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    5 Reasons you should start biking to work

    5 Reasons you should start biking to work

    If you’re looking for a challenging way to improve your physical health, reduce your ecological footprint and save money all at the same time - why not try biking to work instead of driving? The snow is not falling yet- what better time to start than tomorrow?  Breathe the fresh air while you notice the details and beauty of nature, while getting a workout in! Here's five reasons we think you should ditch the car and start exercising those leg muscles!

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    1. Wake up and smell the roses!

    From the second you step on your bike you are beginning to use balance, speed control, and safety precautions.. Aren’t those basically the keys to life? As you bike past different sceneries and adjust your placement through each obstacle your brain becomes more active and aware. Starting your day in this way is sure to make you feel like you’re ready to get the job done when you arrive at your workplace- no coffee needed. (Although we could always go for coffee).

    1. It’s Eco-Friendly.

    Perhaps the most obvious benefit of taking a bike to work is….NO POLLUTION! By taking a bike instead of a car, you are reducing your output of emissions to 0%. The more people who get on board, the better it is for the earth

    1. $$

    Save that cash! There is no insurance to pay, no gas bill, and much less repairs needed to keep your bike in working condition. You purchase the bike once (which costs substantially less than a car- AND you could buy it second hand) and it will just keep giving back to you while you save your money. By the way, you can forget about parking fees…and tickets!

    1. Commute time.

    Assuming you use correct signaling and ride safely throughout the streets, you have the potential to minimize your commute time! This may not be true for everyone, but for some (and especially all of us living in the city!) it can make a huge difference in the amount of traffic you might encounter if you were driving.

    1. Work it!

    Sitting in a car and navigating highways and busy streets can certainly be strengthening for the brain, but physically it demands little more than an arcade game. You can give yourself a free exercise on your way to work without having to hit the gym, how great is that!? This means that even when life throws surprises at you and you’re taken away from your normal home routine, you’ll still be physically active every day before and after work.

     If it suits you and you feel passionate about making a difference in the well-being of our earth, we truly hope you will think about the many positive outcomes of changing your methods of transportation. We often encourage our employees to take healthier steps in their everyday life, as should every company, fashion or not!

     

    Sustainability and Fashion

    Sustainability and Fashion

    What is sustainability? It is defined as something that remains productive indefinitely.

    One of our core values at Eve is creating methods of creation that are sustainable. We act as if we are a sustainable ecosystem - taking from and giving back to nature. Our premium cork fabric is hand harvested from cork oak trees. Contrary to popular belief, this process actually helps the trees themselves grow faster and live longer. This means that we are deriving our material from a natural, renewable resources while having a positive impact on the environment.

    In addition, one must know that all products are not produced using solely one material. To make sure that our line of cork handbags and accessories still adhere to the core values of our brand, we take careful consideration into all of the materials we use. We spend a lot of time researching each component to make sure that our finished product is both environmentally and socially responsible.  

    We ensure our finished product is both environmentally and socially responsible.  

    If you live in an urban city, you may presume it may be tricky to live sustainably – considering the majority of food and supplies come from somewhere else. This is why we promote sustainable living to our customers and encourage them to find ways to lessen their impact on the earth. Things like buying or consuming locally grown produce, growing your own plants, buying cruelty-free fashion, and buying fair trade products are all great ways to enhance your personal sustainability. These things not only help the environment but they also contribute to the greater good of your community. 

    However, in today’s fashion world, it can be quite rare to find a company that sells products made from sustainable or ethically sourced materials. In most cases, the products we see are the results of industrial and unethical manufacturing. The significance of creating products in a sustainable way is huge! Buying or consuming something that has had a positive impact on the people, environment and economy is something you can truly feel great about.

    We feel in order to stay true to our (and to our customers') core values, we must continue to search for the least harmful way of harvesting materials. Discovering other materials that are currently less popular with major fashion brands and using them in a stylish way is precisely what we stand for.