Tag: Hemp - Page 4

  • Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve with Eko Noiz

    December 22, 4:03 AM by Sami Grover in Sustainable Fashion

    Yesterday we heard about a groundbreaking initiative for international environmental education via the Permaculture Association Britain newsletter. Later, flicking further through the pages, we also came across a cool new organic t-shirt company, Eko

  • One of a Kind: League of Lovers and Thieves

    November 27, 12:45 PM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    This TreeHugger doesn't do fashion but was intrigued by the booth at One of a Kind for the League of Lovers and Thieves. (with a name like that, who wouldn't be?) Anyone who thinks that being green is about ponchos and birkenstocks is long gone, but it

  • The TH Interview: Sara Lamm, Director, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox

    November 25, 7:11 AM by Kristin Underwood in Culture

    We first reported on this Magic Soapbox in June June. The film was a great blend of loving a family for who they are and who they aren't. Now the film is available on DVD so we thought we'd check in with Sara to see how things are going and if we

  • Envirosax Grows Its Sustainable Collection

    October 23, 6:29 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Style

    Now that its hemp and linen designs are taking off, the Australia-based Envirosax is expanding its use of sustainable fabrics with a new collection of bamboo textile shopping totes.

  • BuyGreen: Men's Casual Shoes

    October 18, 8:15 PM by Collin Dunn in Green Home

    TreeHugger is the first to admit that we can't happily shop our way to global sustainability, but when your favorite pair of kicks finally wear through, you can't go shuffling around the streets with newspaper tied around your ankles. We all gotta have

  • French General's Natural Hemp Roller Blinds

    September 19, 10:15 AM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Sustainable Product Design

    J'adore French General's natural hemp roller blinds, which are luminously bright, low-key, and ooh-la-la elegant. Four 1/8-inch poles are sewn into the pre-washed fabrics for strength and folding, all ready for mounting onto your windows. Includes

  • IPATH: A Lifestyle Brand with Skate DNA

    September 16, 11:21 AM by Kristin Underwood in Culture

    At the ASR Trade Show last weekend, I sat down with IPATH Public Relations guru Bill Byrne to talk about the greening of skate shoes and what is Green DNA. IPATH, which means "follow your path" was founded in principles of high performance and low

  • Lafuma's Eco Pack Wins More Awards

    August 30, 10:11 AM by Warren McLaren in Culture

    When we saw that Lafuma had won another award for their Eco 40 Rucksack we knew it was time to dig around the notes we've had gathering dust since this product was released. During 2007 it has scored two gongs. First, the French Etoile de l'Observeur

  • Saving the Everglades

    August 22, 4:56 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Natural Sciences

    After the United Nations decided to drop the Florida Everglades like a cheating ex from its list of threatened World Heritage Sites, the U.S. Congress rather gallantly stepped into the breach. Three major Florida water projects that will help restore

  • EcoUnique: Indie, Handmade, One of a Kind

    August 22, 9:30 AM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Style

    Made with organic and sustainable fabrics such as hemp and tencel, Jess Fraley's line of made-to-order and one-of-a-kind clothing is sewn by Fraley herself, in her home state of Oregon. Her pieces have clean, classic lines, but are sumptuously earthy

  • Ecologic Designs: Cool Materials Reuse, for Sports Gear

    August 22, 8:48 AM by Warren McLaren in Culture

    We’ve seen umpteen recycled vinyl billboards repurposed into hand and shoulder bags before, but rarely on this scale. Models large enough to fit your surfboard or snowboard into. We’ve seen recycled inner tubes converted to wallets and bags too, but

  • Hemp Guitars from Mada

    July 11, 11:06 AM by Matthew Sparkes in Culture

    Hemp has been utilized by guitarists for decades, but never before as a building material. The Mada guitar is formed of molded hemp, rather than the traditional solid wood you get on expensive guitars, or the plastic/glue/wood pulp mix on cheap guitars.

  • Sundance Catalog Has a Treasure or Two

    June 8, 7:01 AM by Warren McLaren in Sustainable Product Design

    The Sundance Catalog is only a couple years off 20 years supply of artisan wares. And as you might expect, given their sister project Sundance Channel’s recent move into full-on eco-broadcasting via The Green, they have a few products that hold some

  • Balanced Design: Modern Design, Green Materials

    May 31, 10:46 AM by Collin Dunn in Interior Design

    Conceived from the belief that balancing good design with organic materials is the new definition of modern, Balanced Design has created a collection of home accessories to help add a little green style to your interiors. The pillows ("Coral", above

  • Book Review: The Natural Knitter

    May 25, 10:52 AM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Style

    This isn't your hipper-than-thou teenager's knitting book. The Natural Knitter: How to Choose, Use, and Knit Natural Fibers from Alpaca to Yak ($32.50 cloth; 2007, Potter Craft) by Barbara Albright returns to the fiber art's all-natural roots, before

  • Bike to Work with Timbuk2

    May 17, 12:46 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Bikes

    Hey-ho, it's Bike to Work Day and Timbuk2 has released a Bike to Work Kit, in both men's and women's versions. Each kit comes with a Bag in a Box (really just an overpackaged $100 gift card), a limited-edition organic-cotton Timbuk2 Bike to Work tee,

  • Timberland's Green Index Wins Green Award

    April 18, 8:41 AM by Warren McLaren in Sustainable Fashion

    We have a such an embarrassing long backlog of posts that many just get left behind. But here's one that popped its head up for a second attempt. Lloyd alluded to it earlier by referencing Joel Makower's take. Basically, Timberland earlier this

  • Biodegradable Sports Car Debuts

    March 29, 11:29 AM by Justin Thomas in Cars

    Students at Warwick University in England have built a car out of biodegradable materials. The tires are made out of potatoes, the brake pads composed of cashew nut shells, and the body of the car is hemp. The car, which runs on bio-fuels, and

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