When you’re on the search for the perfect gift this holiday season, you may feel yourself completely overwhelmed and inundated by the number of newspaper advertisements and holiday sales there are to choose from. If you’re anything like us here at Insteading, you’re keeping your eye out for a high-quality gift that your family and friends will love. And if it’s eco-friendly and sustainably sourced, then you’ve really hit the jackpot.
If you’re interested in learning more about tentree’s mission and goal to plant 1 billion trees by 2030, check out our previous article. Before we move on to the products, though, we’re going to talk a little bit about the materials that tentree utilizes in their hats, sweatshirts, pants, and more. That being said, if you’re ready to browse our favorite products, use these quick links:
tentree’s dedication to sustainability doesn’t stop at planting ten trees for every item sold. Every article of clothing and accessory sold feature eco-friendly materials that are thoughtfully chosen for each product. Some of the materials you’ll find include recycled polyester, organic cotton, hemp, and cork.
tentree’s recycled polyester is made out of recycled bottles and/or PET manufacturing waste. As compared to virgin polyester, recycled polyester offers a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions during manufacturing. And who doesn’t like the idea of turning landfill-bound plastics into some cozy sweatshirts?!
Not only is organic cotton generally softer than traditional cotton, but it isn’t grown using traditional harsh chemicals or pesticides. Traditionally grown cotton is said to use more insecticide than any other crop, resulting in adverse effects on our planet as a whole. Organic cotton reduces negative impacts on the environment while providing a quality that is arguably better.
Hemp is completely sustainable, pesticide-free, and uses less water in its manufacturing. As compared to traditional cotton, processing hemp requires 50% less water and emits 60% fewer pollutants. As for the final product, hemp clothing is super durable and hypoallergenic, making it a good option for those with more sensitive skin.
In many articles of clothing, you’ll find that buttons and drawstring ends are made out of metal, or worse, plastic. tentree, on the other hand, utilizes cork trims that are stripped from the bark of sustainably grown cork trees. Stripping the bark doesn’t harm the tree, in fact, it promotes growth and increases the lifespan of the tree!
Beanies & Hats
Whether you’re on the search for the perfect stocking stuffers or have some loved ones that just can’t get enough cozy gear, check out some of tentree’s newest beanies and hats.
During the cold and dark days of winter, you may find yourself reaching for an everyday beanie that’s comfy, cozy, and snug in all the right places. The kurt beanie is exactly that. Crafted out of non-mulesed wool and recycled polyester, this soft and cozy beanie is available in four colorways.
Leave it slouched or cuff it for a style that is all yours. Wear it on your cold bus commute or take it out to explore with you. This beanie is versatile and will take you from the mountain to the office. Reviewers mention that the kurt beanie is true to size, and it keeps both your head and ears toasty warm when the weather takes a turn.
If you’re looking for a beanie that’s a bit more festive, consider tentree’s script pom pom beanie. Available in three different colorways, this beanie is made out of 50% non-mulesed wool and 50% recycled polyester.
Featuring a decorative jacquard knit design and script writing, this beanie pairs well with your favorite oversized winter sweater. You’ll find that this beanie tends to fit true to size and will keep you nice and toasty.
The great thing about waffle-style material is that it’s lightweight while still keeping you insulated. The waffle escape beanie not only keeps your head and ears warm but it’s stylish as well! Made out of 50% non-mulesed wool and 50% recycled polyester, choose from either lunar rock, red mahogany, or meteorite marled.
As with the kurt beanie, the waffle escape beanie can be worn either slouched or folded depending on your preference. Pair this beanie with a denim jacket, your favorite pair of boots, and an oversized sweater for the perfect fall or winter look.
We all know someone with a baseball hat collection. But do we all know someone with a hat made out of sustainably harvested cork? The altitude hat is made out of 89% organic cotton and 11% chambray, while the crown is 100% cork. The fashion-forward snapback design makes size adjustments a breeze, while the subtle tentree logo is the cherry on top.
Who doesn’t love warm fingers and toes in the dead of winter? For the person in your life who is always cold, consider getting them eco-friendly socks and mittens!
Available in a variety of patterns and colors, these cabin socks are made out of 70% recycled polyester sourced from plastic bottles. And when you kick your feet up at the end of a long day, you’ll remind everyone to “plant trees”—it’s written on the bottom!
Made out of REPREVE polyester, these socks each contain three water bottles that would otherwise end up in a landfill! The neutral colors of these socks make them a good fit for just about any occasion in your life, whether it’s going to the office or hiking up a mountain.
Finish off your winter look with a pair of these cozy mittens! Available in a variety of colors and patterns, these mittens are made out of 50% non-mulesed wool and 50% recycled polyester to keep those hands nice and toasty warm. The cuffs are ribbed to ensure that the mittens don’t slip off your hands when you need them the most.
Who doesn’t love getting a soft and cozy hoodie in the dead of winter? Cozy hoodies and sweaters are a staple holiday gift because you can really never have too many of them. Check out tentree’s latest hoodie options for both men and women.
Women’s Burney Hoodie
Nothing says cozy like a cowl neck sweater: it’s basically a built-in scarf! The women’s burney hoodie from tentree offers a cozy fit in all the right places, while still maintaining a flattering shape. Choose from three different option for the colorway.
This sweater is made out of marled fleece, which consists of 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled polyester. At the end of the drawstrings, you won’t find your standard plastic tabs. Instead, you’ll see natural cork that has been sustainably harvested featuring the tentree logo. This warm and heavyweight sweater will take you from the top of the mountain to a cozy and intimate coffee date without you ever feeling the cool breeze of winter.
Made out of a soft and cozy heathered fleece, tentree’s juniper hoodie consists of 60% organic cotton and 40% recycled polyester. The treeline design at the top of the sweatshirt is subtle but also conveys tentree’s core value of sustainability. The drawstrings are finished off with tentree’s signature cork tabs.
Who doesn’t love a pair of sweatpants that can actually be worn out of the house? These men’s atlas sweats are comfy and cozy while maintaining a form-fitting style that looks put together. Featuring a structured waistband and tapered legs, these sweats are meant to be worn outside! Made out of 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled polyester to create a soft and cozy marled fleece material, these are sure to become your favorite pair of sweats.
Available in burgundy and lunar rock, these eco-friendly sweatpants are heavyweight and will stand up to years of wear and tear. As with the women’s burney hoodie, the drawstrings are finished with sustainably sourced cork tabs, and there is a small cork tentree logo located right below the pocket on the left side of the pants.
We all know the feeling. You get home from work, turn on the TV, maybe make yourself a cup of tea, and hop into your favorite comfy sweatpants. These women’s bamone sweatpants from tentree are about to become your go-to! Crafted out of super soft and cozy eco-friendly marled fleece, there are three different colorways to choose from.
A combination of 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled polyester makes for a sweatpant that is both cozy and flexible, so you can feel relaxed rather than constricted. Featuring an elastic waistband, tapered legs, and pockets, these sweats are finished off with tentree’s signature cork drawstring tabs.
The dinner table is a symbol of unity. It’s where we discuss our life’s most recent events, positive and negative. It’s where we share meals with people that we love.
Farmhouse tables, also known as harvest tables, enhance that familiar feeling. These strong and sturdy tables were once used as farmers’ workstations, but nowadays, they offer a gathering place for family and friends. Not only are farmhouse tables reliably strong, but they’re a charming addition to any home. Store-bought farmhouse tables can get really spendy, but luckily there are a variety of farmhouse table plans available online!
Farmhouse tables can be made from a variety of wood including maple, solid oak, or reclaimed pine. Before you source your wood, look into whether your city has a reclaimed wood facility. Not only is reclaimed wood eco-friendly, but the unique distressed details are one of a kind. Keep in mind, however, that the harder the wood is, the higher the price will be.
Whether you’re an amateur or expert, these harvest tables have a lot to offer for an affordable price. The following DIY plans are free and offer step-by-step instructions for any level of woodworker. Farmhouse tables can be a big investment, literally and physically, so you’ll want to choose a project that matches up with your skillset. Check out some of our favorite farmhouse table plans below.
Rustic Farmhouse Table Plans
These farmhouse plans take us back to the original days of table development. David, of “Popular Mechanics”, reminds us that farmers used to build these tables themselves, and they weren’t carpenters either! It’s okay if your table comes out a bit more rustic than most. It only adds to the character.
This plan comes with useful links to Home Depot’s site if you’d like to compare costs for your supplies. After all, the greatest part of a DIY project is being able to customize the project to fit your needs.
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This chic and modern farmhouse table is perfect for anyone who’s looking to add some contemporary vibes to their space. To make matters better, you’ll only need five tools to complete this table and make it your own. Beginners, you’ll want to make note of this one.
If your budget is tight, but you’d still like a valuable, well-built table, try Remodelaholic’s plan. Though these plans are simple and cost under $100, they’ll still provide you with a beautiful finished product.
This farmhouse table is a little pricier than some of the others listed above. However, at 33″ wide, this table is great for smaller spaces and will add some elegant vibes to your kitchen or dining room.
This DIY plan emphasizes the importance of pocket holes for your farmhouse table. Pocket-hole joinery involves drilling a hole into one piece of wood and then joining it to a second piece with the use of a self-tapping screw. Adding pocket holes to your farmhouse table can make the finished look extra clean and professional.
One of the benefits of farmhouse tables is their durability. In this plan, DIY Pete takes us through directions for a simple harvest table. For just about $100 worth of wood, you can create a table that looks like it cost $3000.
Instead of going with what Woodshop Diaries calls a “modern” dining room table, they chose to go with what they like to call “normal”. According to Shara, “A normal table has a base that is a few inches narrower and shorter than the top and the top sits completely on the base.”
If you’d like to go for a style that’s more decorative, try this X-style farmhouse dining table. This table is a good fit for a kitchen or dining room that’s limited on space. It’s slightly thinner than most tables but could still fit a family of six! It’s practical and pretty.
For the extremely detailed oriented, this is your DIY plan! Ed Hart did a fantastic job of fully outlining how he made his rustic farmhouse table. For those who are just beginning their woodworking journey, Ed’s meticulous outline will help to keep you in line.
Do you always find yourself in love with Pottery Barn furniture but not in love with the Pottery Barn price? Try this DIY plan and build your table for less than $300 compared to the $2,000 you could be spending.
Are you dreaming of warm days spent eating dinner outside? Consider this outdoor farmhouse table plan to add some rustic charm to your patio decor. Though this table could certainly be used indoors or out, Amber Oliver did an excellent job styling it in an outdoor setting.
Who says all farmhouse tables have to be square? These round farmhouse table plans are a good pick for smaller dining rooms and breakfast nooks and don’t require any additional joinery or special tools.
Picture this: You’re sitting in your kitchen, enjoying a cup of coffee, and reading the paper. A gentle breeze escapes through the window, and the sun peeks through just enough so that you can feel its warmth on your cheek. Now, this image just wouldn’t be complete without some kitchen curtains floating softly in the breeze! Otherwise, you’d just be feeling the harsh light of morning. That’s not quite the image of the perfect morning.
Kitchen curtains add a decorative touch to your space while also serving to block out some of those bright morning sun rays. And if you end up grabbing a midnight snack, you want a bit of privacy when you’re walking around in your jammies! Check out some of our favorite kitchen curtains available online.
Lemon Kitchen Roman Curtains
If you prefer Roman-style curtains, check out these lemon kitchen curtains. Not only is the pattern bright and cheery, but the material itself is black-out, keeping out the light of day until you’ve had your morning coffee.
Made out of linen and flax, these ruffled kitchen curtains add a shabby-chic farmhouse flair to your kitchen. Each curtain is made to order and customized to fit your windows. Choose from white, ivory, gray, graphite melange, pink melange, and light gray.
Ruffles and lemons make for a charming design in these kitchen curtains. Sold as a three-piece curtain, these lemon curtains will brighten up your space while blocking out some of that harsh morning sunlight.