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Eco living and sustainable material choices

Choosing Long-Lasting Materials: The Key to Sustainable Quality

When it comes to making mindful purchasing decisions, selecting products made from durable materials is crucial. By investing in items that stand the test of time, we reduce waste and promote sustainability. Here are some materials to keep in mind for long-lasting products:

Solid Wood

Opt for furniture and home accessories crafted from solid wood, such as oak or teak. Known for their durability and timeless appeal, they can withstand years of use and even improve with age.

Stainless Steel

Whether it's kitchenware, appliances, or water bottles, stainless steel is an excellent choice. It's corrosion-resistant, easy to clean, and highly durable, ensuring your products last for years to come. Here & After offers a wide range of stainless steel products - from stainless steel divided plates to stainless steel measuring spoons. You can check out our home collection for the products we stock. 

Natural Fibres

Look for clothing and textiles made from natural fibres like organic cotton, linen, and hemp. These materials are not only comfortable and breathable but also resilient, making them perfect for long-lasting wardrobes and home textiles. Did you know that our reusable cloth wipes are made from natural fibres? Cloth wipes are the kind of eco-baby product that will continue to benefit you and your family. They are a tried and tested investment that can be used in every area of the home, both inside and out!


Choosing glass containers for food storage, beverages, and home decor is a smart move. Glass is non-toxic, easy to clean, and resistant to stains and odours. Plus, it's highly durable and can be reused endlessly.

Cast Iron

Cookware made from cast iron is renowned for its durability and excellent heat distribution. With proper seasoning and care, cast iron pans and pots can become cherished family heirlooms, passing from one generation to the next.

Recycled or Upcycled Materials

Products crafted from recycled or upcycled materials offer both sustainability and durability. Items made from recycled plastic, reclaimed wood, or repurposed fabrics reduce waste while showcasing creativity and innovation.

Remember, investing in high-quality, long-lasting products not only benefits the environment but also saves you money in the long run. By choosing materials that can withstand the test of time, we can create a more sustainable and resilient future.

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