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from brooklyn to your bedroom – the low rider bamboo bed

A perfect bed for urban apartment living.  Brooklyn furniture maker, Wonk, manufactures this modern platform bed from sustainable, eco friendly, carbonized bamboo ply.

comes in full, queen or king sizes  – find the low rider bed @ (they now ship nationwide)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Indigenous Designs – ethical eco fashion

An Alternative Consumer, Tried and True Green Products Review


As previously mentioned here on altCon, eco-minded clothing line Indigenous Designs has been around since 1994, offering Fair Trade, handmade clothing created by artisans from around the globe.  Designed for the entire family, all of their green goods are made from natural and organic fibers —  free-range Alpaca and Merino wool, organic cotton, Tencel and silk — utilizing low impact dyes.

Recently, I had the good fortune to try one of their tops.

id1.jpgMade of 55% organic cotton and 45% Tencel, the Pogo Stick Polo is now one of my go-to, summer staples.  In practical black, I’ve paired this little fav with skirts, shorts and capris whether traipsing in the city, mountains or by the beach.  It’s comfy, lightweight, easy to pack and perhaps best of all, washing machine-friendly.  (Try to avoid using the dryer, simply place on a soft hanger and let the fresh air do its thing.)

Committed to sustainability and social responsibility, (fair trade wages, atisan coops, organic and natural fibers, ecofriendly dyes), being a conscious consumer here is a no-brainer @

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Toyota Highlander advanced fuel cell vehicle

Toyota Motors announced today the results of a recent collaborative fuel cell hybrid vehicle range and fuel economy field evaluation.


The Toyota Highlander Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle – Advanced (FCHV-adv) – achieved an estimated range of 431 miles on a single full tank of compressed hydrogen gas, and an average fuel economy of 68.3 miles/kg (approximate mpg equivalent) during a day-long trip down the scenic southern California coast.

By comparison, the 2009 Toyota Highland Hybrid (more…)

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Pfeifers Studio – eco friendly gifts and home decor

As they say, sometimes it’s the little things that can make all the difference.


In terms of our homes, thoughtfully placed decorative accents can add touches of warmth to our environments and oftentimes bring us well-needed peace and comfort.

aps4.jpgAppealing to my sensibilities and aesthetics, are, (above L to R): eco friendly table stools; vintage copper bowls; a trash receptacle made from cool, clean, reclaimed driftwood and (at right), an Orlando Wool Throw.

find @ pfeifers studio

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a mixed bag of green news


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