I am thrilled that our Fairy Course has started, and that everyone can connect in our private Facebook group. Sherry Wynn and Andrew Karpenko are doing wonderful work as the group moderators!
I will be writing blogs and newsletters for you, that we will post in our private Facebook group via Sherry and Andrew . . . and on the new blog section we are creating on the Fairyologist page.
I hope that you will enjoy all of the benefits of our private group, as a place to make new friends, share your photos and fairy adventures, ask questions, give and receive fairy readings, and discuss business and marketing ideas.
Sherry and our webmaster are working with me to create an annual fairy day, where you can promote your fairy workshops on the Fairyologist page. Details will follow and be announced here and on the Fairyologist blog site.
Michael and I will continue to create new videos for this course that will be distributed for free to those who have already enrolled in the Fairyologist course. Amongst the topics we will film are: dragons; and healing and manifesting with the fairies. Feel free to share other ideas for new video topics with Sherry or Andrew.
In the course, I mentioned that I’d be listing some of my favorite eco-friendly products, so here they are:
Eco-Friendly Cruelty-Free Clothing
Vintage is THE best way to be eco-friendly plus economical. Find your local vintage store to reduce carbon footprint from shipping. Or have a clothing swap with your friends for a fun day that’s eco-friendly.
Look for clothing that says Fair-Trade, to insure that you aren’t financially supporting a cruel sweatshop (you can watch YouTube videos of sweatshops to see what they do to children and adults).
Avoid cotton unless it says certified organic. Regular cotton is covered in pesticides and is genetically modified (so purchasing it gives money to the gmo companies). Vintage cotton (especially pre-1990) is fine.
Avoid products made from animals: Silk (worms are boiled alive) – peace silk or hemp silk is okay; Wool and feathers (unless you can verify they were humanely obtained); shells, pearls, or coral (unless you can verify that they were found on a beach); leather; cashmere; pashmina (unless it’s vegan); or fur (including angora).
Avoid synthetic products or dyes made with toxic chemicals. Look for natural fabrics, low-impact dyes, no dyes, or dyed with flowers or herbs.
Best fabrics for clothing: Vintage for upcycling; Hemp; certified organic cotton; bamboo (not rayon bamboo which is full of chemicals). Sometimes, companies will sell clothing made with recycled material – this may or may not be eco-friendly.
Here are websites that sell eco-friendly fashion:
Etsy.com (small businesses that hand-make clothing and vintage items; and vegan shoes, sandals, and boots).
ThreadsForThought.com (today April 24 they’re having a 40 percent sale!)
MooShoes.com (for vegan shoes, purses, and wallets)
MattAndNat.com (vegan purses, briefcases and male/female wallets)
In the next newsletter, I will share eco-friendly cleaning and beauty products. In the meantime, please do share YOUR favorite eco-friendly companies, brands, and recipes with us.
Love and Blessings, Doreen