By guest blogger Shelbi Stoneback, content manager at Rodale’s
We’ve had a big year at Rodale’s. We’ve learned a few things about ourselves—who we are and who we want to be. Among other things, we discovered we want to be more fun!
So Rodale’s has a new look! We’ve brightened up our appearance to add a livelier vibe to your shopping experience. We’ve revamped our homepage to make it easier for you to find the amazing new arrivals and shop our products.
But while we might look shiny and new, we’ve never, ever compromised our standards. Every item we carry is useful and beautiful while also being good for you, your family, and the planet. And every item honors our three core values: nurture, nature, and neighborhood.
- Nurture: We care how it makes you feel. You’ll feel healthy, active, comfortable, and beautiful.
- Nature: We care how it’s made. The items we choose are made from organic, recycled, renewable, or wildcrafted materials.
- Neighborhood: We care where it comes from. We select products that are handmade, created by small businesses, cruelty-free, and produced in a fair-trade working environment.
Since I research, read, and manage all the copy and descriptions for every single product on our site, I know each item we carry meets these requirements. Right now, that’s 3,342 items and counting, including my three favorite new arrivals….
This pack of 6 organic beef and superfood fruit or nut mixes are perfect to keep a few in my desk for that afternoon snack attack, a few in my car so I’m never hungry when stuck in traffic or sitting out in the cold at the football game, and a few at home for the mornings when I’m running late with no time to stop. I know that with these packs I am getting some daily nutrients and energy that I would never get from a granola bar (or, more honestly, a sesame bagel with cream cheese).
Modal is one of my favorite fabrics. It’s made from the cellulose or fibers of beech trees and is lusciously soft like silk, but with a heavier weight like cotton. It also has a fluid-like drape and is wrinkle resistant, so it’s perfect to pack for weekends away. Amour Vert designs and produces this amazing skirt in its San Francisco studio. I’ll be pairing this skirt all winter with fun tights on date nights and leggings and boots for workdays.
The day that dirt gets tracked into the house is always immediately after you’ve cleaned and scrubbed the floor. This doormat is handmade from sustainably sourced materials by Redecker, a company in Germany that has been handcrafting brushes for over 75 years. It will be sitting at both my front and back entrances to try to collect as much dirt, damp leaves, mud, and salt and snow as possible. If only I could get my puppy to wipe his paws!