There’s more and more pressure on today’s young professionals and families to live with an eye on energy usage, emissions, and waste. ‘GO GREEN’ cry governments and charities, urging us to alter our lifestyles for the benefit of the little blue-green rock that we all call home. Happily, there are products out there that combine stylish feel with eco-friendly credentials, meaning you’ll be able to pamper yourself and your loved ones while pampering the earth, too. Soak up admiring looks with the following tips in mind, fusing style-conscious purchases with eco-conscious minds!
When it comes to clothing and accessories, sustainability is the name of the game. This means buying products that can go the distance in terms of wear-and-tear; it also means considering what’s likely to remain in fashion for more than a season. Elegant Gucci handbags, timeless Levis jeans, or vintage-feel watches fit the bill here – and to go the distance, consider checking labels for sustainable fabrics that are both durable and kind to the environment.
Green interiors need not mean minimalist recycled shelving or the creation of a pot plant Eden: plenty of brands are now focussing on maintaining their seductively-designed items with materials that are kind to nature. From cork rugs to beautiful ornamental lights utilising repurposed cardboard and energy-saving bulbs, stores are now stocking uniquely stylish products that don’t break the bank!
There’s been a boom over the last decade or so in cosmetics that shun harmful chemicals and polluting plastic micro-balls in favour of natural, organic ingredients. Not only do these products look, smell and feel wonderful, there’s the feeling that switching to eco-friendly options is taking from nature and giving to nature at the very same time! There’s plenty of options to research in order to find the perfect fit for your skin and look.
This can seem a counter-intuitive one, but in terms of carbon footprint and economical use of resources, it’s up there with the best solutions. Instead of flying, travel overland in cars fit for long-distance adventuring. Check out a stylish Isuzu for sale with the heft to travel far and the space to keep a family comfortable (as well as plenty of adventure and camping equipment) and enjoy a new and far more environmentally-conscious method of holidaying.
You might think the eco-warrior wisdom here dictates families shut-off their devices and live in perpetual candlelight. Not so! Working closely with developing technologies, some of the leading producers of kitchen appliances, televisions and computers are producing great-looking, energy-efficient machines that tick the style and green boxes with panache! Remember to check new purchases for their energy rating in order to maximise savings.
Maintaining the lifestyle of your choosing while ‘living green’ has never been easier, and by conducting a little extra research, buying the right products, and keeping them in a good condition, it’s possible to enjoy an enviable lifestyle alongside that warm feeling that you’ve done your bit for Planet Earth!