Green Friday versus Black Friday
Green Friday is just around the corner! Green what? Well, our counterpart of Black Friday. Why consume on a massive scale and wave goodbye to discounts when it's at the expense of the world? No, we don't do that at L'ARIN. We choose organic, honest, luxury cosmetics for a reason. Moreover, we strongly believe in conscious and local consumption. In this way, we can all reduce our gigantic ecological footprint.
How do we put our shoulders under Green Friday? By sharing our favourite sustainable addresses with you. 8 gems where it's great to shop responsibly, just like we do :-)
Go through our 8 favorite addresses for beauty, fashion, food and more and support some of our colleagues. Of course, by now you already know where to get your natural hair care products. Have fun!
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Then don't only shop green, but also local at 'A better blend'. Sustainable products by L'ARIN are also showing off on their virtual shelves, but there's a lot more! Are you itching to shop or do you need some inspiration? Then be sure to take a look at their digital Christmas Pop-up!
Bathroom - where routine becomes ritual
The chemistry between us ... Chemicals seem unavoidable, but they're not. Don't be fooled by greenwashing! This is when brands claim their products are natural, while only a small percentage of them are. Today, more and more companies are specialising in ethical and organic cosmetics.
Did you ask for shiny hair and a radiant skin in your letter to Santa Claus this year? Then give him a hint and put this Detox Box on your wishlist!
A low-waste lifestyle seems to be a challenge in our society. Fortunately, the range of low-waste shops is constantly expanding. There you can find useful reusable items made from, for example, bamboo material to prevent environmental pollution. For example, this reusable razor at Clothilde. Not only is it beautiful, it also adds a luxurious touch to your bathroom. Make your bathroom selfieproof with the fun accessories and premium natural products of Bio'ty Lab.
Can sustainable and ethical fashion also be luxurious? Our answer is 'Oh yes! Do you like vintage? Then sustainable fashion brand CE la vie is for you! Our favourite? The white shirt with vintage Coco Chanel fabric!
Also check out other slow fashion brands like Furore Fashion. These garments are timeless, can be combined endlessly and are sustainable. We are big fans!
Say NO to GMO! This is the process whereby micro-organisms in, for example, food are genetically modified. In short, no natural and organic processes, but artificial ones. We want to take the best care of our bodies, so we always look for organic labels, buy seasonally from our favourite farmers and try to grow what we can ourselves. Handy, to have a collection of garden herbs always on hand! Support local farmers and shop for fresh vegetables, fruits and dairy at Boeren & Buren.
Large chains also offer more and more alternatives to get rid of unnecessary packaging. You can easily start by taking a conscious look at your own consumption behaviour. Do you still find a lot of waste in the kitchen? Composting is a possible solution. At ecossentials you'll find a super cute compost bin. A real gadget!
Or why not make a meal plan, so you only get and use what you really need each week? Are you too busy? Then take a look at Too Good To Go, that way superfluous food will still end up at a good place.
Would you like less paper? You can already ask for an electronic receipt or loyalty card at several places. It's also best to use cloth napkins and tea towels instead of kitchen roll, and there are many other alternatives to prevent waste.
We are convinced that every little bit helps!