Lifestyle Expert Shares Sustainable Products
Lifestyle expert Cheryl Leahy joins WGN Weekend Morning News to share five sustainable women-owned products ahead of this year’s Earth Day.
Smaller Things pajamas for kids
- Smaller Things is a Chicago-based kids’ pajama brand that breaks the mold with sustainable, ethically made, and 100% organic products at their price point. The brand puts people and the planet first and uses fabrics and packaging for its whimsical and original pajamas illustrated by artists.
- IT’S PARENT-FOUNDED AND SELF-MADE: Creating these pajamas was co-founder Alecia Zasiebida’s passion (“UH-LEE-SEE-UH ZAH-ZUH-BEE-DUH”) because she knew that there had to be a better quality option for durable children’s clothing.
- The City PJs collection includes Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Boston and San Francisco. They also have Happy Birthday pajamas.
- The pajamas are available in sizes 0-3 months (baby), up to size 10 (kids). They are available for purchase at smallthings.com, $40 to $42.
Frankfurt Candle Company
- Unique candles that combine unique vintage containers with carefully selected fragrances.
- Founder Melissa Knieriem (“KA-NEER-UM” like “ka-serum”) was inspired at the start of pandemic life to create a unique, high-quality candle that was better for the planet.
- Each vintage candle uses the highest quality, eco-friendly and clean wooden wicks; and a luxurious coconut-apricot creme wax that is gluten-free, toxin-free, paraben-free, phalate-free, and from renewable sources.
- Melissa and Frankfort Candle Company will be at the Chicago Artisan Market in Ravenswood today and tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. if you want to experience them in person!
- Visit www.frankfortcandlecompany.com, IG @frankfortcandlecompany for more information, prices vary.
Aged and Infused Alcohol Infusion Kits
- Aged & Infused creates alcohol infusion kits that inspire everyday cocktail lovers to create a better drink at happy hour (or any hour).
- Founded by Jess Feller, inspired by her passion for the perfect cocktail, the brand uses all-natural fruits and spices, and their beautiful glass kits are reusable, refillable and made from recyclable materials.
- Each aged and brewed kit comes with everything you need to brew at home; a 16 oz. glass jar equipped with a custom filter spout, pre-measured all-natural ingredients, easy-to-follow instructions, and cocktail inspiration.
- This brand aims to demystify the cocktail-making process and bring the happy hour ritual to the home — they even have a Happy Hour Membership cocktail that educates and inspires cocktail lovers.
- Kits are $25 each, visit their website at www.agedandinfused.com and IG at @agedandinfused
- Lil Bucks is an emerging brand from Chicago on a mission to be the Quaker Oats of buckwheat: it’s the first brand dedicated to sprouted buckwheat in the United States, and anyone who tastes it can’t live without the plant without gluten and grain free. protein based.
- What is buckwheat? It’s a nutritious fruit seed with superfood superpowers, and it’s long-lasting. Buckwheat is an excellent rotational crop, which means it grows well in cold climates and poor soils. Plus, it flowers quickly and it’s a soil rejuvenator, which means it draws what it needs from the ground.
- Founder Emily Griffith fell in love with sprouted buckwheat while living in Australia, and she returned to Chicago and created the superfood brand.
- Lil Bucks comes in four seed flavors; and they make Clusterbucks, which are low-sugar, adaptogenic granolas available in 5 addictive flavors!
- You can shop at Mariano’s, Dom’s and Whole Foods, visit https://lovelilbucks.com and on IG on Instagram: @lovelilbucks
Sacred Serve Gelato
- Sacred Serve is a plant-based gelato brand made in Chicago on a mission to bring functionality to the frozen aisle. With a base of young organic coconut meat mixed with superfoods, adaptogenic herbs and medicinal mushrooms, a creamy gelato is born that is full of nutrition.
- Sacred Serve has launched the first 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable ice cream bricks! There was never a carton of ice cream you could recycle until Sacred Serve. It’s a big step towards ending our toxic relationship with single-use plastic.
- Founder Kailey Donewald (“Kale-E don-wald”) cured her allergies and asthma by eating a nutrient-dense diet while living in Indonesia. When she returned home to Chicago, she set out to clean out the sweetest section of the supermarket…the ice cream aisle. Now she’s on a mission to prove that ice cream can heal instead of harm.
- It comes in five flavors and is available for purchase at Mariano’s, Dom’s, and Whole Foods. Visit https://www.sacredserve.com and @sacredserve
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