When we started The Woolshire, we didn't expect it would turn into what it is today. We expected to sell handcrafted wool pillows, and that was pretty much it. We didn't expect such a response from people who've been looking for alternatives to mainstream, mass-produced, and artificially pumped products. But we found them and they found us.
On this journey, we've also stumbled across other brands building products with a similar vision. Products that reject what we call the #plasticmindset. They opt for natural and traditional materials and reject factory production methodologies. I've also enjoyed how each of these brands has opposed the corporate dogma that insists that product messaging must be maximally neutral and HR-approved. And because of that, I wanted to share some of my favorites with you today.
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It's almost unhelpful to think of traditional gum when you picture what Greco gum is. Unlike the stuff you find at the grocery store, Greco is 100% natural (no synthetics) and lasts for weeks. That's right, weeks. You can re-chew it for 4-6 weeks per the company website.
Greco gum is a mastic gum. That means it is derived from the resin of mastic trees common to the Greek island of Chios. There are many reported health benefits of this stuff, but one of the best ones is that it acts as an anti-plaque agent and helps remove bacteria. Hurray for Greco!
In just the latest issue of the WARKITCHEN there are articles about lab-grown meat, the magical power of bees, and why you should take on tough cooking projects.
The articles in the WARKITCHEN are fantastic for people looking to break away from the artificial-chemically-processed food industry (which should be everybody). The artwork is professional grade and incredibly well done. Also, WARKITCHEN is free to read.
Vera Salt is on a similar mission to what we're doing at The Woolshire; to remove microplastics from our lives. National Geographic reports that 90% of table salt is contaminated with microplastics. That's a concerning amount of plastic where it shouldn't be.
Vera Salt is an alternative to plastic-infused salt and is a new brand that I'm looking forward to seeing grow. Check them out.
The inspiration for selling his holistic cremes and tooth powder is to re-imagine how we do hygiene. Instead of using chemically bloated products for our teeth, hair, and body why not use something naturally made? That's the question VanMan is asking.