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Hot Buys that Do Good – Get Lucky


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The latest edition of Lucky Magazine (August 2007) recently hit the stands touting some great eco-friendly products that give back when purchased by August 31, 2007. Take a gander and see if any fit your taste… just another way to do your part in promoting global warming awareness!  (pic above:  earth works products)
Bluewich Hinoki Soy Candle in WhiteSapote ($40 @ Bluewick.com)—30 percent of sales will benefit the World Resources Institute.

Arabesque Paisley Notecards ($12 for a set of eight @ eco-artware.com)—30 percent of sales will benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Lauren Merkin Cork “Eve” Clutch ($165 @ WinkNYC.com)—30 percent of sales of this true cork clutch will benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Earthworks Pistachio Shower & Bath Gel ($18 @ EarthWorksProducts.com)—30 percent of sales of this natural shower gel (in recyclable packaging) will benefit the World Resources Institute.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

sustainable undies from g=9.8


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Now we’re getting somewhere. These sexy women’s bra and panties are made of fiber derived from the recycling of white pine-tree prunings. A sustainable, renewable, and above all, sexy manufacturing and design approach.

Designed and manufactured in France.

definition: g=9.8 is the figure for gravitational acceleration

The line features eco-packaging with reusable clutch bags made of silk or recycled materials; and shipment by train, when possible.

bra, €47.90 and panties, €29.80 @ g98.fr

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thursday’s mixed bag of green news


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Flat Bags: Anything but…


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I was all smiles when a package from Flat Bags showed up at my door recently. Inside were the brand’s “uniquely flat; incredibly expandable” zipped pouches that can be used to store just about anything. Sold in packs of three, these mini storage “changes” are made from recycled bicycle inner tube tires and rediscovered fabrics, making for a bag that’s thin as can be when empty. Stuff it full, however, and you’ll no doubt be impressed by its accommodating size.

Available with an array of vinyl colored trims, these bags make a perfect gift for the clutter-prone in your household. I use mine to hold the little odds and ends that are never at hand when I need them. $45 for a set of three. More beautifully recycled options are available @ www.flat-bags.com.

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