ELEMENTS OF THE PERFECT TOWEL


Japanese towels are consistently rated amongst the best towels in the world, but industry jargon and lack of transparency can make them tricky to navigate for beginners. Here is a guide to picking the perfect Japanese towel, from the most absorbent fabrics to the craftsmanship details to look for.
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DO-GOOD FACE MASKS


With public areas and work places reopening, plus the beautiful weather alluring, face masks are probably your most important accessories this season. We put together this list of resources to purchase, donate, or DIY your own face masks, all from small businesses and non-profits that promote eco-friendly products, support underprivileged communities, and give back to their local first responders and neighbors in need.

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NATURAL DYE: THE WAY WE COLOR

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Today, our affection for natural dye is undergoing a resurgence, not only because of it’s eco-friendly properties, but also for the special tones and effects, as well as the craft-making heritage it carries along.
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BAMBOO CHARCOAL: SCIENCE AND BEAUTY


A highly absorbent type of charcoal, activated charcoal has been used as a natural purifier in Japan since the Edo period (1603 – 1868). It naturally pulls moisture from the air and purifies drinking water, all without the use of plastic filters. 
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AN ECO-FRIENDLY WOOL ALTERNATIVE


Shorn once a year from the world's oldest domestic livestock, this warm, lightweight, and luxurious fiber from South America is not only gentler on our environment, but also safer for us.

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THE MOST RENEWABLE MATERIALS


Choosing renewable materials = relying less on non-renewable sources.
That, in turn, translates into more efficient use of resources, less carbon emissions, and a better conserved planet.
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