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Eco-Conscious Home Goods

They’re pretty and planet-friendly

By Jennifer Rhode

 

These eco-conscious companies offer beautiful home items and furnishings we can appreciate both for their loveliness and the thoughtful, earth-friendly ways in which they’re created.

 

Fold by Number Napkins

These Fold by Number napkins, designed for MoMA by Julia Lindpaintner, were inspired by memories of Julia’s grandmother teaching her grandkids how to fold napkins at family gatherings. The napkins include directions on how to fold each color into a unique design.

 


Reusable Produce Bags

Reusable mesh produce bags enable you to forego plastic at the market. Dot & Army’s mesh sacks are made of durable, washable nylon that’s lightweight and see-through, and they have cinching drawstrings.

 


Organic Food Wraps

Khala & Co.’s plant-based, vegan wax wraps, beeswax wraps and reusable produce bags are made of organic, GOTS-certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) hemp-cotton fabric. A replacement for plastic wrap and produce bags, Khala’s products come in a variety of fun patterns that are self-adhering, washable, reusable and compostable. Plus, the company is based right here in Boulder.

 


Cloth Napkins

Setting your table with cloth napkins not only saves enormous amounts of paper, it elevates place settings with festive colors and patterns. These bright, washable linen napkins from Marley’s Monsters are made from organic cotton that’s functional, absorbent, durable and compostable.

 


UNpaper Towels

Earth-saving kitchen products can be aesthetically delightful, as demonstrated by Marley’s Monsters’ UNpaper towels, which come in a bright range of washable prints that can be reused over and over. The towels naturally cling together, making it easy to roll them up on a paper towel roll, or you can store them in a basket.

 

 


Fair-Trade Rugs

MINNA collaborates with Peruvian weavers to ethically manufacture fair-trade rugs with simple graphic designs like the Stacks flat-weave rug.

 

 

 

 


Organic Cotton Pillow Covers

Pillows add texture and coziness to rooms. These Coyuchi pillow covers feature eco-conscious organic cotton in chunky, rope-weave patterns and tasseled, crocheted cushions.

 

 


Cotton Percale Sheets

AREA’s Heather bedding is created by interweaving long and short yarns before spinning—a process dating to the 1800s. The result is extra durable, yet smooth and soft linens.

 


Handwoven Pillows

Archive New York’s bold, saturated colors create lively pillows and rugs inspired by vintage Mayan textiles and handwoven in Guatemala.

 

 


Organic Cotton Throw Blankets

AREA’s throw blankets come in a range of textures and patterns. The India has a bold geometric design and a subtle color palette.

 

 


Handcrafted Pillows

Leah Singh’s home textiles mix traditional Indian embroidery, weaving and printing techniques with unexpected color combinations and contemporary shapes. Her bold, uplifting pillows boast bright colors and intriguing forms.

 


Baby Alpaca Wool Blankets

AREA’s Liam blankets are 100% baby alpaca wool. They’re edged in soft fringe and come in a range of solid neutrals and bright colors to add calm or pop to your bedroom.

 

 

 

 


Organic Linens

Coyuchi’s bed linens are GOTS-certified, organically grown, super-soft cotton percale, and they come in a range of colors. The eco-conscious linen throws are inspired by vintage Peruvian woven pieces, and their multi-width stripes add pizzazz to any room.

 


 

Boulder interior designer Jennifer Rhode believes a home “should be like a display shelf, reflecting all of the art, experiences, travel and loves of the people living there.”
Visit her online at jenniferrhode.com.

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