The Mindful Consumer

I'm not a big shopper. Not really. I try to be a mindful consumer. I read labels.  I care about where the goods I purchase have been made. I look at how far products have travelled in order to get to me. Have the people involved been paid fairly? What is the environmental impact of my choice?  How will this product impact my health and wellness? These are some of the questions that a mindful consumer asks about the products they purchase. Then there is the very simple question: do you actually need it? 

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” - William Morris

Currently I live in a more remote part of the country where many products I use reguarly are not carried in the local shops.  If it is not available from a local 'bricks and mortar'shop, I shop online and am grateful for the Internet and Canada Post.  Here are some of my preferred products and suppliers. Most are Canadian, others are British or European. 

 

Products I Like, Use, and Recommend

Click on the company name to go to their website.  I'll be updating and expanding this list regularly so check back often.  If you have a Canadian company you love, let me know! Fill in the form at the bottom of this page, or visit the contact page. 


Dear L'il Devas  :: Yoga clothing 

Yoga clothing made from organic fibres, manufactured in Toronto, Ontario. I have a pair of the 'Thicker Cotton Dream Pants: Loose-Fitting Yoga Pants for Women' in teal blue.  I love them and never fail to get compliments every time I wear these. 

Progressive: Vegan Harmonized Protein & Vege Greens

These are great supplements. Full spectrum nutrition, Canadian made, great taste, job done.  I like the dark chocolate protein powder and the blueberry vege greens. I order these products from either well.ca or supplementscanada.com.

Eminence Organics 

Effective Organic Skincare from Hungary.  These are amazing products made from real plants, no fillers, no animal testing, real results. They'll also plant a tree for every product sold.  I've used several of their products and have a few fast favourites. Order online from www.beautysense.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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