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explore self-care rituals + sustainable living tips: one layer at a time

Green Living: The Role of Algae in Creating Biodegradable Home + Sporting Goods

Green Living: The Role of Algae in Creating Biodegradable Home + Sporting Goods

Environmental consciousness has made its way to the forefront of global discussions, which has led to the increasingly focus on sustainable goods and everyday products. Algae is emerging as a promising new eco-friendly, biodegradable material and this article explores the fascinating journey of algae from ponds to products, highlighting its role in promoting green living.
February 26, 2024 — Team Mache
Healthwashing: Unraveling the Predatory Practice of Toxic Products Disguised as Wellness

Healthwashing: Unraveling the Predatory Practice of Toxic Products Disguised as Wellness

To shed light on dangerous marketing practice known as "health-washing", we sat down with Dr. Meg Christensen, a naturopathic physician and founder of Interior Medicine, an online consultancy, resource hub, and marketplace offering accessible, evidence-based information on the role of interior materials in health and disease prevention, along with actionable solutions to shop smarter for optimal wellness.
February 12, 2024 — Team Mache
The Best Sustainable Yoga Products of 2024

Wellness Product Roundup: Best Sustainable Yoga Accessories of 2024

We've rounded up sustainable yoga props that beautifully marry functionality, comfort, and environmental responsibility. From yoga mats made of natural materials to fitness props designed for durability and eco-friendliness, the options are both diverse and inspiring. Check them out here...
January 05, 2024 — Team Mache
Lower the Environmental Impact of Holiday Shopping with these 5 Sustainable Shopping Strategies

Enjoy Guilt-free Gift Giving with 5 Sustainable Holiday Shopping Strategies

Sustainable shopping isn't just about buying eco-friendly products; it's a holistic approach that encompasses how we choose, use, and dispose of gifts and decorations. By adopting sustainable shopping strategies, we can enjoy the spirit of the season while also caring for our planet. In this article, we'll explore five transformative strategies to make your holiday shopping both joyful and environmentally conscious.
November 26, 2023 — Team Mache
How to Honor America's Indigenous Communities this Thanksgiving

How to Honor America's Indigenous Communities this Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving rolls around, it's more than just a time for turkey and pumpkin pie. It's a golden opportunity to pause and reflect on the rich tapestry of America's Indigenous communities. This year, let's shift our focus and celebrate the holiday with a deeper understanding and respect for the true history of this land and its original inhabitants.
November 20, 2023 — Team Mache
Eco-friendly Day of the Dead Decorations: Celebrate Sustainably

Eco-friendly Day of the Dead Decorations: Celebrate Sustainably

For those looking to embrace the Day of the Dead while also being eco-conscious, it's essential to understand the cultural significance of the celebration. By doing so, we can ensure that our eco-friendly adaptations are respectful and in line with the tradition's core values. This article delves deep into the cultural and historical aspects of the Day of the Dead, offering sustainable alternatives to classic favorites.
October 27, 2023 — Team Mache
2023 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide: Align your Shopping List with your Holistic Values

2023 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide: Align your Shopping List with your Holistic Values

As we step into the holiday season, a time synonymous with gifting and indulgence, it is an exceptional time to take a brief moment to align your shopping choices with the "Wellness Onion" principles. In doing so, you may notice a significant up-tick in your holiday spirit as you contribute directly, and meaningfully, towards healthier living and a greener planet.
October 11, 2023 — Team Mache
See Through Greenwashing | An Interview with Agreenably

See Through Deceptive Greenwashing Marketing Tactics

The wellness community is increasingly seeking sustainable and ethical products to align their buying practices with their values. In this pursuit, many face the challenge of distinguishing genuine sustainability from deceptive greenwashing tactics. Join us as we delve into the world of sustainability, the origins of greenwashing, and how tech is empowering conscious consumers to shop responsibly.
September 16, 2023 — Team Mache
The Wellness Onion: Becoming a Conscious Consumer

The Wellness Onion: Becoming a Conscious Consumer

The health and wellness movement has been underway for quite some time, and its impact in the home has been undeniable, especially since the pandemic forced shelter-in-place lockdowns. Concurrently, home...
April 05, 2023 — Brienne Derosier
Woman practicing yoga at Cow Horn winery

The Best Yoga Mat Storage Options

Your yoga mat is the foundation of your practice. It grounds you in the present moment and supports your movement as you transition from one pose to the next.  The...
January 05, 2023 — Team Mache
Mache CEO, Brienne Derosier, practicing yoga in front of her sustainable fitness prop designs

How To Choose The Best Yoga Mat Storage

So, you've got a yoga mat. But if you're not storing it properly, you might be experiencing mess, clutter, and chaos; words that come to mind when you think of...
December 15, 2022 — Team Mache
Mache's Best Sustainable Yoga Mat Contest of 2021

The Best Sustainable Yoga Mat of 2021

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December 06, 2021 — Brienne Derosier