For all of us truly working in, living and promoting organics, greenwashing can be annoying. Terms like "natural" and "sustaibable" might be marketed to mean the same thing as "organic," but they are not. This leaves the underinformed consumer confused over price disparities and value. To set the record straight, anything officially labeled "organic" has to adhere to certain US or international standards, which insures an inherent value. Maya Rodale discusses this in her blog post, and her conclusion is right. We need to continue to educate the public about what organic means and build more support around one, fully-understood term. Read more...
Cherub's Blanket Blog
Two men, Simon Peers, a textile designer and researcher and Nicholas Godley, an entrepreneur, took on a project to create artistic textiles made out of spider silk. Living in Madagascar, they worked with a silk factory to collect, spin and weave the fiber. Their work spanned over eight years and culminated in a magnificent shawl and extravagant cape, now on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. Read more...
Four European countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are recovering. But chemical companies are lobbying hard to keep all killer pesticides on the market. A global outcry now for a ban in the US and EU, where debate is raging, could provoke a total ban and a ripple effect around the world.
Let’s build a giant global buzz calling for these dangerous chemicals to be outlawed in the US and EU until and unless they are proved to be safe. Sign the petition to save bees and our crops and send this to everyone: Read more...
Wish you could splurge on yourself and your tot like new mom Beyoncé Knowles? Read more...
Intriguing commonality between pine cones and roses. Vinhart created this fast-motion, and densely informative video on the presence of Fibonacci numbers in nature. Read more...
Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris off one beach in Northern California for over ten years. Each piece of plastic Richard and Judith pick up comes back to their house, where it gets cleaned, categorized and stored before being used for their art. The couple make sculptures, prints, jewelry and installations with the plastic they find washed up, raising a deeper concern with the problem of plastic pollution in our seas. Read more...
New! Cuddle Bear Blankets are here, just in time for the holidays. This adorable little tag-along blanket is made with cottony-soft organic flannel with waffle detail. Everyone loves them- babies, toddler, and even adults : )
Need something for a little one? At $12 each, they make perfect gifts. Soft and natural, cute and cuddly.
For our Cleveland customers, we are offering free delivery in time for the holidays. Call for details; 216 288 6301.
~Shop On, Shop Local~
The free shipping option for Small Business Saturday was such a success, we have extended the offer through Cyber Monday. For all orders placed online on Monday, November 28, please use "shopmonday" as the discount code when checking out. Read more...
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