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Sunday, December 2, 2007

LaTene – hand made, high-end, eco tile


A unique metal line of tiles created from bronze, copper, brass and nickel mixed with a non toxic sculptural medium, dense yet lightweight, LaTene tiles are like works of art.

Visit their site and view their Color Chart for more examples of their beautiful craft-work; also learn where to buy, and read about their eco stewardship @

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One Organic Earth for eco shopping bags

Because there are only so many uses for plastic grocery bags before you have to resort to tossing them out, consider One Organic Earth’s 100% certified organic cotton, 100% reusable bags and, as they say, “shop with confidence.” Throw a few organic veggies in there while you’re out.

Pictured above – from L to R: “Natural Canvas,” which holds ten times the weight of ordinary paper bags, ($14.99); “Let It Grow,” which uses natural dyes and inks, ( $17.99) and “Earth Speaks,” sturdy and hip ($19.99). Receive a 20% discount for the Family Pack or 5.

(If for nothing more, visit for the cool animation on the opening page.)

To brush-up on the importance of organic cotton, click here.

RELATED: previously on AltCon, eco-friendly and eco chic shopping bag guide 3.26.07

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Eco Art Wear for the holidays

eco_artwear.jpgDeck the halls with Eco Art Wear ornaments this holiday season, with items such as this truly evergreen wreath, made with care from recycled signs. With a 10” diameter, this wreath is $100 @ eco-artware.

eco_art_wear_SilkOrnaments.jpgAlso be sure to check out their silk ornaments, handmade via Fair Trade in Cambodia from silk scraps. These moons and stars will add a great night sky touch to your green tree. $25 per set @

Thanks to trendhunter for scoping out this great company.

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