Posts Tagged ‘recycled’

Recover Brands

RECOVER produces 100% recycled apparel.

This is an eco friendly brand that offers casual clothing for the entire family. This shirt is made from plastic bottles (8 per shirt) and salvaged cotton scraps.

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The medium Sunset recover tee fits closer to how most of my size small tees fit. so, I’d recommend maybe going up a size from what you usually wear.

The fabric felt a bit scratchy but then so do many shirts before the first wash. After the first wash it was normal comfortable and I’ve worn and washed (in cold/warm) this shirt multiple times and the fit has remained. Visit their website for a look at all the sustainable outdoor apparel available from this Western North Carolina company. 

 

⟶ wear recover tee’s.

Recover provided a tee 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 Birdhouse Chick

Birdhouses, Wild Bird Feeders, Bird Baths & Garden Art.

Their mission:

“Promote stewardship of conservation – getting more people into their yards and gardens. By offering uniquely fun products, we hope to entice more folks to the fast growing, rewarding and relaxing hobby of backyard birding!”

Recycled Tail Prop Suet Feeder

Recycled Tail Prop Suet Feeder

Durable poly-lumber will not crack, split, warp or fade. The bird-friendly tail-prop design lets birds land and perch easier as they actually “prop” their tails on the long bottom portion of the feeder for leverage. Ideal for cold weather, suet is packed with fat and calories to help keep birds warm in freezing weather.  Can be used for year-round use with No-Melt suets for warm-weather feeding. This feeder fits all standard suet cakes, features stainless steel screws and twisted wire hanger.

Recycled. USA Made. The birds in my yard have taken to it right away. 

Check out The Birdhouse Chick’s interesting Facebook page, too.
Beth at tThe Birdhouse Chick provided this bird feeder 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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Perfect for the garden, and also fun at the beach, the Green Toys™ Watering Can is a classic set that encourages kids to help take care of the world around them. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, the Watering Can features an easy-to-pour spout and cotton rope carrying handle, making it frustration-free for little gardeners. The set, which includes a rake and shovel, is great for spending time together outside, and kids will love helping and playing alongside the grownups to watch their garden grow. And…it’s even fun in the tub!

 

My Review:

This toy is made from recycled milk containers. SAFE being BPA, PVC and Phthalates Free.

Comes securely packaged in an all cardboard box with No unnecessary plastic waste.(love this!)

NO batteries needed. Recommended for ages 18 months +, my 2 year old reviewer enjoyed this watering can, rake, and shovel. Sturdy plastic that’s surprisingly lightweight. No sharp edges. I like the look of the rope handle. It works fine; as you can tell from the pic,  it is only meant to hold a small amount of water. (kinda wish we could get a little more watering from it)

I recommend shopping Green Toys for safe, fun, and educational toys.

I received a Green Toys® Watering Can 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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Product Overview:

Toggle Toes™ were uniquely designed to stay on little feet with the secure toggle fastener. Tested on dozens of babies and mother approved! The non-slip sole is made with high quality Toughtek™ and will allow your child to “feel” the floor while learning how to walk. All this while keeping them warm and comfortable.

Child's slipper, booties, soft sole shoe from Toggle Toes in preshool size 24-36 months, child's shoe size 7-8

Review: 

My reviewer has worn/tested a pair of Toggle Toes in preschool size (shoe size 7 -8).

These blue and cream Berber fleece slippers have been very user/mom friendly. They are easy on and easy off.  The toggle closure can be loosened and tightened for the best comfy fit. And this toggle system “ensures that the booties only come off when you want them too”.

Indeed, they have stayed on for bedtime and for all sorts of indoor play keeping reviewer’s feet warm. They have a safe non-slip (hardwood floor tested) flexible sole. And are machine washable (not washer tested yet. will update with results)

Easily available on Etsy in many sizes and fun fabric styles. You can also read more about owner Beth Rekstad and how Toggle Toes started.

Did I mention that they’re “Eco”?  Toggle Toes are a handmade item made with recycled wool sweaters and/ or polar fleece. And the workforce behind Toggle Toes? Beth has shared with me that she “approached a Hmong church in my area and have trained about 8 women to cut & sew my booties. Most have children at home and are still learning English. They are wonderful, hard working and talented women. It gives me joy to provide employment to them.” Her goal is also to donate profits in the form of booties to kids in need. wow!

Notes From Dawn received a pair of Toggle Toes slippers 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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 functional home décor made from reclaimed wood and upcycled raw materials

Reclaimed Wood Lap Desk

“Our lap desks were created out of my own personal need for a desk that was comfortable, stylish and functional, and they have quickly become an in demand item.” Sawdust is Happiness, Amy L Robillard

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Review: Eco friendly and User friendly. This is a beautiful looking lap desk! Handmade from reclaimed wood, it’s perfect for resting an open book, for writing, and for drawing. The size is just right for being lightweight and maneuverable. The fabric covered memory foam bottom allows it to rest comfortably on your lap. Perfect for him or her. Great for outdoor summer use (and eventually back to school time). 

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 plenty of surface space to fit a 9×12 pad ↑

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handy top ledge for holding a pencil/crayon(s)

OR to create more incline to your surface

Visit:  Sawdust is Happiness for your custom made lap desk. Or shop for that someone special and be an awesome gift-giver. (Father’s Day is June 21st)

Notes From Dawn received a laptop desk from Sawdust is Happiness 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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Green Toys Inc. Home Page

Green Toys® Tool Set

No job is too big for the world’s most environmentally friendly tool kit! This awesome 15 piece set includes a tool box, phillips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, hammer, saw, wrench, pliers, 2 two-hole connectors, 2 nails, 2 bolts, and 2 nuts. The Green Toys® Tool Kit turns work into Good Green Fun™!

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My Review:

This toy is made from recycled milk containers. SAFE being BPA, PVC and Phthalates Free.

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Comes securely packaged in an all cardboard box with No unnecessary plastic waste.(love this!)

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NO batteries needed. This tool set is recommended for ages 2 and up. My 14 month reviewer showed interest in this toy and it looks like it’s going to be a fun way to develop his imagination and fine motor skills. Sturdy plastic that’s surprisingly lightweight. No sharp edges.

Usefulness – There are twelve screw holes on the tool box but only two screws. I’m needy and want a few more. Also, I don’t like the design of the nails. Dad’s opinion is that they look like concrete form pins. But really, only someone with previous experience in the poured wall business would say so.

I recommend shopping Green Toys for safe, fun, and educational toys. 

I received a Green Toys® Tool Set 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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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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BAGGU® makes simple, high quality bags in many bright colors. They’re durable and fill many uses so you can own less stuff.

 

blue dot RECYCLED COTTON CANVAS backpack

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the blue dot style is 1 of 11 color choices. It’s hands-free, fashionable-casual. A grown-up’s backpack.

my mentions: I found that the drawstring closure was easy to use (easy to open and to close) which isn’t always the case with drawstring style bags. The inner cell pocket is nice but I wasn’t able to access it while wearing it. The straps are thin and get a little twisted sometimes making putting it on a thought conscious effort. Sturdy recycled canvas is machine washable.

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when kitty sees it, he just has to sleep on it

is it the dots???

Baggu’s ECO-ETHICS INFO SHEET

Notes From Dawn received a backpack from BAGGU 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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 vintage textiles, recycled/reclaimed materials, made in NYC

Retro. Recycled. Really fun! Grab some of these unique designs for your baby or for a sweet gift. Shop Hanky Blanky for blankets, bibs, and infant wear that are individually hand-crafted with vintage handkerchiefs and fabrics. 

 HOODED TOWEL and MITT SET

Ample room to cover and wrap baby after bath or beach. Absorbent and cozy. The same waffle weave of the blankys and bibs. Choose one animal from our list……the vintage prints will vary. Completely machine washable. 100% cotton

We love the softness of the waffle-weave. It is perfect for bath and pool time. While we haven’t used the mitt very much, it might come in handy at some point later on. Just select your favorite animal appliqué and ric rak color, and there you go.

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BABY BOY SHORTS SET with FLYING KITE APPLIQUE

Boy’s Shorts Set Sporty! I chose a multi-colored gingham to make these mock sailor shorts, adorning the jif-on Tee with either a kite, sailboat or jack ‘n box! FUN! Elastic around back for a snug fit and snaps open at bottom for easy diaper change. The vintage prints of the appliqués will vary. one size only: 3-9 mos. 100% cotton

The gingham shorts are roomy fitting and surprisingly the only shorts the little guy has with those helpful ” bottom location” snaps. Looks spiffy and machine washes nicely.  Both the towel set and romper set will be baby keepsakes♥

 

Notes From Dawn received the above products from Hanky Blanky 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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LED Task Lighting by Little Footprint Lighting

Enjoy the video below about the greenest LED desk lamp ever- from Little Footpring Lighting. Founder Nancy Wahl-Scheurich discusses why and how her company created the HeronLED, first ENERGY STAR qualified LED desk lamp made in the USA from recycled e-waste.

Energy-Saving. Environmentally Friendly. Ergonomically Designed.

My desk loves this lamp!

The adjustable lamp shade and arm gives me the right amount of light where I need it. It is an Earth-kind lamp that was inspired by nature; its body was modeled after the form of the Great Blue Heron. I think it looks sophisticated. 

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The Heron comes with a five-year warranty. (The LED bulb lasts about 15 years! Replaceable when needed) The base, stem, arm, and shade are all made from recycled plastic; the base also contains recycled steel (locally sourced). Check out the website for more information including information on volume purchases and LEED certification.

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Priced comparable to the lighting options available from Arhaus or Pottery Barn. But with the Heron Task Light, you can help reduce the carbon footprint of lighting!

Notes From Dawn received the Heron LED Personal Task Lamp from Little Footprint Lighting 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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