| Code Crew
Take a moment and think about the last purchase you made. Whether you bought food, clothing, beauty products, or home goods, that exchange had an impact on our planet. Each transaction you make makes a statement about what you believe! This is why it’s so important to be a sustainable shopper.
Contrary to what you may have heard, shopping sustainably isn’t necessarily more expensive. Once you understand simple ways to change your habits as a consumer, you can make conscientious purchases that you will be proud of.
5 Ways to Shop Sustainably
1. Avoid Plastic.
Plastics contain harmful chemicals, can take over 1,000 years to degrade, and are dangerous to wildlife. This is why OWL packages its products in glass jars that can be reused or recycled. Whenever possible, purchase items packaged in tin, paper, or glass and say no to plastics!
2. Buy Local.
Shopping locally is beneficial for your community, your body, and our planet. Shop at small businesses in your area and buy produce at the local farmers market. This will ensure your money is funneled back into your community and makes a lasting impact!
3. Read Fabric Labels.
Did you know that the textile industry is one of our planet’s biggest polluters? This is why it’s important to understand the carbon footprint of different types of fabrics and production methods. Opt for clothing made out of sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics like bamboo, hemp, and linen.
4. Reduce Your Consumption.
One of the biggest ways you can live more sustainably is to purchase less. Rather than buying low-quality items more frequently, invest in quality products that will stand the test of time. Resist the urge to shop impulsively and always keep reusable shopping bags, to-go cups, and reusable cutlery on hand.
5. Go Organic.
This applies the clothing you wear, the food you eat, and the products you purchase. Opt for organic produce, toiletries, and textiles whenever possible! At OWL, we use all organic ingredients so our customers can be sure they’re making the best choice for their bodies and our planet.
3 Sustainable Brands We Love!
Ettitude is our latest obsession! Their Venice shop is located just down the street from the OWL HQ on Abbot Kinney and we can’t get enough of their super soft sheets, towels, and loungewear. All of Ettitude’s products are made with CleanBamboo™ (organic bamboo lyocell) so they’re chemical-free, high-quality, eco-friendly, and sustainable.
We love Tulz so much we carry them at the OWL HQ! Tulz makes reusable straws and cutlery with food grade stainless steel that is 100% recyclable and free of toxic materials. Better yet, all of their products come in plastic-free packaging that can be used over and over.
3. Christy Dawn
Another local company we can’t get enough of: Christy Dawn. Christy Dawn employs local artisans who sew all of their clothing in downtown Los Angeles. Each item is made with deadstock fabric and produced in limited quantities, ensuring the highest level of craftsmanship and quality.
We encourage you to take some time to reflect on your purchasing habits. In what ways can you shop more sustainably? Are there any local businesses in your community that will benefit from your support? Never forget that small shifts in your lifestyle have the power to make a big difference! Together, we can change the world.
The OWL Fam