The importance of having a sustainable lifestyle is raised with the global warming and depletion of the ozone layer which is adversely affecting human and animal lives. The culture of consumerism in the modern world is one of the major reasons to destroy our environment through increased landfills and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Purchasing something or the other is a part of our day-to-day life. Have you ever thought about the impact of products you purchase? As I mentioned earlier about increased landfills and greenhouse gas emissions, how much a product you are purchasing will contribute to all these? For example, you are purchasing a particular beauty product and it has microbeads that will end up in the ocean disturbing the ecosystem there. You can decide on avoiding purchasing such products and switching to more eco-friendly products. This is called conscious consumerism where we are making purchase decisions based on a product’s social, economic and environmental impacts. It’s a vast topic to discuss further. In nutshell it’s good to have an ethical shopping practice so that we can meet our needs, responsibly utilizing the natural resources keeping in mind our future generations.

Shopping locally is a sustainable way of shopping as it reduces the miles a product travels through to reach your local store as opposed to imported products. Local products reduce fuel consumption and carbon footprint. 

We at Celestho are proud to support local businesses which are selling more eco-friendly products. Here’s a guide to sustainable products from celestho.

Vegetable-tanned leather Jewelry and Accessories

Vegetable-tanned leather is the best eco-friendly alternative to highly processed faux leather made of plastic. These beautiful handmade leather accessories from Inspirit Leather Designs are sustainable and the most environmentally friendly. No harsh chemicals are used to tan the hide; only components from plants are used in the process. It is also decomposable.

Vegetable-tanned leather is strong and durable. With proper care, it can last many generations.

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Reusable Market Totes

On your next shopping trip please make sure to carry your own market tote. This is a great way to reduce landfills by avoiding single-use plastic bags. What if the market tote you are using is washable, reusable and biodegradable? That’s the most sustainable way of shopping I would say. Because your not only taking care of the impact a product you are purchasing but also the negative impact of the product packaging.

These market totes from Oh So Crafty Me would be a great choice.

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Beeswax bags

BeeBAGZ are 100% natural and a safer, convenient option to plastic for all your family’s food storage needs. It is self-sealing, has water-resistant closure that is functional, easy to use, and convenient. It also keeps your food looks fresher than storage in plastic zipper locked bags, plastic wraps.

Beeswax is an antibacterial agent so helps to keep the bags clean, while preventing the spread of common bacterial organisms. It is also effective at repelling smells and odours (such as onions).

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Plastic Free Baby Teether

These crochet teether from Anya’screations is made with 100% cotton yarn and wooden ring. It is washable and a great alternative to a plastic teether. You can choose between coconut oil-treated wood or naked wood. 

Pro tip: If you want to go 100% natural choose white cotton yarn.

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Recycled Cotton Scrunchies

Upcycling is a great way to reduce the landfills also it reduces the need of new raw materials in the production process. These cotton scrunchies from ‘With Robyncee’  are an example of a great upcycling project. 

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These are just a curated list of eco-friendly products. Go through our marketplace for more eco-friendly product options. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Happy shopping!

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