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Lifestyle | Shopping Fair Trade with The Charity Wrap

Lifestyle | Shopping Fair Trade with The Charity Wrap

Environmental sustainability comes in many forms. Often times the organic option isn’t always the most earth-friendly which is why when we source materials and products we’re looking at the bigger picture.   You’ve probably heard a lot about Fair Trade; an initiative that bridges consumers in developed countries to artisans in developing countries. It ensures the artisans are being paid a fair, livable wage for their work and work in a safe, healthy and eco-conscious work environment.   Our newest obsession, these hand woven beach blankets by The Charity Wrap, have just graced our store. Dora Molina founded The Charity...

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Inspiration + Process | Good Vibes Tank

Inspiration + Process  |  Good Vibes Tank

At this point its no secret that as an artist + designer I am most comfortable with pen and ink. The Sharpie marker is my muse and its where all of our shirt designs originate. Needless to say, there’s a bit of unconventional legwork involved when turning a Sharpie sketch into a finished t-shirt print. I wanted to give you all a brief walk-through of how I turn my drawings into the real thing! It all starts with the inspiration. In some cases we use customer feedback or look for gaps in our collection to decide what to print in...

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Design | Eileen's Upcycled Poppy Flowers

Design | Eileen's Upcycled Poppy Flowers

Here at cinder + salt we have a THING about queso, which leaves us with a lot of empty chip bags. Staying true to our eco-friendly ideals our Display Coordinator Eileen found a way to upcycle our discarded snack bags into gorgeous little poppy flowers!   Materials: Empty chip or food packaging bag (reds, oranges and yellows)pen or markerscissorstapethin wire (8-12 inches)   Finish eating your favorite chip and clean out the inside of the bag. Cut the bag open so it is flat Trace 3-4 different size circles and cut them out ( small, medium, large, etc.) They do...

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Profile | Meet Sami of Florapothecarie

Profile | Meet Sami of Florapothecarie

  Sami Jo Jensen is leading a crusade against the beauty industry. As the founder and chief beauty maker at Florapothecarie, she's fighting back against the ocean of chemical laden beauty products and her weapons of choice are essential oils, plant essences and a whole lot of research. Her journey started in 2009 when she realized her favorite body wash was created using many ingredients she couldn’t pronounce. She did some research into some of these ingredients and found that they caused an army of ailments ranging from rashes to cancer and birth defects. She threw out her toxic beauty...

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Lifestyle | 4 Ways to Use Activated Charcoal

Lifestyle | 4 Ways to Use Activated Charcoal

At Cinder + Salt we believe in sustainable, healthy living. While we’re always looking for all-natural products to incorporate into our daily lives, one staple in our homes, and on our store shelves, is our Charcoal Face Mask, handcrafted for us by Florapothecarie. Activated charcoal can be made from a variety of things but when using it for personal wellness, look for natural sources such as coconut shells or wood species. It works through a process called adsorption; attaching itself to toxins and chemicals in your body before they can be absorbed into your blood stream. You can buy activated...

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