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Happy Earth Day! 3 Ways to Celebrate

It’s #EarthDay2017! It’s been a busy Earth Month for Ungalli.

We headed to Experiences Canada 150&Me to talk about sustainability with some inspiring teens, launched our full line of gemstone bracelets that help feed hungry kids, and now we’re expanding our amazing sales team at our Intercity store.

With everything going on, Earth Day is the perfect time to take a pause and remind ourselves why we do what we do every day – and what else we all can all do to help the planet.

We’ve rounded up three fun ways to celebrate Earth Day – today and 365.

Plant Flowers, or Some Food
We love gardening. It’s a great way to get your hands dirty and reconnect to the Earth.

Flowers are fun, but better yet: grow your own vegetables and herbs. It’s a way for you to reduce your ecological footprint by increasing the amount of local produce you eat. Plus, what’s better than eating fresh food right off the vine?

If you don’t have a Green Thumb, here’s a great guide of the easiest veggies to grow.

Go For a Bike Ride
It’s shaping up to be a gorgeous day here in Thunder Bay. Wherever you are, consider ditching the car to head out on a bike ride.

Wind in your face…better for the planet…good exercise for you…win, win, win.

Shop Sustainable
From saving water and energy to helping feed kids and rescuing animals in need, we’ve been advocates of helping in any way we can since the beginning.

This March, we rounded up some amazing sustainable brands (run by strong females, of course) for International Women’s Day. Consider checking them out.

Of course, we’ve still got 25% off everything online until the end of April. Use promo code EARTHMONTH.

How are you guys spending Earth Day? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

-Hailey and Bree

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Can't Wait for Canada 150 & Me!

We have some news for you!

We're feeling so lucky to have been invited to speak about consciousness for the environmental and sustainable future and be “Human Books” at the mini "Human Library" at Montreal Youth Forum "Canada’s Place in the World", April 11 and April 12, 2017, in Montreal.

It's all part of Experiences Canada 150 & Me, a once in-a-lifetime national youth contest, travel exchange and series of regional youth forums to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, and we couldn't be more excited!

Click here to see the media advisory from our friends at Marigold Marketing & PR.

Also, don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates during the conference. Can't wait to see you there!

xo Hailey and Bree

 

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Hey, It's #WorldWaterDay

It’s #WorldWaterDay guys! Every year March 22 marks the day the world comes together to take action to fight the world’s water crisis.

According to UN-Water, there are over 663 million people living without safe water close to home – meaning they have to line up or walk for hours to access a clean water source, or they’re dealing with the health impacts of drinking contaminated water.

Knowing this, and knowing how wasteful the textiles industry (and individuals) can be with our most valuable resource, we keep water top of mind every day here at Ungalli.

How?

  • Our organic and recycled clothing uses less water to manufacture. It takes 2,720 litres of water to make a traditional t-shirt, which is the amount most of us drink over the course of three years! Every Ungalli tee saves a whopping 2,695 litres of water by only using 25 litres in production.

    We also work with Green Story to give you a tangible idea of how many days of drinking water each piece of our clothing saves. Take, for example, our Tree of Life Lightweight Front Zip. It saves 204 days of drinking water versus a comparable piece of clothing.
  • We turn water bottles into clothes. How? By shaving sorted PET bottles into flakes, melting them into small pellets, and turning them into yarn fiber. One Ungalli recycled t-shirt saves about 10 plastic bottles from ending up in a landfill. Learn more about the process and why it’s important here.

How do you guys work to save water every day? We’d love to hear from you on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

-Hailey and Bree

 

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Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

We’re so grateful to be a part of the sustainable fashion movement here in Canada – but we know we’re not the only ones making a difference.

We wanted to take this day to celebrate Canadian women making waves with their conscious businesses. Here’s a shortlist of our faves.  

Lippy Girl - Darcey Diehl
It’s hard to find high-quality makeup that’s not tested on animals or filled with weird ingredients – fish scales in your lipstick anyone?

That’s why we love Lippy Girl, from Vancouver-based working mom Darcey Diehl. 

Her professional-grade, organic, cruelty-free and vegan products for lips, faces and eyes have been featured in Flare, Hello Giggles and Refinery 29. What’s not to love?

Abeego - Toni Desrosiers
Dubbed ‘The future of food wrap’, Abeego is a high-quality, washable and reusable beeswax wrap.

It’s way better than bringing your bagged lunch wrapped in plastic that you’ll invetiably throw out – plus, it keeps food fresh longer. This is key when you consider Canadians waste 40 per cent of their fresh produce. Yikes.

Victoria-based Toni was recently on Dragon’s Den and she rocked it.

Pure+Simple – Jean Eng
If you have sensitive skin, a company like Toronto-based Pure+Simple is a godsend. Its skincare products are all free of harmful ingredients like parabens, petrochemicals, silicones, phthalates, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances and dyes. Its four spa locations (most in Toronto, one in Waterloo, ON) offer natural services as well.

They also run a Bottle Return Program that asks customers to bring back their bottles for recycling and offers $1 off for every Pure+simple, Holistic Vanity, or Minimalist bottle returned.

Zazubean - Tiziana Ienna and Tara Gilbert
Organic. Superfood. Chocolate. Need we say more? This Vancouver-based chocolatier’s ingredients are gluten-free, soy-free, GMO-free and 100% USDA organic certified.

Tiziana and Tara’s “Good For the Growers, Good for the Planet and Good for You” mantra rings true – their Fair For Life Social certification means farmers earn fair wages and human rights are guaranteed at every stage of production.

Fun flavours include Hottie (organic chili pepper, cinnamon and Yerba mate), Cheeky (salted toffee and banana), and Sassy (coconut milk-based for dairy-free foodies). We also love their other nine awesomely named options.

Any other brands we should know about? Share them with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Thanks for continuing to support the sustainable movement.

Happy International Women’s Day and Happy Shopping!

-Hailey and Bree

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#ShareUngalli, Win Ungalli (GIVEAWAY!)

In celebration of our best holiday season ever, Ungalli is giving back through really great giveaways!

Share a photo wearing Ungalli and use the hashtag #ShareUngalli for a chance to win one of three prize packs including some of our top products like our beanies, hoodies and the Ungalli Organic line. Week one's prize featured below! 

Keep the photos coming and be sure to tag us and use #ShareUngalli. Multiple entries are encouraged! Contest runs until Feb 10th Details here.

 Here are some awesome entries from T-bay, Ontario and all over the world…

 

 1. Never seen the Ungalli beanie looking so cute! 

 

 

 2. Lake Superior will always have our heart <3. 

 

 

3. Because rescue dogs!!! 

 

 

4. FIERCE!

 

 

5. #Girlcrush 

 

2017 is going to be an exciting year for Ungalli, and it’s because of our amazing community. You are enabling Ungalli to become one of Canada’s ethical style leaders and authoritative voices in the sustainable fashion community! 

 

Thank you for the love & support!

Bree

 

 

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