Thursday, December 4, 2008

Eco Fair 2008

It was my pleasure to bring my love of cloth diapers and natural toys to Wichita Falls, TX during EcoFair 2008. Our green living fair is the only one of its kind in our area and I can't wait for next year! I was fortunate enough to have a booth at the event and speak about cloth diapers and natural toys. The event was a success!

This success was due in large part to some amazing companies who were gracious enough to donate items to be given away in a drawing. I am featuring them here, right before Christmas, with the hope that you will check out their products. I am sure you will love them as much as I do.

Baby Beadz are developmental necklaces designed to help the nursing child focus on nursing and not tear her mothers hair out! Handcrafted by our very own Sara, they are beautiful and come in an array of designs and colors. Sara is too modest to post about them but I just adore them and own several of my own. This beauty was given away to a lucky Texas mama:

By far my favorite online toy store is A Toy Garden. It is immediately apparent that every item is carefully chosen. Every toy is just as beautiful as it's description. Sonya was kind enough to send two toys, the Rainbow People Bath Boat and an Organic Striped Pocket Doll. Both are just beautiful and found homes with two very happy little girls!

Green Toys is a company that produces made in the USA toys out of 100% recycled milk jugs. They come packaged in recycled and recyclable cardboard, something I find very important. Green Toys donated their Sand Play Set. My two kids went nuts for it, and it broke their hearts that it went to another family. It is just perfect for little hands and is a must have for sand play, bath play, or a day in the garden.

Jeanine Behr Getz is the author of an amazing book, Think Green. This book has captivating illustrations, done by Jenny Nightingale, and an engaging and important message: THINK GREEN! What really impressed me was the fact that it is printed using soy based inks on recycled fiber/post consumer waste paper and processed chlorine free. In addition, the book is printed and published in the U.S.A. This interactive book found a home with a lucky little homeschooled girl. It's a perfect match!

We reviewed the PHD Pocket Disc a few months ago and just loved it. In fact, we still do. It's a must have at the park as when Jackson wings the disc, it doesn't hurt a soul! Alli would like to add that it makes a terrific hat for her babies. Three discs were graciously donated, and they all found their perfect with killer arms!

Last but by no means least, is Stubby Pencil Studio. Sigh. What can I say? I adore their philosophy, their products, the whole shebang. I was sent a ton of printed cards and some smooth as silk soy crayons. These found their way to our local non-profit Nature Center, where they were appreciated more than you know.

A huge enormous mammoth thank you to all who donated their products for the good of the green here in Texas. Please visit these generous companies, I can guarantee you will find something that just has to go under the tree this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, this is great. So glad to hear that such events exist!