As fall rolls in so do the clouds, making for chillier, overcast and rainy days. This time of year calls for a pop of color to brighten your home. For some, this means repainting an old piece of furniture or sewing new pillow covers. If DIY is not your thing, you can still redecorate responsibly by supporting these earth conscious designers.
1 Hand Poured Candles, $30.00 from Perch Ceramics: When the weather starts turning, there is nothing cozier than the warm glow of a candle. Amy Adams of Perch Ceramics in Brooklyn hand pours soy based wax into charming reusable pots. All products are made with (and shipped in) eco friendly materials.
2 Triangle Clock, $69.00 from Chroma Lab: No matter what colors you favor in your home you will find the perfect hue to compliment your taste at Chroma Lab where handmade, hand painted clocks come in bright solids of every shade - or mix things up with a print!
3 Slumped Vase, $392.00 from Esque: The creative muscle behind Esque Studio in Portland, Oregon is not only evident in their unique hand blown glass pieces, but also in the earth friendly way they run their studio. Rain water is is collected to both rinse and cool the glass while wind powers the electric furnace.
4 Guatemalan Folk Art Bunny Mask, $35.00 from Proud Mary: Brightly colored masks from Guatemala are an easy way to add a pop of color to any room. More reasons to feel good: the artisans who hand make each mask are paid a fair wage and a portion of the proceeds from each purchase is donated to a charity that helps educate young women in Guatemala.
5 SFyline Pet Bed, $95.00 from P.L.A.Y.: Just like any other piece of your furniture, pet beds become a piece of your visual landscape but can often be an eye sore. These comfy pet beds by P.L.A.Y. are attractive, come in a variety of colors and patterns and are good for the environment (and your pet). All beds are made with a 100% cotton removable slip cover for easy washing and filled with 100% post consumer recycled product made from cleaned, recycled water bottles.
6 Cain Collection Stool, $130.00 from Branch Home: The stools, chairs and tables in the Cain Collection are vibrant in color and simple in design. Sustainable materials are used in all aspects of the design and construction process. Wood is sustainably and responsibly harvested in New York and Pennsylvania.
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