We are big fans of the plastic-free movement (obv). Have you heard about Plastic Free July? This international movement encourages people to be more aware of the plastic in their daily lives and the impact that single-use plastics have on the environment.
Of course, there’s an added benefit of swapping single use items for reusable ones: a savings of cost, time, and energy. If you’d like to reduce plastic at home, we have some ideas for you!
The state of Hawaii recently passed a bill that bans sunscreens containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, two chemicals scientists believe are contributing to the declining health of coral reefs around the world. According to this article in the New York Times, an estimated “14,000 tons of sunscreen is believed to be deposited in oceans annually with the greatest damage found in popular reef areas in Hawaii and the Caribbean.”
We tend to associate the term “natural” with being a positive thing. We look for natural ingredients in our food and body products, and we try to make good choices. But is it “natural” to use products like sunscreens at all? Weren’t we made to be in the sunlight?
The sun’s light is definitely essential to life, but so are natural defenses against getting too much. Even the world wears a sunscreen all her own: the ozone layer. Thanks to the ozone layer, UVC rays never reach the Earth, and we don’t need to worry about the unpleasant effects UVC radiation would have on our skin and eyes.
With the help of a few pencils, measuring tape, good music and caffeine, the preloved team gets to work. Carefully curating each piece of the reclaimed vintage and blending with deadstock and overrun fabrics to create a unique garment.
Our preloved studio is situated in the middle of our factory being where the magic happens ensures that we're there every step of the way.
Nature provides the means to keep your skin healthy, happy, and beautiful. There is no need to use synthetic substitutes that can potentially harm both your body and the environment. We take great pride in using the highest quality ingredients possible in our formulations. To achieve this, we are present in every step of the process. Our ingredients, including Alfalfa, Chamomile, Echinacea, Nettle, Red Clover and a variety of Botanical Tree Essences are hand selected and harvested throughout the year from forests and farms across various regions of the Pacific Northwest. This harvesting process helps to ensure the use of only the healthiest and highest quality extracts and essences.