I am a renter, and occasionally, I truly begin to lament this fact. Of all the rooms in my home to which I wish I could take a sledgehammer, the bathroom is second only to the kitchen. Not that our bathroom is terrible or anything. It’s just that while it is functional, there’s nothing outstanding about it. Ideally, my bathroom would feel like a spa at a high-end hotel, or at least be a calming, modern space where I could truly unwind and let my hair down.
At the moment, I’m not a fan of spending a lot of time in the bathroom. At one time, it was one of my favorite places to “get away” from everyone. I could go in there, close the door and be alone. But when your bathroom is as boring and utilitarian as mine was, spending time there gets really old really fast. Unfortunately, we’re renters, so there’s not a whole lot I can do about it beside add a few accessories and maybe paint. But what I wouldn’t give for my bathroom to look like this:
After researching green products for so long, it’s become increasingly rare for me to come across products or a company that I’ve never seen before. Yesterday, discount retailer Haute Look delivered a surprise that reminded me more and more companies are venturing into green manufacturing. 108 Mala is one of those companies, and boy, have they got it right!
Their gorgeous organic cotton bedding, towels and bags are handmade by skilled artisans under Fair Trade conditions. These products allow them to earn a sustainable income that they can put back into their communities. Every product is made of sustainable textiles like organic cotton, recyclable and lead-free materials, vegan materials and natural dyes. And did I mention that they are beautiful?
I am probably more excited about this particular giveaway than I am about any of the others. (OK…MOST of the others). To say that I am a fan of Nostalgia Organics would be a serious understatement. Let me put it like this: If Nostalgia were a celebrity, I’d be a stalker. If it were a movie, it would be the one I’d watch obsessively over and over again. OK…so I’m over-exaggerating a little, but I really do love this line of products.
I don’t know about you, but the prospect of having guests for the holidays always sends me scrambling to make sure my home is in tip-top shape. That’s not to say it isn’t in good shape all the time. Just that having guests makes you take a second look at things and rooms that normally wouldn’t get much attention — like the bathroom.