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Charging up a phone with a Goal Zero Flip 36 Charger while on the go Everyday Carry for Back to School School is looming on the horizon. Whether you're heading back in a week or two or after Labor Day, this could be a good time to assess how your pack and other items you use on a daily basis are holding up. Is anything worn out and in need of replacement? Are there new items you would like to add to your Every Day Carry? And even if your school days are in the rearview mirror, consider EDC for work and any changes you might like to make. Read More Posted on Aug 4, 2022 by Whole Earth
The men's department at a Whole Earth store with the Patagonia Men's Fjord Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt on display What's New for August '22? At Whole Earth we're receiving new items in our stores all year round. Here are a few that we think you may like for August. There are many items in our stores that have not yet arrived online. If you live near one of our brick and mortar stores, please stop by and see what's new! Read More Posted on Aug 1, 2022 by Whole Earth
Students gathering on the quad with daypacks by their sides How to Choose a Daypack for School or Work Despite the heat, summer’s beginning to wind down and a new school year is on the horizon. How’s that backpack holding up? Did it accompany you on your summer travels? Has it served admirably over the years, but is now showing its age? Has your child outgrown or just plain worn out their pack?  If it’s time for a new daypack, we have a few suggestions on how to choose one that fits, has useful features, and lasts. Read More Posted on Jul 14, 2022 by Whole Earth
A street view of our Whole Earth store on North Lamar in Austin Texas What's New for July '22? If you're familiar with one of our brick and mortar stores, you know there's a lot to see. So much in fact, that it may be difficult to know exactly what's new. With that in mind, we'd like to call out a few of the new items you'll now find in our stores and online. Read More Posted on Jul 8, 2022 by Whole Earth
A storm blowing in over the Texas Hill Country - photo by Whole Earthling Brittan Be Prepared for Storms Here in Texas, storms can knock us for a loop in both summer and winter. Tropical storms, hurricanes, thunder storms with baseball sized hail, ice and snow storms - we've seen it all. We've learned to keep storm supplies on hand no matter the time of year. Read More Posted on Jul 6, 2022 by Whole Earth
Choosing a Tent: A Beginner's Guide Here's a quick guide to help you get started in choosing a tent. Answer a few questions. Do some research. Ask your tent-toting friends, and come visit us. We'll be happy to share what we've learned over the years. Read More Posted on Jun 21, 2022 by Whole Earth
New FLAX styles for Summer! New FLAX for Summer! FLAX linen clothing is a favorite here in Texas. Their clothes are cool and comfortable in hot weather and stylish as well. FLAX has a new collection called Weddings filled with tops, pants and dresses that were created with more formal occasions in mind.  Read More Posted on Jun 16, 2022 by Whole Earth
A Whole Earth Dad sporting Shokz OpenRun Pro Sport Headphones. Every Day Carry for Dad Father's Day is coming up soon - Sunday, June 19th, to be exact. Have you been thinking about a great gift for Dad? Need some help? We have a few ideas! How about something he can carry with him every day; something he'll actually use? Dads like EDC too! Here are some of our favorite Every Day Carry items that Dad may find useful as well. Read More Posted on Jun 8, 2022 by Whole Earth
Howler Brother's Turbulent Waters Collection design of a great wave under stormy skies being struck by lightning. Howler Brothers - An Austin Original If you're a fan of the comfort and good looks of Howler Brothers clothing, we've got something special for you - the Turbulent Waters Collection! It's an exclusive, available only at stores like ours that have been offering Howler Brothers for years. You won't find it on the Howler Brothers website. So you know what that means - don't wait!  Read More Posted on May 12, 2022 by Whole Earth
An excursion train rounds the bend over a railroad bridge in the high mountains Why we love to travel! Are you ready to go traveling again? We are. After two summers of sticking close to home, we're making plans and are excited at the thought of getting back on the road again. If you aren't so sure about traveling quite yet, we want to gently remind you of a few of the benefits of travel. Read More Posted on May 8, 2022 by Whole Earth
A collection of Tex-Mex and Mexican cookbooks to mine for recipes for Cinco de Mayo New Taste Treats for Cinco de Mayo! Will you be getting together with the gang to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Lots of us in Texas will be. We'll raise a glass to the Mexican victory over the French at the battle of Puebla in 1862, give thanks for the richness of Mexican American culture, and take advantage of a prime opportunity to indulge in all our favorite Tex-Mex foods and drinks.  Read More Posted on May 2, 2022 by Whole Earth
One of our Whole Earth kids is ready for a road trip! Road Trips with Kids! The summer holidays are coming and that may mean a family road trip. Whether it's a short hop to Enchanted Rock or the coast or there's long distance traveling in your future, a road trip with kids can be challenging. We have years of experience traveling with kids, so we thought we would share some of our best travel tips and a few items that may make road trips easier. Read More Posted on Apr 21, 2022 by Whole Earth
The Earth from Space - a NASA photo from 1973 Upgrades for Earth Day Earth Day, the 52nd, is almost here! While our love for the planet is stronger than ever, the problems facing us today are in some ways quite different from those of 1970. Climate change and the explosion of plastic and other waste were on the radar then, but top today's list. We have a few suggestions for everyday eco-upgrades that can help us make a difference now.  Read More Posted on Apr 20, 2022 by Whole Earth
Zeal Optics sunglasses cut the glare for a surfer at the beach New in our stores - Zeal Optics! Here's something new you'll find in our stores - Zeal Optics sunglasses! What sets these sunglasses apart from the crowd is their use of plant-based materials for both lenses and frames.  Read More Posted on Apr 13, 2022 by Whole Earth
A few of the ingredients needed to make DIY cleaning products First Steps to Creating a Sustainable Home Wondering what you can do to live more sustainably? We have some book suggestions to get you started plus a few DIY cleaning product recipes to try. Read More Posted on Apr 6, 2022 by Whole Earth
Birkenstock Women's Arizona Split Sandals - Narrow New Birkenstocks in store now! Birkenstock sandals have been a favorite with Whole Earth customers and staff for most of our fifty one years.  So what’s new in our 2022 Birkenstock collection for spring and summer? We have more styles, colors and narrow widths than ever before!  Read More Posted on Mar 18, 2022 by Whole Earth
The founders of Dovetail Workwear Women Owned Clothing Brands at Whole Earth As part of our celebration of Women's History Month, we thought we'd share the stories of several of our clothing brands that were created thanks to the inspiration and hard work of women. A few of the labels have been a part of our clothing department for many years, while one is brand new. Here are the stories behind some of your favorite clothing from Whole Earth. Read More Posted on Mar 16, 2022 by Whole Earth
New FLAX styles from the Core and En-Core Collections Three New Styles from FLAX! A sign of the season is new FLAX clothing arriving in our stores! For 2022, there are new designs to choose from as well as new names for some of the FLAX Collections.  Read More Posted on Mar 7, 2022 by Whole Earth
Flying a HQ Kites Eco Stunt Kite Trigger Blaze at the beach Let's Go Fly a Kite If you love flying or watching kites spangling the sky, here are a few of our favorite Texas kite festivals you might want to consider visiting in the next month or so, including one in our own backyard. Read More Posted on Mar 3, 2022 by Whole Earth
Whole Earth's 2022 Fiesta Medal benefiting San Antonio's Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Our 2022 Fiesta Medal benefits Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation! Our 2022 Fiesta Medal benefits Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, an organization that has been saving lives since 1977 - 45 years! The medal itself highlights the iconic smokestacks at our Alamo Quarry Market store as well as the bats who visit for a quick meal in the evening. Read More Posted on Feb 13, 2022 by Whole Earth
Natural Tribute's design for their owl t-shirt supporting Black Outside Natural Tribute Gives a Hoot! Andrew Maxwell is an artist on a mission to inspire and connect people with nature. His striking image is now available on special edition t-shirts at Whole Earth. Five dollars of the purchase price of the Owl t-shirt benefits Black Outside, a San Antonio non-profit that helps introduce and educate Black/African-American youth to the great outdoors. Read More Posted on Jan 26, 2022 by Whole Earth
Outerwear Combos for All Sorts of Weather Some mornings it’s difficult to choose a jacket for the day. It may be cold and rainy at the moment but the forecast calls for unseasonably warm temperatures by midafternoon. So what do we pick?  Read More Posted on Jan 20, 2022 by Whole Earth
A woman woodworker wearing Dovetail Workwear's Britt Utility Pants on the job. Get Dirty with Dovetail! Dovetail makes work clothing for women who need tough pants that can stand up to the wear and tear of rugged jobs in the trades, the arts, and outdoors. In short, jobs and adventures where the odds are good that dirt will be involved. Read More Posted on Jan 9, 2022 by Whole Earth
Yoga practitioner participating in an online Citizen Yoga class on a Manduka mat Manduka & Citizen Yoga Have a Gift for You! We all like gifts! And Manduka and Citizen Yoga have joined together to offer a gift with purchase that we think you'll appreciate. When you purchase a select Manduka yoga mat or towel, you'll receive a month of free virtual yoga with Citizen Yoga.  Read More Posted on Dec 27, 2021 by Whole Earth


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