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Bee's Wrap

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Beeswax and cloth combine in reusable alternative to plastic food wrap $5.50

Say hello to an innovative, eco-friendly solution for saving food. Bee's Wrap, the brainchild of Vermont gardener and organic food advocate Sarah Kaeck, incorporates organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin to create a perfectly sustainable alternative to plastic food wrap. The pliable, reusable wraps mold to items with the warmth of your hands, then stiffen as they cool to......read more

Cortica, the Cork Coffee Mug

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Smart, stylish alternative to disposable cups $25.00

Natural, lightweight and highly renewable, cork makes an excellent product design material. The Cortica coffee mug makes smart use of the wood, which acts to house a 12oz porcelain mug while also keeping your coffee warm. From designer Robert Knox: I’ve been building houses, furniture, and longboards for years. Recently, I started building my own fly rods and working with cork. I......read more

Ty Shower Curtain by Grain

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A long-lasting, easily recyclable alternative to vinyl shower curtains $30.00

Ty is a simple but essential innovation on the "disposable" plastic shower curtain. Created by Grain, a two-person design studio on Washington's Bainbridge Island, Ty is made of 100% High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a breathable and easily recycled plastic that's also PVC-free. So unlike a traditional vinyl curtain, Ty won't offgas in your home. Because it can breathe, it also lasts longer than......read more

Portland Press by Bucket

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Crowdfunded coffee: A durable, sustainable alternative to the French press $99.00

Coffee lovers alert! The keen eyes at Cool Hunting put us on to this innovative take on the French press, and it should surprise no one that it comes from the Pacific Northwest. The Portland Press, created by Bucket, is a long-lasting, sustainable alternative to the generally fragile French press. The joe-maker replaces the French press's plastic plunger and glass beaker with wood and a mason......read more

Hoplite Short Suit by Matuse

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Lightweight wetsuit made from Geoprene -- a greener alternative to oil-based neoprene $179.00

For shredders and kooks alike, San Diego's Matuse makes a full range of wetsuits using Geoprene, a durable, lightweight rubber made from limestone (as opposed to petroleum, which neoprene comes from). The alternative wetsuit material is not only more eco-friendly than neoprene, but it's more flexible and less permeable to water. This Hoplite 2mm Short Suit is the perfect setup for springtime......read more

Flat File by Jill Allyn Peterson

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An elegant, low-impact alternative to the traditional filing cabinet $80.00

When it comes to options for file storage, the pickings are slim. You can either go bulky and ugly or cheap-looking and plastic. NYC designer Jill Allyn Peterson proposes an attractive alternative in the form of the Flat File, a super lightweight, flat-shipping filing cabinet designed with sustainability in mind. Made of laser-cut birch plywood, with organic cotton folders, the Flat File is......read more

Patagonia Wild Salmon Jerky

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Outdoor apparel company ventures into sustainable snacks with these delicious salmon treats $35.00

On first glance, a collection of salmon jerky products seems like an unlikely brand extension for an outdoor apparel company. But when that company is Patagonia, which lives and breathes environmentalism, it actually makes sense. Launched under the newly unveiled Patagonia Provisions program, Wild Salmon Jerky is available in three flavors (sold here as a three-pack) using selectively harvested,......read more

Nau Men's Collection

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Sustainable apparel and accessories for every occasion $45.00

Nau is an eco apparel company that hits the fine balance between aesthetics, performance and sustainability. From its home base in Portland, Oregon, Nau makes "integrated designs for the modern mobile life." The Nau Men's 2011 range incorporates a variety of high performance, sustainable fabrics to deliver a well-rounded collection of outerwear, casual garb, and accessories for every......read more

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