Thanks to mareng Greta (Thunberg not Barretto) and other advocates like her, there’s a growing, worldwide movement for sustainable lifestyles.
Pero wait, what does leading a sustainable lifestyle mean? This means you are trying to reduce the use of the earth’s natural resources. It also means gumagamit ka ng products made from natural ingredients that do not cause further damage or pollution (i.e., these are chemical-free).
Ngayong Pasko, help a friend or a family member transition to a more sustainable lifestyle with these locally-made gift ideas. Little steps!
Eco Bar PH (@ecobarph) are solid bar shampoos na walang sulfates, silicones, and plastic packaging. They also have all-natural bath bars.
EcoBum Cloth Diapers (@ecobumph) is bringing the lampin back in style. Moms with newborns and toddlers would appreciate how absorbent it is (and the savings from not having to buy expensive disposable nappies).
Healthy Kleen (@healthykleen) is an all-natural cleaning solution made from 100% distilled sugar cane and coconut vinegar. The spray bottles can be refilled, too.
Human Heart Nature (@humanheartnature) is already a household name when it comes to personal and home care. Their products are made with ingredients that grow locally: coconut, sugarcane, and aloe, to name a few. They have holiday gift sets specially prepared for the season.
Pili Ani PH (@pilianiph) is a skin care, makeup, bath, and wellness brand whose products are made from elemi and pili oils. Bestsellers include their Intense Hydrating Facial Cream, Deep Detox Volcanic Ash Exfoliating Mask, Tinted Lip Balm, and Essential Oil Blends Travel Kit.
Salok PH (@salokph) makes wooden cups made from typhoon-retired (read: binuwag ng bagyo) acacia trees. They’re great travel companions. Pang kape, pang tsaa, pang tagay.
Sip PH (@sipsteelstraws) has a zero-waste starter kit na may lunchbox, tumbler, straw set, and utensil set. You can also buy each item separately – their utensil and straw sets come in burrito wraps for on-the go lifestyles.
Sustainably Made (@sustainablymade) has locally crafted products made from sustainably farmed trees and not from natural forests. The Titas and Titos will love the cheese boards, chopping boards, coasters, candle holders, shot glass holders, gadget stands, and more.
The Bamboo Company (@thebamboocompany) has coffee tumblers, toothbrushes, razors, liquid soap dispensers, French presses, watches, and even sunglasses made from bamboo.