In a complete reversal from my teenage years, I really dislike shopping, and it’s not just that I’m spending my own money now instead of my parents’. I now prefer getting rid of stuff to acquiring more, but over the last several weeks, we’ve made some contributions to our local economy.
First came our Home Eco trip, which netted a new Kleen Kanteen (stainless steel water bottle), some new-to-us glass jars (from their resale section — love that they have this), a gardening tool, and these on-the-go silverware holders.A local St. Louis woman makes the Sew Good and Trendy Eco-Wrappers from either repurposed fabric scraps or hemp. The wrapper includes an organic cloth napkin and spots for a knife, fork, and spoon (supply your own, those are not included). I initially balked at the price, but when you consider that these are made locally with quality materials . . . . Eh, worth it.
We replaced some of our non-stick cooking pans with these new-to-us pans from The Future Antique and picked up a hand blender there, too.