16 Nov, 2012
New gig! Great stuff!
I’ve been hired to write a short series of blog posts for the terra20 store blog and I’m really excited about it.
Have you been to terra20 yet? I was first introduced to this concept back in the Spring. It’s a pretty neat idea. You see, terra20 is a something akin to a department store, but the twist here is that the products they carry are eco-friendly. Every item is scrutinized: is it organic? tested on animals? over packaged? contain harmful chemicals? made out of sustainable materials? etc.
The range of goods they carry is surprising but the biggest draws for me are the cosmetics and personal care departments, followed by the kitchen and entertaining areas/children’s/household/pet sections… which are all tied for a close second in my books. (Did you KNOW there are eco-friendly pet supplies? Neither did I. This whole thing has been a great learning experience!)
I was lucky to get sneak previews and attend the media grand opening a couple months ago, at which point I had a bit of an epiphany. Eco-friendly products are no longer limited to HEMP and BROWN and ITCHY (and sometimes all three). I walked around terra20 like a kid in a candy store, I still do. Eco has come far my friends.
And that’s where my blogger-for-hire gig comes in. It combines my love of writing with my love of beautiful things and mindful consumerism. It’s kind of awesome.
My first post is about gifts for moms. (As I write this I realize that I probably should have named it Top Picks for Me instead of Top Picks for Moms. Ha.) It was very hard to get out of the store without grabbing stuff for myself, like this vintage-style hanky by Pilo:
… or some lipgloss to feed my addiction. I will get some next time for sure.
This might sound odd, but shopping here is a relief in a way; someone else has done all the research and asked all the tough questions on my behalf. I know I can pick up a product with confidence and trust that it’s going to be GOOD. And that means a lot.
Anyway, yes! You can read my first post on the terra20 blog over here.
Anything on my list strike your fancy? And I’d really like to know if a product’s eco-friendliness factor plays a role in your decision to purchase or not. I’d love to hear your thoughts!