We believe that all individuals, businesses, and organizations can play a role in improving the health and sustainability of our environment. That’s why we do our part by providing plastic-free packaging, sourcing from sustainable materials as much as we can, and giving back to our favorite charities. But, enough about us. We also love to learn more about how other companies are helping to fight for our planet. From shoes to shampoo, we’ve got a list of six superstar brands and their products that are doing their part to save our environment.
The Lay Low
Hey there! Welcome to the Lay Low blog—your source for tips, tools and advice on
how to ease yourself
into a naturally restful, JOMO-full, eco-friendly lifestyle. Embrace the beauty of the Bearaby way!
We all know the feeling of anxiety: that gut-wrenching, sometimes-paralyzing, always-awful, downward-spiral feeling. Whether it’s a quick bout of nerves before that big presentation or the more chronic kind that stays with you day after day, we’re here to help you out with some natural ways to alleviate those anxious feelings.
Animals living in distant places, from the Sumatran elephant to the sea turtle to the saola, may not seem like they have an effect on our daily lives, but the truth is that they do. We are all one interconnected web on this planet; all the species on it, from those faraway to those in our backyards, are necessary to keep the world spinning
Certified B Corporations, also known affectionately as B-Corps, are organizations that are redefining how business is done by encouraging more sustainable and eco-conscious brands that are switching the focus to good rather than greed. Not only are B-Corps environmentally responsible, but they tackle social responsibility, too. From start to finish, each step of the supply chain within these companies creates a positive impact on our planet and our people. In essence, becoming a B-Corp means taking your relationship with the environment from the friend zone to fully committed
Ah, the couch nap. Couch naps are the kind that tend to just happen without warning—the kind where you doze off during a movie, or plan to just “rest your eyes” for a moment on a Sunday afternoon only to wake up an hour or two later. While many people choose their home decor based on style and appearance, you shouldn’t forget to size up the support that your furniture is giving you. After all, we tend to sit (or sleep!) on our sofas each and every day.
You’ve likely heard of, or experienced, FOMO, the fear of missing out. But have you heard of JOMO? We’re all about embracing the joy of missing out, rather than the fear of it. While FOMO is like your rowdy friend who stays out all night, JOMO is like FOMO’s introspective cousin, one who is able to say ‘no’ and gets plenty of sleep.
Maybe you just received your first Tree Napper and are wondering just how this fabric could be so soft, or perhaps you’ve heard the term “tree fabric”, while browsing the internets or in passing. Either way, we’ve got you covered (wink wink). Tree fabric is one of our not-so-secret weapons in making our blankets soft, sustainable, strong, and soothing.
Although switching off the lights when you leave the room or choosing an eco-friendly shampoo may not seem like you’re doing a lot to change the world, these little everyday steps can actually compound and make a huge impact on the environment. Just imagine if every person in the world could put just one of these ideas into practice, we would have a planet that was improving rather than deteriorating. Keep reading to learn the 10 easiest ways to help join the fight to save our environment.
When you think of large cities in the United States, it’s not likely that the first word you associate with them is ‘clean’. But, that is starting to turn around. Major cities all over the nation are becoming more and more environmentally friendly, from the sea to the sky. A clean city can mean many things, from the trash on the street, to the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the emissions we create.
Turning your home into an indoor nature sanctuary, or just integrating a few plants into your home, can provide more than just decorative good looks. Houseplants also have emotional, physical, and mental benefits. Pretty greenery can purify your air, improve mood and productivity, and even combat illness. Even if you’ve never been open to it, we’ve got some compelling, low maintenance house plant recommends that’ll change your indoor habitat and improve your feels.
A night of sleep with a weighted blanket is like no other. When the morning light comes around, you’re comfy and you’re cozy. You’re snuggled underneath at least 15 pounds of soft hand-knit fabric and you’re not quite ready to forgo your horizontal bliss and face the world yet. However, if today isn’t a slow Sunday morning and you’ve got to get your butt into gear, here are some ways to get yourself up and start your day.
It’s no secret that we’re a fan of plants. From using them in our blanket fabric to supporting tree-planting organizations, we love all plants, big and small. Most of all, we love the humble, but fruitful eucalyptus tree. Not only does it house and feed our cute and cuddly Bearaby mascot, Kikko the koala, but it also provides us with the sustainably soft tree fabric used to make our Tree Nappers.
Bearaby has teamed up with West Elm for two reasons. One, we share the same values. Sustainability, social responsibility, innovative design, and a dedication to handmade craftsmanship are all part of our DNA. Oh, and we’re both all about hanging at our comfy-cozy, well-decorated homes.
Are you a bed sweater? Do you buy new sheets every few months because you sweat the bed so much it stains? Or do you kick off the covers in a heated rage?
Dreaming of sleeping under a weighted blanket but not sure how long it will take to work? Whether you still need a few days to sleep on it or are already sleeping under it, we’re here to give you the rundown.
Woohoo, you are now the proud owner of a weighted blanket! We’re so glad you made the leap towards feeling better and better sleep. Now that you’ve got a good few weeks of coziness and sleeping well under your belt, it may be just about time to think about washing it.
Science and medical research has proven weighted blankets are more than a “millennial fad”. Yep, they’re here to stay. While the main benefits of weighted blankets are fairly well-known, there’s a lot more to the extra-heavy, oh-so-cozy blankets than you may realize.
You may know koalas for their cute, fuzzy ears and their status as one of Australia’s favorite animals. But, koalas have a lot more to them! It’s time we learned all that we can about the koala, as their habitats are currently under threat. From sleeping to eating to needing to see the dentist, we’ve got all the facts on the cuddly koala. Keep reading to find out their top 8 koala-fications!
As World Kindness Day approaches (mark your calendars for November 13th!), it’s time to think about ways you can make a positive mark on this planet.
We all know the feeling of not being able to fall asleep at night. Whether it’s restless tossing and turning or the inability to shut your brain off, having trouble getting sleep plays an enormous role in how we feel and function. About one-third of the general population suffers from symptoms of insomnia on a regular basis.