1000s of Toxic-Free Products & Websites
Wooden toys for ages 19 months and up. Made from cultivated replenishable para rubberwoods that have ceased to yield latex and natural rubber. "Traditionally, para rubberwood that no longer yeilds latex is burned for charcoal, but now, it is being used to make optimum use of it while helping to maintain an ecological balance at the same time
Mattresses made of organic cotton, pure grow wool, hemp, and natural latex. Natural bedding, including comforters, blankets, pillows, organic cotton sheets, duvets, shams, muslin covers, and mattress pads. Pillows filled with your choice of organic cotton or pure grow wool. Also darling animal-shaped pillows made of organic cotton (color-grown or dyed with low-impact dyes) and filled with certified organically grown herbs in specific blends for beneficial effects. Bedframes and coordinating bedroom furniture are made of solid pacific maple, grown in managed forests in Washington and Oregon, hand rubbed with a combination of linseed oil, tung oil, non-toxic varathane, and pure beeswax. Also a hemp cloth bedframe to support natural mattresses.
Ten big websites offering all sorts of eco-friendly products with one shopping cart. "Create a home that is beautiful, natural and a safe environment for you and your family's enjoyment. The best earth-friendly products available at the lowest prices possible…" Browse through EcoAnimal, EcoBathroom, EcoBedroom, EcoBicycles, EcoByDesign, EcoKitchen, EcoMattress, EcoPatio, EcoSofa and EcoToyTown.
Organic and natural cotton tote bags, string bags, book bags, lunch sacks, produce sacks and more. Bags can be custom printed for promotional purposes.
"Gifts that are beautiful, well made and environmentally friendly…designs by 25 (and counting) artists…All are made from recycled, reused and natural materials." Gifts span a wide variety of uses–from traditional baskets woven from recycled PVC-coated telephone wire by Zulus in South Africa to colorful intentionally mismatched wool socks.
The #1 site for grass-fed food and facts. Provices information (including scientific references) about and sources for natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork and dairy products. Their state-by-state guide Directory of Pasture-Based Farmers list more than 800 farms in the United States and Canada. To be listed, producers must certify that they meet the Eatwild criteria, ensuring that the animals and the land are well-treated and that the products are exceptionally high in nutrition and are free of antibiotics and added hormones. Many of the farms are organically certified; others lack certification, but follow many of the organic standards. State-by-state includes local farmers markets, stores, restaurants or buying clubs that feature grass-fed meat and dairy products.
Enter your zip code to find farms, stores, restaurants, and local mail-order outlets that offer sustainably-raised meat, poultry, dairy and eggs in your area.
Broadloom and area rugs made from undyed, untreated wool. The wool is held in place by a hemp/cotton “primary”, a natural rubber adhesive, and a secondary backing made of natural jute. The result is a completely nontoxic, renewable and biodegradable carpet with no added chemicals. Carpets are tufted, textured loop construction. Yarns of various natural colors give interesting varigated textures in greys and browns. Carpet pad is wool needled into a cotton backing “We urge our customers to recycle it to the garden where it will safely biodegrade while serving as an effective weed barrier and mulch.
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"Window fashions that are easy on our planet and delightful to the soul. We offer an exotic collection of hand-woven window shades custom crafted in 10 versatile operating styles. These truly natural window shades are made of non-toxic, environmentally sustainable, rapidly renewable reeds, bamboos, grasses, and other natural plant fibers. Primarily gathered in Central and/or South America, these materials are sun-dried and woven into delightful patterns without the use of chemicals, dyes, or other harsh processing. The fabrics are then custom crafted into shades according to your window specifications. All of this is accomplished by a family operated vendor with locations in Mexico and the United States, now with its third generation proudly crafting these exquisite, artisan quality window treatments."
A project of the Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta, Earthcraft House is "a green building program that serves as a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment." While not available online, they do have extensive planning documents that can serve to give you ideas for your own green building project.