Create A Virtual Learning Classroom At Home. Millions of children are homeschooling. And unless parents have unlimited funds, thinking “out of the box” when it comes to creating a home schooling environment for their child is a must. It’s not only about finding a desk and chair, “self regulation” is also key for a homeschool space. The term self regulate refers to a person’s ability to adjust and control their energy level, emotions, behavior and attention. In other words, if our kids are focused, anchored and happy learning from home, then we parents can focus on our work as well.
August Favorites! As a cruelty-free designer, I care about recommending products to my clients that are safe for the whole family! As we spend more time at home either working or home schooling our kids, I believe that you must design spaces dedicated for work and play. I put together this list of my recent favorites in preparation for the first day of “school” this August. This list is full of organizational office goodies that are for you and your kids. Keep scrolling to check them out!
Fake V Real Leather Get 10 Facts. Many of us, including myself, were lead to believe that leather equates to luxury. That the softness and “leather” smell ultra chic? Well, I’m here to tell you 10 things you didn’t know about that leather chair or couch you might be sitting on right now that might make you think about leather alternatives in a whole new way. Fake V Real Leather Get 10 Facts.
Beds Mattresses Disease & Sleep. Learn from Barry Cik. He is an extremely accomplished engineer and the founder of Naturepedic! He was a guest on “Lounge & Learn.” Barry helped us uncover the dirty details behind mattress manufacturing, materials, poisons & ethics. Check out the teaser below. Beds Mattresses Disease & Sleep.
Without a doubt, this webinar was one of our most informative and important ones to date. Barry like most of our guests, is a true expert in his field. It is a very important subject considering we spend one third of our life on a mattress. A mattress must be safe and chemical free. Listen and learn. Isn’t your health worth 40 minutes of your time?
Get the full interview. VeganDesign.Org members only pay $10 and regular folk pay $20.
Here’s just a few of the many topics we chatted with Barry about:
Latex, foam, memory foam, feathers, down & so much more. The market is flooded with so many choices and so many chemicals!
How To Design the Best Healthy Vegan Home🧚♀️ We all want to be happy, healthy and strong don’t we? We don’t wake up in the morning and shout out “today, I want to be sad, weak and unmotivated!” It’s scientifically proven that most of us crave positivity. Of course we do! However, we still seek confirmation from the world of science. I recall years ago when “baloney sandwiches are bad for your health!” made headlines. REALLY?? I had absolutely no idea that chemically injected, processed, dyed animal meat byproducts weren’t part of an ideal diet for humans! Shocking! Btw, i had to look up the spelling of baloney. Yes it’s been that long since I ate a baloney sandwich. I think the last time was when I was a kid in summer camp. Back to “how to design the best healthy vegan home.” Watch this recorded webinar I did for the fabulous EGE Carpet Showroom in London about the subject (of vegan design..not baloney sandwiches 😏).
Father’s Day gift ideas. As a cruelty-free designer, one of the challenges I encounter most is finding gifts for my family & friends that don’t harm any living being & are safer for our planet. We all want to be happy, healthy and strong. So surrounding ourselves with positive, good things is a strong part of mental and physical health. The gifts below are thoughtful and special. They meet quite a bit of my ethical criteria. So without further ado, here are my “Father’s Day Gift Ideas” for all the papas out there!
A Public Goods Unboxing Video. As a cruelty free designer, i find it challenging to find things that meet my ethical & healthy standards. I’m always in search for really great cruelty free, vegan, healthy furniture, decor, and home products.. So I’m really psyched to show you this Public Goods Unboxing Video
CLEANING: HEALTHY SAFE SOAP. The doctor is in – Dr.Bronner that is! As a cruelty free designer who focuses on health & wellness, I’m always on the hunt for ethical soap & cleaning products. That’s where Dr. Bronner’s comes into the picture! The more I learn about the ethics and heart behind Dr. Bronner’s mission, the more I’m falling in love. Watch the interview below with Lisa Bronner.
The soaps listed below are are all cruelty-free & non-toxic. They meet my personal ethical criteria. They’re safe for babies and fur babies alike. Keep scrolling to check them out:
Cruelty-free & made with Sustainable Palm Oil(It’s true. No orangutans or children suffer for Dr. Bronner products)
Non Toxic Safe Vegan Baby & Kids Rooms.We want our babies, from newborns on up, to be happy, healthy and strong right? The last thing we would want is to surround our children with tragedy and despair. Infants should be surrounded by love, safety and good energy. Our generation is invested in climate change. We understand that we need to make healthier choices all around based on sustainability. A vegan nursery is one of those choices to make. A vegan home reflects who you are and contributes to a better world. It ensures that your personal space is free of materials that contain animal products. Is is less toxic, healthier, safer, gentle on the senses and positive energy. There is no suffering attached to any of the decor. Also, your baby’s vegan nursery will help your child develop in a healthy environment. that promotes living in harmony with animals instead of exploiting them.Here’s how to create a safe vegan room for baby.
A product may appear vegan at first glance but beeswax or animal products may be used in the finishing process. In most cases, the only way to ensure that a product is actually vegan is to make an enquiry with the manufacturer. Furthermore, just because a material is vegan, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is healthy. Low-quality man-made materials such as cheap leathers are made from synthetic materials that contain toxic chemicals. It’s important to research all the materials that you plan to use in your baby’s nursery. There are plenty of non-toxic materials that are safe for indoor use, you just need to look for them.
It’s hard to imagine a nursery without a leather rocker, woolen blankets or down pillows. But the good news is that you don’t have to. There are plenty of vegan alternatives. There are many substitutions you can make in your baby’s vegan nursery: