One changes the world luxuriating with the fair-trade, organic-cotton sheet and towels sets of Yumeko. I have received some of them in bags and pouches that make excellent travel companions.


🌎 Business Cards

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


🌏 Cosmetics

Dr. Hauschka has an extensive line of skin care and make-up with a good heart: “Whether 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.” I’ve been using the delicious Rose Cream for decades.



Solaris ships 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.


🌎 Makeup Remover

The makeup remover of the environmentally conscious company Aveda has been serving me well for years. The remover comes in a bottle that consists largely of recycled plastic.


🇳🇱 🇧🇪 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, which helps save the environment as well as money!


🌏 Nail-Polish Remover

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


🌍 Notebooks

SukhamWomenscraft, which is based in Germany, sells notebooks made by women in rural Bangladesh from environmentally friendly materials. Deliciously soft paper!

AboutBlanks, a Dutch company, sells journals made from FSC-certified paper whose covers comprise old book jackets.


🌎 Razor Blades

The US-based Preserve turns recycled yogurt containers into razor blades that last for years.


🇺🇸 Sunscreen

This coral-friendly suntan lotion is easy to apply, has a tropical smell and provides great protection.


🌏 Zippers

Zipper Shipper, a family business based in the United States, offers zippers in all kinds of shapes, colors and sizes. A long green one gave my good old winter coat a new lease on life. I have to admit the zipper held its own for only two years, but I’ve ordered a new one: Zipper Shipper still offers a great way to keep my coat alive!