Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Wag Out!

Acai Wrap Bracelet

You guys know how much Mom loves anything recycled or upcycled because she doesn't like to see anything go to waste. She also loves unique jewelry and she's really hard to shop for. When I found this bracelet last week I thought about getting it for her for Halloween.

This handmade bracelet is made from acai seeds that are sustainably harvested from the rainforests and lowlands of South America. By using natural elements, artisans handcraft and sell beautiful jewelry to provide for their families. Commercializing the seeds helps to ensure the survival of the rainforests since the artisans need the seeds that grow in the rainforest. Instead of selling precious land to logging companies or other non-sustainable businesses, the artisans promote their local heritage and save their local communities one seed at a time.

The Andean Collection was started by Amanda Judge in the fall of 2008. She was in Ecuador doing research for her master thesis when she decided to do something about the situation she was writing about. By helping local people improve their lives through employment, Amanda is making a huge difference in the communities. Being paid fair wages is just one of the benefits the artisans receive because they also share in the profits of the company as partial owners.

This bracelet comes in other colors so maybe Mom will get one for Christmas too. They also have lots of other types of jewelry so go check them at http://www.theandeancollection.com/

Recycled Bag

Mom doesn't think she has a lot of bags but Dad would tell you she does. She changes bags all the time and tells me that she likes to switch things up. This is a bag she will definitely want since it is a zero waste creation.

Made from reclaimed yoga mat scrap, this bag features a reclaimed Chaco sandal strap webbing handle. The manufacture, OLovesM, is of course located in Colorado. There are so many eco-friendly companies in Colorado that I'm feeling a road trip out there really soon. Hey Emmitt - can I stay at your place?

Even if you don't practice yoga this bag is great for every day use. Mom is ordering hers today - shh, don't tell Dad - at http://www.bayinghound.com/.

Recycled Toothbrush

For those of you trying to cut down on the plastic in your life, this toothbrush is right up your alley. Lucky for me that I don't brush my teeth or else I would be ordering one of these cool toothbrushes.

Made from recycled materials, the handles of these toothbrushes are made from dollar bills, flax, and/or wood. Who knew they even made these things?

Blended with recycled polypropylene, the toothbrushes are a bio-plastic that is 100% renewable or recycled. The best part about them? The handle lasts forever because you replace the head as needed. No more disposable toothbrushes for you. How cool is that?

This eco-friendly product is sure to find its way into your home instead. Keep plastic out of landfills is one of the best things you can do today, so gets yourself a dollar bill toothbrush at
http://www.radiustoothbrush.com/.

12 comments:

Pearl said...

Hi sweet Stubby!
You always find the best stuff! I am thinking around Christmas time, your Daddy should get on the bloggie and look at all your Wednesday Wag Outs! He could find all of your mom's favorite things here!!!
I really like that bag! Yoga mats- what a great thought!
xoxo

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Such a pretty bracelet. I'm sure the momma will love it!! I sent the momma over to the wesite since she really likes handmade jewelry.

Lilo =)

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness stubby!
you have done it again!
i LOVE all of these products and just adore the olovesm bags!

you have an open invitation to stay with us anytime!

xoxoxo
m & e

dw said...

That bag is really cool! Yeah, I don't really think I have many bags, either. :p

RILEY AND STAR said...

Tell your daddy that a girl never has enough bags!

Thanks Stubby, this was a very interesting post.

Lu,
Riley and Star.

Stubby said...

Hi Pearly Poo! Dad doesn't have to check the bloggie to know what Mom really wants for Christmas. She asks for the same thing every year - a vacation!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Lilo! I'm so glad you're sending your momma over to check out the bracelet. She is going to find lots of great stuff there she will love.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! It's so much fun finding cool things for Wednesday.

I'm so glad I have an open invitation to stay with you guys. Mom has talked about going to Colorado so you just never know. If you are ever in Chicago you have an open invitation to stay with us.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi dw! I knew you'd love that bag. I wonder if you have more bags than mom. She definitely doesn't need any more but I think she is eyeing a new Vera Bradley.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Riley & Star! Dad knows that a girl can never have enough bags yet he argues with Mom about them all the time.

I think she needs to hide them and sneak them into the house when he isn't looking. Or better yet, she needs to buy them when he is out of town!

Stubby xoxo

Salinger The Pug said...

Oooohhh...VERRRRY cool!

Mom is allllll into red stuff and loves that bracelet and bag!

Have we told you that we think of you every time we watch Bill Nye's "Stuff Happens" show on Planet Green? You should totally be on that show as his sidekick!

Love,
S-Dog

Stubby said...

Hey Salinger! Mom has been really digging red stuff lately too.

You never mentioned the "Stuff Happens" show before but I would love to be the sidekick. I think I have a face the camera would love. I'm sure Mom would let me do it too, so if you ever hear Bill Nye talk about getting a sidekick, let me know.

Stubby xoxo