Shopping with intention is hard. It’s easy to get plastic contained takeout every day for lunch, get coffees to go, or to always take a plastic bag. In a world of limitless online shopping that’s shipped right to your door and ways to buy more for less –it’s easy to shop without thinking about environmental and ethical impacts. In fact, ‘trends’ exist just to make us crave newness, throw out the old and buy more. Intentional shopping means different things to different people. To some it’s ten solid wardrobe items and a simple home filled with thoughtful products, to others it means thrift shopping and buying their furniture on Craigslist. The way you are doing it is up to you, but the values are the same – less waste, longer use time and environmentally and ethically sound production. It’s not about being perfect but about doing better.
Posted by: Nellie Laskow