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District Cotton – Cool Street Wear


bagjpg.jpgFinally, a perfectly sized, comfortable shoulder bag that’s beautifully made, and comes in vibrant colors like tangerine, yellow, copper, pink and teal. The exterior has hand stitched details, and is made from fine mosquito netting, with an awesomely cool texture — makes you want to carry it everywhere. The interior has nice details like a handy zipper pocket for small valuables, and 2 different sized pouches that are perfect for cell phone, ipod or blackberry type stuff. Simple, smart Velcro closures under front flap for easy and practical access. Mosquito bag, $52.

NYC-based District Cotton also makes a stylish array of organic cotton hoodies, t-shirts and hats for guys and gals and adorable organic onsies for tots. With an assortment of specially designed tees that benefit NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association) and an organic cotton reusable tote for a quick trip to the market. Everything is Fair Trade made, and reasonably priced.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

tuesday’s mixed bag of green news


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Michelle Kaufmann’s Green Prefab @ West Coast Green 2007

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This lovely, “zero-energy” model pre-fab in San Francisco, CA will open its doors to you September 20-22 during the West Coast Green Conference, with free admission to their “open house” for conference attendees. Called mkLotus, this fab green pre-fab was designed by renowned green architect Michelle Kaufmann, (previously on AltCon), and built by Xtreme Homes.

Eco conscious features include:
• Green “living roof”
• Integrated solar array
• Rain and ground water catchment systems
• Interior gray water system
• Natural textiles
• Glass accordion doors
• Structural insulated panels
• Sustainable garden featuring native plants

Available with one or two bedrooms, this serenely elegant home is sure to let in plenty of sunlight and keep your energy bills low.

To register for the conference, visit

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