This post was inspired by a collaboration with prAna and Avocado Green Mattress. All opinions are my own.
Most people think that the New Year is the perfect time to start a new journey whether it be eating healthier, getting more active, or living a green-er lifestyle. And while a new beginning is a great time to do all of those, the Holidays can be too! Ok, so maybe eating healthier while being surrounded by delicious baked candies and cookies might not be the easiest of choices, living more eco-friendly definitely is!
In fact, it’s a great time to #GreenEverywhere in your life – by giving [and hopefully sometimes receiving too] green products. When most people embark on a green and more sustainable lifestyle change, they often think of switching to organic food and non-toxic cleaners. While those choices definitely are more green, there are so many other opportunities to green your lifestyle!
Green Your Bedding
What room in your house do you spend the majority of your time in? You might be tempted to say your family room or kitchen, but it’s probably your bedroom! On average, a person will spend 1/3 of their life sleeping. That makes your bedroom and bedding a great place to start on your eco-friendly lifestyle change.
Avocado Green Mattress makes products to help you do just that and I recently had the chance to try out their organic pillows.
Our pillows are made with natural eco-INSTITUT certified latex rubber foam ribbons and natural kapok fiber, generously stuffed inside a luxurious, high-thread count cover made with GOTS-certified organic cotton. They sleep cool, light and airy. And they provide the support and resilience needed for all sleeping positions as they effortlessly contour to your neck and head.
They make the perfect green gift for someone special on your list OR yourself!
If you’re in the market for a new mattress, definitely keep in mind the fact that Avocado Mattress offers a risk-free 100-night trial (with free pickups!), a 25-year warranty, and free shipping anywhere in the USA because their mattresses are handmade in California!
Green Your Clothing
If there’s one thing you’re in more than your bed, it’s your clothes, right!? That makes your clothing choices another perfect area to look at when you’re looking at a green-er lifestyle and one of my favorite brands is a great place to start!
Not only do I love prAna clothes for the fact of their organic fabric choices, but for their style and comfort as well. I love that I don’t have to sacrifice either to have more eco-friendly clothing hanging in my closet.
More than ever, people just like you and me are seeking ways to spread positivity in our country. One way to do that is to make sure every purchase you make and every gift you give has a positive impact on our planet. prAna offers organic, hemp, sustainable, and fair trade items so that consumers feel great about the things they wear and the items they give.
My two newest prAna pieces are the Aya Sweater and Kara Jean. A quick glance at their website will reveal a ton of adorable sweater choices so choosing my Aya Sweater was no small feat, but those little buttons totally won me over. It’s made from a recycled wool blend cable knit and lined with sueded fleece at the cuff and hem for extra comfort. My Aya Sweater, in the color Gravel, is so warm, soft, and totally in style for the winter months.
I would call prAna’s Kara Jean their quintessential denim. I love the fit of the low rise, narrow leg, and traditional 5-pocket styling. They’re made of organic cotton with a soft stretch of denim that makes them super comfortable – especially when you’re running around after two kiddos. I’m a little on the short side, so I wear the Kara Jean rolled up into large cuffs.
These are just two of the many pieces of organic clothing you’ll find on the prAna website. If you’re looking to redo your wardrobe, you’ll want to make sure you share this exclusive prAna coupon code with your friends and family so they can gift you green too!
There’s no better time to set out on a new green journey than today, especially when today is around the Holidays! Be sure to add these great green items from Avocado Mattress and prAna organic to Santa’s List for yourself and your loved ones too!