Sustainability starts at home, and that’s what all our parents will tell us with all their stories of recycling and upcycling back before it was cool (and because they had no choice). Today, we can aim to move to a sustainable lifestyle while also picking up on some long-lasting home decor products (among other things) that are low-impact from Sustainable Clumps. Sustainable Clumps is a zero-waste collective that works with small-time producers for lifestyle products, like wireless speakers, plantable pencils, and minimalist notebooks made of recycled paper. Basically, they’re a collective of small producers, designers, and communities that make sustainable lifestyle products (where the definition of sustainable is holistic, as sustainability applies to the production process and the producers’ lives as well).
Find bamboo straws and toothbrushes, organic tooth powders, and natural, organic soaps (in eco-friendly packaging of course) all made by self-help groups, and cooperatives to support their family, and your lifestyle. Stationery fiends can pick up doodle friendly notebooks (made of wood and recycled paper) and plantable pencils. One of the cooler things they have is their acoustic bamboo speaker. Simple yet effective, these are hollow bamboo branches with a slit for your phone. The natural shape of bamboo allows for great reverb and sound amplification, perfect for when you’re travelling and don’t have access to plug points, and is priced at INR 299. They also have a zero-waste living starter kit that is perfect for you or someone you know who wants to switch to a sustainable lifestyle. You can place your orders through their social media handles or on their website.