Environmental icon Greta Thunberg said: “You are never too small to make a difference.” With this in mind, enter into 2021 aiming to shop in support of Planet Earth with eco-friendly and environmentally-conscious products. Here’s our list of the best and most fabulous items to purchase locally.
Cassine – Amethyst Rose Lumnizer, $48
Not only does Cassine carry the most gorgeous products for skin, body and face, a portion of every sale is donated to the Living Reefs Foundation, a non-profit formed in 2014 with the goal to keep Bermuda’s reef and marine life healthy. Shop online and start 2021 with a glow like no other.
Salt + Cedar – Glass Straws, $16
Plastic straws are so last year. If you haven’t already, it’s time to get with it and purchase a reusable straw. These gorgeous glass straws from Salt+Cedar come in a range of colors, are dishwasher and microwave safe and come with their own special cleaning brush. We think they are the perfect touch for an aesthetically pleasing highball cocktail, or sparkling water for those of us who are braving Dry January.
ESC Cupmatch Canteen – $48.75
Whether you’re blue and blue, through and through, or a die hard Somerset fan ESC has you covered to celebrate your Cupmatch colours all year round with these amazing Corkcicle canteens. They are the perfect excuse to put your team on blast while reducing your plastic waste. It takes up to 1,000 years for single plastic water bottle to decompose and nearly 80% of bottle end up in landfills. It is as easy as “click” and “collect” from ESC’s online shop and never reach for a plastic bottle of water again.
The best way to reduce plastic waste is to never buy plastic in the first place. Obviously, in our modern world completely eliminating plastic products from our shopping bags would be near impossible, however, we think children’s toys that are inevitably going to be out-grown and thrown out or given away is a great place to start. Jolie Kids, a new pop-up in Hamilton, has a great selection of wooden toys like this super adorable balancing game that tests your child’s motor kids while introducing them to plastic alternatives at an early age.
Bermudian’s Tote – $24.95
One of the easiest ways to reduce your waste is using reusable tote bags for groceries and shopping. Keep them in your car and that plastic bag mountain in your cupboard will finally stop growing! We may be biased here but we think our Fish Sandwich Tote as pretty cool option.
Shop Pre-Loved Clothing and Accessories at Orange Bay Company
With fast fashion contributing to 10% of global carbon emissions annually, many people are discovering thrifting and vintage in the new star of the apparel industry. Often second-hand vintage shopping can feel overwhelming and it’s difficult to know where to start hunting for bargains. Orange Bay curates stylish and affordable pre-loved clothing that makes shopping with the environment in mind easier than ever. Their online store is updated daily. We are especially loving their daily outfit inspo featured on their Instagram page!