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Favourites: Eco-Fair Home + Yoga Textiles

When we started the organic (r)evolution in our home, our bedroom was step one – bed, bedding, wall paint. Today I talk about keeping your yoga mat and bath towel tox-free!

I’ve shared a few green living tips and ideas with earlier; we’ve talked about the benefits of linen bedding; and you’ll remember what to avoid at home from several posts filed under TOXIC WASTELAND. If you’re not sure why organic or ethical matters, I suggest you check out these links. For everyone who’s been around here for a while – ECO CHIC HOME strikes again 😉

Today I would like to share a few more of my time-tested favourites: companies certified eco & fair that offer home textiles – towels, blankets, carpets (and even upholstery) – and functional yoga gear.

From Austria: Grüne Erde

Certification:
mostly GOTS, several vendors are in the process of getting GOTS-certified, and certain wool varieties used by Grüne Erde can’t be GOTS-certified.

What’s in it for you:
Established in Austria in 1983, Grüne Erde (green Earth) is a mail order/ now also online shop with physical stores in Austria and Germany. Austria, like Germany, is a country where green economy is quite established and has organically grown into a philosophy, together with local production principles.

The Grüne Erde range includes eco-fair fashion (women’s wear from lingerie to shoes), furniture, home textiles and accessories, tableware, organic fine foods, essential oils, and Natrue-certified cosmetics.

gruene-erde-eco-fair-home-textilesAllora couch with added felt storage pocket; more organic home textiles and eco-fair upholstery (chair Guilia).gruene-erde-eco-fair-homeBlankets Sereno and Siluma, scatter cushions Rayas and Diamant.

PROS:
Genuinely sustainable, great product range for the home including furniture, textiles, yoga and fitness accessories, a timeless fashion collection, you can also invest directly, GE is purposely not on social media to not be in the business of collecting data *thumbs up*

CONS:
Angana cosmetics is not your cutting edge organic skincare in terms of fragrance and texture (although the packaging is very lovely), DACH-countries only, no English version website, international shipping only on request, women’s fashion only.

Website:
www.grueneerde.com/

One more from Austria: Lotuscrafts

Certification:
GOTS

What’s in it for you:
Beautifully designed, colourful yoga gear: mats, cushions, blankets, benches, blocks, bags and belts… You sometimes see me on Instagram sporting my Lotuscrafts bag – a convenient way to carry around two XXL/ extra long mats!lotuscrafts-yoga-mat-baglotuscrafts-yoga-gearCotton and cork, a dream team.

PROS:
A complete accessories collection for all your yoga and meditation needs, except yoga wear.

CONS:
I couldn’t find any ❤

Website:
www.lotuscrafts.eu/
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From Germany: Cotonea

Certification:
IVN Best, organic (kbA) cotton

What’s in it for you:
Bedding, fitted sheets for adults and kids; colourful piqué and terrycloth towels and bathroom textiles like facecloths, bathing wraps and slippers; adorable and practical baby textiles; a few garments (m, f) and accessories, some as quirky as reusable cotton baguette bags!cotonea-organic-cotton-beddingEco-fair bedding in calming colours.cotonea-cotton-storageMinimalistic storage unit, made from organic cotton.cotonea-pillow-and-quiltLatest purchase for warm winter nights: ergonomically shaped latex core pillow, cotton quilt

PROS:
Direct sales, affordable, secure shopping, great quality.

CONS:
Shipping only within Germany (international shipping is “work in progress”, check it out at: cotonea.co.uk)

Website:
www.cotonea.de

Such were my – not editor’s picks – living breathing human being’s picks that bring me and my family one step closer to a tox-free home. I know that many of my readers are not based in Germany, let alone in Europe, so I’m particularly curious: Do you have eco-fair favourites in home textile or yoga gear/ workout gear department you want to share with the world? 

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