Utensils (online)


One changes the world luxouriating with the fair-trade, organic-cotton sheet and towels sets by Yumeko. I have received some of them in bags and pouches that make excellent travel companions. Yumeko products are sold in Dutch stores and shipped all over the European Union.


๐ŸŒ Business Cards

These business cards are made from old t-shirts! You can use your own design or templates provided on the site. The tickets are printed in the United Kingdom and the United States. I do advise noting — when ordering — that you do not want to receive publicity materials along with the cards, since I got a lot…


๐ŸŒŽ Cosmetics

Dr. Hauschka has an extensive line of skin care and make-up with a good heart: โ€œWhether focusing on compost in our garden, a cultivation project in Africa or a product formulation, we always work to support the healing of humanity and the earth.โ€ I have been using the delicious Rose Cream for decades.



Sturdy envelopes with self-adhesive closure. The producers — who live in the US — send them in environmentally friendly packaging.



Solaris sells different types of facial-rejuvenation instruments — based on ancient rituals — in the most environmentally conscious way possible. I enjoy using the gua sha scraper made from rose quartz.


๐ŸŒŽ Makeup Remover

The makeup remover of Aveda, an environmentally conscious company that sells its products in stores worldwide, has been serving me well for years. The remover comes in a bottle that consists largely of recycled plastic.


๐Ÿ†• ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Makeup Remover Pads

Reusable bamboo pads which are blissfully soft. In my experience, most return to being spotlessly clean when machine-washed; the rest does so when hand-washed with boiling water. Small effort, totally worth it!


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Nail-Polish Remover

One of the wonderful personal-care products that Karma Organic offers: a non-toxic yet effective nail-polish remover.


๐ŸŒ Notebooks

SukhamWomenscraft sells notebooks made by women in rural Bangladesh from environmentally friendly materials.ย Deliciously soft paper!

AboutBlanks sells journals made from FSC-certified paper whoseย covers comprise old book jackets.


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Odor Neutralizer

These eco-friendly sprays are particularly effective: they give the bathroom, sheets, wardrobe and shoes a pleasant scent of lavender — which is naturally antiseptic. The friendly people of Way Out Wax, which resides in the north-east of the US, ship the bottles in sustainable packaging.


๐ŸŒŽ Razor Blades

Razor blades that last for years, made from recycled yogurt containers. Preserve, a company based in the US, ships its grooming products all over the world.


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Sunscreen

Sold in stores across the US, this coral-friendly suntan lotion is easy to apply, has a tropical smell and provides great protection.


๐ŸŒ Zippers

Zipper Shipper, a family business based in the US, offers zippers in all kinds of shapes, colors and sizes. A long green one gave my good old winter coat a new lease of life.