Green Living and Shopping during the Holidays
Thanksgiving means a huge feast, family time and new movie releases, but it also signals the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. We at FeelGoodNow.com have decided that shopping for loved ones can go hand-in-hand with saving the environment! And yes, it is possible! We have compiled a list of places that make and sell green, environmentally friendly gems that can make your carbon footprint, toddler small. Whether you’re looking for that perfect bottle of red wine for the feast, your mom the best pair of yoga pants or your little niece an exciting toy, you’ll find something practical on this list.
Blue Canoe – Petroleum and pesticide free organic clothing made in the USA. They offer an extensive product line that includes lingerie, dresses, tops and active-wear.
Green Toys – Produces classic children’s toys with recycled plastics. Made from recycled milk jugs in the USA and packaged with recycled, 100% recyclable corrugated boxes.
Green Soul Shoes – Works with shoemakers in developing countries, namely Cambodia, Vietnam and Peru. The shoes and sandals come from a variety of used goods: old conveyor belts, scrap tires and rice husks. GSS collaborates with its biggest partner, Heritage Watch, to build community production and to foster local economic development.
Preserve Products – Provides 100% recycled and recyclable kitchen & tableware. Preserve products are made from #5 polypropylene plastics, which uses 54% less water and 75% less oil than virgin polypropylene.
Earthtec – Produces outerwear from plastic bottles in an effort to keep more bottles out of landfills. Clothing is made from polyethylene terephthalate plastics and other materials like recycled corn and coffee beans.
French Rabbit – Eco-friendly vineyards and wine makers. Produced by the Boisset family through sustainable farming on vineyards in the Languedoc Roussillion region of France. French Rabbit is packaged in Tetra-Prisma, a lightweight, 100% recyclable material. Partnered with AmericanForests.org and for every four French Rabbit wines sold, one tree is planted in areas of logging and deforestation.