Mom and Daughter

Your daughter wants whatever is popular at school that month. It could be Silly Bandz bracelets, pink lip gloss, a Justin Bieber backpack, or brand-name jeans—as long as the other girls say it’s cool. You, on the other hand, want to teach her to be environmentally savvy, and maybe pick up some items you can enjoy together.

Here’s the good news: going green is becoming cool among even very young kids. According to a report by the market research company Packaged Facts, over half of children aged 6 to 8 ask their parents to purchase green products. Almost 75% think people ought to recycle, and 40% believe consumers should pick recycled-content paper goods.

So, getting your daughter to accept green products might not be as hard as you think. But, where can you find these goods? In this article, we’ll cover 5 spots to shop for eco-friendly products, both on and offline.

 

GirlPowerBeauty.com

This website offers a line of all-natural hair, skin, and beauty goods aimed at girls. Their line includes favorites like nail polish and lip balm that mom might even want to try! GirlPowerBeauty also offers other fun items, like t-shirts and necklaces. All of their products are made in Canada and the United States.

Visit GirlPowerBeauty.com

 

GreenEdgeKids.com

On this site, you’ll find organic clothing and accessories for boys, girls, and the whole family. And don’t worry, these pieces won’t embarrass your girl on Monday morning. The girls section offers trendy items like spaghetti-strap tank tops, leggings, patterned hoodies, tunics, and skinny jeans. The majority of these products are made in the USA.

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Visit GreenEdgeKids.com

 

CoolGreenAttitude.com

You’ll find a wide variety of green items offered by this European seller, from water bottles to clothes to skincare products. They offer products for babies, children, and grown-ups, too. The bags section is especially colorful, with recycled, pop-art style totes, backpacks, purses, shopping bags, wallets, pencil cases, lunch boxes, and more.

Visit CoolGreenAttitude.com

 

Thrift Stores

The classic way to recycle is to buy used. Now, stopping by the local Goodwill may seem painfully uncool to your daughter, so you have to market this idea right. Indie culture is becoming more popular among tween and teen girls, so make it sound like an edgy way to pick up vintage goods. Once you get there, you can shop for your own favorite clothing pieces or household items while your kid raids the clothing aisle.

 

Your Local Organic Foods Store

Many organic food shops sell more than just food. Personally, I’ve seen very cute make-up, skincare products, natural hair dyes, packaged drinks, and accessories at my local natural foods shop. This can be a fun, educational after-school stop for moms and daughters.

All of the websites we mentioned accept credit cards, as do many thrift stores and organic food shops. This can be a special green benefit if you have a credit card that offers an eco-friendly rewards program. GE Money’s Eco MasterCard, for example, donates to offset greenhouse gas emissions every time you make a purchase.

It’s clear that buying eco-friendly products can be easy for moms and fun for daughters. By showing your little girl the importance of a green lifestyle early, you’ll help her develop an eco-conscious attitude that will last a lifetime.

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