A Lighter Footprint

5157 Sales


A Lighter Footprint

5157 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

generationMe is taking a short break


Note from shop owner generationMe is temporarily on vacation through July 4th! You can place orders at and they will be shipped the week of July 5th. For any questions, please email Meg at generationMe [!at]

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 21, 2017

generationMe is temporarily on vacation through July 4th! You can place orders at and they will be shipped the week of July 5th. For any questions, please email Meg at generationMe [!at]

Meg Eldridge

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Meg Eldridge


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Brianna Pruett

Brianna Pruett on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These are fantastic! I have already found several uses for them. I love how they aren't bulky like some unpaper towels are, they're just as lightweight as a normal paper towel while still being really absorbent! great stitching and I love how professional they look with the little "generation me" tag on them!

Brianna Pruett

Brianna Pruett on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Firstly I love the fabric prints that were went to me! I don't know if it was intentional, but I love how the colors matched the unpaper towels I bought on the same order from this company! They fit my regular swiffer very well. The elastic is not so tight that it's hard to get the pads on, but tight enough that the pads do not slide around while I'm using my mop! A fantastic and high quality product at a decent price!


samlynn17 on Jun 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love the paperless towels! They are soft and do a good job cleaning up small messes and messy hands. I use them when cooking and dinning.

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These are the cutest print baby wipes I got to work on today! I love my job!


Reusable, Natural and Organic Products for a healthier lifestyle.

An eco-conscious and budget savvy mother of four, (and foster mom to three more), Meg was concerned about the amount of consumables purchased and waste generated by her nine member household. To cut down on expenses and waste, the first switch was to cloth diapers. Their family realized how easy the switch to cloth really was, and began the process of going waste-free in all areas of their home.

When Meg's sister, Beccee, passed away from cancer and sadly left two daughters behind, she became especially motivated to re-evaluate their lifestyle. She cleared the house of chemicals and started exploring the world of natural cleaners. generationMe has since grown out of her desire to be not only sustainable and eco-friendly, but healthier as well.

generationMe has been owned and operated by Meg Eldridge since 2010. Meg creates and designs all of the eco-friendly family products out of her studio in Wisconsin. Her store has since expanded to include more waste-free products brought to you by some of hers and your favorite brands.


Shop members

  • Meg Eldridge

    Owner, Designer, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on December 14, 2016
For years we have been a largely waste-free and reusable product home, and here's why:

1. Less waste. As a family of 9, we make a lot of waste. Replacing some disposable products with reusable has made a huge difference to the amount of waste that we create.

2. Cost effective. We save money by using products over and over rather than tossing and buying more. It makes so much sense!

3. Healthier. I know what my reusable products are made of, and that they are leaving no chemical trace in my home.

4. Higher quality. All of my products are made by hand from beginning to end.

I use all the products that I make, and I am confident that you will love them as much as I do.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept Paypal, credit card and Etsy gift cards. If you need to cancel your order, please let me know within 72 hours.
Shipping deadline for Christmas is December 19, 2016. If you would like priority shipping, please send me a message!

Effective August 8, 2013, all International packages will be charged a flat shipping rate of $15. When your item is shipped, any less than $15 will be refunded to you for the exact amount of over payment.
I will not ship with insurance unless requested. If you would like insurance, please include in note section when ordering or convo me.
Refunds and Exchanges
I use all the products that I make, so I am extrememly comfortable with their quality. If you are unsatisfied, and you believe that it is a product flaw, please let me know. I am happy to work with you so you have a product that is useful and effective for your lifestyle.
Additional policies and FAQs
All products are machine washable. Please wash with like colors/fabrics. Fabric softener is not recommended as it can cause build-up, and may affect the absorbency of fabric. I will not guarantee product if washing instructions are not followed. Some minor fraying, shrinking and/or pilling may occur but does not affect the quality of the product.

More information

Last updated on Oct 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

All products are machine washable. Cotton products are likely to shrink upon first washing.

Wholesale availability

I do accept wholesale orders. Please message with questions and details.