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6 Reasons Why Bamboo is Better Than Cotton

You may think of bamboo as that cool looking plant that grows largely in parts of Asia. What you may not know about Bamboo is that it offers a wide variety of applications from construction materials and textiles to musical instruments and of course, linen. It seems somewhat counterintuitive that on one hand bamboo can be used as a solid material in the construction of homes but on the other hand can be turned into a soft, silky fabric that you rest your head on at night. Not only does bamboo offer a more comfortable fabric over cotton, there are also significant environmental reasons for favouring bamboo in the making of bed sheets. Let’s explore. Bamboo consumes less water The process of growing bamboo versus…

Five Things You Should Buy Organic

Back when “organic” and “all-natural” first became a trend for companies and consumers, it usually also was a sign of a high price tag. Now, with the demand for cutting chemicals and living greener lives that are better for both us and the environment, organic products are more competitively priced than ever before. When you talk about organic products, usually food is what comes to mind. However, there are plenty of other everyday household items that you can swap out for alternatives that are healthier for your family and the environment. Check out some easy swaps below – chances are, you’ll love making the switch.   Produce We’ll start with the obvious and look at what’s in your shopping basket. It can add a lot…

5 Ecofriendly Wedding Day Ideas

Looking To Have A “Green” Wedding Day? It’s that time of year again, summer is in full effect and the wedding bells are ringing. For all of the brides and grooms getting married (some new “green” people and some die hard tree huggers), it should also be time to think about the plethora of opportunities to be kind to our planet while planning your wedding day.  Why not start with ecofriendly sheets?  That’s what we’re all about and we have so many ideas stored up to share with you soon-to-be newlyweds: Ask Them To Buy Ecofriendly Sheets This has to be the most obvious way to “go green” while planning your wedding. Everyone knows that bedding is a great wedding gift, so whether or not you…

All You Need To Know About Earth Day

When is Earth Day? On April 22, 2014, we will celebrate the 34th anniversary of Earth Day. What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This event has grown so large, it has now spread to 192 countries (depending on the source, there are between 189 and 196 countries in the world) and “Earth Day Network” coordinates it globally. History of Earth Day In 1969, in San Francisco, it was proposed that March 21, 1970 be the first day that people honor the earth and peace. March 21 was selected because it was and still is the first day of spring in the north of the equator. This day was later sanctioned by John…