Brands with a Cause, Fashion, Travel

Backpacks and Apparel from Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

Conducive to exertion, exploration, and relaxation is a Nordic style built in Europe and made for all weather and lifestyles. We may differ a lot in style from Scandinavia, but we are the same in our love of the outdoors. But in many parts of the US we have many more sunny days to rely on in the year.

So, on the days where the sun is absent and temperatures drop we may want to stay inside and relax or we may be eager to hit our slopes and clothing will be the difference in a long, cold day or an enjoyable one.

Aktiv style- Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

Aktiv style- Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

AktivStyle.com is the website and brands you once could only find in Europe are now available to us here in the USA. The brands Aktiv makes available are sustainable and made for the worst of weather. You will find the jeans to run errands in but stay warm and the backpacks to take hiking to keep things dry. Those sustainable Scandinavian brands we want are now available to us!

Thule has always been a European brand I love especially for the outdoors. I have (and love) the women’s Stir Hiking Backpack 28L by Thule of Sweden I can order from Aktiv. It has pockets in all the right places to easily access my phone, water bottle and more. It only weight 1.61 lbs empty making it lightweight to start. For extreme hikers and climbers, it even easily secures trekking poles or ice axes on loops that stow away when not in use.

Below are the Bjork reDEW8 jeans for women, another of the sustainable Scandinavian brands. For men, the Ravin are a perfect, every-day denim in stunning colors that deliver the style of a straight leg jean with the comfort of a relaxed fit. The Råk is a skinny jean that has so much built in stretch that it feels like you are wearing sweat pants.

For women, the Örn has the stretch of the Råk with a more feminine cut, a true skinny jean. The Bjork is a straight jean with a heavier construction and continued comfort and fit. These jeans, no matter the style are made for comfort above all!

reDEW8 contributes 25% of all profits to projects designed to foster environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Bjork jeans

There is so much at the Aktiv Style website for your outdoor (or indoor) adventures from any corner of the world. But for here in the USA, you get to shop Aktiv! Sending a child off to college and want them to go with quality apparel and gear for all weather conditions? This is your online shop of sustainable Scandinavian brands!

Books Reviews, Education, Reviews, Travel

National Geographic Almanac 2021 available in September

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National Geographic Almanac 2021 available in September

Coming next month, the National Geographic Almanac 2021 will release and boy what a year it has been! Can you guess some of the topics that will be covered for 2021? If you have not ever read through any of the annual Almanacs from National Geographic, you have missed so much from our world you probably were not aware of. The Almanac covers trending topics, big ideas in science, photos, maps and more.

From travel trends when you plan visits to Tokyo or other countries to learning what has been happening up in the sky with our solar system.

Then topics of humanity, nature, archeology and more. There is so much packed into this book with amazing photography that you would expect from National Geographic.

The 2021 Almanac is 400 pages long with quizzes and more for all ages. You can preorder your copy now for the release on September 22, 2020. Available at Amazon and other retailers.

Healthy Living, School, Travel

Send the kids to school with Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle

Comment: I was sent a Nomader collapsible water bottle. Thank you to Nomader for collaborating with Parenting Healthy

Send the kids to school with Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle

Have we ever been more apprehensive about sending the kids back to school as we do with this virus? Our kids will be distant learning for now, but many are going back and we need to now teach our children proper hygiene and less sharing. You may not want them sharing supplies with other kids or drinking from the same water fountain to stay germ-safe right now. Send them to school with this lightweight, collapsible water bottle from Nomader®.

water bottle

The cap is a twist cap so you can assure there will be no leakage. Rolling it up so they can toss it securely in their bag when they empty it is very simple to do. Kids can learn very easily. It is very durable, you can feel it. The materials are safe as well.

Nomad Water Bottle

The kids need their hydration and may be used to heading to a water fountain but health experts advise carrying water bottles and avoid sharing spaces so if your child does not have a leak-proof and lightweight bottle to carry all day, this is the best collapsible water bottle I have come across in a long time for kids.

collapsible water bottle

Not just for kids, but it also makes a great water bottle for hikes and campus life because it is so durable and versatile. The size when rolled up and weight are its best features aside from not leaking.

The Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle retail for $24.95 and are available in a range of stylish colors at nomader.com and at Amazon