Guilt-Free Giving: Eco-Friendly Everything
some joy with green gifts that make everyone's world a little
O, The Oprah Magazine |
October 29, 2010
We could tell you that this company uses organic ingredients and fair-trade practices, but instead we'll say that this artisanal popcorn is the snack food equivalent of finding Brian Atwood shoes on sale while simultaneously riding off into the sunset with Benicio Del Toro in a Lamborghini on a Caribbean beach.
$49 for three canisters | 479popcorn.com
"Printed on forest-friendly paper, this sweet little children's book includes a sing-along CD and eco-tips for preserving the planet." — Oprah
$3 each (soft cover) | amazon.com
Because these sandals are handsewn, they require less adhesives and cements. Also, nontoxic vegetable-dyed leather is used in lieu of man-made products for uppers and linings. A small step for sandals, a giant leap for womankind.
$99 per pair | bornshoes.com
The Credo Mobile Solio uses solar energy to power wireless devices (eight to ten hours in the sun for a full recharge). One percent of all sales goes to progressive nonprofit organizations.
$50 for Solio™ Mono, $100 for Solio™ Classic | credomobile.com
This glamorous purse looks like chain mail, but it's really made of recycled pull tabs (minus the sharp edges). Crocheted in Brazilian craft cooperatives, they help to reduce waste and create jobs.
Starting at $88
"Read a novel, read the paper, read a story to a little kid, read between the lines, read the fine print, just read! With these glasses, you'll not only see the words, but look very mod in the process." — Oprah
$23.95 for pair of glasses and case
Real leaves preserved with 24kt gold, silver, or copper coating prove that nature is our finest artist. They add nondenominational sparkle to a tree or holiday package.
$22 to $38 each | StillLifeGifts.com
Sometimes mothers are the mother of invention. Three of them, appalled by their families' plastic sandwich bag use (and the country's—estimated at more than 20 million a day), created LunchSkins, cheerful, reusable, dishwasher-safe sandwich and snack sacks.
$8 for snack bag, $9 for sandwich bag | LunchSkins.com
For a peppermint-colored patch of garden in the great indoors, this amaryllis growing kit is the complete package: seeds, potting soil, and a handsome bamboo box to call home.
$45 | PottingShedCreations.com
Save money and the planet all at the same time thanks to these refillable water bottles that come with a filter built right into the top
$10 for 18.5 ounce bottle
Some like this soccer ball because its rubber comes from a sustainably managed forest. But we just plain get a kick out of it.
These 100 percent recycled tumblers are made in Guanajuato, Mexico, where the residents have revived a European tradition of hand-decorating glass. That means jobs for the community and glamor for your table.
$96 for six (each piece is handmade & may vary from photo seen here)
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, May 23, 2013
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