Yogic philosophy powerhouse Patanjaliwould be proud. (Okay, he’d probably first say we don’t actually need all this stuff, but I think he’d be giving kudos after that.) Because the trend jives with Asteya, one of the yamas, or best-life behavioural tips. Asteya translates to non-stealing, referring to, among other things, not taking what’s not ours, and not taking more than we need. When we buy environmentally-friendly stuff, we’re leaving more of the earth’s vital resources where they’re supposed to and need to be: on the earth–and not in our hands.
So next time you give the the Big Mamma a break by choosing green eco-chic over black, chic, and cheaply-made (unethically, unenvironmentally-friendly), give yourself a pat on the back, knowing that the universe is sending a great big “Ommmm” right back atcha.