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Welcome to the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast!

May 31, 2021

Guest: Deborah Dimare is a wellness & cruelty free interior designer who focuses on design that is non toxic, safe & designed for optimal mental & physical development. Today we'll talk about what chemicals, furniture and decor to look for and to avoid when creating a nursery or kids space. 

In this episode, we will cover:

  • Safe, non-toxic considerations when choosing a crib mattress, furniture, rugs, wall paints, lighting, scents, etc for your baby's room 
  • What the GOTS and Naturepedic certifications are and why these 2 certifications are what you should look for on products that are going in your nursery
  • What the 3 most important features of your baby's room should have to make it a healthy, playful and relaxing environment for your child 

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About Deborah Dimare:

Deborah is a renowned interior designer, author, educator and pioneer of the ethical/wellness design movement. She has been executing beautiful living and sensory environments that contribute to the mental and physical health and well being of people and the protections of animals and the planet for nearly 20 years. Her company, DiMare Design, is the only 100% cruelty-free interior design firm specializing in the creation of organic, optimal spaces, and sourcing vegan textiles and sustainable furniture that bear zero-to-low toxins.

Deborah also heads VeganDesign org, where she educates consumers and designers about humane & healthy design through virtual courses, a blog and a full online shop of cruelty free, vegan and low toxin furniture, décor & curated spaces.

Deborah is showing the world that less toxic, healthier, durable and luxurious faux alternatives can easily replace wool, fur, leather & other animal derived materials. She believes in designing environments free from tragedy and despair. Only good, healthy, clean energy should be had in all spaces!

Her design expertise has been featured in Architectural Digest, The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, Better Homes & Garden, Real Simple, Dezeen, Live Kindly, Veg News and The Today Show to name a few. Deborah proudly serves on the board of Farm Sanctuary and is a PETA Approved Business.