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Heart Door Mat by Commune

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Coir fiber mat carries warm message for returning home $70.00

Commune is perhaps best known for designing game-changing hotel and retail spaces like the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs and the Heath Ceramics stores in LA and SF. The company also offers a range of tastefully crafted homewares, including this patterned doormat available via General Store. The bold, minimal graphic carries a simple message: Home = Love, a warm welcome for any abode.......read more

Denimite Square Ring

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This cute recycled denim and resin ring helps crowdfund more products from the sustainable fiber $20.00

After years of experimentation, Nebraska green building experts Jen Carlson and Josh Shear have created a new fiber composite made using recycled denim. Dubbed Denimite, the material is manufactured from old, shredded-up blue jeans and “bio-based thermoset resin binder.” The duo have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for scaling up production of the fiber, which they......read more

Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel by Gaiam

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Super-absorbent microfiber towel for hot and vinyasa yoga $25.00

Hot yoga sessions are the best things in the world for cleansing and invigorating soul, body, and mind. But they can get rather, er, damp. Regular cotton towels do a decent job of sopping up moisture on your mat, but they bring the stink with it. The super-absorbent Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel from Gaiam is the move. Made from a polyester/nylon microfiber blend, the Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel fits on top......read more

Schwinn Vestige Bike

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Biodegradable bike made from flax fiber and coated with water soluble paint $1,470.00

Take the eco-friendly act of cycling a step further. The Schwinn Vestige is made from super strong flax fiber that’s coated in a non-toxic finish, with bamboo fenders and grips. As an added bonus, the translucent frame even illuminates as you ride....read more

Cloud Hanging Lamp by Hive

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Organic cotton fiber design from Hae Young Yoon $1,600.00

More stunning contemporary suspension lighting from Hive. The Cloud Hanging Lamp features an exterior diffuser made of organic cotton, evoking the appearance of a floating cloud. ...read more

Trek Announces Carbon Fiber Recycling Program

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Will others follow their lead?

In the early '90s, Wisconsin-based Trek Bicycle pioneered the use of carbon fiber in bike frames. The material, though much admired for its strength and weight, is generally understood to be impossible to recycle. Fast forward a couple decades, and the cycling company has launched a full-scale carbon recycling program for all of the scrap carbon fiber generated at its U.S. facilities. "It is......read more

Magic Mushrooms

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"Mycotecture" exploits the green building potential of mycelium—the sturdy network of fibers that connect mushrooms underground.

At an organic farm just outside Monterey, Calif., a super-eco building material is growing in dozens of darkened shipping containers. The farm is named Far West Fungi, and its rusting containers are full of all sorts of mushrooms--shiitake, reishi and pom-pom, to name a few. But Philip Ross, an artist, an inventor and a seriously obsessed amateur mycologist, isn't interested in the fancy......read more

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