Since starting my own knitware company, Alouetta, I have pooled resources from the internet to fuel inspiration. Some I have bookmarked and can retrieve information on, and others have been dragged to my desktop without any history. Here we go...
Christien Meindertsma's Urchin Pouf. Love. Christien collaborated with a farmer in Wales to use wool from a single sheep for many of her garment projects. She also uses wool from angora rabbits, alpacas and merino sheep. This ottoman/pouf inspired me to buy size 35 knitting needles! Now I can't seem to find wool thick enough, oh and that doesn't cost $100+ a skein...
If you so desire to buy this pouf, you can find it at Design Within Reach for $800.
Boxed Water is Better
The Boxed Water container is far more sustainable than plastic bottled water. About 90% of the box is from a renewable
The trees used to make our box come from certified, well managed forests. These forests remain healthy and stable through ongoing replanting while removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
The creation and distribution of our box has a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to plastic bottles, up to 80% lower in some cases. This is because our boxes can be shipped to the bottling source flat.
Our cartons can also be broken down to their original flat state, are recyclable in most areas, and will be everywhere shortly. Please visit www.recyclecartons.com to learn more.
We really care about the world's water supply. 10% of our profit is donated to world water relief foundations. We feel anyone who consumes our product is in a privileged position and it's important that part of their spending goes to help those who are not as privileged. Just makes sense, doesn't it?
We really care about the trees. So much so that we donate yet another 10% of our profit to reforestation foundations. So when you're drinking this water, you're helping to plant more trees and protect our forests, strengthening mother nature's lungs.
Currently sold in MI, but you can join their mailing list and spread the word.
Internally active manuka honey is used for Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, such as Acid Reflux, Esophagus Ulcer, Heartburn, up-set Stomach, Stomach Ulcer, H. Pylori (helicobacter pylori), Gastritis, Duodenal Ulcer, Diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Externally active manuka honey is used for Wound Care such as Burns, Wounds, amputation stump wounds, Ulcers, Diabetic Leg Ulcer, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Sores, Bed Sores (pressure sores, decubitus wounds), Scars, MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staph Auereus) infected wounds, post-operative scar wound healing.
Manuka Honey has an antibacterial effect 4 times greater than standard Antiseptic (minimum 18% carbolic equivalent)