KITCHEN-TEST

Our home is the first place where we can make some changes, both large and small, to help in the fight against climate change, and to create and preserve a more sustainable world. Saving the planet begins in the kitchen with our choice to replace single-use paper products with greener alternatives; reducing energy usage with smart appliances; avoiding harmful chemicals in kitchen cleaning products; and our attempts to reduce food waste by adopting new habits.

Today, forward-thinking companies are aware that conscious consumers want products from renewable resources that won’t harm the environment; products made from materials that will do the job well, and will ultimately biodegrade or be composted and return to the earth. We can support these enterprises by purchasing their products and giving them a try. It is surprising how easy it is to make the switch to a green home, one bamboo paper towel at a time…

BAMBOOEE TOWELS

In 2011. founders Noam and Irene Krasniansky set out to create a product that would both replace disposable paper towels and be made from a…

5 Cow Farm Boards

Local artisans are a treasure worth supporting. And choosing to buy locally and sustainably, and purchase items directly from them will help keep them creating…

Bokashi Composting Kit

The Zero Waste movement is gaining popularity as people become aware of ways to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Composting is a positive step towards…

Food Huggers®

Did you ever want to give your onion a hug? Probably not, but Food Huggers® love onions and they are ready to hug them anytime.…

Acorn Wood Shop Hand-carved Spoons

Each spoon that Julia Swyers creates has a personality all its own. Her love for wood is present in the organic shapes and elegant simplicity…

Recycled Glassware

Local artisans are a treasure worth supporting. And choosing to buy locally and sustainably, and purchase items directly from them will help keep them creating…

MRS. MEYER’S CLEAN DAY

This line of cleaning products was inspired by Mrs. Thelma Meyer, an Iowa homemaker and mother of nine. As she says, “I have cleaned my…

REUSABLE GROCERY BAGS

These reusable grocery bags are made from superior quality, all-natural materials guaranteed to last for many shopping sessions. They contain no plastic, polyester, nylon, and…

REUSABLE BEES WAX FOOD WRAPS BY ETEE

Etee Wraps form a protective, breathable seal that lets food breathe so it can stay fresh longer. Made with Certified Organic cotton fabric infused with…

SWEDISH DISHCLOTHS

A perfect replacement for both paper towels and sponges, one Swedish Dishcloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towels, and can absorb 20x its weight! These…

TWIST SPONGES

Dyes and glues in traditional cellulose sponges can be harmful to our environment and polyester scrubbers never disappear from landfills. Twist wanted to provide consumers…

Three Bluebirds Dishcloths

Three Bluebirds was founded by Lynda and Lasse Baldauf, in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Having grown up in Finland, Lasse remarks, “It was completely natural to…

AIRTIGHT LIDS

Airtight lids designed by Charles Viancin come in a variety of sizes and designs. They replace plastic wrap and tin foil, and add beauty to…