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made in the usa | The Green Beagle - Part 2

Fun Stuff At Wild Dill

Wild Dill is one of my fave green shops for kids! You can get clothes, toys and gifts all in one spot. I appreciate a store that is really dedicated to the green cause instead of just claiming to be. I would also like to add that this is another company with awesome customer service. That is one of the most important things to me when shopping anywhere. Now on to the fun stuff!

Uncle Goose Antics Ant Blocks

Uncle Goose Antics Ant Blocks

 

 

Wild Dill Uncle Goose Antics Ant Blocks – Images of ant hills, a queen with her eggs and an enemy spider, Non-toxic, child safe inks, 16 blocks, Made in Michigan.

 

 

Yellow Label Kids Organic Bird Rattles

Yellow Label Kids Organic Bird Rattles

 

 

Wild Dill Yellow Label Kids Organic Bird Rattles -Set of three rattles: one bird and two owls,Fair Trade, made by groups of artisans spanning the globe from Chile to Nepal,100% organic bamboo yarn.

 

 

Roy Toy Earth Friendly Tree House

Roy Toy Earth Friendly Tree House

 

 

Wild Dill Roy Toy Earth Friendly Tree House – 71 pieces,Pieces tumbled for a smooth finish,Natural color with no dyes,Building instructions included,Packaged in a cotton bag,Made in USA

 

 

Zubels Organic Crinkle and Rattle Giraffe

Zubels Organic Crinkle and Rattle Giraffe

 

 

Wild Dill Zubels Organic Crinkle and Rattle Giraffe- Hand knit,Low impact dyes,Arms span 13″ making them perfect for tying onto strollers, cribs and car seats,Fairly made in the Philippines, 100% Organic Cotton Yarn

Napa Soap Company

Napa Soap Company

Napa Soap Company

 

 

 

 

I love finding places that are green!! Besides having super cute and yummy smelling products a really cool thing they do is take packaging material donations which I think is pretty cool. Everybody should do this. It just makes sense especially now a days when people do so much online shopping and are swimming in boxes, peanuts or those plastic pillows. Simple ideas like these make for a greener world that is better for all of us. Another awesome bonus to Napa Soap Company is they make their soaps in the USA! To read more about Napa Soap Company and what they do Click right here!

5 Pretty Awesome Green Kids Toys

One of my favorite green stores is Wild Dill. They are a one stop shop for your green kids needs! Besides loving their children’s clothing (which will be addressed in a later article this month) their toys are outta site! I had to share some super cool toys I found while doing some holiday shopping for some friends and family. I hope you enjoy Wild Dill’s toys too!

Cut Veggies

Cut Veggies

 

 

This is probably one of the few times it is alright for your children to play with food! You can teach them how to be safe as well as the importance of eating their veggies all in one toy. This toy also helps increase their motor skills and coordination. This toy has used all child safe paints and was Fairly made in Asia.

Color Your Own Cottage

Color Your Own Cottage

 

 

I would have loved this when I was a little girl! You can paint and decorate your own playhouse any way you want! The set comes with non-toxic water colors. The cardboard is made from 45% post consumer waste. Your child can use anything they want to make this playhouse their own. Get creative and most importantly have fun.

 

RaceCars

RaceCars

 

 

You child too can have super race cars made out of recycled milk jugs! These cars are super detailed and can rival the likes of any other race car out there. The cars are made right here in the USA which makes them double awesome.

 

 

Dragon

Dragon

 

 

When I was a kid I hated being told I had to stay in the lines! I never wanted to draw anything “perfectly” where was the fun in that? Where was the imagination? This dragon among other styles can teach your child to color out of the lines and follow their own path. I love this little guy! Best of all when you are finished with the toy it is full compostable!

 

Butterfly Puzzle

Butterfly Puzzle

 

 

I’m a sucker for anything colorful and pretty but this simple educational game is really multi functional and is made to last long. The Butterfly Puzzle can be passed down and shared for years to come. The Butterfly Puzzle has been Fairly Made using child safe paints.

Twisted Limb Paperworks

Twisted Limb Paperworks 100% Recycled Handmade Paper and Custom Invitations

I think I have mentioned before how I love writing letters and sending cards which isn’t the greenest of approaches to correspondence but I go out of my way to find the green-est stationary I can get my hands on. I do my part and send out actual stationary only when I need to express that personal touch that e-mail/e-cards cannot display.
While searching for some invitations for a family member’s upcoming baby shower I came across Twisted Limb Paperworks unique designs. Twisted Limb’s handmade paper is just as unique as the company. You should be happy to know that the paper is made here in the USA which is a quality I will never get enough of. The colors and texture are much more fun than you can find in boring old mass produced stationary. Just feel one sheet of Twisted Limb paper and you will immediately see a difference. You can see the care and love put into producing Twisted Limb products. This paper isn’t made for the sake of cutting down tree’s it is an alternative to a necessary evil that will probably plague the world for quite a few more years.

About Twisted Limb Products (you can read more about Twisted Limb Paperworks by clicking here):
■Eco-friendly: We want you to fall in love with any of our designs knowing that they have the highest environmental integrity possible. The paper we make and use is the very best from an environmental standpoint or we don’t carry it. Except for the eco-friendly vellum, which is 30% PCW recycled and processed chlorine-free (best available), all paper that you receive from Twisted Limb Paperworks is 100% PCW recycled and processed chlorine-free; most are also manufactured carbon-neutral. Learn more about our sustainable business practices.
■Artisan-crafted in the USA: Our handmade paper and invitations are carefully made from start to finish in our colorful carbon-neutral art studio in Bloomington, Indiana

If you must purchase stationary or have an event that requires invites do your part and support businesses that support our environment, better yet that support our environment and our country! Did I also mention that they support your wallet by not charging a million dollars for their beautiful products?? Twisted Limb Paperworks goes out of their way to make beautiful, high quality stationary for their customers so go out of your way to do the right thing and choose green! You don’t be disappointed.

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?

Night Owl Journal Jotter


I cannot express how large of a crush I have on Night Owl Paper Goods. The designs are adorable, the products are made here in the USA & are eco-friendly! The Peacock Wood Jotter is a fave design of mine because I have a thing for peacocks. I must have a to do list on me at all times so this little note pad is perfect for me or for the student in your life to make sure they keep track of all of their assignments/tasks! Once you are done with the pad you can use the wooden cover and back as a decoration for a craft or!
The wood used for Night Owl notbooks. pads, cards and accessories is beautiful. A simple idea with creative designs that are catching to the eye. They describe their style as folksy which for me gives their products such an innocent feeling.
Besides the designs you can choose from you can also design your own! This is perfect for events or even if you want to spruce up your children’s school supply arsenal.
Night Owl Paper Goods main goals are to conduct business in a manner that encourages and inspires respect for the environment and the community. Night Owl creates their products using environmentally-sound methods and conduct their operations in an environmentally-responsible manner.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
• 3″ x 4 1/2″
• Eco-friendly sustainably harvested birch jotter pad
• 75 Blank 100% post-consumer recycled pages
• Packaged in a clear envelope
• Wood & paper are 100% biodegradable & recyclable with paper goods

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.

organic apparel

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!

Organic Pet Boutique.Com

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

7 Rings Peace Bronze Bracelet

7 Rings of Peace

 I have written about From War to Peace before but now that I actually have my hands on some of their items I had to write again.

First of all look at my bracelet! Come one don’t you love it! Besides being so beautiful I have to say my favorite part is the magnetic closure.  I know who cares about closures but while I was trying the bracelet on and I held one end of the closure the other followed quickly and snapped shut.  I cannot tell you how annoyed I get trying to put on my bracelets one handed.  It almost forces you to constantly wear bangles.  I am so in love with the 7 Rings design From War to Peace has that I even have the matching earrings.  I know it looks simple but the detail where the rings intersect adds bonus decoration. It may seem simple but these pieces are so me. 

I wore the 7 Rings earrings and bracelet this weekend and got a multitude of complements which was my goal because then I got to give people a heads up on From War to Peace’s mission.  I think how From War to Peace’s  products are made is part of the appeal and if I can get more people out there made aware of what From War to Peace is doing it is better for everyone.

 Let me not forget to add another extremely important aspect to how awesome From War to Peace is they are an American business. The peace bronze, designs and products are made right here from the mining process to the making of the jewelry!

Product Info:
Our flagship design and our most popular. In ancient times, 7 circles meant perfection. In our filagree piece, the rings of peace form a 7-pointed star, representing the peaceful unity of all nations and faiths. An original design by Jason Main.
The magnetic clasp is very strong and robust. Easier to put on with one hand than a regular ‘Lobster-Claw’ clasp.
The Bracelet is 7″ round, perfect for most wrists.

About From War to Peace
Founders Paul and Sandee Ogren shared a dream of a world without war. They dreamt of a world where bombs are turned into beauty, hate into love, and war into peace. From War to Peace is their attempt to help make that dream a reality.

The story of From War to Peace is a story of transformation:
We recycle copper from disarmed nuclear missile systems to create Peace Bronze, the most precious metal in our world. We use it to make glorious art and jewelry for those who share our commitment to a world without war.
From War to Peace is a green company. We recycle everything, making the old newly useful. Our silver- and gold-plated pieces are created entirely from recycled metals. Our printed paper is all recycled. All plastics we use are biodegradable. Our Peace Bronze itself is recycled from missile system cabling. Even the server hosting our website uses solar technology to power its computers.
From War to Peace is a uniquely American company. The copper we use was originally mined in Montana, then used in the Midwest as wiring in nuclear missile systems before being disarmed. After recovering the copper, the Peace Bronze is made for us at a California foundry. We use casting foundries in New Mexico & CA for our casting. Local artisans turn it into jewelry and art objects here in the U.S.A.
From War to Peace is a giving company. We donate 20 percent of all FWTP profit to deserving peace and social justice organizations in the U.S.A. and around the world.

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!

GlassDharma

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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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