction. "In Uzbekistan, children are taken out of school, hired on the cotton field and forced to pick cotton. They are also used to cut, dye, sew, and work in environments that constantly expose them to harmful toxic chemicals and pesticides, whether this is on the cotton farms or tanneries in the leather industry…" In late Feb, contributing writer Cassandra @chicmadeconsciously attended the ‘Sourcing for Impact: Addressing Child Labor and Modern-day Slavery’ panel talk moderated by Rafik Riad, founder of the @buygoodfeelgood expo in Toronto. To read what she learned and how we can help to tackle child labor and modern-day slavery, click on the link in our bio. Credit: shutterstock 🌏🌎#ethicalfashion #fastfashion #sustainablefashion #socialjustice #activist #activism #ecofashion #justice #ethicalclothing #ecowarriorprincess
4. thegreenhub_ – a guide to living sustainably in a way that fits with your lifestyle.
Have you ever worn a piece of clothing where you can feel the love that has been poured into making it? That’s @frankanddollys. A Melbourne ethical fashion label who create pieces with soul. Its passionate founders Joel and Rachel Cooper, have created a label made up of beautiful, wearable and timeless pieces, designed to be worn and loved for a lifetime. Their latest collection Meadow Soiree is made up of ten hand dyed, printed and embellished linens and soft rayon pieces, in the most beautiful earthy colours. I’m wearing the Meadow Soiree Maxi Dress in Rose and it’s quickly become one of my most worn dresses. It’s flattering on my curves and I feel so beautiful wearing it. Use the code FRANKANDDOLLYSLOVE for 10% off your purchase 💚 #frankanddollys #sponsored
5. minimalandnatural– eco inspiring minds one step at a time.
6. greenlemonnola – a beautiful account that will no doubt inspire you to live just like her… growing fresh organic veggies, grocery shopping zero waste, going to the farmers markets, and completing DIY projects to enhance your home.
A big bag full of #lowwaste groceries 💚 this is full of mushrooms, peppers, cashews, lentils, pumpkin seeds, and a bunch of other veggies 🌶 🥦 It sounds cheesy but I really feel so happy shopping like this and living a more sustainable lifestyle. It gives me a sense of purpose even in the small things like cooking and grocery shopping and gardening. #yayearth #ourplanetourhome #zerowaste
7. happygreen.co.uk – a great store offering all things plastic free and sustainable.
Are these not just the coolest summer sandals ever? Totally natural, handmade in Spain and the best zero waste shoe you will ever own! The global apparel and footwear industries account for 8% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions! Compare that with road transport at 10.5% and airtransport at 1.7%. That is huge! These sandals, other than being so aesthetically pleasing, are guiltfree and carbon neutral! Made by @oforigin.oo. We will be stocking up! #lead#refuse#reduce#plastickills#everylittlehelps#sustainableisthenewcool#makeachange#happygreen 📷oforigin.
There are probably loads more great accounts out there. These are just the ones I’ve come across and love. If you have any extra ones you love feel free to tell us in the comments.
I’d love to know where you are on your zero-waste/eco-conscious journey?