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FTC Consumer Alert – Have You Been Bamboozled by Bamboo Fabrics?

September 5, 2010

Looking to be a more environmentally conscious shopper? You’ve probably heard about bamboo. Bamboo stands out for its ability to grow quickly with little or no need for pesticides, and it is used in a variety of products, from flooring to furniture. But when it comes to soft bamboo textiles, like shirts or sheets, there’s a catch: they’re actually rayon.

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants you to know that the soft “bamboo” fabrics on the market today are rayon. They are made using toxic chemicals in a process that releases pollutants into the air.

Read the full article at FTC’s website…

Attachment Parenting Good for the Environment?

June 23, 2010

This is an interesting article about the controversial attachment parenting method which is blamed for creating needy children and slaving parents.  The author looks at it from a different perspective and claims that attachment parenting can actually be good for your child and for the environment too.  Please read and let me know what you think…

Go On, Attach Yourself to Your Baby: It’s a Win-Win Situation

from ecosalon.com
You can’t go wrong with attachment parenting. It may be a relatively new practice in the Western world, but this type of parenting embraces the ancient art of maintaining a deep bond with your baby once he or she leaves the womb, allowing them to experience the world with a steady physical and emotional attachment to their parents. At its core, this style of parenting is as good for babies as it is for the earth. As a mother who is raising a toddler in this fashion with a newborn baby on the way, here’s why I believe attachment parenting is an amazing gift to children and the planet!… read the complete article here.

Why Are Organic Products More Expensive?

June 13, 2010

Many consumers complain about organic products being expensive.  A new mom told me that she sincerely wanted to buy organic baby clothes but believed that the retailers were overpricing organic products for no reason.  Unfortunately there are many people out there who thinks like this new mom. The fact is that organic products are not being marked up any more than regular products.  Sometimes they are marked up even less.  The reason for the high price is the cost of growing organic cotton; having to say no to the easy way of pouring chemicals on the crops. It is also expensive to apply for and attain the necessary certifications so the consumers know they are not being fooled.  I believe that with the increasing demand for organic products the price will eventually come down.  Until then, we need to continue buying organic and support organic growers.

Organic Baby Bodysuit Giveaway

March 30, 2010

Our friends over at simple-momreviews.com are hosting a giveaway for one of our most popular products “cuddly bear” organic cotton baby bodysuit with short sleeves. 

Entering is easy and you can get multiple entries by tweeting about it or becoming facebook fan.  Don’t miss this opportunity to win this wonderful organic baby bodysuit.  Enter here.

organic baby clothes giveaway

organic baby clothes giveaway

Do You Know How Pesticides Affect Your Water?

March 19, 2010

I came accross this article on the USGS website and wanted to share with you. It explains in a very easy to understand way how pesticides seep into soil and contaminate our drinking water. Read the original article here.

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Design a Stylish and Environmentally Friendly Nursery

February 1, 2010

Ferrick Mason designed fabrics are inspired from organic natural forms. All designs are both drawn and screened by hand so the lines are not perfectly symmetrical. This imprecision gives the designs a painterly, handmade feel. All of these fabrics are locally printed in Los Angeles on Belgian linen using eco-friendly inks and dyes. 

They are not specifically designed for nursery but we thought the ones below will brighten any baby’s room and can be used as upholstery on a chair for the mommy to relax in or as window treatments.

     

Calliandra in green                                 Willow in pink/green

Stokke nursery systems are designed to grow with your child.  The changing table magically converts to a play table, then study desk and finally a side table with storage.  The crib is extendable up to age 7 and converts to 2 comfy chairs after that.  Organic mattress and sheet options are provided on their website.

Blush magazine featured Stokke’s SLEEPI and CARE within a “wilderness” concept.

These organic crib set s by Dwell Studio have simple yet elegant designs that will wrap your baby in comfort.  Their sets are available in multiple sizes including a perfect fit for the above mentioned Stokke SLEEP.

   

Blik offers a wide variety of reusable wall decals that can be used to add color and imagination into a nursery.

   

Amenity Organic Blankets are made in the USA and they are non-allergic and safe for your baby.  We like this one with illustrations from the forest.

 

If you know of other elegant yet environmentally friendly nursery products that you want to share please let us know by commenting to this post.  We’d love to hear from you!

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Ecovative Design – Two 20-somethings Rethink The Way We Insulate

January 14, 2010

In science-speak, Greensulate is a revolutionary, low-cost, biodegradable, rigid organic insulating material. It has been developed to replace polystyrene and polyurethane board insulators, which are typically used in commercial building in the form of insulating panels, laminated roofing insulation, internal partitions and door cores.

Read the original article at feelmorehuman.