According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the definition of sustainable living means understanding how our lifestyle choices impact the world around us and finding ways for everyone to live better and lighter. As we live day to day without much conscious thought of how our actions affect those around us and the environment while trying to meet and strive for our own aspirations, it is actually in our own personal choices – from how we choose to live, work, and play as citizens of the world that could either support or detriment the planet.
Sometimes, we think we are actually acting out in good intentions without fully understanding the repercussions of our own actions. At times, it is the lack of information and access to affordable product choices and/or options that affect people’s consumption and purchasing behaviour.
The amount of stuff that we chalk up over a course of our lifetime is a reflection of our own lifestyle choices. Below is a recommended list of essentials from our online store that you could decide to purchase to embark on and continue to lead a sustainable lifestyle.
Natural vegan bar soaps from Smiles Boutiques are handmade, eco-friendly, biodegradable, and plastic-free. Using an organic bar soap that consists of pure essential oils help contribute to healthy skin and can help with some skin conditions caused by artificial chemicals like dry skin. These vegan bar soaps tend to have more natural ingredients than conventional soap and the essential oils from Kaolin (Orange) and Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil (Lemon) produce natural scents that do not cause skin irritation yet contains a relaxing aroma.
Add a touch of magic to your outfit – instead of spending more on purchasing a fashion outfit and/or products with fancy details, how about considering an embroidered iron-on patch from GirlandCatStudio? Aside from the patch’s reusability, iron-on patches are a great way to fix clothes that have been lightly torn/damaged which require some quick fixes.
Adam JK Pin
The arc of time brings positive change. For then, now, or anytime along the way, this cute little rainbow pin from Adam JK offers a colourful pick-me-up. 2mm thick (just a little bit sturdier!) that includes a rubber clutch which is reusable and recyclable. Small in size, the enamel pin has a long lifespan and usability which means it is durable and with its high quality, it can serve the user for a long period of time.
Wheel thrown in Japan and completed through a process of trimming, drying, bisque firing, non-toxic glazing and a final firing at high temperature – this functional glazed ceramic saucer is high in its durability and perfect for daily use – whether its for holding bite sized food pieces, dark soya sauce, or even small accessories. The handmade ceramic saucer is dishwasher safe but hand washing is recommended.