Life style qualified Cheryl Leahy joins WGN Weekend Morning Information to share 5 sustainable, women of all ages-owned merchandise in advance of this year’s Earth Day.

Smaller sized Issues Kids’ Pajamas

  1. Lesser Items is a Chicago-centered kids’ PJ model that breaks the mould with products that are sustainable, ethically-designed and 100% natural at their cost point. The brand name puts men and women and the planet very first, and employs materials elements and packaging for their whimsical, first artist-illustrated pajamas.
  2. It is mum or dad-founded, and self-produced: Building these PJs was co-founder Alecia Zasiebida’s (“UH-LEE-SEE-UH ZAH-ZUH-BEE-DUH”) enthusiasm because she realized there experienced to be a far better high-quality possibility for prolonged-long lasting kids’ apparel.
  3. The Town PJs selection attributes Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Boston and San Francisco. They also have Happy Birthday PJs.
  4. The pajamas come in measurements -3 months (little one), up to measurement 10 (youngsters). They are readily available for buy at, $40-$42.

Frankfort Candle Organization

  1. A person-of-a-type candles that pair exclusive classic vessels with thoughtfully curated scents.
  2. Founder Melissa Knieriem (“KA-NEER-UM” like “ka-serum”) was influenced through early pandemic existence to generate a significant high quality, distinctive candle that was greater for the earth.
  3. Each individual classic candle makes use of the optimum high quality, eco-welcoming, clean burning wood wicks and high-class coco-apricot crème wax that is gluten no cost, toxin free, paraben absolutely free, phalate free and arrives from renewable sources.
  4. Melissa and Frankfort Candle Company will be at the Chicago Artisan Market in Ravenswood nowadays and tomorrow, 10am-4pm if you want to examine them out in person!
  5. Visit, IG @frankfortcandlecompany for additional details, price ranges range.

Aged & Infused Alcohol Infusion Kits

  1. Aged & Infused makes alcoholic beverages infusion kits that inspire everyday cocktail lovers to craft a much better drink occur joyful hour (or any hour).
  2. Launched by Jess Feller, who was motivated by her enthusiasm for the best cocktail, the brand name utilizes all-organic fruits and spices, and their lovely glass kits are reusable, refillable and produced from recyclable supplies.
  3. Each and every Aged & Infused package will come comprehensive with anything you want to infuse at house a 16 oz. glass jar healthy with a customized filtering spout, pre-measured all-natural ingredients, effortless to stick to guidance and cocktail inspiration.
  4. This model is all about demystifying the cocktail-building approach and embracing the ritual of content hour at-home – they even have a cocktail Satisfied Hour Membership that educates and inspires cocktail admirers.
  5. The kits are $25 every single, check out their web site at and IG at @agedandinfused

Lil Bucks

  1. Lil Bucks is an rising Chicago brand name which is on a mission to be the Quaker Oats of buckwheat: it is the first dedicated sprouted buckwheat brand in the US, and anyone who tastes it can not dwell without having the gluten-cost-free, grain-no cost, plant-primarily based protein.
  2. What the heck is buckwheat? It’s a wholesome fruit seed with superfood superpowers, and it’s sustainable. Buckwheat is a terrific rotating crop, indicating it grows effectively in chilly climates and very poor soil. In addition, it flowers promptly, and it’s a soil rejuvenator, that means it draws what it requires from the soil.
  3. Founder Emily Griffith fell in really like with sprouted buckwheat although living in Australia, and she moved again to Chicago and made the superfood model.
  4. Lil Bucks is obtainable in 4 seed flavors and they make Clusterbucks, which are adaptogen-packed, minimal-sugar granola readily available in 5 addicting flavors!
  5. You can obtain at Mariano’s, Dom’s and Complete Foods, visit and on IG at Instagram: @lovelilbucks

Sacred Provide Gelato

  1. Sacred Serve is a plant-driven gelato brand name built in Chicago that is on a mission to carry functionality into the frozen aisle. With a foundation of natural youthful coconut meat combined with superfoods, adaptogenic herbs and medicinal mushrooms, a creamy gelato is born and packed with nourishment.
  2. Sacred Serve released the initially 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable ice cream cartons! There has under no circumstances been an ice cream carton you could recycle right up until Sacred Provide. This is a substantial phase toward eliminating our toxic relationship with solitary-use plastic.
  3. Founder Kailey Donewald (“Kale-E don-wald”) cured her allergies and asthma by consuming a nutrient-dense food plan although living in Indonesia. When she returned residence to Chicago, she established out to thoroughly clean-up the most sugary portion in the supermarket… the ice cream aisle. Now, she is on a mission to verify that ice cream can be healing as an alternative of damaging.  
  4. It’s accessible in 5 flavors and is readily available for acquire at Mariano’s, Dom’s and Complete Foods. Visit and @sacredserve