Here’s some great local finds that are both beautiful and sustainable.
Bella Notte, Novato
Designed, cut, sewn and dyed in Novato, this 100% organic cotton, single-layer, damask-weave coverlet is embellished with a subtle pattern and silk-velvet edge.
Olita, San Rafael
Shield skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays with this certified-organic, reef-safe, zinc oxide-based sunscreen. Another eco-friendly bonus: Olita donates 10% of all sales to nonprofit Coral Reef Alliance.
Àplat, San Francisco
Manufactured in San Francisco from 100%-organic, food-safe cotton canvas, this washable, reusable cover (also sold at Heath Ceramics in Sausalito) fits bowls up to 10 inches in diameter. Bye-bye plastic wrap!
Hass by Avocado Green Brands, Corte Madera
These ultrasoft PJs are made using Lenzing-certified modal,a biodegradable and compostable cellulose-based textile produced through a sustainable process that recycles expended water and 99% of the nontoxic solvent used during manufacturing.
Crow Canyon Home, San Anselmo
Ditch plastic serve-ware and step-up your picnic or cookout game with this colorful new enamelware collection, a collaboration between husband-and-wife duo Mike and Kelsey Sheofsky and Crow Canyon Home.
McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma
A perennial best-seller, the Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is estate-produced from the ranch’s 57 acres of organic olive orchards, which are watered using only drip irrigation from rain-fed, surface-run-off ponds.
The Republic of Tea, Larkspur
A palate-cleanser that also soothes the digestive system, this tea is made from 100% Biodynamic ginger grown by a collective of four certified Biodynamic farms in central Sri Lanka that are committed to biodiversity.
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Lotus Abrams has covered everything from beauty to business to tech in her editorial career, but it might be writing about her native Bay Area that inspires her most. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the San Francisco Peninsula, where they enjoy spending time outdoors at the area’s many open spaces protected and preserved by her favorite local nonprofit, the Peninsula Open Space Trust.