Maggie’s Socks: Functional Organics

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Maggie’s Functional Organics has been manufacturing clothing apparel made from organic fibers for over ten years, specializing in socks. We have found their products to be of good quality. The clothing is made from certified organic cotton, wool, linen and pesticide-free hemp. Here is their FAQ page for details about how their products are manufactured. […]

Ecoeffective Shoes: Adidas Hemp

When Adidas came out with these hemp shoes a few years back, they were given grief about it by the federal government and chose to rename them from “Superstar Hemp” to “Gazelle Natural”. Regardless of the politics, hemp is a very durable and “breathes” very well as a shoe material. The soles are made out […]

Rhodiola Rosea: Hypereffective Adaptogen

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Golden Root or Rhodiola Rosea is a plant native to mountainous regions of Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Arctic. It has been used throughout history in those areas to combat fatigue and restore energy. Recently it has been getting worldwide attention due to its effectiveness as a “adaptogen”. Explaining the effects of the adaptogens is […]

Cellophane: Retro-Metaefficient

Cellophane is a natural polymer made from cellulose, a component of trees and plants. We like it because it is completely biodegradable and can be made from renewable sources. It is impermeable to air, grease and bacteria. It was used widely for packaging food until the 1960s when it was replaced by a plastic substitute […]