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It has been forever and a day since I wrote a green shopping review. I have been getting a little too political and musical lately. I need to bring this blog back to its roots. :] Let’s start with this super fresh bag by Green Chic Bag Co.
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Natalie Bag

Green Chic Bag Company was kind enough to send me one of their bags, the Natalie to be precise. First off, I enjoy the softness of the bag’s stylish exterior fabric. It has a really nice feel that you just need to experience to understand. The interior lining of the bag is waterproof, dark and smooth. I posses multitudes of bags I take shopping, and this is my favorite size-wise. I especially like the depth of it. The straps are very sturdy. I have filled it up a couple times and it is no worse for wear.

I also adore the logo…

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Cute Logo

My only issue with the bag is if I have a big sweater and heavy jacket I can’t really throw the bag over my shoulder. When it gets really cold here I may not use it as much, but come the three other seasons, it is my first choice.

It really is a fabulous bag.

-Cara

Today’s blog entry is all about buying recyclable and eco-friendly goods. A shopping blog…fun!

Record Bowl

Eco-Artware describes Jeff Davis’ bowls, …made from vintage 33 rpm vinyl records, put the right spin on entertaining. Use them to serve fruit, pretzels, wrapped candies, or to hold a small bowl of dip surrounded by chips. A Mylar seal protects each record label and seals the spindle hole in the center. Do not use them to hold liquids or hot items.

Because the bowls are made from limited quantities of unplayable records, we can’t fill orders for specific artists.

To care for vinyl bowls, wash by hand with warm, soapy water. Do not place on or near extreme heat–stove-tops, radiators or microwave ovens.

Artist Bio
Jeff Davis, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, designs furniture, museum installations and stage sets, and provides new uses for unplayable records and other found objects.

What I Think: It is cool that you can choose either Female Pop, Crooners, Rock, or Show Tunes album for your bowls. If anyone has tried them, let us know what you think.

Fresh Towels

Skoy are towels to replace paper towels.

Here’s what Pristine Planet says about them,

The SKOY cloth is a fabulous, absorbent, biodegradable and natural multi-use cloth. This re-usable earth friendly cloth is perfect in your kitchen, bathroom, and on most surface areas in your home or office. SKOY cloth can be used in place of your sponge, wash cloth or paper towels. It is a European made product and 100% biodegradable because it is made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. SKOY cloth is a chlorine-free product using water-based colors and inks. After an independent composting test, SKOY cloth broke down completely within 5 weeks. The SKOY cloth is 6.75 inches by 7.75 inches and can last months. Using a SKOY cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home. With the high cost of paper towels, at least $2 a roll, SKOY cloth is the obvious choice for your wallet and the environment. The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight. As a result, producing the most superior cloth product available. Shipping is free.

What I Think: I am going to pick some of these up. If they are awesome, friends expect some!

Last but not least the eco-bra that turns into a shopping bag.

Bra Bag

Triumph Japan came up with this super bra.

According to Pink Tentacle, “Each year, Japanese shoppers receive an estimated 30 billion plastic shopping bags, which, in terms of the oil resources needed to produce them, amounts to two giant tankers full of oil (millions of barrels). About 30% of these bags are thrown away without being reused, and since the consumption of plastic shopping bags contributes to environmental problems such as increased energy usage, trash buildup, and global warming due to CO2 released in the garbage incineration process, there are urgent calls to reduce their usage.

What I Think: I am very pro-bra and reusable shopping bags!!! Perfect. :)

I think I will make one day out of the week an eco-shopping entry.

Shop green.

-Cara

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