Saturday, December 22, 2007
Want to shop somewhere that supports your environmental ideals? If you're buying new rather than used, Zanisa is about as good as you can get. As the Zanisa web site says, its "contemporary collections focus on items that are handmade, natural, recycled, organic, fairly traded and sustainable."
Furthermore, the company's web site is hosted using wind-powered energy, it makes extensive use of recycled materials for packaging, and with the help of americanforests.org, Zanisa plants a tree for every order of $50 or more.
And the products are lovely, as you can see from that bamboo A-frame wine rack.
I'm also quite taken with this artist pencil box. I've included a close-up view; you can see the whole box (and the interior) on the Zanisa web site.
And then there are these button boxes - boxes made from buttons!
This box is made from cloves! It comes filled with recycled note paper embedded with seeds.
This piggy bank is made from reconstituted leather.
And here's a new twist on the ubiquitous sticky notes. You write a note and then move the slider down - and tear off a note that's exactly the width you need.
[Via Style Saves the World, a blog dedicated to saving the world, one stylish day at a time]