Posts Tagged ‘sustainable’

Earlywood

A selection of heirloom-quality wooden kitchen utensils that are both highly-functional and beautiful. I found it super easy to love Earlywood Designs. Functional. Beautiful. AND Sustainable.  

The Trifecta

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A flat saute, a scraper, and a spreader make up this group of all-you-need utensils. The Trifecta is one of their most popular products. A great alternative to metal, rubber, plastic, nylon, and silicon utensils. Get enthusiastic with beautiful, sustainable, non-toxic hardwood. Available in jatoba, ebony, maple, and bloodwood. No stain used, just beautiful natural wood color. A Scotch-Brite pad is included along with care instructions.

the WOOD  The website is amazing, showcasing the different woods used in the Earlywood collection – take a look. Handcrafted in Montana, USA. Beautiful woods and artistry.

Earlywood contributes $1 from each order to the Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion program. Trees are most definitely a valuable component to our world. Check out this effort here.

Notes From Dawn received the trifecta from EarlyWood 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 the blog many times & today’s feature is for the Yatch Pullover.
Yacht Pullover
This fun style can be used for many occasions. I think it makes a cute cover-up. It’s available in five colors. Peacock blue is the color I have this in and I like that it is bright but also relaxing.
The fabric (50% poly / 37% cotton / 13% rayon sweater slub) is flattering and very soft. Sizing is accurate. Earth Creations is always a win シ
Earth Creations provided this product 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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Organic and Natural Skin Care – Beauty By Earth

Beauty By Earth Facial Toner; Organic and Natural Witch Hazel Rose Water Astringent; Best Hydrating and Clarifying Face Spray for Daily Use; No Alcohol or Oil; Skin Cleansing for Men and Women

“Perfectly Natural. Crazy Effective. Absolute Peace Of Mind.”

Facial Toner with Rose Water

Light, fresh, clean, refreshed… Do those words describe your skin? They will once you start using facial toner with rose water! This light, bright, and refreshing spray helps clear away excess dirt, oil, and dead skin that may be on your face after washing. It also helps nourish your skin, reduce redness, swelling, and irritation, helps relieve sun and razor burn, and just feels really, really good.

What do we like best about our facial toner with rose water? Besides the fact that it helps make complexions look their best, makes pores smaller, balances skin pH, is easy to use, and smells incredible, it’s made with 100% natural and organic ingredients. Everything in the bottle (and, now that we think about it, the bottle itself) is sustainably sourced and entirely cruelty free. There’s really no better way to care for your face. Once you start using our toner, you won’t want to go back!

 

This is a terrific toner! The above description is right on. Thank you Beauty By Earth for allowing me to review your toner with rose water (& with aloe vera, witch hazel, and cucumber) It has been added to my selective list of skin care products that I use.

Additionally, I’d like to mention that I use their Boar Hair Bristle Brush. The longer nylon bristles of this brush help with tangles and the boar bristles make hair shiny and smooth.  

Products are natural and effective. Made in the US. Cruelty free. Available on their website and on Amazon.

Beauty By Earth provided their facial toner 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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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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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 the blog many times & today’s feature is for their fun Zouve Ankle Pants.
Zouve Ankle Pants

In black, dusty navy, or silt, this fun fall style is so comfortable.These pants have a loose fit, an elastic waistband, and a bit of gathering at the ankles. The fabric (93% hemp / 7% spandex slub) is flattering and very soft. Sizing is accurate. Earth Creations is always a win シ

The purchase of this garment helps support the Alabama Community Recycling and Resource Center. learn more at aeconline.org

Made in the U.S.A.Southern Craftsmanship.

Earth Creations provided this product 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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Our mission is to inspire people to live softly, and by that we mean;

Kindness to self

Kindness to the Earth

Kindness to others

The Fleeced Jogger

the everywhere pullover

dolman one-size-fits-all pullover finishes with a 5″ fitted cuff at forearm

Dino’s signature fabrics are made from Beech trees and blended with cotton. Why will you love this fabricSoft & sustainable in addition to being comfortable, breathable, and with a nice drape!

Feel good shopping this lifestyle line knowing that this is a women-owned and operated business & that the fabrics are sourced and made domestically using natural fibers.

Visit the website ⇧ to see more fashionable styles with a low environmental impact. Look & feel amazing.

Dino provided the dolman style pullover 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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Another option in Eco yoga props, is the Bhoga Infinity Block. But really it’s not so much of a block with its ergonomic curved design.

Bhoga Infinity Blocks

I like that it is versatile. And Earth friendly.

In practice, I’ve used the Infinity Block in an extended side angle and my hand is comfortably supported on the curved top of the block. Made of rubber tree wood, this block looks and feels wonderful. It is sturdy and weighs approximately 2.5-3lb. I think it is kind of bulky for traveling with but for home use it is just fine.

The bottom & one end is flat so it can be used as a “high” or “low” help.

It also has an open middle and can be used for stretches with hands or a strap

Bhoga Infinity Blocks

Bhoga Infinity Blocks

The above photos are from the Bhoga website. Take a took at more ways to use the Infinity Block.

Bhoga provided an Infinity Block 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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Eco-Gecko Logo

The Eco-friendly alternative to atrocious plastic utensils.

I’ve had the pleasure of using their wooden cutlery in our away-from-home lunches. What a treat! They are made of sustainable harvested birch wood and they are 100% natural with no coatings, waxes, or chemicals. They are very smooth and sturdy with no splintering or roughness.

I love that they are biodegradable, renewable, and sustainable. Definitely  more stylish than plastic. So, besides using them for casual outings, they would be a refined choice for a wedding reception, holiday party, or any other get-together when you need a disposable and want an up-scale look. Good for kids play kitchens, too.

Eco-Gecko’s wooden cutlery won’t leave footprints; just a lasting impression.

 

 

I received wooden cutlery from Eco-Gecko in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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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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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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