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Explore Wellness Design: A Guide to Creating Health-positive + Hi-vibe Interiors

Welcome to the era of "Wellness Design", where aesthetics meet functionality to promote well-being in our indoor living spaces. In this article, we'll embark on a journey to understand the principles of Wellness Design, with the help of our founder and wellness designer Brienne, exploring how they manifest in interior design to create life-supporting indoor environments.
May 08, 2024 — Brienne Derosier
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
Understanding "Sick Building Syndrome": Causes + Prevention Tips for Healthy Indoor Air

Understanding "Sick Building Syndrome": Causes + Prevention Tips for Healthy Indoor Air

Sick Building Syndrome serves as a stark reminder that our human well-being is intricately linked to the indoor environments we design and build. By implementing these tips and fostering awareness about indoor air quality, we can ensure our homes and workplaces promote health and vitality, not discomfort and disease.
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
Design your Workspace for Wellbeing with these 3 Transformative Tips

Design your Workspace for Wellbeing with 3 Transformative Tips

Many professionals, including myself, strive to offset the negative effects of sedentary work life with an active and regular workout routine. While moving our bodies is an undeniably helpful counterbalancing habit to adopt, it turns out there’s also a lot more we can do to maximize our sense of physical and mental well-being with the help of Workplace Wellness Design. 
October 16, 2023 — Team Mache
See Through Greenwashing | An Interview with Agreenably

See Through Greenwashing Marketing Tactics with Agreenably

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
Exposing the Hidden Toxins in Luxury Interiors

Exposing the Hidden Toxins in Luxury Interiors

In recent years, a spotlight on sustainable living has illuminated the hidden corners of the luxury interiors market, revealing a landscape that, while seemingly opulent, often harbors a toxic secret....
September 12, 2023 — Team Mache
5 Healthwashing Scams the Wellness Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

5 Healthwashing Scams the Wellness Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

At Mache, our mission is to provide our community with the knowledge and tools they need to make mindful and informed choices in their self-care journey. In a world where...
August 20, 2023 — Team Mache
OM-g: The Environmental Impact of the Yoga Industry

OM-g: The Environmental Impact of the Yoga Industry

 As the popularity of yoga continues to soar, it's important for us to take a closer look at the environmental impact of the yoga industry. While yoga promotes harmony, mindfulness,...
July 20, 2023 — Team Mache
What is a V.O.C.? Identify Off-gassing Plastics in Your Home+ Know Why They are Harmful to your Health

What is a V.O.C.? Understand Off-gassing Plastics + Why They are Harmful to your Health

Are you looking to transform your home or workplace into a space of optimal health and wellness and wondering where to begin? We recommend you start with a deep clean...
July 13, 2023 — Team Mache
Discover + Balance the Fire Element in your Home

Discover + Balance the Fire Element in your Home

In Traditional Chinese Medicine and the ancient Indian science for architecture and design, Vastu Shastra, the principles of balancing the elements extend beyond our bodies to the spaces we inhabit....
June 28, 2023 — Team Mache