Think of the perfect place to jumpstart a family's sustainability journey and you'll likely come up with the dinner table. After all, food and the utensils we use to eat and clean up after ourselves can make or break a mission against waste. By incorporating felt napkin rings into the sustainability discussion, your family can be in the know about all things environmental (and do so without sacrificing style and organization, too).
If you're hoping to move your family in the direction of reusing and reducing, napkin rings and the cloth napkins which they hold are a great place to start. And you don't have to get your napkin rings from department stores, where the styles are synonymous with big brands and the plastic used to make them dims the strides you're making toward ethical consumption. That's why felt napkin rings sourced from the fair trade industry are such a great solution to you and your family's sustainability needs.
At GGL, the wool felt we integrate into our artisan-made napkin ring production is entirely natural. This means no synthetic fibers are a part of the mix, putting you at ease with the materials you're bringing into your home.
Amidst it all, we maintain a range of colors and styles for our felt napkin rings. This is all so you don't have to break up your interior decor for a bit of low-waste effort.
With a house full of rambunctious children, it may seem like going for disposable goods in exchange for a day without cleaning is a worthwhile barter. However, using felt napkin rings is an ideal way to maintain organization and hygiene in the most fun of manners.
Choose a different color napkin ring for every family member (maybe GGL even has the lot of your family's favorite colors in stock). That way, when it comes time to sit down at the dinner table, each kid and parent alike will know just what cloth napkin to jump toward. This keeps arguments at bay and maintains hygiene effortlessly.
Felt napkin rings only need to be washed by hand once a week, so why not make a group effort out of it? Have the family get together to craft a homemade biodegradable detergent so that the whole process can be as sustainable as possible. To make things easier for you, the folks at GGL have compiled a couple of our favorite biodegradable detergent recipes to jumpstart your journey toward a sustainable family.
This ivy soap can be used for cleaning felt napkin rings as well as clothes and other fabrics! It's a great topical-use biodegradable detergent.
Use this powdered soap for washing your felt napkin rings by hand, and take it to the laundry room when it's time to do a load!
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