Many Viva Terra products are handmade by artisans using readily available local materials. Supporting third-world economies is a valuable component of the business, Bonnie points out. “We have the ability to bring eco products to market and also contribute to the welfare of communities that create the goods,” she says. “The marriage between the environment and social responsibility is an unexpected bonus in this business, and it is so gratifying.”
In the bathroom, salvaged wood was fashioned into a vanity top. A rattan stool and stone bath mat are made from renewable resources for soul-soothing natural textures (vivaterra.com).