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Green Eyed Monster – funky reusable bags


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Ah…unique reusable bags featuring eye catching designer graphics that deliver fun eco messages – each Green Eyed Monster tote is made of 100% post-consumer recycled cotton fabric and recycled plastic bottles by a cool, woman-owned company in New Hampshire. (more…)

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Monday, August 31, 2009

RESTORE Clothing – fashion meets function


Celeste and Anthony Lilore, founders of NYC-based, RESTORE Clothing are on our eco radar.  Having recently met them at a green gathering, they do walk the talk.

Their active wear, RESTORE, spells out all that a conscious fashionista could want:  Responsible, Earth friendly, Sustainable, Technological, Organic, Recycled and Ergonomic, (meaning not unisex).

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In addition to aspiring to these planet-friendly attributes, their threads are also versatile — allowing you to transition from yoga or Pilates to street wear, seamlessly. (more…)

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a new electric scooter hits the pavement


Well, it’s not a Segway. In fact, it doesn’t even look as cool as a Segway (my vote is not to opt for the detachable front basket, despite its practicality). But it’s new—and it’s about five times cheaper—than the original “ultimate” electric scooter.

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Coming straight from Portland’s green scene, and built on three wheels, the new GoPet (personal electric transportation), is powered by a 48 volt motor that can reach 16 mph and travel up to 25 miles on a single charge, roughly 10 cents worth of electricity. Plug it in for four to six hours for a full recharge (a 110 volt “smart” charger automatically turns off when the battery is fully loaded) and you’re good to go. Like a bike, it features a hand braking system, and also includes a headlight, taillight, and horn. (Optional is a seat, folding handlebar and trailer.) See the GoPet in motion here.

What’s your vote? Geek-chic or not-so-much?

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DIY baby beanie


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Knitters, happily take note:  Natural Star, a New Zealand-based professional knitter can provide the beanie pattern (above) to fit Newborns through to 5 year olds, ($5 US).  No time for needles?  Find a head-topper ready-made in fine Merino wool, raspberry or navy, ($22).  Or pluck various sweet organic woollies for the wee set — mittens, booties, and sweaters via etsy @ NaturalStar.

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a mixed bag of green news


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