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Saturday, September 29, 2007

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gaiam soy pullover


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This ActiveSoy Pullover from Gaiam is made from a blend of cotton and fibers made from leftover fluid from soybean oil/tofu/soymilk production (the waste is spun into yarns that are blended with cotton yarns to make the fiber), no petrochemicals are used to make this breathable garment. With a neck that zips to create chill-cutting turtleneck, this slightly over-sized top makes a great fall cover- up. Exposed seams and contrast trim. Hip length.

Heather gray/black or black/ecru.

$55 @ gaiam.com

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Tastybaby – organic & homemade, without the mess


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This post is via guest blogger, Julia Z. Fenster, of The Lohasian:

It seems that stores are catching up to what moms have known for the last century, organic baby food with wholesome ingredients is simply better for baby than its jarred competitor. The solution, until now, has been a cumbersome and messy process involving steaming fruits and vegetable, freezing them in ice cubes trays and the like, and heating up at meal time. Although home made food is the best alternative, companies are stepping up to provide organic wholesome substitutes for busy parents. One such company is Baltimore based Tastybaby, which makes 100% organic frozen baby food.

The company blast freezes the freshest ingredients at their prime, capturing the ripest flavors and optimal nutrients and then saving them in convenient single serving portions. All the ingredients used are certified organic, farmed and minimally process. The products are segmented into stages of child’s development. Stage 1 features an extra smooth puree with single ingredients (more…)

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komodo hempies – vegan sneaker


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This low-top hemp trainer is made of all-natural ingredients. Hemp upper, cotton lining, rubber sole, hemp laces and handcrafted uniqueness.

Komodo footwear from Bali and Kathmandu has been around for sixteen years. Natural materials are employed wherever possible and this footwear is produced using authentic local techniques. Coconut, bamboo, banana plant and hemp textiles are staples of this footwear collection. All finishing is done by many hands and every factory and village is encouraged to push and develop their own natural characteristic style.

in men’s sizes 8 and 11 for £49.95 @ the natural shoe store

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a mixed bag of green news


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Thursday, September 27, 2007

green beans coffee worldcafe


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Sick of Starbucks? Well, maybe you should checkout Green Beans Coffee Worldcafe. Green Beans started out as a single coffeehouse in Saudi Arabia founded by American brothers, Jason and Jon Araghi and was soon discovered by our soldiers stationed in the area. The company and its relationship to our men and women stationed around the world grew from there. Green Beans Coffee provides great organic coffees and teas at retail locations worldwide, with coffeehouses predominantly in California and military bases worldwide, where they provide rich, flavorful cup of America to retail customers and troops stationed from Kabul to Baghdad.

You can order Green Beans coffees, teas, espresso, and chai’s online @ greenbeanscoffee.com, where they offer coffees from international growers from Burundi, Brazil, and Peru, many of which are organic.

The company donates a portion of all sales to orgs that include: The Pat Tillman Foundation, the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund and Soldiers Angels.

Oh, and they’ve just made Inc. Magazine’s top 500 fastest growing companies list at #144.

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