Throughout 2021 we explored terminology and best practices for a healthier home and planet. Recognizing brands committed to social responsibility and sustainable practices, by creating better workplaces, supporting local communities and providing transparency in their manufacturing practices. We are encouraged that sustainability continues to be a growing trend for 2022. Here's a sneak peek at a few areas we will be highlighting as we kick off a sustainable 2022!
Sustainable Trends 2022
Biophilia - We defined the term and shared the history, let's continue to bring the outside in with colors inspired by nature, materials that are natural and tactile, and shapes that are organic.
Sensory Experiences - Take a moment for yourself. Music, candles, lighting, posture, attire, food all influence our mood and well being.
Circular Economy - Upcycling, recycling, repurposing more and more people are looking for ways to reduce waste and carbon footprints. Buying vintage celebrates history and keeps items out of our landfills.
Responsible Companies & Slow Ethos - Shop small businesses with values that resonate with your own and stories of neighbor helping neighbor.
Work From Home - Our homes need spaces that morph with our needs. Whether it is everyday, once in a while, just you or every member of your family, working from home is here to stay and we want to help you make it more productive and less stressful.
Sustainability looks different for everyone and no matter where you are in the spectrum we hope you stay with us this year as we continue to highlight positive steps we can all take in our homes and in our lives to support a healthy lifestyle and planet.
Thanks for reading,
We may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you from the links below and we think these companies are worth sharing.
Inspiring Reads -
Fund literacy and protect the planet when you buy books from Certified B Corporation, Better World Books. To date Better World Books has donated over 31 million books, raised over $32 million to fund literacy programs and libraries and reused or recycled over 386 million books keeping them out of our landfills.
In Case You Missed It -
VIVAIA offers a wide selection of comfortable, stylish women's shoes that are eco-friendly and zero waste by using upcycled materials and 3D technology. Plastic bottles are recycled to make thread, wool comes from happy sheep, infused herbs neutralize insole odors, carbon-free outsoles, simple packaging from recycled cardboard and a commitment to audit and monitor factory conditions for fair, safe employee first working conditions using renewable energy. Flats are machine washable, heeled shoes hand washing recommended. Click on your personal style and step into conscious comfort.
Santicler manufactures beautiful, easy to care for women's apparel, made with nontoxic materials from renewable resources for the lowest environmental impact . Committed to social responsibility, material ethically sourced and zero waste processes. Packaging is recycled or biodegradable materials without compromising on quality. As summer winds down we encourage you to jump to their site and get ready for cooler weather with soft, luxurious apparel and accessories. Shop Santicler products.
East Fork Pottery takes a stand for social equality. Partnering with community outreach organizations to stretch outside their comfort zone; paying employees a living wage, they are now working towards increasing wages to a family living wage. Receiving Carbon Neutral Certification and B Corporation Certification has inspired them to make even greater changes. East Fork's About Page was part of our inspiration for starting The Savvy Elephant. AND we haven't even touched on how stunning and beautiful their pottery is! See for yourself by clicking through to the East Fork Website.
Leave a comment below, or drop us a line if you have a question or want us to look into a topic you think will interest The Savvy Elephant community.