Posts Tagged ‘Eco-friendly’

Do you dread putting your flip-flops away in the fall?

Peeky Toes at a coffee shop

 

Peeky Toes™ are toeless socks made for your visit to the spa. They keep your feet warm while your toes get pretty. Now if the spa thing isn’t for you, Peeky Toes™ are great at other times. Personally, I like them to wear them with flip-flops for a warm, stylish look. And I like to wear them around the house and when in bed after putting lotion on my feet. Love the wiggle room.

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These certified organic cotton socks are comfortable (arch support), warm, and Eco friendly! 

Chocolate Brown is one of three new winter colors. 

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Environmentally Friendly and Responsible Citizens

Peeky is committed to using eco-friendly materials in our packaging and other areas of our business. We use 100% Forest Stewardship Council board for our packaging, soy and vegetable based inks, 100% recycled tissue, Eco-Bags with Fair Wage & Fair Labor, and recycled business cards. We opted to not use plastic hooks with the packaging, so as to reduce the waste materials in the environment.

Visit the Peeky Toes website to read more Peeky Pride good stuff like this.

I received Eco Peekys from Peeky Toes™ to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A postitive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received. 

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I LOVE a 100% Pure Natural Laundry Softener!

Woolzies Dryer Balls

Woolzies are made by Soft By Nature, Inc., a small family owned company nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley region of Southern New York State. Their company mission is “to pass down this earth to our children in the same beautiful condition that we received it from our parents. We accomplish this by developing all natural eco friendly products and sharing them with our fellow citizens.”

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Woolzies are pure handmade New Zealand wool dryer balls that soften your laundry naturally without any of the chemicals of conventional fabric softeners. They offer the same benefits for laundry as conventional fabric softeners WITHOUT all the nasty chemicals. They are more cost effective because these guys last a long time… as in 1,000 loads! Using them also reduces machine drying time since they help to circulate the air while tumbling in the dryer.

They are an incredible Earth friendly laundry product. Pretty, soft, and fun for those who can juggle, right Jesse?

 

FAQ you might want to know-

Q: If I have an allergy to wool, can I still use WOOLZIES?

A: Yes! Absolutely! Since the wool is not directly touching your skin and does not shed, everyone can use WOOLZIES without any allergic reactions.

I received Woolzies from Soft By Nature 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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Dots on Tots is a mom created, small business that’s sure to grow in popularity. They offer newborn and toddler hat designs for protection (the ear, nose, and throat are especially sensitive in young children) and use low-impact dyes, eco-friendly, breathable, irritant-free fabric for comfort.

The Dots On Tots Noise Reduction Hat

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Our Noise Reduction Hat is a combination of Ear Protection Hat and infant Noise Reduction Hat in one. Our soft organic cotton baby hats feature baby hearing protection inserts, which can be removed and you’ll get a regular ear flap hat. The Noise Reduction Hat is designed to reduce the outside noises and try to protect baby’s ears as much as possible.

pros 

♥Excellent for Fall & Winter
♥Soft and durable organic cotton
♥Combination ear protection and noise protection hat
♥Made in the USA and comes in Eco friendly packaging
♥Free shipping
♥Adorable

cons

*Love the white but it’s the only color this hat comes in. 

This post courtesy of Autumn, a Notes From Dawn contributor. 

Notes From Dawn received the Noise Reduction Hat from Dots On Tots 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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My previous Earth Creations reviews have featured their stylish women’s casual wear. This time, I want to show you a sweet baby snappie and a good-looking guy tee shirt. Just remember that when you shop Earth Creations, you get super stylish and earth kind fashions for the entire family. In addition to using sustainable fibers, they also use natural clay dyes that are biodegradable.

Head over to the Earth Creations website to check out their fall fashions. And get the dirt on their story, if you haven’t already. They are reasonably priced especially considering the quality of the products. They offer some terrific web sales, too!

little sweet Baby loves Eco Owl Snappie

Color: Sunstone, 55% hemp/45% organic cotton, Made in the USA, Clay Dyed

Eco Owl on Hemp Snappie

and lucky big Guy, the Warrior Pose Tee

Color: Stone, 100% Organic Cotton, Short Sleeve, Clay Dyed

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Earth Creations Kimmy Poncho and Hankerchief Top

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I received the items in this feature 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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The Good Dog Company

“Founded in 2003 and based in Golden, CO, The Good Dog Company designs and manufactures a line of durable, earth-friendly pet products priced for the mainstream consumer.” 

The Good Dog Company sells mostly dog gear as the name suggests. They do have one hemp cat collar and this is what Cuatro was sent to review. 

“Super lightweight and comfortable for cats. 55% Hemp/45% Certified Organic Cotton Muslin is beautifully sewn into vibrant, eye-catching colors. MEOW!”

Cuatro is an indoor cat and doesn’t wear a collar except when adventuring outside. He usually wears a cat harness with leash for walks and so he reviewed The Good Dog Company collar on a few walks in place of his regular harness. He likes the color and the softness of the hemp collar.

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Above photo is Cuatro wearing a nylon harness. Below is the new hemp collar from The Good Dog Company.

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Since nylon is made with petroleum, our preference would be the new hemp collar. I prefer the style of the harness for cat walks, so I would really love to see a hemp harness available from The Good Dog Company! And a matching leash, too. 

Love your pet AND your planet. Visit The Good Dog Company website.

I received the hemp cat collar from The Good Dog Company 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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Creating order out of chaos one plant at time!

Global Garden Friends

The Background Info

Global Garden Friends is a young company, incorporated in 2009. Our first and flagship product is the “Ultimate Plant Cage.” Our latest hot seller is the “Ultimate Plant Clip”. We put “global” in our name for a reason – we want all the people in the world to have a chance to create order out of chaos in their own gardens.

My review was prompted by a need for a support system for blackberry plants that we are growing in large clay pots. Our blackberry plants here in South Carolina will need a different support system than what we used in Ohio on our blackberry farm.

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Brambles start small but grow quickly reaching 5 feet in height. 

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You can see how these beauties can grow! From farm to pot, let’s continue with the review-

 

The Ultimate Plant Cage, the Ultimate Plant Stakes, and the Ultimate Plant Clips are, well, Ultimate!

The Ultimate Plant Cage comes in 2 parts, the base and the stakes. (also included are knuckles, hex bolts, wing nuts and pole caps. no tools required) The base is a “snap-together” design which makes it completely adjustable. Build and use it around your plants as needed. The cage comes with 6 of the Ultimate Plants Stakes. The stakes can also be purchases separately. These support poles extent up to 32″ by a “spin and lock” mechanism. ( 18″ outer poles and 14″ inner poles) It is super easy to adjust height with plant growth.

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The Ultimate Plant Clips – I would have loved to have had these instead of using twine on 300 plants! These plants clips are reusable and they secure plants easily and gently. They have leaf shape “arms” that resemble the arms of those toy monkeys that come in a barrel (A Barrel of Monkeys).

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Made from 100% recyclable plastic (and certified biodegradable) here in the USA, these Eco friendly garden support products exceeded my expectations. Visit the Global Garden Friends website and Global Garden Friends on facebook.  

Use code “notesfromdawn” to receive a 25% discount! And “Let the good times grow!”

I received the Ultimate Plant Cage, the Ultimate Plant Stakes, and the Ultimate Plant Clips from Global Garden Friends 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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You’re gonna love the Eco friendly, outdoor lighting options from 

Lovely both day and night, these solar lanterns will add a festive charm to your outdoor space this summer. Each lantern stores up free sun during the day and gives a wonderful glow at night.

My review comments – The three Soji™ lanterns I’ve reviewed all came in a flat box that I’ve saved for winter storage. The lanterns were super easy to assemble and each included a stainless steel hanging handle, a built in light sensor, one AAA rechargeable battery and a dual LED light. The Soji™ original also came with a base unit for table top use. 

Soji™ Solar Lantern- White w/White LED

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The lanterns are sizes 10×10 round, 7×15 oblong, and 5×7.5 cylinder and are made from a durable nylon. I usually try to rescue them from inclement weather; however, they have managed with a few storms no worse for wear.

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The key to enjoying these is to remember that they need direct sunlight during daytime charging. They will not give lots of light. They are primarily decorative giving a bit of a down-light and a soft glow. Enjoy the ambiance! 

Soji™ Pod Solar Lantern- Marigold

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Soji™ Stella – Midnight Blue

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Check out the many other solar lighting designs at the Allsop Home & Garden website.

I received three solar lanterns from Allsop Home & Garden 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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This summer “leave sand at the beach” with this amazing, powder-filled terry cloth mitt.

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How It Works


Sand-Off has a patented, magic powder formulation embedded in the mitt. The all-natural powder lubricates the skin making the sand just fall off. Sand is a high-friction substance that tenaciously clings to anything. A towel will just move the sand along the skin. Our powder breaks that bond between sand and skin. We’ve heard people call it magic. We just call it a relief that the sand will not follow us to the car, hotel or home.

How to use it

Simply clap the mitt to release the powder and rub the soft terry cloth over the skin to easily wipe away the sand. It dispenses the powder formula evenly and gets excellent body coverage. The kids can be cleaned with less fuss and less hassle in no time at all. Some even prefer to clean themselves with it! Guaranteed to work!

Product Benefits:

· All natural, talcum-free
· Kids love it
· Unscented
· Easy and convenient
· Good for up to 40 uses a.k.a. one amazing summer at the beach
· Less hassle and mess
· Works even with suntan lotion and perspiration

My review: It works! And it’s natural and gentle for your skin.

This mitt is so much better than using a water bottle, a towel, or a small brush. While that gets some of the sand off, it is rough on the skin. I didn’t see the ingredients anywhere on the website, but they are listed on the box. (corn starch and baking soda) I keep my Sand-off mitt in a small reusable bag and toss it in my beach bag. (or keep it in the car) Re-purpose the mitt when the powder is used up.

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Take a Sand-Off mitt with you on your next beach vacation. I will be keeping some on hand for visiting guests and I know they’ll love it!

I received a sand wipe-off mitt from Sand-Off® 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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ReFleece

Made in the US from 95% recycled materials, these are lightweight, fuzzy cases that’s just the thing to protect your expensive gadgets. 

I’m happy to be using a one-of-a-kind case that’s kind to the environment.

What is the ReFleece material?

ReFleece is a new kind of felt.  The outer charcoal grey layer comes from post-industrial recycled fleece scrap.  The inner colored layer comes directly from a recovered fleece jacket, collected through Patagonia’s Common Threads Initiative.   We wash the jackets, then cut them up into squares roughly the size of a case.  The two layers are then put on top of each other and pressed together.  This low energy manufacturing process gives the fleece a new form and a new life.

Is that my old jacket in there?

It is!  Well… it’s somebody’s jacket.  The lining of this case comes straight from jackets recovered through Patagonia’s Common Threads Initiative.  Your fleece jacket is neither re-shredded nor re-melted nor shipped across the ocean to be reprocessed.  We just clean, cut and press it into the lining of the case.  

Read more about Sustainability with ReFleece™

My ReFleece™ Kindle case not only looks good and feels good, but it does a good job protecting against scratches and dust on my Kindle.  The elastic corners are stitched securely and gives my Kindle a snug, safe fit. The case offers a cable port opening for charging. It can also fold all the way back.

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ReFleece™ has grouped colors into different colorways for you to choose from. Remember that the lining is made from upcycled jackets, so each case will be unique. My case color fits into the “earth green colorways” category. (the pics I took look more blue than green) 

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Jennifer at ReFleece™ has news about the Kickstarter campaign: “We are taking back people’s fleece and making custom cases — right out of their own old stuff — for them!” Visit their website to participate.

I received the Kindle case from ReFleece™ 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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WHY GREEN?

Every day on average a person throws three to four baggies away. For a family, that is thousands of bags that get thrown away each year. The bags end up sitting in the landfills for a thousand years.
We offer products that help eliminate the use of plastic and paper, saving the landfills. Say no to waste, yes to reusable stylish and fun.

Yes, it’s another post on reusable bags. Introducing Green Time Bags! If you don’t already use reusable lunch bags, I urge you to give it a try. And for those of you who already enjoy the benefits of green lunch packing, enjoy shopping for some new patterns and styles.

The silverware holder is something I haven’t come across before. I love the idea. (Safer way to pack a knife if you’re like me and need one for that apple!) I’ll be using my yellow silverware holder for my reusable stainless straws.

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Yellow and Blue Flowers On Black Sandwich Bag

GreenTime Bags have a 100% cotton exterior and are lined with nylon and peva fabric. Lots of patterns available and all are designed to replace 1000’s of plastic baggies 🙂

I received a sandwich bag and a silverware bag from GreenTime Bags 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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