Large Throw Pillow: 100% Natural and Inexpensive

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These large hemp pillows (18″ x 18″) are made by villagers in Thailand for Tribal Fiber under a FairTrade agreement. Hemp is a durable, mold resistant fabric that softens with use. The pillows are filled with natural kapok – a silky fiber grown Southern Asia. The color comes from dyes made with flowers, leaves, seeds, […]

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Virgin Wool Rugs Available from L.L. Bean

These rugs are 95% virgin wool (a renewable resource), and reportedly very durable and colorfast. They are handwoven using flat braids by Capel in North Carolina. The cost is $80 to $570. They are available in nine colors and seven different sizes. Capel also makes other carpets woven from renewable material. Available from: L.L. Bean […]

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Stronger Bioplastic Developed: Kenaf + Polylactic Acid (PLA)

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A stronger bioplastic has been created by NEC. It was achieved by reinforcing polylactic acid with kenaf fiber. Kenaf is an extremely fast growing plant which absorbs more CO2 than other other crop. The bioplastic would be beneficial to the ecosystem during its manufacture and when it is discarded and biodegrades. The superior stength and […]

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Reclaimed White Oak Chair by Whit McLeod

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This chair is made of 100% white oak salvaged from wine barrels discarded by California wineries. It is treated with linseed oil. The chair folds together like so: The price for one chair is $125. They also construct other furniture. Available from: Whit McLeod

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Renewable, Modular Carpet Tiles: FLOR

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“Interface FLOR” carpet tiles are made from renewable materials that can recycled easily. They are also built to be modular: if an accident happens, you can clean them in the sink put them back on the floor. They are held down by “low tack” adhesive dots. You can also create new designs by rearranging the […]

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