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Green Toes by Teko

sox.jpgRemember that one time you wore your cotton socks on the slopes for a day of snowboarding, and then suffered the blistering consequences? Those of us who run, ski, or hike know how important a good pair of socks can be. That’s why Teko Socks created cute and practical knits from recycled polyester, organic materials, and wool from environmentally sound farms. Plus, they are available in a myriad of colors!

Check out Teko’s entire sock drawer, or the Snowboarding Socks pictured here, ($20.95).

Related: previously on AltCon (7.27.07), men’s bamboo and organic cotton socks

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

chimo fireplace – no flue needed – just ethanol

chimorotatingfireplace.jpgThe chimo fireplace by Floz Design for Blomus is a flue-less, chimney-less, instant atmosphere provider that burns nice, green ethanol. This rotating, stand alone model will add all the extra sizzle a bedroom or living labyrnth might require.

Stands approximately 32″h and 12″w and goes for $1,872 @

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The Beauty of the Web – Highlighting Kaia

kaia1.jpgI’m a fan of Sephora, online beauty Mecca to all those who worship soft skin and subtle (or shocking) make-up for work and play. I’m also a frequenter of their newest Web category, one that specializes in Natural Beauty and carries lines like Juice Beauty, vinotherapy master Caudalie, and plant-based Korres. It was here that I fell in love with several eco-minded concoctions created to soothe, shine or add sparkle to my skin and hair.

Until recently, I’ve always headed toward my local Sephora store or ordered online when a beauty craving hit. Now, I’ve got options.

Newer to the worldwide Web is Kaia House, “Home to the Purest Skin on Earth.” Operating with the mission to bring only the best of each brand to customers and carry products both safe and effective, and environmentally and animal friendly, Kaia House consults the Environmental Working Group and their Cosmetics Safety Database to verify the safety of every ingredient in every one of the products offered.

Visitors of the site are also privy to Kaia’s “Most Un-Wanted List” of synthetic chemicals, which I suggest you print out and take along next time you’re scoping beauty buys.

Looking for something new? Brands exclusive to Kaia House include Vitaman and Kimia products. Or, you can check out the gift section, full of beautilicious ideas for friends and family.

Free shipping on purchases over $75.

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