Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday's Finds: Earth Hour

In honor of Earth Hour 2010, 8:30pm March 27, here are a few discoveries that are beautiful yet earth friendly.

Bulk food bags $23.99
organic cotton, tea dyed

Vanilla Sandalwood Soy Candle $5

Towel House for eco friendly unpaper towels $33 

Tralala All Purpose Tote $40

Meadow Organic Blanket $75

Organic Reusable Sandwich/Snack Bags $13.50 for 2

Sticks of Stone $12

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Story of Stuff

Everyone needs to spend 20 minutes and watch this old but good video, the story of stuff. It's a sobering reminder about how we've become such an unsustainable, and consuming society, and the real cost of the stuff we buy. It might even change the way you think about what you want, what you need, and how you choose to spend your money. Reinforces the idea of buying vintage, handmade & local.

Here are some local designers below who fit the bill, reusing vintage materials in their creations.

Patsy in Light Blue Floral $65

KAYO Asymmetrical Wrap-Vest $85

Upcycled Reversible Leather Obi Belt $65

Friday, March 19, 2010

:::: Eco Living ::::

We are so glad that Kate of Orchard Farm sought us out for a trade; a woolly helm for her delicious products. We chose some soaps, lip balm, and some lotion bars, all of which are absolutely delightful to use. We ended up going back for some more, and more, and will be putting in another order very shortly.

Orchard Farm's organic farm is located in northern Idaho, where they believing in working & living sustainably. They grow the food they eat and create all natural products that have ingredients that are fair traded or organic, or grown on their very own farm. They create a variety of products ranging from soaps, lotion bars, soy candles, lip balm, and loose leaf tea to name a few.

My favorite product thus far is the peppermint lotion bar. It melts in your hands and leaves them moist (not greasy), with the faint aroma of invigorating pure peppermint oil. This winter has be especially dry and has left me with chapped, and cracked hands. Kate's lotion bar has saved my hands and have even healed the one crack that wouldn't stop bleeding. Every friend or family that has so much as touched my bar has needed to place an order for one (or two) for themselves (hence the next order very shortly).

I can't say enough of her products, you simply have to feel them, and use them to appreciate the love & artistry of them. They are good for you, good for the earth, and of course, it is always great to support handmade.

Friday's Finds: Spring Hats!

It's no surprise that I love hats. Knitting hats, crocheting hats, but I also love hats that are pieced and sewn together (something that I do not have the patience, nor talent to do).  Here are just a few of my favorites, and perfect for the, a-hem, upcoming spring weather.

Terry Graziano's fedorable 
Worthy Good's organic cotton flat cap $32
Conciously Altered's wrap cap visor scarf $40
Ellenade's cotton newsboy hat $30

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Knittles Video

We recently started a youtube channel thanks to some pumped up motivation from our father in law who filmed our work at Calgary Art Market in November. I know - long time ago, but we are just finally getting some breathing space and getting into online world again with blogs, twitter posts, photos, videos and hopefully more.

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