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Vandana Eco Shoes

Vandana Eco Shoes

Vandana Eco Shoes

 

 

Holy Cuteness Batman! These flats are perfect for the summer! I have an affinity for anything coconut shell so I may be biases but I love these. I know they are a bit pricey at $76.00 but you can wear these almost year round so personally I think it’s worth it. The Vandana shoes come in 3 colors: bark, rose, & slate. I really like the Vandana and think I need at least one pair for my unflip flop days! You can get a pair of your own here!

Product Description: Colourful Grass Shoe designs and create eco-friendly shoes that are accessible to all. It has done so by setting a standard for sustainable product development in regards to environmental and humanitarian leadership. The Colourful Grass standards are the highest in the industry and will always be improved for the betterment of the planet as a whole.
Our shoes are fashionable, durable and comfortable. Colourful Grass combine the best eco-friendly and recycled materials with cutting edge style to produce a highly sought after product line.
OUR MATERIALS – We use only eco-friendly and recyclable and/or recycled materials. We are currently utilizing the best materials available to us and will always strive to create the best in sustainable shoes with continuous improvements!
Here are our materials: Organic Hemp Canvas, Organic Cotton, Recycled Rubber, PU and Coconut Shell Buttons.

Eco-Mop

Eco-Mop

Eco-Mop

We have all sorts of green cleaning products to use and this is just one more. Now you can make your cleaning just that much more green when you use an Eco-Mop made completely from recycled materials. Eco-Mop heads are less expensive than non-recycled mops.
Over the weekend I was trying to find a new mop and couldn’t find anything remotely eco-friendly at my local stores. The one thing I did notice however was that mops and mop heads aren’t cheap. I understand they are reusable and should last a decent amount of time but some were almost $20 for a mop head! Now you can step up your green cleaning with a safe and savvy Eco-Mop.

Product Description:
Four-ply mop head with engineered fibers made entirely from recycled material. Absorbs more than four times its weight in water. Looped ends reduce unraveling, fraying and lint. Head Type: Wet Mop; Application: Floors; Mop Head Style: Looped End; Mop Head Size: Medium.

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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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Earth Divas

Earth Divas

I always love featuring green businesses to bring their name out there and in hopes that people choose to do business with a company that has our global ideals in mind. Many times these companies are small and home bases but if we as a global green community choose to only do business with small sustainable companies we can hopefully push out the big “green fakers” out. Earth Divas is one of these smaller companies that keeps sustainability and recycled materials in their sights. Earth Divasoffers a variety of items that are handmade by women and fairly traded for women. I am loving the concept that more and more businesses are helping women around the world gain their independence. Support Earth Divasby purchasing one of their adorable bags or hats! Don’t forget to peruse their jewelry too!!

A little about Earth Divas:

What the Future Holds
Our product name is changing from Hemp Sisters to Earth Divas. This transition should be complete sometime next year. Some product will still have Hemp Sister name on it until the transition is complete. We’re changing our name so only items with the Earth Divas name will be handmade, natural fiber, fair trade items. We currently have some items with the Hemp Sisters name that are made in the US and elsewhere and are not fair trade.

Earth Divas products are handmade, natural fiber, fair trade accessories made by women for women from around the world. We currently have items from Nepal and are adding jewelry from Columbia and hemp bags from Thailand. We hope that by next year we can offer products from several other countries.

Our natural fiber, handmade accessories from Kathmandu, Nepal are made by working women’s co-ops and small woman-owned cottage industry producers. We work directly with the people that make these items. We help them source supplies like zippers, rings and buckles, and provide feedback on designs and offer suggestions to improve quality. We work directly with and pay the people that make the items, we don’t work through a middleman, which is fairly common. My wife is from India, and each year for the last four years she and I have spent about a month in India, and I have spent a couple of weeks in Nepal working on new designs and trying to figure out better ways to make the core items that we will always have, like wallets, backpacks, hats and coin purses.

In Nepal, the hemp fabric that we use is from the remote Western Region of Nepal. It grows wild in the lower Himalayan Mountain regions. It is not cultivated or farmed as in all other countries. The villagers in this remote area cut the hemp down by hand and soften the hemp in water. Other larger processing countries use chemicals and softeners to get a consistent, smooth, refined finish. Nepali hemp is a bit rougher and uneven and has some color variations. The stalk of the hemp plant is then brushed into a wool like material and then spun by hand into a strand of twine. The twine is then woven by hand on a pit loom into a piece of fabric that is 1 meter by 3 meters long. The fabric is carted down the mountains on foot and to the nearest road where it is brought into Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, the craftswomen buy the fabric and make the unique and beautiful creations that we offer.

Our recycled silk items are of the highest possible quality because they are 100% silk. The silk is from the waste cuttings in India where silk sari’s are made. Most other recycled silk items contain other man-made fibers like nylon, which is soft, but not natural. Like the recycled silk items, the felted wool items are made by a working women’s co-op. The ladies we work with create the designs and make the items for us. The wool is imported from New Zealand

Earth Divas Fair Trade Natural Fiber

Glossy Treasures Recycled Magazine Clock

Glossy Treasures Recycled Magazine Clock

Glossy Treasures Recycled Magazine Clock

Help Save Starving Children by visiting The Hunger Site!

Here is just one more super green item you can purchase for your home that once your purchase is made can buy 25 cups of food for hungry orphans in South Vietnam. The Hunger Site!offers this recycled magazine wall clock which helps reduce waste and feeds children at the same time is pretty cool if you ask me! Visit the The Hunger Site! and see what other things you can get to help feed orphans in Vietnam.

About Glossy Treasures:
It’s time to change the world! Countless colorful magazine pages otherwise destined for landfills are rolled up and placed side by side to create a vibrant timepiece. A fabulous conversation starter and a great way to generate an extra donation for an orphanage in South Vietnam.

•50% recycled magazines, 50% MDF
•Requires 2 AA batteries (included)
•9.75″ dia. (25 cm)
•Handmade in and fairly traded from Vietnam

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SoleRebels “Whole Rebel” Sandals

SoleRebels "Whole Rebel" Sandals

SoleRebels "Whole Rebel" Sandals

Free Standard Shipping in the US on Orders of $50 or more. Promo Code: SHIP. Offer Valid 4.25.4.28.

The nice weather is upon us which means FLIP FLOP TIME!!!! Sole Rebels“Whole Rebel” Sandals are way cute, go with any outfit and made Fair Trade in Ethiopia! When you purchase a pair of Sole Rebels you will also be saving 1,145 sq ft of Rainforest!

Product Description:

Do good while looking good! These fashionable “Whole Rebels” sandals are organic, eco-friendly, and also help support injured former soldiers in Ethiopia. Founded by Kiru Alemu, Sole Rebels bring a source of hope by creating job opportunities for wounded veterans while creating something that can be enjoyed worldwide.

The soles of the sandals are made from recycled tires, and the tops of the sandals are made from recycled and organic materials in your choice of Blue, Red or Green.

Choose U.S. women’s sizes 6, 6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2, 9, or 9 1/2 (European women’s sizes 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, or 41). Handmade in and fairly traded from Ethiopia.

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Aum Eco Flash Dance Sweatshirt

Aum Eco Flash Dance Sweatshirt

Go Eco- Friendly with looks from YogaClothing.com

I love comfy workout clothes even more so I love when they are eco-friendly. I think the Aum Eco Flash Dance Sweatshirt is super cute and is made from 50% recycled polyester and 46% organic cotton. You can be comfy, cute and conscious at the same time!! Have you ever tried any
Aum
products? If so leave a comment and let us know you like your eco-friendly yoga clothes.

Product Description:
Aum Eco Flash Dance Sweatshirt
 Women’s regular-fit eco-fleece long-sleeve sweatshirt with off-the-shoulder neckline and front kangaroo pocket. 2×1 rib set in cuffs and bottom band. Neck and pocket edges have a raw-hem finish for a super-cool retro appeal.
50% polyester (6.25% recycled), 46% cotton (6.25% organic), 4% naturally occurring rayon.

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Flipee Polka

Simple Women's Flippee Polka Flip Flops in Black : Simple Women's Flip Flops


Simple Women’s Flippee Polka Flip Flops in Black : Simple Women’s Flip Flops

As I sit and dream of spring the thought of wearing flip flips all spring and summer long makes me happy. I know everyone buys the $5.00 Old Navy flips but here is a much better vegan-friendly alternative. The Flippee by Simple Shoes!  The Flippee is made with recycled materials and has no animal products or byproducts in it. The coolest thing about The Flippee is after the warm season, if you are done with it, it biodegrades. The Flippees come in a biodegradable bag with a biodegradable hanger. The sole of The Flippee is also biodegradable! This is some serious Eco-Fashion right here and just in time for the fabulous warm weather! Don’t be left out they come in men’s and women’s styles. Check them out ASAP!

Product Description:
•Women’s The Flippee Polka sandal with recycled PET polka dot webbing straps
•Vegan shoe! No animal products or even animal byproducts
•The foot form inserts are made of post consumer recycled paper
•Water based glue is used to hold the shoe together, not petroleum based. Just another way to reduce our dependence on petroleum, and it also means no nasty smelling glue for the people who put your shoes together
•The sole of the shoe is biodegradable! The midsole is made of EVA with Eco-Pure and the outsole is made of 30% recycled rubber and 70% natural rubber with Eco-Pure added
•The Eco-Pure additive makes the EVA and rubber biodegrade in 20 years in a landfill or compost heap

If you don’t know about Simple Shoes or have never heard about the brand here is a piece of their about us section:

With all the over-built, over-hyped products out there, it’s pretty hard to find sustainable shoes that you can live with. So we started Simple, your stereotypical, anti-stereotype brand offering good shoes and a big dose of reality. About a gazillion pairs later… give or take a few… we’ve managed to learn a few things. Well, actually a lot of things. And none more important than this: HOW we make our shoes is just as important as WHY we make them. That means finding more sustainable ways of doing business so we can make a gazillion more.Which pretty much is where we are today… at the crossroads of here and now, aware of our responsibility to the planet while trying to pay the bills. The nice little shoe company getting in touch with its inner hippie.


Women Eco-Friendly Sandals Available Now at Simple

Dinosaurs Playset from Topozoo

Dinosaurs Playset from Topozoo

Dinosaurs Playset from Topozoo

I have been searching for super cool gifts to give to my niece and nephew for the holidays. When I saw Dinosaur Playset from TopozooI wanted to buy the set for myself. There is a Monster and Safari set as well! These super cool interchangeable set lets you color some of the pieces on your own. This is probably the coolest toy because it is made out of green materials, creates a learning experience, induces creativity and made right here in the USA! Oompa.com is also offering Free Shipping on most US Orders over $65! for the Holiday’s!

Product Description:

The Topozoo Dinosaurs setfeatures a Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Apatosaurus. Each animal is made of 5 wooden pieces and can be mixed and matched to create over 1200 custom animals! The set also includes a color-and-cut-out Topo-layers to add wings! Made from recycled, formaldehyde-free MDF; finished with water-based, non-toxic stains; packaged in a recycled cardboard box. For ages 3 and up. Stegosaurus: Approx. L 12.5 x W 4.5 x H 7.5 in.

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Trinity

Trinity

 UrthBags EcoChic Purses Made from Recycled Mate are hand-crafted from recycled & biodegradable materials by Fair Trade women’s organizations and artisans. They are made from magazines, juice boxes, telephone books, seashells, coconut shells, or newspapers. These bags are creative, innovative and beautifully designed! This website needs to be enjoyed and shared!


Trinity – $ 42.00

From: UrthBags EcoChic Purses Made from Recycled Mate

The Trinity Recycled Seashell Bag
+ Unique tiger-like print sea shells
+ Magnetic clasp closure
+ Satin fabric lining
+ Interior pocket Product Dimensions: 9.5″L x 2.5″W x 6″H
+ Product Weight: 1 lb.

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