To find out what companies are behind my contemporary eco-finds from today's Green Festival in NYC visit the flickr photostream in case the slideshow doesn't work in your browser. Over the next few weeks I'll also dive a bit deeper and give you more of a backstory on some of these eco-products. In the meantime here's why I like them in order of appearance:
- "Material change" - design thinking and the social entrepreneurship movement by Eve Blossom & Yves Béhar. Good read about sustainable entrepreneurship at ABC home & planet.
- SCOSHA jewelry. Handcrafted in Williamsburg using recycled materials.
- Organic cotton "Poo Happens...!" baby onesies. Made out of 100% organic cotton and made in the U.S.A
- Divine Chocolate. Fairtrade & DELICIOUS.
- Ford's C-Max Energi. Fords new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will come out in fall 2012.
- SustainU clothing / American Recycled Apparel. Uses fabrics made in the USA from 100% recycled materials.
- Wembé baby soaps. Organic aromatherapy skincare from the tropical rainforest of Paraguay.
- Kids Konserve Ice Pak. Ice-pack made of recycled PET to cool your lunch.
- "We Add Up" T-shirts. An organic t-shirt campaign that includes your support into the design.
- Playback T-shirts. Made of recycled materials.
- Wool and the gang. DIY clothes made from 100% Peruvian wool.
- Reusable gift bags by in2green. The printed labels encourge reuse of the same bag instead of wrapping paper.
I hope you'll get the chance to visit tomorrow. The Green Festival is a lot of fun with interesting lectures, organic and natural food tastings, or you can even test-drive the brand new Ford Focus Electric.