November 17, 2007

Baggu Reusable Shopping Bags

Looking for a stylish, earth-friendly way to carry your groceries? Need to supplement your EZ Bags with something that goes over your shoulder? Want a creative, green way to wrap your holiday gifts?

Consider Baggu.

Called the "It bag of the future" by Teen Vogue, this stylish and ridiculously practical bag (sold in packages of 3 and 6) is one easy step in helping save the planet. Baggu ("bag" in Japanese) is machine washable, and folds up into its own pouch small enough to tuck into your handbag or pocket. Made of super-tough ripstop nylon in bright, fun colors, it's the re-usable bag that's eco-chic.

Baggu 3-Pack or 6-Pack available at Baggu.

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November 1, 2007

Blirt Kids Shirts and Pants Available at Barneys

Kathleen Tracy from Blirt just wrote to let us know that starting today Barneys New York (and Chicago and Los Angeles) will be carrying Blirt's infant and toddler shirts and pants.

We're big fans of Blirt's wordplay designs - available in t-shirts and longsleeve t's - designed to introduce kids to the playfulness of the English language. (Check out our Blirt t-shirt review from last May.)

And, we like it that Blirt shirts are made of 100% organic cotton, using non-toxic dyes and are water-base silk-screened (a more environmentally friendly process). According to Tracy, the decision to go organic wasn't part of the original business plan until Blirt ran into some delays sourcing the shirts:

During the delays, we learned about conventional cotton farming and were dismayed to find that it is actually one of agriculture’s most environmentally destructive activities. So the decision to go organic was really a no-brainer.

We're glad to hear it, and glad to hear that that Barneys will be carrying Blirt's kids shirts and pants. Sounds like there's a market for "organic without the crunch" baby wear. Hallelujah!

Available at Blirt and in-store at Barneys.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

October 24, 2007

Hotter than I Should Be T-Shirts from WWF

hotter-than-i-should.jpgThe World Wildlife Federation (WWF) is concerned about climate change. And they should be -- global warming from greenhouse gas emissions is the single largest threat to our environment today.

Let folks know you care about the planet with a cheeky "Hotter than I Should Be" t-shirt, available for a $50 donation to WWF's global warming site.

This would make a gift for that "Hotter than I Should Be" animal lover on your list. You can let them know you've noticed, and that you care about the planet.

Available at World Wildlife Fund.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

October 22, 2007

Arabella Miller Organic Kids T-Shirts

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Alison Rothwell just wrote in to tell us about her new company, Arabella Miller, making organic cotton t-shirts for babies and toddlers. The shirts are made of organic cotton, and even organic ink. And the designs are awesome. Check out "Puppy Love," one of our favorites, at right.

Arabella Miller
is located in the UK (and, alas, doesn't currently ship to US locations), but UK orders ship for free!

Order at Arabella Miller.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

October 8, 2007

Tees for Change - T-Shirts with a Positive Message

LiveFully281.jpgFeeling good about yourself? Let folks know about it with a positive t-shirt from Tees for Change!

Shirts come emblazoned with affirmations like "Be Positive", "Live Fully" and "Today Matters." Shirts are made sustainably and a portion of the proceeds from each sale benefits nonprofit organizations dedicated to social change.

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September 12, 2007

Timberland Environmental Commitment: Carbon Neutral by 2010

The new Timberland catalog arrived this week. Russ was psyched to check out the new shoes; I was psyched to see its headline -- "Committed to the Environment. Right Down to our Feet."

The company is promoting its new Earthkeepers Collection of clothing, which is introducing new boots made with organic cotton, recycled linings and reclaimed rubber outsoles this October. Clothing and shoes with the Earthkeepers label is made using natural and recycled materials, as well as earth-friendly processes, to minimize its environmental impact. According to the company's website,

This collection represents a commitment we’ve long held to help protect the environment as well as a way to inform, inspire and engage people to do all they can.

Check out the Earthkeepers boots and enter to win a free pair at Timberland.

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August 6, 2007

Aventura Clothing in Organic Cotton

A-7A1117_v12.jpgCame across this dress from Aventura Clothing while out shopping this weekend. It's organic cotton, with a hand-embroidered flower on the neckline. The crinkly fabric makes it ideal for traveling, or wearing right out of the dryer. And the v-neck makes it perfect for nursing, if that's something you're looking for.

I paid retail for mine - $65 - but it's on sale on the website for $49.99. I'm thinking about picking it up in another color.

Online at Aventura Clothing.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

July 2, 2007

Ecorazzi on Eco-Friendly Bags for Fall

Ecorazzi just posted reviews of some big eco-friendly bags for fall. Part fashion statement, part practical storage.

I like the aluminum tab messenger bag made from recycled poptops (left) from Hip and Zen and the vinyl bag made from recycled billboards and seatbelt straps from VyandElle (right).


Via Ecorazzi.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

June 20, 2007

Basura Bags Made from Recycled Juice Packs


So your kid has a Mimi the Sardine Lunchbug lunchbag. What about something for you?

Allow me to recommend a Basura Bag tote bag. Made from recycled juice packs by a women's cooperative in the Phillipines, each bag is unique. According to the write-up on, the women's coop purchases the containers "through a network of local school children."

Indestructible and non-biodegradable by nature, foil juice packs clog landfills, fields and streets throughout the Philippines. Using clever designs that combine the material's strength & brilliant colors, the co-op helps keep the environment clean via this very cool method of recycling.

Buy Basura Bags.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

June 4, 2007

Hetty Rose Handmade Vintage Kimono Shoes

Holy kimono, Batman, these shoes are AMAZING. They're from the Hetty Rose Vintage Kimono Shoes collection and they're available at The Natural Store.

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