All posts tagged: sustainable

Nature Is My Gym

(Photo Credit: Lori Speirs. Sustainable Fashion, Clothing made from upcycled plastic: Laura is wearing Swimsuit by Sage Larock and Leggings from Activ Angels. Shoes by Parley & Adidas, Ultraboost  Alicia is wearing sustainable fashion leggings from Recycled Maggie Designs) Nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts, get ready for a new series on our blog… “Nature Is My Gym”.  Spending time in nature has many positive benefits. Nature is great for rejuvenating the mind, body and soul.   It is that time of year, summer is just on the horizon and nature is calling us all to spend a little more time outdoors.  Now is the perfect time for many of us to start getting into shape.  Maybe our goal or motivation is to be “bikini ready” for the summer.  That being said, at the end of the day fitness is a lifestyle and should go beyond summer.  With this in mind, fitness should be focused on getting your body in the best shape possible with your overall goal being set on being healthy.  It shouldn’t focus …

5 Reasons to ditch that plastic straw

Spoiler alert, plastic straws are no longer in vogue.  It is the end of the era of the plastic straw.  Many of us have had the last straw (both literally and metaphorically) when it comes to single-use plastic.  Single-use plastics have a significant environmental impact and are polluting our oceans in a major way.  There is a massive amount of plastic floating around our oceans, it is estimated that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 700,000 square miles, equivalent to the size of Texas!  Plastic waste is starting to take over our oceans.  Divers, surfers, and regular beach goers are constantly finding and removing plastic off the beach and from the oceans.  Our lifestyle of convenience wrapped in plastic needs to be reevaluated, we know that single-use plastic is harmful to marine life, birds and our environment.  By 2050 oceans will contain more plastic than fish.  Plastic is harmful to marine life and coral reefs.  That being said, we need to unite in an effort to change our consumer habits, by switching over to sustainable …

A Breath of Wild Air

The winds are changing, spring is gone and summer is here. For many, with a change in seasons, comes a change in fashion and accessories. Now is the time to breathe in “Wild Air.” Eco chic is a fashion trend on the rise. Who wouldn’t love owning jewelry that is not only a handcrafted work of art, made with love by artisans, but also incorporates sustainability and the raw beauty of nature? If that fits your lifestyle and fashion sense, and you would love to add more eco chic jewelry to your personal collection, then check out Wild Air & Co. Meet The Fabulous Designers Behind Wild Air & Co. Brooklyn and Casey, this creative duo, are the ladies behind handcrafted jewelry with a sustainable element.  Two friends sharing their love for design, fashion and the environment with the world. This creative duo, are bonafide artisans, creating handcrafted jewelry in the good old USA. Their collection of unique jewelry is a beautiful mix of vintage, glamour and southern charm. Each piece is created with an environmental sustainability …

The Importance of Sustainable Farms

Happy Farmer Friday! A short but sweet post.  I came across this great little video discussion about the future of sustainable farming.  The video draws attention to important points to consider when comparing small farms and big farms.  It is quite insightful and worth spending a few minutes to watch.  Enjoy! Eco Fact: “Currently, 2 Billion people rely on smallholder farms for their food.”   Have a lovely weekend! with love, from one tree hugger to another, xo    

Got Eggs? Local. Organic. Sustainable.

For everyone who loves omelets, cakes and other goodies that are made with love and eggs then you will be ecstatic to know that you can find locally farmed eggs that are both delicious and affordable. Brothers, Shanan and Pasmore Harrison have a Cayman Egg Farm which is not-for-profit.  Any proceeds from egg purchases goes directly into feeding and maintaining the chickens as well as supporting Shanan’s ministry which teaches youth and adults how to cook.  Together, their hard work is a labor of love.  The chickens are specifically, layer fowls which means that they do not rely on a rooster to produce eggs.  The animals are cared for with love, and respect. All farmed eggs are organic, thus they are hormone and antibiotic free! It is important that as a community we support our fellow Caymanian’s in their efforts to provide local produce and products which support and encourage sustainability.  As previously mentioned any proceeds from these eggs directly supports the community and the care of the animals, as it is a not-to-profit Cayman …

Eco Fashion: Para De Sol Cayman Islands

It is always lovely to hear about eco friendly products here in the Cayman Islands.  Back in April I had the pleasure of meeting Helene Anziska, the creative mind, along with her international design team, behind these lovely parasols.  Para De Sol creates beautiful and unique parasols that are eco friendly.  These lovely parasols are all ” handmade from beautiful rice paper, bamboo and cotton string. They are 100% environmentally friendly and completely biodegradable.” (Para De Sol). When you get a chance visit their store and check out their eco chic and eco friendly parasols.  Set an eco fashion trend with your handmade parasol.  Support local and support sustainability.  These unique parasols are versatile they can be used for the beach, decorative, a gift or wedding accessory. Support Para De Sol visit their website http://www.paradesol.com and support Para De Sol on Facebook. Be sure to get your eco friendly parasol this summer for those long beach days. From one eco fashion lover to another xo