- Featuring Storage Collection - July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

A little over a decade ago, plastics manufacturers ditched a chemical known as DEHP because it was identified as a probable carcinogen. DEHP was replaced with another series of phthalates and environmental chemicals. As it turns out, these may not be any better than the DEHP they replaced. Case in point: A new study from Hypertension suggests that these replacements may cause some of the same negative health effects as the chemical they replaced...

So is it finally time to say let’s ditch plastic forever? Well, no, not yet. These studies don’t prove definitively that there is this connection between chemicals in our plastics and health problems...

In the meantime, here are some smart tips for better using plastic food storage containers:

5) Use glass. I’ve become a big fan of glass containers in recent months. In fact, I’m on a one-woman mission to rid my house of plastic. It isn’t necessarily for health reasons. I just like having vessels I can store, heat, and eat from without worry. Here are a few of my favorites:

Lifefactory‘s 1-, 2-, and 4-cup containers with a nonslip silicone sleeve.

Read Full Post - Featuring Small Beverage Glass - July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015

Summer Sundays are made for picnics in the park with dear friends, delicious bites, and endless amounts of sunshine. And to make sure your picnic setup is Instagram-worthy, we’ve compiled a list of must-have essentials. From a wicker shoulder bag that holds champagne to a country chic picnic blanket, you can’t go wrong with these fab finds...

Lifefactory Beverage Glass
Whether it’s a mimosa or chilled soup, these BPA-free beverage glasses are the perfect addition to any picnic. And the silicone sleeve makes them easy to transport, as they’re super sturdy.

Read Full Post - Featuring Small Beverage Glasses - July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015

It’s far too hot to turn on the oven, but you can’t eat ice cream for every meal.

So check out these summer-inspired cooking and dining pieces, to make the most of your tomato harvests, picnics, barbecues and farmers-market trips.

OUTDOOR DINING: Take advantage of the evening breeze and move your dinner outdoors. The new Lifefactory Small Beverage Glasses  allow you to use real glassware without the risk of breakage.

Read Full Post - Featuring Large Wine Glasses - July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015

Gear Geek: Culinary Gear

As with the True Pint and the Solo cup, there’s no reason to drink wine out plastic. Lifefactory wraps their glass vessels with BPA/BPS-free silicone sleeves that provide grip and serious protection against the elements like a hard drop on concrete. This is the kind of glass made for the rugged confines of the outdoors (or a hotel pool), and they’re dishwasher-safe. The design and color options also add a bit of playful whimsy.

Read Full Post - Featuring Storage Collection - July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

The tempered glass Lifefactory Food Storage containers, available in three sizes, easily transition from oven to fridge (or freezer) to microwave to dishwasher without any worry of plastic taste (or toxins) affecting your food. A colorful silicone sleeve enwraps each container, which makes them a little sturdier than similar products, and the BPA-free lid securely attaches using button tabs. The 1 cup size is perfect for stashing a handful of berries, the 2 cup holds a small salad or hummus and veggies, and you can bring your lunch to work in the 4 cup size. Lifefactory also makes glass bottles in a variety of sizes.

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