How the Eco Inner Living brand started.
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Hi everyone, I'm Kirsty. I'm originally from South Africa and currently live in Germany. The whole concept of recycling, separating waste etc. was a totally new topic for me that I only really discovered here in Europe. After having a baby, I was fortunate enough to have some parental time off from my 9-5 job. Being outdoors a lot I started noticing the amount of litter lying around. This was especially apparent to me when we visited my family in South Africa and on travels. While completing one of my training dives for my PADI certification, I was stunned to see how many bottles and tins were scattered on our beautiful ocean floor, disturbing our ecosystems.
With the time off work, I started reading a lot about recycling and especially re-use of plastic waste. I watched documentaries about our planet and how the plastic waste in oceans disturbs our eco systems. I researched statistics about plastic waste and was shocked to see and understand how much waste we as humans create. For a long time, I was occupied with the thought that there must be ways we can use this plastic waste for long term benefits. I soon discovered the many ways plastic bottles can be recycled and reused. Who would have thought that PET bottles, discarded as litter, and which have ended up in our oceans and environment, could be recycled into strong yarns and can be woven and used to create beautiful home accessories.
Interior decorating has always been a passion of mine. I love to decorate rooms and make our home feel like a cozy home. Blankets and pillows in matching colour hues and complimentary patterns are not only practical accessories, but also allow you to make bold statements with individual style or just simply add elegance to your home.
I love the products we offer at Eco Inner Living. They have all been individually hand crafted by skilled artisans and their texture and quality makes it really hard to believe that these items are made from recycled plastic bottles. They look and feel like wool products, are durable but most importantly, sustainable products. By buying our products, you are removing plastic waste from our oceans and environment and this allows you to clean up the Planet from your living room.