Posts Tagged ‘Eco-friendly’

Luke's Toy Factory

Luke’s Toy Factory designs and manufactures Eco Friendly Toys, right here in the USA!

We use innovative, safe, green and sustainable materials to make fun, safe, educational toys for children ages 3 and up.

All toys are designed, manufactured and assembled in Connecticut.

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This is the Tipper Truck. It’s made from 30% sawdust and 70% safe, certified, clean plastic. No paint or glue. And battery free. This is a 4 piece toy that’s very entertaining! It rolls smoothly and has safe, smooth edges. The truck is quality built and unique in design. For all that this truck has to offer, we give it a 100% score! Luke’s Toy Factory has several other truck designs (the truck pieces are interchangeable). This is the kind of toy that I’d like to see in stores because it’s made in the US, it’s eco, and because it’s fun. Come on readers, check this out !

 

Luke’s Toy Factory provided the Tipper Truck to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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I try to keep candles around the house. It’s a decor that comes in handy during power outages and I love the ambiance of a pretty candle when the sun goes down. But candle shopping is difficult when you’re looking for a candle that doesn’t have synthetic fragrance and that will actually produce a quality burn.

 shop Big Dipper Wax Works. all natural beeswax candles. bright idea.

Beeswax Heart Pillar

From reading on the Big Dipper website, I’ve learned that beeswax candles are better for the environment. They burn cleaner, longer, and brighter.  Big Dipper has a large selection of candles. The Heart Pillar is very pretty & perfect for warming hearts this Valentine’s Day.

Big Dipper is a Green America approved business located in Seattle. They donate 10% of the net profits from all candle sales “to organizations dedicated to outreach, education, and sustainability efforts devoted to promoting sustainable beekeeping. ”

It think it’s a great idea to bee Eco friendly and use beeswax candles from Big Dipper.

Big Dipper Wax Works provided the Beeswax Heart Pillar to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Reyn Spooner : Oahu based company known for it’s authentic Hawaiian-inspired fashion.

Check out this Eco bag. True island style. And with ten percent of the proceeds from the eco bag product line being donated to support the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, it’s really something to smile about!

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With plastic bags banned from the islands, the Reyn Spooner eco bag is a distinctive and green alternative for island shopping. And for those of us on the mainland, we can be Eco in true Aloha style.

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All Reyn Spooner Eco Bags are made in Hawaii. The bags are made with remnants from the production of the Aloha shirts and shorts making each bag unique. Available in two sizes, they all have a reverse-print look for a softer, sun-warmed style.


Wrinkle free. Reusable. Upcycled. Unique. Purposeful. Fashionable.


Reyn Spooner Eco Bags are available in stores (Hawaii) and online. Visit their Facebook page for good stuff like discounts and giveaways.

Notes From Dawn received the Reyn Spooner eco bag in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Shop Earth Creations for organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo fashions for the entire family. Super stylish. Earth kind. In addition to using sustainable fibers, they also dye the clothes with natural clay avoiding the use of chemicals from synthetic dyes. Read more on Fabrics and Color Palette.
 
Eco. Pure. Simple. That’s why I love Earth Creations! I’ve featured them on Notes From Dawn several times. This feature is on the infinity scarf. A perfect accessory for wrapping up on a cool fall day. 
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Wear it any number of ways. Loop around once or twice. Pull up into a hood. Style it as a wrap. The wrap is my comfy-cozy style because it keeps the back of my neck and my shoulders warm without any bulk around the neck. It can be fancied up or worn sweat pant casual. Lightweight but warm.
Available from Earth Creations in 8 solid colors.
90% organic cotton/10% lycra jersey. one size 60″by 14″.

Autumn wearing the Patina color Infinity Scarf as a single loop

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Notes From Dawn received an infinity scarf from Earth Creations in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.
 

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Intelligent Lids

environmentally thoughtful, one-piece lids for your jars. 

2 styles, 2 sizes, 9 colors!

intelligent lids are available as a storage lid or a drinking lid for your regular and wide mouth mason jars. Made from FDA approved, food safe polypropylene that is recycled and recyclable. They are BPA, BPS, and Phthalate free. Designed, manufactured, packaged and shipped from the Seattle area.

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How Intelligent LIDS came to life…..

Intelligent LIDS was started by a Seattle woman who loves her mason jars and wanted a one-piece, non-rusting, reusable, non-leaking lid for everyday use.

“Mason jars are a great example of a perfect product for today’s world: durable, recyclable, beautiful and true multi-taskers. Really, what other item can you think of that people use to preserve food as well as make into a light fixture, soap dispenser or salad container?!! They are so simple in design yet inspire the creativity of the owner. I use my mason jars every day for mixing salad dressings, blending smoothies, arranging flowers and making my own iced tea. I wanted a one-piece, non-rusting lid that reflected the jars’ environmental friendliness and beautiful style.”

Intelligent Lids maintains a low environmental footprint by designing, manufacturing and distributing from the Greater Seattle area.

my review comments:

Love the idea. Love the product. The lids fit the jars perfectly and I’m smiling over the many ways I can use them. The drink lid was better than I expected. It is smooth and easy to drink from. (fyi- the drink slide is not watertight) I found the drink lids helpful when out on the patio to keep “outdoor things” out of my drink. The colors are useful for identifying your beverage/mason jar from someone else’s when entertaining company.

Notes From Dawn received mason jar lids from intelligent Lids in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Shop Earth Creations for organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo fashions for the entire family. Super stylish. Earth kind. In addition to using sustainable fibers, they also dye the clothes with natural clay avoiding the use of chemicals from synthetic dyes. Read more on Fabrics and Color Palette.
Eco. Pure. Simple. That’s why I love Earth Creations! I’ve featured them on Notes From Dawn several times and I am thrilled to share with you one of their beautiful new spring styles.
The Reef Dress
Reef Dress
A wonderful spring layering piece and adorable stand alone dress for hot weather. This sleeveless dress has a self made 6″ cowl neck and is made from our organic cotton slub fabric that adds a subtle pattern to the fabric. A fabulous stand alone piece, or layered with a belt and leggings.
I just about never wear dresses but this style works for me. I don’t think of it as a dress but like the description states, a “layering piece”. It can be easily dressed up or down. Add a hat and you’re ready for Derby Day!
True to all Earth Creations clothes, the cotton is noticeably soft! Choose from 6 colors. Modeled in Sea. Made in the USA. 100% cotton slub. (What exactly is slub?)
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I received the Reef Dress from Earth Creations to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Steve Baker, inventor of the DUS-T, created ICHANGE inc. in 2005.  The goal of the company was to enlighten the public to the causes of respiratory damage and skin disorders caused by everyday exposure to the environment.  Steve and his associates have been working diligently to ensure a safe work place, as well as creating a reliable solution to the wasteful disposal masks that have flooded the market. “Green thinking” is the way to a cleaner planet and a healthier environment!

I think you’ll agree that the DUS-T is a great protective garment for you and an Earth kind alternative to disposable dust masks. 

The DUS-T Undershirt – This should accompany the “honey-do” list. It’s perfect for all sorts of jobs. What do you get with the DUS-T? A comfortable shirt that has an attached face mask. The mask part rolls into the collar so the shirt looks like a regular shirt but the mask is there when needed. The mask covers the neck, mouth, and nose; there are ear straps to secure it in place. The DUS-T is made from 100% cotton and washable so it can be worn again the next day. It replaces disposable dust masks and is much more comfortable to wear. It’s made in the USA; available in several styles, colors, and sizes.   

 

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Notes From Dawn received a protective undershirt from DUS-T in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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How do the sides of your roads look this Spring? Mine are littered with trash. It’s a very sad reminder of how we treat our planet. And plastic bags constitute a large percentage of this roadside waste. I’m proposing a personal ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. Easy enough with a planet e bag, available in various designs to suit your style!

The Collapsible Shopping Bag. Or should I say BOX. This reusable is easy to store in the car and opens into a big useful cube (13 x 11 x 10). The reinforced bottom holds 30 lbs. It’s perfect for keeping groceries from spilling over or sliding around. I’ve also used it for miscellaneous things -like books- in addition to groceries. 

The planet e Basket. It’s made for the grocery store! Or how about a picnic?! This is my favorite replacement to plastic bags. Good for light shopping. Just set it in the cart and fill it up. From store to home, it’s easy ECO.

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Eco-friendly. Re-usable. Durable. Easy to use.

Notes From Dawn received the collapsible shopping bag and the basket from planet e in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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May Designs

Here’s where you can get a customizable & eco friendly book for your new year 

Making custom May Books is a cinch.

Pick a book style – monthly agenda, weekly agenda, address book, budget journal, meal planner, calorie/exercise journal, kids coloring book, or a diary (pregnancy planner, wedding planner, baby journal)

Step One.

Choose your pattern from the swatches.

Step Two.

Customize it. Add a monogram or name.

Step Three.

Choose your Inside Pages. Agendas, Dots, Lines, etc.

Step Four.

Preview & Checkout. Voila – you are finished!

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My May Book -a 2014 “blog book” for planning my blog posts, ideas, ect. Monthly Agenda style in the Vintage Bird Spa pattern. 

Q: How many pages are there in a May Book notebook?

A: Most books come standard with 80 pages. A few of inside pages have different a slightly different number. (He Loves Me Wedding Planner, Baby Diary, yearly calendar)

Q: Are the May Books canvas covers hard or soft?

A: May Books covers are made from a coated canvas paper, so they are flexible. Durable, but you can bend them. A week of use and it’s broken in like a pair of jeans. That’s the best part!

Q: Why are May Books sewn and not stapled?

A: We found that with stapled pages, the insides were more likely to come out. Plus, the thread makes the entire book completely recyclable!

Q: Why do I love my May Book?

A: It is a quality product from an eco-friendly company. The link below will take you to the May Desings website’s eco-friendly page to see it in action!

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I received a May Book from May Designs to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received. 

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Play For Keeps

Here’s where you can shop for Eco friendly toys to put under your tree!

Play For Keeps has a variety of Eco-friendly toys that are free from BPA, PVC, and Phthalates. Many are also made from renewable or recycled sources.

Take a look at the …..

SHAPE SORTER

Description:

This eco-friendly Shape Sorter by Green Toys is made in the USA from recycled milk jugs. It features a 2 part elliptical and 8 fun shapes to put inside. The 2 sides easily twist apart to let the shapes out. No BPA, phthalates, PVC, or external coatings, and also meets FDA food contact standards. Dishwasher safe.

Ages 6 months and up

Dimensions: Sorter 8″ diameter

Shapes approximately 1.5″ H

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I found this to be an outstanding toy! Sturdy plastic that’s surprisingly lightweight. No sharp edges and the two pieces of the shape sorter twist and lock together easily. The shapes are easy to hold with little eco reminders on each one.

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I love the soft colors which are a nice switch from traditional primary colors. 

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Play For Keeps has toys for little ones ages 0-7+; shop for safe, fun, and educational toys….and make the world a better place.

I received the Shape Sorter from Play For Keeps to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received. 

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