The Most Efficient Candle: Palm Oil Candles

Most candles commonly found in households are made using low-grade paraffin (a petroleum by-product). They contain many impurities which are emitted into the air as the candle burns. These low-quality candles also tend to use wicks which are made with a metal core like zinc or possibly lead. This is not optimal. A good alternative […]

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Crayons Made With Soybean Oil

Today, virtually all crayons are made with petroleum wax. An optimal alternative, however, is to make crayons with pure soybean oil. One company, Prang, manufactures the soy crayons seen here. They are much less toxic, and they also write smoother and brighter without waxy flaking. Available from Blick Art Materials or eBay

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Wholefoods to Start Selling Organic Clothing

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Marci Zaroff, founder “Under the Canopy,” an online retailer of organic fiber fashion, says her company’s products will start selling at Whole Foods new megastore slated to open in February in Austin. The collection will feature apparel for women, men, babies as well as home bedding products. After the initial regional rollout, Zaroff hopes to […]

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Under the Canopy: Metaefficient Clothing

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Under the Canopy has one of the largest collections of metaefficiently produced clothing available in the U.S. Their fashion line is made of innovative organic fibers and fiber blends such as organic denim, organic cotton angora and soy. The women’s Lux Sweater ($29.99) pictured on the upper right is made of a blend of organic […]

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