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Smock Paper is the first company in the US to offer "printing on luxury bamboo paper." For those of you hosting a party, getting married or just looking for something different to write home to mom on, Smock Paper offers an
We’ve had packs, sleeping bags, footwear, apparel, etc, made with recycled content, (see below) but no-one has yet stepped up to the plate and served us with a tent made from recycled material. Until now, that is. Backpacker Magazine correspondent,
New to Baltimore is Bluehouse, a fabulous organic, eco, sustainable store (& coffee shop). Those not in Baltimore can enjoy Bluehouse online, but you won't enjoy it as much as if you were able to visit this new store,
Images courtesy of Quiet Hero.
Quiet Hero, a San Diego based clothing company sprang onto the scene in 2007 and has not stopped running. Their tshirts are quickly gaining interest in boutiques across the US. With themes like "Art you can ride a tiger
Bamboo grows wild in forest grooves in Asia, shutting out the sunlight and making forest management difficult. Instead of just complaining, some people at a non-profit group called Tojiba started using bamboo as raw material for market tents that are
Country Feeling Surfboards are some of the most sought-after boards in Hawaii and now these shapers are using that influence to do something good for the surf community. Master Shapers Jeff Bushman and Kyle Bernhardt are now working together to not just
Factory Green, a new online eco-store, run by pre-med college students Jack Short and Daniel Lyons at the University of Missouri in their "free time." The store is full of men's and women's tees designed by fellow college students and geared
When the massive, horrible earthquake hit in Sichuan province last month, environmental NGOs across China shifted gears. "We wanted to do anything we could to help, and there were lots of volunteers who needed to be organized," Niu Kejia, director of
Last year I was all gaga over Asus' bamboo computer. This year it is out, and so is most of the bamboo, due to "heat management" issues. There is some decorative bamboo around the touchpad but that is about it.
It is called the "poor people's timber" and even in China it is not accepted as a modern building material. But bamboo, like lumber, makes a light, flexible house that is much better than "modern" materials at surviving earthquakes. Now International
Despite its bad rep as a Hallmark Holiday, Mother's Day has historic significance that pre-dates the sappy greeting cards, flowers, and candy: During the American Civil War, social activist Julia Ward Howe organized it as a way to unify women against
All Sarah and Rose from Greenknickers are waiting for these days is sunny weather as there is no more sore bottom excuses not to get on your bike! The girls have designed special padded boxers and knickers that look as sexy as the rest of their
Carbon composites (mixed material, unrecyclable) remain the materials of choice for high-end racing bikes, but for the rest of us in the biking masses, bamboo may soon come into its own as a better way to cycle. Calfee Design, which already has a
Awhile back, when TreeHugger Lloyd asked if bamboo flooring was really TreeHugger green, he noted that the lack of chain of custody certification made it tough to tell whether or not the bamboo came from sustainable sources. There's no arguing that