• A Loop to End Consumption

    If you’re paying attention, you know one of the biggest topics of discussion in our world today is climate change and the plastic problem. Plastic straws have been replaced with paper straws, however this is only a band-aid solution. What about the plastic cup and lid that we are putting our paper straw into? What about the packaging almost everything we buy comes in?


  • From Landfill to a Humble Home... The Story of Earthships

    Here at TORRAIN, we like to recycle. That statement is obvious -- our bags and linings are all made from recycled materials! Socially, it’s hard to miss the dire reports about our climate. With all the darkness surrounding our world, it’s so important for us to work together and do what we can.


  • Riding Elephants is No Good

    A cornerstone of our mission here at TORRAIN is not only to produce and promote sustainable products that improve the environment and support local communities, but also to encourage sustainable travel practices. I recently had the privilege of taking a long-awaited solo trip (my first ever) to Thailand ~ a place I had been dreaming of going to for a solid 10 years.


  • The Season of Reverence

    “Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverenceWinter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” – Yoko Ono

  • As Hurricane Irma Churns, Oregon Fires Burn

    “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”  ~ Unknown

    What do hurricanes and wildfires have in common? Well, they are two powerful forces of nature currently devastating many parts of North America. But there is another connection. As hurricanes and wildfires are consistently increasing in strength, duration and destructive capabilities, the vast majority of scientists agree that this is a result of our climate changing. 

  • Be Free to Be You

    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is one of the greatest accomplishments.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


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