Our Transparency Commitment: Carbon Neutral Shipping

Our Transparency Commitment: Carbon Neutral Shipping

As a company, we realize that our commitment to environmental impact and an ethical and transparent supply chain extends beyond just our sourcing and production process.  We are proud to participate in the Carbon Neutral Shipping Program with UPS which helps our packages get to our retail and wholesale customers with the lowest environmental impact.
June 06, 2018 by Jessica Diehl
Your Summer Multitasking Accessory: 6 Ways to Use a Fouta Towel

Your Summer Multitasking Accessory: 6 Ways to Use a Fouta Towel

We always keep functionality in mind when we are designing our seasonal collections and we knew that GOTS certified organic cotton foutas would be a perfect addition for Summer 2018.  

So what is a fouta?  The name is traditionally given to a think cotton or linen towel used in Mediterranean countries, often in public baths in the 19th century. 

May 31, 2018 by Jessica Diehl
Caring for your Textiles: Decoding those Wash Care Symbols

Caring for your Textiles: Decoding those Wash Care Symbols

You go to throw your favorite sweater or throw blanket in the washer and check out your care tag first.  There on that little swatch of cotton or taffeta is what appears to be ancient hieroglyphics.  Mini irons, squares, circles, triangles, temperatures (in celsius of all things)!!!   Fear not.  We're here to help you understand what those little pictures actually mean and which ones may not be necessary to follow.  
May 23, 2018 by Jessica Diehl
Building Communities + Supporting Families: Our Fair Trade USA Partnership

Building Communities + Supporting Families: Our Fair Trade USA Partnership

If you take a look at some of our new items this Spring and Summer, you may find a new symbol on the tag.  The Fair Trade Factory™ seal is just another way that we're working to strive for radical transparency and ethics in the production of every zestt product.  We wanted to take some time on the blog to explain what Fair Trade means and why we're so excited  to be partnering with Fair Trade USA this year.
May 16, 2018 by Jessica Diehl
Our Favorite Family Travel Essentials

Our Favorite Family Travel Essentials

As a brand that develops products that are often used by growing families, we had a few people ask why we would delve into the travel category.  As moms who still have a desire to go and see the world, we strongly believe that today's modern families are both creating homes they love AND finding ways to explore the unknown.  In that spirit, we are sharing some of our favorite family travel essentials.  
May 10, 2018 by Jessica Diehl
zestt X Magnolia Market | Spring 2018 Collection

zestt X Magnolia Market | Spring 2018 Collection

Our Spring 2018 zestt X Magnolia Market collection is  officially available in store and we are so excited for the mix of classic styles and spring color!

The products are all about dining experiences, from formal table linens for Easter and Mother's Day to picnic blankets with carrying straps that make dining al fresco easy.  

The collection of throws and table linens is available for a limited time, only at Magnolia Market and online at magnolia.com

 

April 25, 2018 by Jessica Diehl
Behind the Cotton: non GMO Cotton Seeds

Behind the Cotton: non GMO Cotton Seeds

As a GOTs certified supplier of organic cotton goods, we are proud to use cotton only grown with non GMO seeds.  

Much of our world's cotton supply is grown by small family farms.  When large corporations sell them their genetically modified cotton seeds, they also require these same farmers to buy their expensive

April 19, 2018 by Jessica Diehl
Spring Cleaning: Home Textile Edition

Spring Cleaning: Home Textile Edition

We are committed to setting and upholding the strictest environmental, social and safety standards for our products and the families that use them.   When we started zestt and began learning more about textile production, we were shocked to learn that many of the “soft” fabrics in our homes were just doused in chemical softeners or made from synthetic fibers that were bad for the environment.   As moms ourselves, we understand the importance of creating a haven for your family that is safe and toxin free. 
April 02, 2018 by Jessica Diehl
Natural Swap: Using Fruit & Vegetable Based Egg Dyes

Natural Swap: Using Fruit & Vegetable Based Egg Dyes

With busy toddlers at home, we are always looking for safe, chemical free alternatives to holiday traditions!  That's why we were so excited to find out that we could dye eggs using natural fruit and vegetable dyes.  If your kids are like ours, half of the dye ends up all over them, so we were thrilled to be using something that was completely non-toxic and it was a great way to use up some produce that was nearing the end of its shelf life in the fridge.
March 29, 2018 by Jessica Diehl
Our Favorite Organic, Natural + Fair Trade Easter Basket Items

Our Favorite Organic, Natural + Fair Trade Easter Basket Items

We're on a mission this year to instill the zestt organics values of ethics and honesty in our families and homes.  We usually just head to the local big box store to fill our Easter baskets, but decided to take a step back and be more intentional this year.  Below we are sharing some of our top picks for organic, fair trade and ethical treats to fill your kids' Easter baskets!
March 26, 2018 by Jessica Diehl