Posts Tagged ‘green’

Did you know that this month is National Letter Writing Month? It’s the annual effort to promote literacy and celebrate the art of letter writing. And you can opt for a Go Green Stamp as an Eco reminder as well. Perfect for envelopes!

P1120663An outstanding idea! & my personal favorite Eco tip!



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Xob Website

Icebox Knitting, maker of Dohm and Xob, is the picture of sustainability.
Made in Longmont, Colorado, USA, we have made Dohm wool hats on antique hand powered knitting machines since 1994. Our hats and accessories are made from world class yarns produced under the strictest environmental standards.
To further our commitment to the environment, we created Xob (say zob) an upcycled collection in 2006 . Pieces and parts of recycled wool blend sweaters and suit jackets are used to create fun and fresh designs you can wear.
We send production remnants to be used in another life cycle. Wool scraps are re-purposed into wool wiping cloths and trimming from fleece are used a filling for dog beds in an animal shelter. Sourcing previously loved sweaters, purchasing mill-end fabrics, and sending production remnants to be used in another life cycle, Icebox Knitting has diverted over sixty thousand pounds of waste from landfills.

How cool -& green- is Icebox Knitting! 

This Xob review is of the Soft Visor Hat and the Pocket Scarf. (check out their website for many more styles) The upcycled materials used for Xob hats and accessories are sorted in four different color families; black/grey, blue/green, brown/tan, or brights.  When you select an Xob style and color group, your new upcycled item will be an original.

It will be unconventional. Green. And made in the USA.

Both the soft visor and the pocket scarf (blue/green) are made of 100% upcycled wool/wool blend sweaters. (Be advised if you are wool sensitive)  I find them a little itchy but I like the warmth. I always have cold hands, so the scarf is perfect for slipping my hands into. Hint to Xob – I’d love to have a scarf style available in a lightweight summer fabric!!

Good For the Planet – Hats and Accessories – Made in the USA

Notes From Dawn received the Xob soft visor and pocket scarf from Icebox Knitting 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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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 …..



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


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.


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



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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