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Woodchuckcase.com Cute Accessories Made in Minneapolis

Woodchuck USA 180x150 http://www.woodchuckcase.com/

 

Woodchuck Case makes sustainable cases and covers, made in the USA.  Woodchuck uses locally sourced wood to produce phone, tablet, laptop, headphone cases and key chains. I appreciate that the pricing of Woodchuck products.  This is something I really value when trying to find ethical brands and products.  It is very important that we make ethical, domestic products affordable as much as it is that they are good quality.
I am totally digging that at Woodchuckcase.com you can customize your cases. Obviously this will effect the price but being that the prices are so reasonable you can modify your case to reflect your originality with out having to spend a fortune on it. Now not only are two cases ever alike but if you customize it there is definitely no way anyone will be seen with the same accessory as you!
The customization steps are clear/concise with a turn around time of only 8-10 days! If you think about it this is probably only possible because the products are manufactured in Minneapolis. It also looks like the additional cost for customization is only between $20 & $30 depending on product and size! I do see however that you cannot customize the headphones or key chains but I am assuming that would be much too difficult.
You should check out Woodchuckcase.com too see what all the awesomeness is about!

The product details are as follows:
Designed and Manufactured in USA
100% Real Locally-Sourced Wood
Made to Outlast Your Electronics
Uses 3M™ Brand (Non-Residue) Adhesive
Unique as the Trees They Are Made From

Their Story: A couple of years ago an idea took leaf. Ben and Kevin envisioned a little more Mother Nature and a lot less Big Brother in their lives and in their electronics. They created 100% real wood covers for their iPhones, iPads, Beats by Dre headphones and more. Secret Project Name: Woodchuck. Woodchuck is not another product designed by a committee of suits, nor is it manufactured in China. Woodchuck is designed, manufactured, printed, and assembled in beautiful Minneapolis USA. This is entrepreneurship. This is the Great American Experiment. This is passion, baby! Find out more here!

Some Great Stuff For Your Home Made in The US of A

It has been a while since I have posted in one of the most important sections of this entire blog! I am always on the look out for great stuff you can find that has been made right here in our little own country! It has been more difficult as the years go on to find anything that is made in the America and when you do the price is so much higher and let’s be honest not always of the best quality either.  I am happy to see the pace of this Made in the USA trend pick up.  That is the exact reason why I feel like it is important to search out what ever Made In The USA products and businesses I can find!

Flip Flop Nesting Boxes

Flip Flop Nesting Boxes

 

Flip Flop Nesting Boxes $120

I think these are super cute and love almost anything made from recycled flip flops.  I know I get good use out of mine every summer.  It is exciting to know that when I recycle them they do go to good use.  Spring is right around the corner and I cannot wait to break out my flip flops, now especially after seeing these.  The  only thing I don’t necessarily love is the price however it is hand made and I can only imagine how long that takes so I can let it go.

Product Description: Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Bring the flip flop love into your home with these upcycled nesting boxes. Flip flop flotsam from flip flop factories (say that three times fast!) is wasted more than you might expect, but you can make a difference in the fate of such fun material by gracing your home with these nesting baskets. Each upcycled basket is comprised of patiently wired together pieces of flip flop, resulting in a colorful pattern.
Use indoors or out, these boxes are fit for anything from toys to towels.

 

 

Vinyl Record Jigsaw Puzzle

Vinyl Record Jigsaw Puzzle

 

 

Vinyl Jigsaw Puzzle $35

I don’t know many people who are willing to part with their vinyl but I can say I have recently seen some of the most creative uses ever come out of recycling them.  I think the jigsaw puzzle is an excellent way to upcycle them.  You can still use and almost honor the record.  This is a perfect gift for the hipster you know that you know.

Product Description:
This 31-piece puzzle is lots of fun and a great conversation piece. Looking for a way to delight puzzle junkies or vinyl lovers? We gotcha covered.
Made from Classic Rock LPs that celebrate the best of the 60s & 70s. Let us pick out a good one for you.
Comes packaged in a sturdy, clear round box.

 

 

Concrete Hexi-Bowl

Concrete Hexi-Bowl

 

Concrete Hexi Bowl $95

I think this bowl is super cool.  The design is very modern/minimalist but the coolest part is that 40-70% of the bowl is made from reclaimed stone! Besides the fact that it is hand molded which just sounds like a ton of fun to have that job!  I know this is a little pricey for a bowl but hand made upcycled items are becoming more fashionable so sooner or later the price of conscious products will go down.

Product Description: Molded by hand, this is one unique serving bowl! Comprised of an advanced concrete mix that has been fine tuned over years of experimentation, it contains anywhere from 40 to 70 percent of reclaimed stone dust obtained from tile and counter top manufacturers. A great conversation piece and an easy way to display in-season fruit or your favorite holiday bulbs!
Because cement essentially cures continuously over time, these actually increase in durability over the years.
Each hexi bowl develops a unique patina as it ages.
Sealed to resist stains with carnauba wax.
Available in your choice of gray or white

 

Shades Bud Vase

Shades Bud Vase

 

Shades Bud Vase $55

This I have to say is probably one of the simplest resolutions to recycling glass bottles that I really never thought about before.  I would like to announce I would appreciate a little more decoration on the bud vases but over all this is a great idea! It is so simple and obvious I am ashamed I haven’t even thought of this before.  I really, really love this idea!

Product Description: Flower arrangements can be lovely, but why shell out fifty bucks when you can use this bud vase over and over again? These vases provide just as much of an impact on a room’s freshness with just four flower buds as an entire arrangement! Made of four upcycled glass bottle tops mounted on a glass pane, these glass vases are sealed to prevent leakage. Need a table centerpiece? These are the perfect size to hold taper candles- and the curved nature of the bottle easily catches any candle drippings!

Bike Chain Picture Frame

Bike Chain Picture Frame

Bike Chain Picture Frame

 

 

 

I’m not generally a fan of recycled bike chain merchandise like jewelry, bags, chains, but this frame caught my eye. I like the shape and pattern of the chains in this frame. It’s simple but interesting.  You can even decorate it up if you like with odds and ends you have around the house.   The idea for these frames came about when someones bike chain broke on their way to work. There are plenty of uses one could have for a bike chains which is good but this picture frame sort of makes sure it won’t end up in a landfill somewhere. People generally keep picture frames for long periods of tome or at the least give them away. It’s not easy to break a bike chain and as long as it is constructed sturdily the frame could last forever! Another special perk to the bike chain picture frame is that it is made in the USA. That’s just one more reason why you should be buying these for yourself, friends, family, even strangers! You can find this frame and other super cute items at Hipcycle!

Night Owl Paper Goods

Night Owl Paper Goods

Night Owl Paper Goods

 

 

I just wrote about Night Owl Paper Goods earlier this month but I heart Night Owls designs and products so much that I had to write again about something that is very important to me. Night Owls products are MADE IN THE USA. I know many people don’t care or think it is important but if Night Owl can not only be an eco-friendly business but also operating here in the United States what are other companies excuses? It is our obligation as citizens to support businesses that do work here in the US to keep our economy thriving. If we support business who use eco-friendly practices here in America we can force other larger businesses to do the same.
Night Owl products are beyond reasonably priced and you can even customize your own merchandise. You can make stationary, wedding invites, cards and get scrapbooking materials.
If you aren’t interested in making your own designs they have plenty of their own designs that are soo cute you want to pinch their cheeks. You can even purchase your own hand made owl!
Here is a list of Night Owl Paper Goods Charitable Contributions straight from their own website:

Charitable Contributions
It’s very important to us to conduct our business in a manner that encourages and inspires respect for the environment and the community.
Our Products:
Our goal is to create our products using environmentally-sound methods and to conduct our operations in an environmentally-responsible manner.
Our Contributions:
Below are some of the organizations that we support and encourage you to support as well!
•American Red Cross
•Birmingham Boston Terrier Rescue Organization
•Black Warrior River Keepers
•Brownstones to Red Dirt
•Fresher than Fresh 100% Natural Snow Cones
•Greater Birmingham Humane Society
•Hearts + Hands for Japan
•Journals for a Cause, benefiting the River Oak Center for Children
•Rainforest Partnership
•Right Rides
•Shelby County Humane Society
After reading all of this is there any reason why you haven’t at the very least even checked out Night Owl Paper Goods yet?

Spring Bamboo Clock

Spring Bamboo Clock

Spring Bamboo Clock

Oh how I swoon over the Spring Bamboo Clock! The Bamboo Clock  is spectacularly beautious! I would like to say that is is a little pricey but to be honest it is hand made in the USA, made from bamboo and is under $100. Comparing that to many other eco-living sites that really isn’t bad. The Spring Bamboo Clock literally made me jump for joy when I came across it. I am positive I must have the Bamboo Spring Clock like yesterday! I am pretty sure you know someone who needs it too! It is back to school season after all, maybe a new college student or teacher needs a little gift before the school year gets into full swing? Keeping summery things around helps ease the pain of the realization that summer is coming to a close shortly. That makes everyone a little sad.

About the Spring Bamboo Clock:

This clock emanates the feeling of Spring time and was inspired by Japanese paper cutting art. All images have to be connected in order to allow the laser cutting technique used to cut out the image as a single piece.
Hand made in the USA
The white part is ivory acrylic and it is backed by eco-friendly bamboo to bring out its elegant and intricate design. Clock hands are in chocolate brown. Clock requires one AA battery to operate.
Materials: Bamboo, Acrylic, Clock parts
Made per order, please allow 1-2 weeks to leave the studio.

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West Paw Reknitz Sweaters

West Paw Reknitz Sweater

West Paw Reknitz Sweater

The Reknitz sweaters are soo super cute! I however cannot get my pooches in any clothes without them looking depressed so I can’t ever play dress up with my babies. Reknitz simple designs and patters are sure to please pet lover. With Reknitz your pooch will never have to feel the chill of cool fall nights and stay extra warm on their winter walks. My absolute fave part of the Reknitz is that these cute little sweaters are made in the USA with reclaimed textile remnants! If anything else that is the number one reason why you need to have Reknitzsweaters!

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Product Info:
Heavy reclaimed cotton yarn provides more stretch to easily slide on and off over doggie heads and legs. These simple, stylish dog sweaters are made in the USA from reclaimed cotton fibers.
Each sweater saves water and does not require fertilizers, insecticides, dyes…or even farmland!
Our cotton yarn is derived from pre-consumer textile table remnants, that are cleaned and separated into raw fibers. The cotton fibers are then blended with 24% new acrylic fibres and spun into yarn for our sweaters.
What’s more is that the fibers are not re-colored, as the careful mixing of textile cuttings creates the eye-catching palette we use in Reknitz®. Ensure your little pooch is warm for years to come .
Available in 7 sizes, simply measure your dog from their collar to their tail and then check the Size Guide tab below to determine the right size for your dog. Easy cleaning, machine washable cold/cold and dry on delicate.
Made with pride in the USA.

www.organicpetboutique.com

GlassDharma Drinking Straws

Hello super cute straws!! What a great idea these are not only to make you look super fancy but to keep gross plastic straws out of landfills. I can only imagine how many straws are used and thrown away each day let alone each year! GlassDharma has USA made glass straws to help keep our garbage straw free!

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Product Info:Colored dots add both fun and functionality. Use these to color code your drinks (or just plain decorate your place setting). A good way to identify who has what straw in your family.
Decorative Dots – note that straw is clear, only dots are colored. The dots keep the straws from rolling. Glass straws don’t leach toxins into your food as you drink. Each time you use your glass straw equals one less plastic straw ending up in your landfill. One glass straw replaces thousands of plastic straws.

Made of borosilicate tubing and is the strongest glass commercially available. This means that GlassDharma spared no expense in bringing you the strongest, most durable drinking straw possible. GlassDharma straws are made of glass, and as a result there is no leaching of ANY TOXINS into your drink. You can use your non-toxic straws with confidence.
Great for hot or cold drinks, microwave and dishwasher safe!!
GlassDharma straws are fully backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. They are also covered with the manufacturers Lifetime Guarantee against breakage. If they ever break, we will replace them for free.
Hand-made in the U.S.A. Created with the beauty and elegance that only glass can give.

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Recycled Soothing Rice Bags

Recycled Soothing Rice Bags

Recycled Soothing Rice Bags

My favorite recycled gift store is at it again! Great Recycled Gifts has Recycled Soothing Rice Bags that are made right here in the U.S.A. If you have ever tried a rice bag they are perfect for every little ache and pain. Either put them in the microwave or freezer depending on what hurts and where. They last forever if taken care of properly and are much more soothing than popping a pill!

Product Description:
Made in the USA with recycled vintage fabrics, they are truly the perfect solution for life’s aches and pains, or just to pamper yourself after a long, hard day at the office. Pop it into the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds or keep them in the freezer for great cold therapy… they mold to any body part with comfort.
Each rice bag is double-lined for durability and comes with detailed instructions. Two different patterns of vintage fabric are found on each bag and due to the recycled nature, we are not able to guarantee a pattern.

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Club House Theater

Club House Theater

Club House Theater

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Growing up as an only child I pretending was a huge part of my playing. I loved pretending I was staring in my own movie or play. I would make my own costumes or dress my dolls in their own costumes to help me with my theatrics. I know now children don’t always have much need for imagination because of all of the electronics that take over creativity for us. As much as I like technology I feel like children might be missing out on some really fun experiences that can expand their learning and playtime fun.
Oompa carries the Beka Club House Theater that is the perfect imagination station for any child. Beka Club House Theater has either chalkboard or white board to add to the artistic endeavors and imaginations. The Club House Theater has a place to put puppets and colorful curtains to make the club house seem more like an actual theater. I think The Club House Theater is perfect for getting friends together and having fun. You can change up the stories, add puppets and even use the outside as scenery. The Club House Theater is perfect to use all year round inside or outside.
Some other added bonuses to The Club House Theaterare that this item is made right here in the U.S.A and is eco-friendly!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The Clubhouse Theater features a center panel and wing panels to help create a private play space for your child. The theater opens with a pair of colorful curtains (pattern may differ from the one shown in image), while metal braces secure the theater open during use. Available here with a white board (or marker board) art surface on the outer walls, allowing your child to advertise the evening’s performance. A series of rungs at the top of the theater allow you to display the puppet actors before they come on stage as well. Some adult assembly is required.
center panel: L 24 x H 47 in.
wing panels: L 21 in.
theater opening: L 22 x W 16.75 in.

It’s Eco Friendly!

This product is produced in such a way as to create minimal or no harm to the environment. This may include the use of biodegradable packaging, recycled materials, FSC certified wood products, nontoxic dyes and low-impact manufacturing and distribution. In addition, many of the companies with this designation will be classified as Green Businesses through their every day practices, from reducing office paper waste to contributing to environmental programs.

Watch it Made in the U.S.A

Watch it Made in the U.S.A.

Watch it Made in the U.S.A.

Watch It Made in the U.S.A.: A Visitor’s Guide to the Best Factory Tours and Company Museums

I don’t know about you but when I am trying to look for products made in the USA I have a difficult time finding many things. It really disappoints me that we can’t have done more with our country than learning how to export to other countries that cost less but maintain better quality. That sounds silly to me. There was once a time when everyone wanted American made products, what happened to that?  I think it is very possible that we can return to a time where our products are respected and in international demand.

One way to get back there is to go visit businesses that manufacturer products right here in the United States. The book Watch It Made in the U.S.A.: A Visitor’s Guide to the Best Factory Tours and Company Museums
is an excellent resource to find and visit American manufacturers and watch exactly what they do. This may inspire you to continue purchasing American products or even entice you to make your own American made products.  Watch It Made in the U.S.A.: A Visitor’s Guide to the Best Factory Tours and Company Museums gives you information for over 300 products made right here in the USA. Maybe this summer plan some trips with your family to discover what items you might be using everyday that are made right here at home.

Product Description:
Have you ever wondered how toothpaste gets into the tube? How stripes get on a candy cane? More than just a travel guide, Watch It Made in the U.S.A. helps you experience firsthand the products, companies, technology, and workers that fuel our economy, from Ben and Jerry’s to Harley-Davidson. Whether you’re curious about potato chips or computer chips, cars or crayons, you can count on authors and factory-tour experts Karen Axelrod and Bruce Brumberg to help you and your family discover information about more than 300 ordinary and extraordinary products most of us take for granted.

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