Green Home Gear
Sustainable Home Textiles, Original Landscape Prints and Decor, Zero Plastic Kitchen and Drinkware including Authentic, Fair Trade Products Hand-Picked for You
Sustainable, eco-friendly, recycled, upcycled....going green can be confusing! Green Home Gear can help with that.
We look for products made from material that can be repurposed, recycled, or will biodegrade without leaving toxins behind.
We are excited to include fair trade, eco-friendly indigenous products from Canada, India, Mexico, Peru, and Africa. These products integrate authentic traditional designs and sustainable material like bamboo fibre.
Plant based products like organic cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo are durable and get softer with repeated washing. These natural products will biodegrade safely. Sustainably harvested wood is biodegradable and helps conserve our forest species.
Production of glass and metal impact the environment so they need to be reused and recycled over and over to counteract the harm of production. They degrade very slowly.
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Organic Linen for Babies and Toddlers
What are the benefits of natural, organic linen?
Flax is one of the oldest materials, and natural linen from flax is still very popular, even though there are so many synthetics to choose from today. Savvy eco-shoppers continue to look for traditional, natural linen fabric for bedding. In addition to adult size bedding, we are pleased to offer crib-size fitted linen sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and waffle weave blankets. Just like grown-ups have!
Upcycled or Recycled?
Upcycled? Another eco-word to understand! At Green Home Gear we are doing our best to be on top of the developing environmental vocabulary, like upcycled products vs recycled products.
Upcycled: creating a new product from another product
Our new aprons and placemats made from upcycled cotton denim are a perfect example of upcycled products. Leftover scraps of denim destined for the waste bin have been salvaged and rewoven into a soft, new, durable cotton fabric.
Fair Trade or Ethically Sourced Products
When we search for fair trade products we are looking for equitable treatment of independent artisans, and authentic cultural affiliation represented in the design of the products.
Colonial practices were often based on ignorance of the significance of clan and family crests, traditions and the protocols involved in the practice of culture. Artifacts were stolen and destroyed, then spiritual practices made illegal according to colonial governments. Ironically, some non-indigenous people today attempt to copy and profit from indigenous designs and techniques. This is fraudulent and culture appropriation.
Fair trade, ethically sourced products ensure that the artist is given fair return for their work and that the product was created by an indigenous artist with authentic cultural knowledge.