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I have just received a roll of certified organic natural canvas. This canvas is unbleached and un-dyed, and just like the natural canvas that this is replacing, you can still see the flecks from the cotton fiber. It’s the real stuff, like real organic vanilla bean ice cream! Yum!

The Natural Canvas Rucksack is now certified organic, inside and out. Woo! For the time being there won’t be a price increase. I will make a little announcement ahead of time, when/if I need to.

Now back to work!

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The end of my last roll of khaki cotton canvas, marked the switch to my new organic canvas. This material is 100% certified organic, and uses low impact dyeing methods. I received a nice sized roll last week and this is now being used to line the Rucksacks and Day Packs.

I try to keep a balance in the variety of materials I offer in the shop and while my focus has always been on organic, I offer a few conventional fabrics for the purpose of providing more options to my customers. I will keep working to replace these fabrics with organic, more sustainable alternatives. While the cost is a bit higher, I always do my best to keep final costs down for my customers. I feel it’s a really worthy switch.

The organic cotton materials I use are GOTS Certified, Control Union (SKAL) inspected, fall under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, are dyed with low impact dyes…

 

Here are a few links for those who might be interested.

Oregon Tilth – GOTS

Oeko-Tex Standard 100

Organic Trade Association

Control Union (SKAL)

 

 

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I was going to wait to post this, and do a larger shop update all at one, but as soon as I finished making this I had a request for it. It just seemed too serendipitous to wait. This fabric was ordered over a month ago and I have finally gotten the chance to turn it 3D!

The Rogue in Organic Plum.

Organic Cotton Twill in a striking plum purple. This color makes me smile. When I ran out of Aubergine corduroy I went on a search for an even better, more organic solution. While I loved the velveteen softness of the cord, this one is organic, rich and juicy and has the most beautiful drape.

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I don’t usually post this kind of thing, but my sister came over today and had on a pair of these super cute boots by Simple. She said she got them at a sidewalk sale in Old Town and she wears them all the time… they are “made of recycled stuff.” I, being way into natural fibers and one who recycles everything, inspected them closely. I swore the uppers were made from hemp and the tread was clearly recycled tires. The loops around the buttons seemed obviously to be inner tubes, and the buttons up the sides looked like coconut. While my sister wasn’t completely tuned in to the details, she did find them worthy of buying and like she said, she “wears them all the time” (and where was I during this sidewalk sale??).

I think I want a pair myself!     My sister has the Hemp ones..

Needless to say, I was intrigued. So after she left, I did a quick Google search for Simple Shoes and was launched right into a whole lotta info about their Eco Sneaks and Planet Walkers. Simple has gone “green.” While my idea of green may be a bit different, and possibly a bit more extreme (green does not always equal non-toxic or healthy to either us nor the planet), I am really inspired to see such efforts. This video gives the Simple story, and how they came to their current, greener state. Check it out… you might want a pair too : )

P.S. ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

We are in for an exciting year. REMEMBER to keep it together, and stay close to what is real. The more of us there are that can hold a space of peace and continuity, the better off we will all be, as a whole. I am excited to be alive and happy to be healthy and full of life, everyday.

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