A Lighter Footprint

Janesville, Wisconsin On Etsy since 2010

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A Lighter Footprint

Janesville, Wisconsin | 12,970 Sales

Announcement    Due to an increase in sales, please know that I am working overtime to get orders out as soon as possible. Current turn around is anywhere from 3-10 days. But I know you'll love your hang in there with me! :)


Last updated on Apr 5, 2020

Due to an increase in sales, please know that I am working overtime to get orders out as soon as possible. Current turn around is anywhere from 3-10 days. But I know you'll love your hang in there with me! :)

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Meg Smith

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About generationMe

Sales 12,970
On Etsy since 2010

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

Production partners

  • Paditude

    United States

    With a passion for Womens Health and waste free products, Paditude has created a line of Cloth Menstrual Pads inspired by years of research and women like you. generationMe has partnered with them and is now offering even more ways to create a lighter footprint in your life.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 21, 2018
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

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
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.
I accept Paypal, credit card and Etsy gift cards. If you need to cancel your order, please let me know within 72 hours.
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.
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.