A Post about Composting

It's Earth Month! So we're doubling down on the effort to get you all useful information for living more sustainably - starting today (and ignoring April Fool's altogether). The following blog post was written by Ashevillian, Ware customer, and wicked-talented designer, Katie Rotanz. It was originally an Instagram post, but it was such great info, we're sharing it with you all here! This is not a pretty post, but I’m very passionate about composting (is that weird?) and I wanted to share my process! I’ve been composting for years with the sole purpose of minimizing waste, but now that I have a proper garden, I wanted to make sure it was usable. We try to only have a small bag of...

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Local Delivery

  You don't have to tell us that Asheville locals don't like to "go Downtown."  If we had a nickel for every time we heard that in the shop, we probably wouldn't have to sell anything. So, knowing that, and that we are in fact located Downtown, we put our heads together with the guys at Flashcat Couriers. Carbon-free bicycle delivery is now available for anyone in Asheville ZIP codes 28801-28806 for a flat rate of $6! That's $6 for zero fossil fuels burnt in transit and the supporting of two small Asheville businesses. You can place an order online & have it delivered via bicycle right to your doorstep within 48 hours. Just select "Local Delivery" at checkout & we'll get...

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A note about refill containers

  An important note about containers and our refill station. We LOVE the creative reuse of bottles, jars, and vessels of all shapes and sizes that we've seen come through the shop to be used again and again. We want to stress, though, that these containers must be CLEAN & DRY. Yes, that applies to containers that are being refilled with the same product. We're operating a publicly interactive space and having to make judgement calls about whether or not a wet substance from unknown origin is trustworthy or not is not a place we want to be in - even outside of a pandemic. We sanitize surfaces regularly, but are requiring that our customers help us make this process...

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Reusable Coffee Filter Care

Drinking daily coffee to help beat the winter blues? Us too. Find some tips & tricks below from our friends over at GDS Cloth Goods on the care of reusable Ebb coffee filters to help get the best bang for your buck & to be more sustainable while you're at it. Our filter selection includes: Chemex 3 cup, Chemex 6-10 cup, #2 Pourover, #4 Pourover, Hario v60, and Aeropress. New to reusable cloth filters? We've got you. Ebb reusable coffee filters should last for about 90-120 uses, which is 3-4 months for daily use, and about a year for weekend coffee drinkers. Proper cleaning and storage of your Ebb filter will help it last longer and deliver a delicious taste....

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A Wavy-Maven Take on Plastic-Free Conditioner

To my curly hair friends, finding products that work is a quest. I have type 3A hair,  so my hair is thin, curly, and I have a lot of it. My intention for hair-care includes frizz-eliminating, moisture quenching essentials that don’t weigh my hair down. I’m a low-maintenance kind of gal when it comes to getting ready and I pride myself on the fact that my morning routine takes less than 20 minutes. Not only that, but I seek out companies that use natural products, cruelty-free, and understand their responsibility to the earth through recyclable packaging. All-in-all, quality-over-quantity is a core value that I hold within my interactions and purchases.  With an oversaturated market of  products that don’t benefit my...

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