It’s a bear made out of tofu, and it feels like cashmere. Most bears are made with synthetic, petroleum-based materials. This one is spun with Soysilk, a by-product of tofu production. The bear has a home page and it’s available from Biltmore World Trade for $39. Story via Treehugger.
This Kona rug from Crate & Barrel is made from links of coconut wood (palmwood) and is harvested from palms that no longer bear fruit. The price ranges from $49 to $599. They also have other sustainable jute and sisal rugs. Thanks to Treehugger for the heads up.