Natural Linens Boutique is a family owned business, established a little over 5 years ago. Owner/Operator, Carmen Bruno, took her passion for sewing, sustainability, and organic lifestyle creating this cottage industry. They provide an extensive line of durable reusable household items for people invested in sustainable living. Furthermore, they sell 100% organic and made from muslin, birdseye, and luxurious flannel products.
For instance, Carmen and her family believe: “The simple ways have been serenely satisfying to us personally, and we marvel at the unpretentious, yet effective traditions taught to us by our parents from the Old World: the recipes passed down, the simple methods, the simple pastimes, the simple items for around the home. What’s more, we enjoy discovering new ways to carry on that spirit of sustainability and Eco-friendly living. As business owners, that means our Old World vision isn’t confined just to our personal lifestyle, but it also permeates our practices both as makers and as merchants.”
In addition, as a responsible merchant, Natural Linens Boutique create minimal waste. For example, each second-hand shipping envelope, cardboard box, or scrap of fabric they recycle contribute to their vision of zero-waste. In the future, there is hope to use even the small scraps of material for organic soft children’s toys. By applying minimalist business practices, the company is able to keep the cost of the products at an affordable price.
Here are some of their products:
- Cotton Tea Bags
- Coffee Filters
- Sandwich & Snack Bags
- Un-Paper Towels
- Facial Cloths
- Facial Rounds
- Nut Milk Bags
- Produce Bags
- Cheese Straining Cloths
Surprisingly, the cost of paper products for an average family (3-5 people) per five years is higher than you might think.
“Based on two of the current best-selling bulk paper towels at Amazon; Bounty 15 rolls, 60 sheets per roll, 900 total sheets ($2.08 per roll) and Seventh Generation 30 rolls, 120 sheets per roll, 3,600 total sheets ($1.93 per roll).”
- Excessive virgin fiber – 12 rolls a month = $1,498
- Excessive recycled – 12 rolls a month = $1,390
- Mid-range virgin fiber – 6 rolls a month = $749
- Mid-range recycled – 6 rolls a month = $695
However, that is just the cost of paper towels. Once you realize that reusable linens are more practical, Eco-friendly and chemical free, you will likely understand why companies like Natural Linens Boutique has the consumer and the ecological environment at heart. While Carmen is an entrepreneur, she is also learning to wear many hats and learning to retain balance in all aspects of their business geared towards simplicity. This company is a sustainable company to watch, their future looks bright as many people are discovering a more minimalist mindset.