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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.
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
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