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UncommonGoods | Sustainable Living


Manufacturing standardization in general has taken a step away from sustainability and fair trade initiatives, BUT a U.S. based brand has a surfaced with an UNCOMMON way of doing business.  UncommonGoods’ specializes in unique gifts and creative finds with an emphasis on sustainability, quality customer service, and online retailing innovation.

Recieving their B-Corporation certification in June of 2012 – you can see on paper that UncommonGoods is committed to doing good through their operations.  Their intuitive interface gives consumers the ability to interact with a quality online brand that offers a variety of products that are creatively designed, high quality, and affordable.

In the video above, The Stump Collection is reviewed.  From the ideas to how the product is manufactured – you’ll see and feel the inspiration that UncommonGoods strives to find in each of its manufacturers.  They’ve also launched a program called “Better to Give”, where customers can give UncommonGoods the opportunity to contribute to a non-profit organization each a customer shops with them.

UncommonGoods operates on standards that all businesses should follow, and that consumers should support.  UncommonGoods’ business functions around social and environmental responsibility and has become a change agent for the online retail world.  Check out their goods and various initiatives at www.uncommongoods.com , and be sure to review their B-Corporation Impact Report at www.bcorporation.net/uncommongoods.

Ecoware | Biodegradable Wooden Cutlery

Consumption plays a huge role in the impact we have on our ecosystem.  Each time we eat and throw something away those used materials eventually affect our ecosystem in a negative way.  Cutlery plays a huge role in this negative impact as tools we use to eat are typically made from plastic/metal materials that don’t easily break back down into our ecosystem.  Ecoware Biodegradables is curating biodegradable cutlery made from birch wood.

Ecoware specializes in cutlery that’s stylish, affordable, and eco-friendly.  Certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council – the industry benchmark for sustainably managed wood and wood products), Ecoware is providing a conscious way for people to consume their fancies.  Whether you’re planning a picnic, office party, wedding, or special event Ecoware can provide 100 piece packs, 1000 piece food service packs, 6000 piece wholesale packs, and pre-packaged Ecoware cutlery.

Take a look at Ecoware’s list of products for an environmentally conscious way to consume food.

Ecoware | Biodegradable Wooden Cutlery

Consumption plays a huge role in the impact we have on our ecosystem.  Each time we eat and throw something away those used materials eventually affect our ecosystem in a negative way.  Cutlery plays a huge role in this negative impact as tools we use to eat are typically made from plastic/metal materials that don’t easily break back down into our ecosystem.  Ecoware Biodegradables is curating biodegradable cutlery made from birch wood.

Ecoware specializes in cutlery that’s stylish, affordable, and eco-friendly.  Certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council – the industry benchmark for sustainably managed wood and wood products), Ecoware is providing a conscious way for people to consume their fancies.  Whether you’re planning a picnic, office party, wedding, or special event Ecoware can provide 100 piece packs, 1000 piece food service packs, 6000 piece wholesale packs, and pre-packaged Ecoware cutlery.

Take a look at Ecoware’s list of products for an environmentally conscious way to consume food.

SmartDeco | furniture revolution


Made in the USA – 100% recycled – Affordable – Eco-Friendly = Cardboard Furniture!

No, this is not a misprint. Yes, the furniture is durable and strong (holds up to 400 lbs).  No, it is not expensive (products range from $32 – $51).  Yes, SmartDeco is creating a revolution of bada** cardboard engineered products (cue super loud cool explosion noise).

The idea evolved from endless wasted weekends searching for overpriced, overweight, complicated furniture products that even ultra-buff dudes couldn’t move (no offense to buff dudes).  The SmartDeco team has engineered their products with both functionality and longevity in mind.  No tools are needed to assemble the products and they will be shipped directly to your doorstep.

The creators of SmartDeco have a real passion for creating with a conscious.  We are looking forward to what’s next from these innovationists.

Check out their products HERE.  Enter “smartliving” for a 10% discount at checkout.

#GETFURNISHED

SmartDeco | furniture revolution


Made in the USA – 100% recycled – Affordable – Eco-Friendly = Cardboard Furniture!

No, this is not a misprint. Yes, the furniture is durable and strong (holds up to 400 lbs).  No, it is not expensive (products range from $32 – $51).  Yes, SmartDeco is creating a revolution of bada** cardboard engineered products (cue super loud cool explosion noise).

The idea evolved from endless wasted weekends searching for overpriced, overweight, complicated furniture products that even ultra-buff dudes couldn’t move (no offense to buff dudes).  The SmartDeco team has engineered their products with both functionality and longevity in mind.  No tools are needed to assemble the products and they will be shipped directly to your doorstep.

The creators of SmartDeco have a real passion for creating with a conscious.  We are looking forward to what’s next from these innovationists.

Check out their products HERE.  Enter “smartliving” for a 10% discount at checkout.

#GETFURNISHED

EcoCradle | mushroom packaging

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Growing packaging from mushrooms, huh?

The ecovative innovators at EcoCradle GROW eco-friendly packaging from a fungal network called mycelium, no big deal or anything.  In 5-7 days the mycelium self assembles around agricultural bi-products and is then treated with heat to stop the growth and finally, it can be contoured to any imaginable shape needed.

The product has virtually no environmental impact, is renewable and is 100% biodegradable.  Using inedible crop waste vs. fuel/food crops is groundbreaking, and follows the company’s healthy ecosystem mindset in efforts for a greener tomorrow.  The production of this product is done with expensing little energy and get be simply thrown away, recycled or composted.

Ship wine, ship action figures, ship priceless Steven Seagal movies, just THINK before you ship.

Check out their talks at TED video above and read more about their story HERE!

EcoCradle | mushroom packaging

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmDENxTPn8Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player]
Growing packaging from mushrooms, huh?

The ecovative innovators at EcoCradle GROW eco-friendly packaging from a fungal network called mycelium, no big deal or anything.  In 5-7 days the mycelium self assembles around agricultural bi-products and is then treated with heat to stop the growth and finally, it can be contoured to any imaginable shape needed.

The product has virtually no environmental impact, is renewable and is 100% biodegradable.  Using inedible crop waste vs. fuel/food crops is groundbreaking, and follows the company’s healthy ecosystem mindset in efforts for a greener tomorrow.  The production of this product is done with expensing little energy and get be simply thrown away, recycled or composted.

Ship wine, ship action figures, ship priceless Steven Seagal movies, just THINK before you ship.

Check out their talks at TED video above and read more about their story HERE!

MADE | shopping with a purpose


Made Movement
is a rogue marketing agency changing the retail world.  They curate American-made products with the mindset of “shopping with a mission”.

The Movement aims to revitalize the retail market by offering American-made products in a limited sale, flash marketing format.  They provide the creative space for customers to find high-quality local products and for brands to reach an audience with a desire and appreciation for products with an American touch.  The collection is created and curated by past executives and directors at the CP+B Agency, these guys know their shizz.

Their current theme is “Summer of Love – make jobs, not war, the return of hippie chic” The current collection includes: longboards, wooden shades, slingshots, and clothing.  Bonk!

“When people buy awesome stuff, awesome stuff happens.”  – made movement team

Check out their blog HERE.

MADE | shopping with a purpose


Made Movement
is a rogue marketing agency changing the retail world.  They curate American-made products with the mindset of “shopping with a mission”.

The Movement aims to revitalize the retail market by offering American-made products in a limited sale, flash marketing format.  They provide the creative space for customers to find high-quality local products and for brands to reach an audience with a desire and appreciation for products with an American touch.  The collection is created and curated by past executives and directors at the CP+B Agency, these guys know their shizz.

Their current theme is “Summer of Love – make jobs, not war, the return of hippie chic” The current collection includes: longboards, wooden shades, slingshots, and clothing.  Bonk!

“When people buy awesome stuff, awesome stuff happens.”  – made movement team

Check out their blog HERE.

Method | Clean Happy

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Clean.  Safe.  Green.  Design.  Fragrance.  Five words that describes greenskeeper and soap innovator, Method.  Have you ever had a splitting headache at the close of a long household cleaning session?  Burning eyes?  Stinging lungs?  If you’ve used traditional cleaners, the answer is probably yes, as it was for the founders of today’s featured company, Method.  Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan were college roommates beset by the aforementioned symptoms while cleaning out their college dwelling, when they got an idea.  Where you or I would have run to open a window or laid down to stave off the tunnel vision just before passing out, Lowry and Ryan decided to fix the problem.  They researched the status quo in household cleaners, put their marketing and chemistry backgrounds to use, and came up with a line of safe, non toxic cleaners, and a responsible, environmentally conscious company.

Method makes its products out of natural, renewable ingredients, its containers out of 100% recycled plastic, never tests on animals, and constantly seeks to decrease its carbon emissions, while offsetting the rest.  That’s living the message they preach.  That allows the consumer to rest easily.  No headache, no burning.

Check out their latest video concoction of soap and a marching band below, and be sure to check out their products at www.methodhome.com!

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