What can I do to convince you to purchase ethical and/or sustainable products? I love publishing my research, but I am happiest when I see someone actually making the switch. *Shoutout to my mom, who bought sustainable, natural sunscreen (after I scolded her for buying Neutrogena) 😅 Please note, buying - ethically means: empathizing. Spending... Continue Reading →

Loving my @copperh2o water bottle! (Read my prior post about the Ayurvedic and environmental benefits of using copper)! My grandfather said that our relatives in India use these vessels a lot, and for the maximum benefits, one should leave the water overnight and drink the entire bottle in the morning. The use of plastic bottles... Continue Reading →

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." "One person can make a difference." I finally got to experience the reality of both these quotations today when I decided to pose a question in a work meeting that I assumed would get rejected in half a second. I work for a tech company... Continue Reading →

These artistic popsicles are part of a project created by 3 art students at The National Taiwan University of Arts. The tragic beauty behind these popsicles is that they are made from 100 different polluted water sources in Taiwan. 90% of the trash found in the water was plastic, and the unique colors such as... Continue Reading →

Sustainable material discovery: Copper. After discovering @copperh2o, I learned so much about the health benefits of copper, and dug deeper to see if this material was actually sustainable. Water stored in a copper vessel (“tamra jal” in Ayurvedic medicine), balances the three doshas in your body (vata, kapha and pitta) by gently infusing the water... Continue Reading →

Just a few pages in, and this book is already making me think metaphorically: Humans are the environment's cancer. We destroy everything in sight - animals, natural habitats, forests, oceans...everything. What's funny is that our man-made creations are at our own expense as well as the planet's. Our designs are full of carcinogens, coincidentally enough,... Continue Reading →

8 TRILLION plastic microbeads are flushed into U.S. waterways EVERYDAY. These non-biodegradable plastics are toxic to the water and animals who mistakenly consume them (which eventually end up our stomachs). These beads are too small to filter out, and only exist to serve as a mild abrasive. There are plenty of natural alternatives to microbeads... Continue Reading →

Finally treated myself to some hiking boots so I can stop tumbling downhill on gravel whilst protecting my ankles 😋I discovered @nativeshoes back in February when I first began unravelingthreads, and have been drooling over this Apex boot ever since! All the shoes from this Canadian company are @peta approved vegan, or "beast free" as... Continue Reading →

In previous posts, I've mentioned a lot about chemicals in cosmetics, hygiene products, and fashion. Today I'm finally talking about food 🙂 We often think about where our food comes from, how it's grown, and all too often, read ingredient lists that resemble chemistry textbooks. But what about BABY FOOD!? Babies don't have too many... Continue Reading →

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