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  • Wash Your Hands With Toilet Water

    July 20, 7:42 AM by Eric Kane in Bathroom Design

    In the past, TreeHugger has written about numerous alternatives to the standard toilet. From composting to dual-flush, we thought perhaps we had seen it all. Luckily, the folks at Gaiam are offering the Toilet Lid Sink, yet another take on the porcelain

  • LG's Steam Washing Machine uses 35% Less Water

    July 5, 10:00 AM by Warren McLaren in Bathroom Design

    LG call this the "first ever Steam Direct Drive washer that uses steam technology to clean garments." What they don't do is tell us how it accomplishes this feat. We learn it has 9 washing modes, error message indicators and various other

  • The Neco Showerhead (7.1 litres per minute)

    July 2, 9:00 AM by Warren McLaren in Bathroom Design

    While most water conservation suggestions would have you reaching for a showerhead rated to 2.5 gallon per minute (gpm) or 9.5 litres per minute (lpm), there are plenty of others that can trump this measure. And we’ve noted a few here, like the Tiara,

  • William Garvey Teak Baths- Lovely to look at, but...

    June 25, 8:45 AM by Lloyd Alter in Bathroom Design

    We fell in love with the William Garvey version of a Japanese ofuro (soaking tub) but we always thought teak was unsustainably harvested. Not at all, says their website-"Burma Forest Act 's intention was to protect and, as far as possible, to arrange the

  • VivaTerra Launches New Collection

    May 19, 11:02 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Bathroom Design

    If you've been reading TreeHugger for awhile, you know how much we love VivaTerra. Between our Top 5 Finds, the Earth Platter and Recycled Honeycomb Bowls, VivaTerra has something for everyone. Now, in the newest catalog they introduce a new vetiver

  • The Razor Saver: Sharpen Your Used Razors

    April 26, 2:35 PM by Collin Dunn in Bathroom Design

    We've previously tackled the shaving dilemma, but that was before we'd seen the Razor Saver, which might just be one of the handiest gadgets we've ever seen. This baby claims to sharpen your used disposable razor heads for up to 130 shaves (!); using

  • High-Tech Bidets Save Paper and Your Health

    April 25, 9:31 AM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    High-tech bidet seats! They are an efficient extension to the toilet, and sport features such as jets of heated air, remote controls and various water massage settings. Bidets are more hygienic than using toilet paper, and they can pay for themselves

  • A Towel Made Out Beech Wood: The Millennium Towel

    March 8, 11:56 AM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    Bonjour of Switzerland has released a towel collection made from Micro Modal, a 100% beech wood cellulose fiber. Modal is softer than terry toweling and 50 percent more absorbent than cotton. It dries quicker too. Bonjour of Switzerland uses only

  • gDiapers Earns Cradle to Cradle Certification

    February 21, 11:39 AM by Collin Dunn in Bathroom Design

    When we wrote about gDiapers a couple of months ago, it created quite a stir. Seems our readers weren't convinced that a flushable/compostable diaper lining was a good idea. After all, we are talking about baby's health and the planet's health

  • Fisher Henney Naturals

    January 26, 4:56 PM by Warren McLaren in Bathroom Design

    Fisher Henney Naturals started up over a decade ago, having a fondness for lush organic cotton goodies, in particular "robes, towels, yogawear, loungewear and sleepwear." On display here is their fleece robe for men and women. Comes in white, sage

  • Winter Protection from Green Beaver

    January 22, 6:53 AM by Lloyd Alter in Bathroom Design

    It used to be cold up here in Canada (yesterday it was 54 degrees F in Toronto, a January record) and we used to think about protecting our skin. Green Beaver makes a range of organic products, but coming from the Ottawa area, they particularly

  • Wax Nostalgic: Vodka Cleantini, Shaken Not Stirred

    January 7, 12:09 PM by Christine Lepisto in Bathroom Design

    Reaction to Treehugger postings on "how to" have been exceedingly positive, but some of us can't find the time to go back to basics on every household need. If making your own soaps from all natural ingredients slipped off your "to do" list this week:

  • Flushaway — Biodegradable Feminine Hygiene

    December 21, 12:14 AM by Warren McLaren in Bathroom Design

    As a rule we like stuff that is biodegradable. But when Consolidated Ecoprogress Technology Inc from Vancouver adopt the marketing catch phrase "Just Flush and Forget it" we need a little more convincing. They are referring to 'Flushaway', which

  • gDiapers: the New Flushable Diaper

    December 13, 9:30 AM by Collin Dunn in Bathroom Design

    Taking heed of the fact that a single diaper can take 500 years to biodegrade in a landfill, gDiapers have designed an absorbent diaper insert that can be safely flushed once baby has done his/her business. gDiapers have no elemental chlorine, perfumes,

  • Gau Designs: Sinks that Grow

    December 8, 6:31 AM by Lloyd Alter in Bathroom Design

    We often fret about what is growing in our sink; Jean-Michel Gauvreau revels in it. He designs magnificent Zen Garden Sinks where the waste water feeds the plants growing alongside. Plant some spearmint and you can make your own toothpaste. ::Gau

  • Bamboo Bath Sets

    December 6, 2:59 PM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    Bamboo makes great accessories for the bathroom since it is water-resistant, and more durable than even maple. This bamboo bath set is by FG Designs. The whole set includes a lotion dispenser, toothbrush holder, tumber, apothecary jar, soap dish,

  • PLANK Bamboo Towel Set

    November 29, 1:18 PM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    These bamboo fiber towel sets from Design Public are printed with inspirational phrase like "Bling Bling", "Me Me" and "Chocolate". It doesn't get much better than this. They are purportedly for use during a yoga session. They are made out of 75%

  • Gingerbread Spice Air Freshener by Citrus Magic

    November 17, 12:54 PM by Justin Thomas in Bathroom Design

    Citrus Magic is a company that specializes in making a whole range of household products using citrus oils, and other natural ingredients. For this holiday season they released this air fresher than combines the scent of gingerbread with a hint of

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