Monday, August 31, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Mad Men. Yes, I am a big fan.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
|As I am on vacation with my children enjoying life, the|
sunshine and much laughter, I think about those that
don't necessarily have it as good. Women who live in
areas of war and tough economic conditions.
And last night when we were in a store called "Next
Summer" ( ) I was reminded
about Fair Trade artisans while looking at a funky red
organic looking floor pillow. “Sustain & Heal” is one
of my favorite letterpress stationery lines and it comes
from De Milo Design in California and they say it best:
" In one word, Fair Trade (not to be mistaken for NAFTA’s
“Free Trade”) is Dignity. 10,000 Villages explains it best.
They focus on relationships with people who have been
marginalized by war, weather, and damaging cultural
systems. Hearing stories of people who have reclaimed life
through Fair Trade is important for us western shoppers.
The invitations in “Sustain & Heal" use Fair Trade paper
from Kenya, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. If we can’t
get it Fair Trade, the designs are supplemented by 100%
Post Consumer Waste recycled paper produced by eco-
friendly methods. With "Sustain & Heal” invitations our
celebrations sustain our planet and heal lives!"
In addition to invitations, Sustain & Heal can letterpress
your personal stationery, thank you notes and everyday
notecards and those we keep in stock at the office. And,
of course, all are beautifully done. Fair Trade products
are popping up all over. Call to find out more.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
A new twist on drinking water packaging is here. Boxed Water Is Better has a really cool looking carton made from 85 percent trees from certified forests. For every tree that gets taken a new one is planted. Good for the planet.
Shipping the cartons flat to the water company takes up less space than other more common water packaging (plastic bottles) so fewer trucks are needed. Fewer trucks needed means less gas used and this means a reduced carbon footprint in the trucking process. Good for the planet.
The company also donates 10 percent of its profits to world water charities and another 10 percent to reforestation foundations.Good for the planet.
Oh, and we like the design.