The fishing industry isn’t an eco-friendly one. In fact, 90 percent of fish populations, including tuna, are currently fished at or above their sustainable limits. Fortunately, fish-free tuna, including tuna salad and even sashimi, is popping up in grocery stores across the world. Made of everything from soy to plant-based protein powders to starches and oils, it’s a sustainable way to get your seafood fix, without the environmental impact (or the mercury).
Silk has long been considered a luxury fabric, but since it’s made from the delicate cocoons of caterpillars, which are killed before they can emerge as moths, the material isn’t considered vegan-friendly. However, a new fabric—cupro, which is made from recycled cotton harvest waste—has hit the market and luxury designers are putting it to use in everything from kimonos to dresses. And yes, it’s just as opulent as the real thing, but without the animal exploitation.
Clothing Made of Recycled Plastics
Synthetic fabrics are the material of choice for all manner of fitness routines, from running to yoga and everything in between. But synthetics are typically made from petroleum-based ingredients and aren’t biodegradable. Enter workout wear made of recycled materials (often single-use plastic bottles): they utilize materials that might otherwise end up in landfills and waterways and prevent virgin materials from being created. Win-win!
According to studies, about 30-50 percent of adults across the globe struggle with insomnia. Peaceful guided meditation or soothing nature sounds may be the answer for many. but ear buds are uncomfortable when you’re laying down and speakers could disrupt other nearby sleepers. The solution? Cozy headbands with tiny, built-in speakers that rest comfortably over your ears so you can drift to sleep in peace (without the requisite earache).
Blue Light Protection
With so many people working from home over the last year, it’s no wonder searches for a solution to the eye strain, headaches, and blurred vision that can accompany hours staring at a computer screen are on the rise. Glasses that filter blue light may offer some relief. While studies are inconclusive regarding whether they work to combat screen-related eye issues, millions still think blue light blocking glasses are worth a try.
Join the wave of women keeping it simple when it comes to skincare. “Skinimalism,” the trend of taking a minimalist approach to makeup and skincare, is booming. It’s all about letting natural beauty shine through while using as few multi-functional products as possible (like tinted moisturizer with sun protection). So let your true beauty shine through instead of piling on the products!