Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday Wag Out!

Eco-Friendly Ribbon

The gift giving season is upon us and as we think about how to put the finishing touch on all those presents, please think responsibly.

Did you know that 95% of ribbon produced in the U.S. is made with petroleum products? This is not good because petroleum is not a renewable resource and we need to is sparingly. So what can you do when you still want to use ribbon but you want to do the right thing?

Cream City Ribbon is the answer! Cream City makes ribbon from cotton that is responsibly grown and dyed in the U.S. It is all natural and compostable. And it's really pretty too. Get creative this year and stop by http://www.boxesbagslabelsandtags.com/ to get all the natural ribbon you will need.

Bird Cards

Mom loves birds and when I showed her these bird cards she went crazy. She plans to buying and sending them as birthday cards in the hopes of getting people interested in birds.

What is so special about these cards? They are greeting cards that play sounds - bird sounds or calls to be exact. The collection of fourteen North American and twelve British birds feature the artwork by Maurice Bebb and the bird sounds are from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The inside of the card contains statistics and interesting information about the bird. What a great tool to teach people about birds.

Of course these cards are eco friendly as well as great looking. They are printed on card stock from sustainable forests and the batteries are mercury free. As if that weren't enough, a percentage of the profits from the sale of the cards are used to fund research and conservation programs at Cornell. They do lots of research there and they need all the help they can get.

Fly on over to http://www.sapsuckerwoods.com/ to pick up the perfect anytime card for everyone in your life. Even if you don't know any bird lovers who would appreciate these cards, the educational value makes them worth sending to would be birders.

Upcycled Salt & Pepper Shakers

Mom loves it when I find cool upcycled products that use common products found all around the house. This product not only looks cool but it would make a perfect gift.

These salt and pepper shakers are made from wood, but can you guess exactly what they were before they were shakers? They were furniture legs! The pepper shaker is made from reclaimed walnut wood and the salt shaker is made from reclaimed poplar wood. The beautiful white finish on the salt shaker comes from milk paint so it's very eco friendly. Both shakers have a natural cork stopper and come in a recycled paper gift box.

This is the perfect gift for the person who has everything or for the person who just wants a great upcycled product. Head on over to http://www.bambeco.com/ to get your shake on.

4 comments:

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Love the info on the ribbons and the place to get cotton made ones. And the salt and pepper shakers too cute!

Stubby said...

Hi Sequoia & Tuni! I sure hope Mom doesn't put a big eco-friendly bow on me for Christmas. You just never know what she is going to do.

Stubby xoxo

dw said...

Hi Stubby! Those ribbons sure sound like a great idea! I don't use a lot of ribbon, but it's good to know how to be environmentally friendly when I do. I didn't know that they're made of petroleum products.

Have a happy turkey day!!

Stubby said...

Hi dw! I didn't know ribbons were made from petroleum products either. It just figures because it seems like everything is made from petroleum products and it's really sad.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Stubby xoxo