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#SustainableSunday with Khala & Co....

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Green Bees... I think we've pretty much all arrived in a place where we can agree that while plastic used to be something of a wonder material, it's turned into a bit of a nightmare in this day and age.  However, unless you do a ton of research and digging through shops that are good at greenwashing, it's hard to find functional, plastic-free solutions.  Don't worry, though: I'm here to save the day!  I've teamed up with my new local pals, Boulder-based Khala & Co. to show off their fancy beeswax food wraps.  

 Khala & Co. started out as a home-based business with the goal of living more sustainably, but they are now certified by Green America and are members of the Plastic Pollution Coalition and The Climate Collaborative.  They are also members of 1% for the Planet, which means that 1% of their profits are donated to earth-saving efforts. They are truly amazing... and their wraps are pretty amazing, as well! 

First of all, let me talk about the print that they sent me.  It is called "Windows Into The Still Wild" and I love it.  Since they are based in Colorado, this print features all sorts of animals and critters that are native to the Rocky Mountains.  Since I am also based in Colorado, I find this print to be kind of perfect.  Oh, and it was designed in-house and proceeds from products that include it are being donated to the National Parks Conservation Association!   

Pretty groovy, right?  Once patterns are designed and painted, finished wraps are created by printing the unique Khala & Co. designs onto a hemp and cotton fabric and are doused in a lovely combo of beeswax, coconut oil, and tree resin.

To utilize the wraps, use the heat from your hands to adhere the wraps to themselves (as I've done here with my freshly-baked chocolate muffins) or to a re-usable glass container (like I've done with my oats).  You can also fold them into baggies, which is awesome on road trips and while hiking since they'll easily fold flat when you're done eating what you've stored within them.  When the wraps are ready to be cleaned, simply wash with soapy water, hang to dry, and fold and store until you need them again.  These wraps will extend the life of fruits, veggies, or leftovers by about 5-7 days when compared to food that is stored in plastic, so they are even eco-friendlier by decreasing food waste and depending on how often you use your wraps, you've got about 9-12 months before they'll start to break down, at which point you can cut them up and toss them in the compost bin! 

Epic, right?  

They also make for a great stocking stuffer for the zero waster in your life, or for someone who is looking for green solutions in their life, but don't totally know where to start.  

Click through to the Khala & Co. shop and comment back here with your favorite products and prints! 

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