Silk, cashmere, leather, these are some of the most valued and appreciated textile options on the market for many reasons. They are softer, warmer, durable or simply more beautiful than other fabrics. As we should with any product, luxury or otherwise - have you ever considered the true cost of producing these goods? Silk in particular, is a textile that’s origin often goes unconsidered, because it may be slightly less obvious than the origin of something like leather. But where does silk come from?Read More
VivaTerra’s signature style—you know it when you see it, but exactly what makes a space feel “very VivaTerra”? A room peppered with some of our signature pieces certainly helps, recycled glass balloon vases, reclaimed wood beds, and teak root bowls, just to name a few. Items that possess a certain beauty in their simplicity, inspired by and reflecting nature, that are produced with the good of the earth in mind. And these are the qualities that also fill a VivaTerra space.Read More
By definition, driftwood is “wood floating on or washed ashore by the sea or other body of water”. It can come from fallen trees and branches, or trees along a river’s edge, swept away during a flood. Some driftwood is even the result of humans cutting and disposing of wood, or from rare occurrences such as old shipwrecks or lost cargo crates. However it finds its way to water, erosion and natural elements such as wind, sun and rough water take their turn crafting the wood into its new form. When it washes ashore, it has been stripped of its bark, smoothed by the wind, and often bleached by the sun to a lighter color. And while many may see driftwood as simple debris on the shoreline, some see it as more.Read More
Happy Earth Day from the entire team at VivaTerra! To celebrate, we're donating Terrapass Carbon Offset for every order placed at VivaTerra.com. As we work to provide sustainable and fairly traded products for our customers, we also want to offer a way to offset our carbon footprint.
We hope you have a lovely Earth Day filled with time outdoors enjoying this beautiful planet on which we're lucky to live!