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The Soweto Shopper

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In collaboration with Women Artisans in Soweto we present to you our Soweto Shopper! Made from up-cycled crochet yarn as the exterior & recyclable maize meal sacks as the interior, this product is 100% Eco-Friendly.

With our passion for being an ethical and sustainable brand, your purchase of this bag has already made an impact. Each bag purchased puts money back into the community by assisting children who have been abused, homeless, and in orphanages.

Finding Calm at Home

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Home is where the heart is and should be the place that we find a sense a calm. But with so many of us with busy lifestyles it's hard to make time for ourselves. Here are 5 tips to create a peaceful nook in your home to destress, meditate, pray, read, or daydream.

 

1. Find a space in your home near a window or an area that attracts natural light.

2. Add some of your favorite fixtures like a comfortable chair and small side table.

3. Add plants such as Aloe, Bamboo, Golden Pothos, or Philodendron. They are all excellent houseplants and great for purifying the air in your home.

4. Spice up the space by adding a few eco-friendly decorative pillows. Our favorite eco-organic decorative throws are from brands, Coyuchi & Bambeco.

5. Once you've created your space make a promise to yourself to keep this area it tech free: no cellphone, no i-pad, no laptop (unless it's a reading tab).  Allow yourself to get lost in a great read or give yourself 20 minutes of relaxation meditation.

Follow these 5 tips and we promise your mind, body, and soul will thank you.

PSA: Save Your Skins

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PSA: Save your pineapple skins! They have good stuff in them. Lots of fruits hold a lot of their nutrients in their skins but who wants to chew on that?! But we've found the remedy and here are our top 3 reasons to save your pineapple skins and reduce waste! ❤

1. Organic Pineapple Skin Tea- boil skins in 1 liter of water for 15mins or until water turns yellow. Add raw local honey or drink plain. This tea is great for circulation, anti-inflammatory, cleansing, immune booster, & weight loss.

2. Pineapple Pot-Pourri- place skins in a food dehydrator or an oven at 200 degrees and leave until skins crisp. Add your favorite spices and dried flowers for a sweet aroma.

3. Pineapple Foot Scrub- place skins in blender and blend until you get a coarse paste. Apply paste to your feet and leave for 20min.

Keep Earth Sexy

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For every item of clothing donated, 27 lbs of carbon emissions are reduced, based on the fact that there isn't another garment being produced while one is headed to a landfill.
Donate to a thrift store or charity that accepts donations, or trade with your girlfriend (you know that dress was made for her anyways 😘). #keepearthsexy