Squirrel Cup Cozy by Charrow
100% post consumer cotton the squirrel cozy is an eco-friendly way to hold that hot cup of coffee. Screen printed, reusable and reversible. They can be found at the etsy shop Charrow along with beautifully illustrated cards, ceramics, prints and totes.
Felted Wool Mobile
and eco-friendly felted wool mobile. These are all one of a kind, and would make a really thoughtful gift for a new mom who doesn’t want to fill her home with the standard baby gear (that was me!). You can also celebrate the month your baby was born with a mobile from part of the birth month series. Sqrl & Bee Studio makes pretty things that would bring a welcome sense of tranquility to any nursery.
Photo: Sqrl & Bee Studio
appreciate a well designed greeting card, and Atelier 81 carries a huge selection of them. They are based out of Paris, but this company works closely with artists from all over the world. Atelier 81 also offers a bevy of extras, like handwriting a personalized note within one of their cards, at your request. And who wouldn’t love opening a card to find a gourmet dark chocolate mini bar made by an expert French chocolatier. To top it off, they’re eco-friendly too. Someone please send one my way!
Photo: Atelier 81
introduced to mimiTENS™ a while back and feel in love the vibrant colors, elbow length cuff, the fact that they are eco-friendly, and well, just about everything! So, when we found out the founder, Anna-Maria Mountfort, has created smartypretty™, a line for women, we couldn’t have been happier. Once again – great prints and solids, super warm, eco-friendly, and of course Mountfort uses fantastic materials like water repellent nylon, Thinsulate and Oeko-Tex certified bamboo/cotton fleece. Made in Canada and they’re the real deal.
is this anything but ordinary cutting board? The bowlboard is designed by Kain Lucas of Ute Australian Design. It’s made from eco-friendly carbonized bamboo and has 4 melamine bowls that rest in the board and are super easy to remove so everything can be cleaned separately. The concept is so smart, it helps keep things organized and can even be used as a serving tray. Not to mention, a great way to make the most of your counter space – something most New York apartments can use more of.
Photo: Yanko Design
mittens are designed with kids in mind. They have stretchy cuffs that reach the elbow, so they stay on a kids’ hand and they look super cool too. Not to mention the color and embroidery options make it hard to decide which ones to pick up first. Anna-Maria Mountfort founded mimiTENS™ because she had a good idea and we agree. mimiTENS™ are offered in two styles: soft and all weather. Both are eco-friendly and use materials like water-repellent nylon, Thinsulate and bamboo/organic cotton fleece. Made in Canada by the best, clearly these guys are meant to be worn.
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in this tool set is in the simplicity of the design. This eco-friendly kit is made from sustainably harvested new growth beech wood. It includes a LED flashlight, a bubble level, a folding ruler, and a screwdriver with interchangeable tips. Designed by Jonas Damon, who also makes this awesome alarm dock. Available at Areaware, which is a shop stocked with stand-out products by local talent.
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worth knowing about. Shak-Shuka is an eco-friendly boutique out of Holland that delivers super stylish pieces with the earth in mind. Shak-Shuka comes from the Hebrew word ‘leshakshek’, which translates to ‘mix’ or ‘shake-up’, and that’s what the company’s all about. They set out to dispel the notion that green and stylish don’t go together and with super cool brands like Keep, Mini Rodini, Bobo Choses, and Popupshop they’ve made their point. So check out the site, it’s kind of just the socially responsible thing to do.
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Mimosa Robot Tee, $28
from Mimosa that the Robot Tees are in! They are the latest project from the brand and are made from 100% organic cotton in the USA. The eco-friendly robot screenprint is available in either gold or silver, depending on the color tee you pick. Mimosa was started by 2 sisters, Ariel and Holly. They are from a creative family, their mom an artist and their dad a writer, so it isn’t a huge surprise these two had an entrepreneurial itch. Holly does all of the illustrations and Ariel handles much of the business. The result is a line of unique tees, prints and cards that are made with the highest quality materials. Customization is also available. I was thinking the Robot Tees for my neices and nephew, but all the prints are very sweet, so it’s really hard to pick one. I guess if this is the hardest decision I’m dealing with, things aren’t so bad!
Mimosa Hedgehog Love Tee, $25
Mimosa Penguin Tee, $25
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Doie Lounge Kimono-Style Robe, $136
in 2005 by Parsons grad, Sara Kirsner, Doie Lounge is a unique line that was inspired by the designer’s very own style icon, her 91 year-old grandmother. The collection was built on the premise that clothing can be both on trend and socially responsible. Staying true to the brand’s philosophy, these robes are made locally in California from really high quality fabrics that are eco-friendly, ridiculously soft and have amazing detail. The modern cut robes have kimono-style sleeves, hit at the knee and are perfect for lounging. The combination of an updated silhouette, soft bamboo jersey and silk details make these impossible to resist. Getting dressed just got harder, ladies!
Photo: Doie Lounge