When you hear Whole Foods you think food, right? Well, how about we change that. How about we get you thinking about clothing, skin care, and makeup. Because at Pasadena’s Whole Foods on Arroyo, you can shop for items that health-up both your insides and your outsides.
That’s right, our neighborhood grocery store has an array of items that feed any product junky. From skin and hair products to makeup and shoes, Whole Foods has divvied up a section of its store just for us. They call it? Whole Body. “It’s all about quality and safety with a strong emphasis on natural,” says their website. High standards, just like with its food, apply to their personal care products as well. “We encourage our vendor partners to use plant-based and naturally-derived ingredients, pure essential oil fragrances, gentle preservatives and non-petroleum ingredients.” And for those who are concerned, there is no animal testing on any of it. Ever.
For the shoe enthusiast, TOMS has partnered with Whole Foods and created an exclusive line of Eco-Friendly/Vegan Shoes. Which — in my eyes — creates a powerful duo of healthy goodness. According to TOMS’ employ Brad Ott, “It has truly blown me away how the Whole Foods Market team members have rallied around these [shoe] needs, becoming some of the most dedicated, excited and passionate advocates for the One for One mission that I have across in my almost four years here at TOMS.” (For those who don’t know, the One for One mission is for ever pair of shoes TOMS sells, they will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need. Pretty darn neat, eh?)
For specific brands and labels, visit the Whole Body shop inside Whole Foods on Arroyo and Bellevue.