Robbing Our Own Cradle

I’d like to talk about a system of material production called “cradle-to-cradle”. The term was defined by Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart, an architect and a chemist respectively, in their aptly named book, “Cradle to Cradle”. I’ll explain their industrial proposal and give a nod to a few North Carolina businesses who are already moving in the right direction.

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A Clean, Close & Safe Shave

You guys are great about letting us know what you want, which is why we brought safety razors into the shop many months ago. Plastic-free and minimally waste-producing, these are are great way to cut out a major plastic culprit in the bathroom. 

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Ware We Eat Our Veggies

The most common question we get in Ware: “Where should we eat in Asheville?” Well, folks, here are our top pics. On average, our staff doesn’t eat much meat, so we structured the list with that in mind.P.S. Favorite food truck? @the_trashy_vegan NO. 1 Plant vegan, raw options • upscale (ish) • dinnerPlant is the ultimate in vegan dining. Any time we have an occasion to feed people and get a bit fancy, this is our place. Their cheese boards (and half‑priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays) have been known to change minds and hearts and heal relationships. Trust us when we say that you’ll need a reservation! NO. 2 Pulp + Sprout Juice Bar and Vegan Cafe vegetarian/vegan, raw options...

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Breaking Up With My Deodorant

by Maxine Eng After joining Ware, I started becoming curious about the negative effects of aluminum-containing deodorant. I realized that there is a huge difference between conventional deodorant and natural deodorant. After hearing so much positive customer feedback on Serota’s Underarm Balm, I thought, why not. Let’s give it shot.  The problem Why have I been using traditional deodorant in the first place? I have sensitive skin and I sweat like a pig so I wanted something heavy-duty that will keep me protected during those sweet summer nights while dancing under the moonlight. Since traditional deodorants take up a whole aisle at my local pharmacy, the convenience played a role in never considering natural products. Even with the convenience and desire...

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