December 07, 2006

'Tis the Season to Shop Sustainably

As much as you or I may hate the consumerism of Christmas season, we can't escape it. Reminders to BUY NOW are everywhere, sales abound, and the general message is to show 'em you love 'em by shopping. So in honor of taking less and giving more, here is a list of links to help you buy your way through this holiday season:

The Ubiquitous Calendar Gift
Travellerspoint wall calendar—profits go toward bringing green wifi to rural communities (via Sustainablog).
Ecobabes wall calendar—supports the Climate Protection Campaign

Clothes, Linens, etc.
Shirts of Bamboo—speaks for itself
Holy Lamb Organics—hand-crafted organic linens

Children
Clive and Sunshine—overpriced but gorgeous toys made from vintage fabrics

Handmade
Crafty Synergy—great blog featuring handmade goods

Blogs, General Eco Stores, etc.
Great Green Goods—blog featuring all kinds of green shopping!
Greener Grass Design—online store offering beautiful eco-friendly goods
Hippy Shopper—blog featuring random eco goods (should we tell them they spelled "hippie" wrong?)
Shift Your Gift—5% of profits from their top sustainable items go to the non-profit of your choice (via Sustainable Style Foundation)
Natural Collection—huge online store of green-focused products

So that should help you cross off most of your list. But please remember that the most sustainable way to shop is to buy locally. Or even better—make your own gifts!





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Blogger Megan said...

Great list, thanks! I've really enjoyed reading this blog. :)

& Thanks for the link to my VW blog, too.

~megan

4:12 PM  
Blogger Jessie Jane said...

Hey Megan!

I'm glad you're diggin' it (I guess it IS right up your alley!). How's that van, anyway? Is she still out of commission?

I just think that's the coolest thing. I had a fantasy about converting my '89 Volvo to an electric vehicle, but that's more of a pipe dream, I suppose. Poor Volvo.

JJ

6:30 PM  

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