We hope you are healthy in every way possible as we are typing out this blog.
A lot of our pieces are crafted from what we term as salvaged beads. These are beads that would have otherwise ended up in the trash. Why?
We all need to do something about the amount of waste being generated across the globe. This is what we are doing as an organization.
According to WVTOX (the sustainable fashion magazine - voicing the future of fashion), fashion is a massive contributor to the 1.2 billion tones of greenhouse gas emissions released each year.
What are Greenhouse gases?
For this, we turned to climatekids.nasa.gov. Nasa states that Greenhouse gases are gases in Earthâs atmosphere that trap heat. They let sunlight pass through the atmosphere, but they prevent the heat that the sunlight brings from leaving the atmosphere.
So, along with what we are doing as an organization, you know
This week, we highlighted@PrettyAuthenticated.
She is from Roatan, Honduras and based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
She shared her seven tips on how to thrift like a boss. Simply click on her her embedded Instagram post to see what the tips are. Hassan Minhaj offered a thirty minute breakdown, based on facts and research, on how thrifting, which is essentially how we create salvaged beads, can impact the amount of waste we are currently producing. The entire episode is available beside our shoppable slideshow (yes, just click on each image to be sent to Shoptiques where you can shop the actual design).
We also featured some of our left-over bead bracelets below.
We'd love to hear what you are doing to care for the earth and how you are getting your community, or circle of influence, involved. Otherwise, we wish you health and wellness through the holiday season.
Thank you for journeying with us,
The LHo Team (The Empowerment Initiative)