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In the course of a busy 12 months that included extra culture-shaking world occasions than I’d seen in my lifetime, I additionally had a child and moved to a brand new city. Getting settled throughout a pandemic has been a problem. The grind of working and homeschooling and baby-raising and cleansing and cooking (all of the cooking!) has felt relentless at instances.
Finally, I’m so grateful that dwelling has been a refuge for us. We’re secure. We’re wholesome. I miss seeing my family and friends in actual life, however I see the sunshine on the opposite aspect.
Most of us have spent extra hours at dwelling previously 12 months than another, which is why we determined to focus this challenge on the idea of magnificence at dwelling. Magnificence begins right here: in our medication cupboards, our showers and baths, our make-up luggage, even in our beds. (We additionally partnered with the design consultants at Architectural Digest to carry you some lavatory makeover inspiration.) On this letter a number of years in the past, I discussed my want to seek out extra minimalism in my chaotic dwelling life. Replace: I am failing! Our home has develop into the literal dwelling base for every little thing in our lives. Between the packing containers of merchandise that get delivered for work and a relentless stream of groceries and different random stuff, I am dropping the struggle towards an avalanche of cardboard, bubble wrap, Styrofoam cubes, and packing peanuts.
As an business, we will do higher. Disassembling the Russian dolls of nested packing containers to disclose the tiny jar of eye cream on the heart feels much more wasteful now that I see the entire packaging that piles up in our home between recycling pickups.
I acknowledge the numerous steps that some manufacturers are taking towards sustainability. I additionally acknowledge that we at Attract nonetheless have work to do in relation to lowering waste. However we’re dedicated to realigning our priorities and have already seen a shift in our sensibilities. There was a time when the heaviest jars and sparkliest little spoons might make a skin-care product appear extra particular, possibly much more award-worthy. Lately, although, the best, most waste-conscious packaging — from the mailer to the bathtub or tube — is what warrants our consideration and our accolades.
Manufacturers, keep in mind: We would somewhat be wowed by a power-house formulation or very good coloration payoff than by three additional layers of embossed, disposable, luxurious packaging. Whereas it is undoubtedly spectacular to unbox a vault (a vault!) of lip liners, cosy of their customized, laser-cut casings with pull-out drawers and fancy acrylic containers, it’s time to rethink the extravagant press mailer.
We actually haven’t got all of the solutions, however I’m assured we might be a part of the change. Will you be part of us?
This story initially appeared within the April 2021 challenge of Attract. Learn how to subscribe here.
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