Category: Products

Secondhand Fashion in the DC Area

You’ve probably been hearing the term “fast fashion” buzzing around your social media and news outlets lately but what is it and why is it harmful? One of my favorite blogs, The Good Trade, states that โ€œFast fashion utilizes trend replication, rapid production, and…

The Art and Power of Expression

Our impact on the environment boils down to one thing: human behavior. I try my best to buy from socially and environmentally responsible vendors. I go out of my way to support companies that empower women and minorities. I even continue to support companies…

The Glorious Gift of Wrapping Paper

Not the kind you’re thinking about… It has been 4 months since I started going zero waste. I have accumulated a lot of stuff in that time; unwilling to throw anything away. I have paper bags, tissue paper, calendars, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, crinkly…

Zero Waste- Cleaning Swaps

These are general cleaning alternatives to single use items or items in plastic containers that ultimately end up in our landfills. I haven’t made all of these swaps yet but I’m working towards it! Every bit helps! When in doubt, make as many of…

Zero Waste- Laundry Swaps

Dryer Sheets We use dryer sheets once and then we toss them in the trash. It’s not the most sustainable method but it’s the one we’re used to. We don’t have to settle. I’ve switched to wool dryer balls and add in essential oils…

Zero Waste- Kitchen Swaps

Aluminum Foil Aluminum foil is awesome. Unfortunately, we can’t reuse it because of the ways we typically use it (ie. food prep, fire…). I guess you can recycle it if you’re wearing it as a hat. Luckily for us, it’s 2018 and we can…

Zero Waste- Bathroom Swaps

Toilet Paper Instead of bleached TP made from beautiful trees and then ultimately wrapped in layers of plastic… Try Bamboo or Recycled TP! Who Gives A Crap? Seventh Generation *this is not bleached and made from 100% recycled materials, however it does come wrapped…

Litterati: Zero Waste Trending

Litterati contains some of my most favorite things: puns, maps, data collection, Geospatial analysis, pattern observation, accountability and global connections. Add some animals on the platform and I’m sold (jk, the app is free). This app allows the user to photograph litter, tag it…

Bidet Mate!

Hello lovely humans! It’s been a busy and stressful week. I have one word that touches on every emotion I felt the past 7 days: S.H.I.T. Butt not for the reasons you may assume. nailed it. I treated myself to an adorable bidet from…

Sud Duds: Jury’s still out on DIY laundry detergent

Hello! Thanks for taking a break from your daily Grit and Grind (#GoGrizz #GrizzNation) to explore my most recent trip down the slippery slope that is zero waste living. Also, free make up remover pads and homemade detergent to the person who can caption…

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