No doubt it's better to give than to receive, but it is Christmas after all, so we thought we'd put together an A list of gifts our Green Paper Company team has included on their own Dear Santa list. All eco-conscious, all great gifts- to give or to add to your own A list!
Pretty Birdie Organic Cotton and Bamboo Tank $60.
For the fashionista. This tank fits like a body suit and is designed to go with everything. Organic cotton, bamboo and Lycra fabric has amazing recovery and a beautiful smooth finish. Shown here in Marigold, hand dyed by the designer with eco friendly dyes.
HYmini charger $50 - $75
For the techie. HYmini is a handheld, universal charger/adapter device that harnesses renewable wind power / solar power and conventional wall plug power to recharge almost all your 5V digital gadgets. Rain or shine, this charger will store the power it generates in its internal 1200mAh lithium-ion battery, and a fully charged HYmini can power up two iPods before it runs out.
Trek Belleville Eco Bicycle $650
For someone who has been very good this year. Designed front to back to lessen manufacturing impact, the Belleville WSD is the perfect choice for anybody looking for an Eco-smart bike with cargo capacity. With parts and components designed for a longer useful life and recyclability, Belleville WSD is a more considered ride. It also comes completely equipped with front and rear racks, generator lights, and fenders to help you get the job done.
Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made With Repurposed & Organic Material (Powell's Books, $17)
The perfect book for your favorite DIY-er. Give them some crafty green inspiration with Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made With Repurposed & Organic Materials, which helps readers look at vintage cloth, old wardrobe pieces, and sustainable fabrics in a whole new way--think making an apron from men's shirts, a wallet from shirt cuffs, and a blanket from old sweaters. Love it!
Recycled Railroad Tie Hooks by Monroe Metal (Etsy, $24-49)
For the hard to find. Handmade in Whitefish Montana by an independent metal smith - the work of Monroe Metal is truly original. Made of all recycled and repurposed metal - mostly found objects such as railroad ties, the metal is then forged to transform into a functional piece of art.
Lucid Food: Cooking for An Eco Conscious Life (Powell's Books $22.50)
For the foodie. A brand new book (and blog) full of ideas for handmade consumable gifts called Lucid Food. Recipes, food finds, and tips on eating in ways that benefit ourselves and the world we live in. What could be better?!