We are an online-only store based in Squamish, BC. We specialize in eco-friendly household products made by small businesses in Canada.
Aiteall ~ (pronounced ai-till)
is a beautiful Irish word meaning a spell of nice, pleasant weather that sometimes comes between rain showers. It is always lovely and welcome while it lasts, but at the same time disappointing and always feels too short.
What I really like about Aiteall is that it does not focus on the ability of the weather to be unpleasant, but rather its ability to be pleasant in spite of, even in the midst of, the unpleasantness.
Looking at the real life through the same lens, life benefits from spurts of optimism, from seeking out the bright periods in between oppressive torrents of various stresses and disasters. It feels stubbornly optimistic, which I deeply appreciate.
I feel we are going through an aiteall moment in climate change.
It is the defining crisis of our time and it is happening even more quickly than we feared. While science tells us that climate change is irrefutable, it also tells us that it is not too late to stem the tide. This will require fundamental transformations in all aspects of society — how we grow food, use land, transport goods, and our everyday life. The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win.
Many of us want to make changes to reduce our impact on the planet, but at the same time feel intimidated by a drastic transformation to a zero waste lifestyle. I don’t think we should be ashamed to admit that zero waste is not feasible for everyone. We are all different, with different needs, different social backgrounds and have access to different infrastructure. Just because we cannot achieve zero waste, it does not mean we should just give up and do nothing.
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We source all our products locally in Canada from small independent businesses