Handcrafted 100% organic duvets, mattress pads and pillows, covered with cotton and filled with soft alpaca wool (70% alpaca with 30% sheep’s wool to hold it all together). Alpaca is “warmer, stronger, lighter and cleaner than sheep’s wool…There are no chemicals, dyes or bleaches used when the wool is processed. Our materials are natural, renewable resources that do not pose a threat to the environment.”
Charming nontoxic soy wax crayons in beautiful colors, made in the shape of pebbles. Slight indentations allow small fingers to color in large, wide strokes. Designed to strengthen the tripod drip muscles, preparing fingers and hands for pen and pencil use. Specially designed to help children with fine motor disorders to improve their tripod grip. I really like these colors and the fact that that the pebble shape allows you to fill areas with color in fine or bold strokes. Much more versatile artistically than a stick crayon and they feel natural in your hand.
Bon Ami Cleanser has been a mainstay nontoxic product since 1885. This was the first nontoxic cleaning product I used. Today they have the original 1886 formula of plain feldspar and soap, the modern Powder with limestone, feldspar, biodegradable cleaning agents, soda ash and baking soda. AND they now have new Dish Soap, All Purpose Cleaner and a Liquid Cleanser, all of which I love. Can be used to clean almost any surface–“hasn’t scratched yet!” You find a store near you on the website or order online.
Percale, damask, sateen, and flannel bed linens made from organically-grown cotton, in a variety of colors and patterns.”Every fiber of cotton we use is produced in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)…All our organic cotton is grown in India by family farmers organized in cooperatives. We willingly pay premium prices to these small-scale growers for their organic cotton fiber because this encourages organic practices that protect not only the environment, but the farmers, their families, and their communities from exposure to toxic agricultural chemicals. Also, by purchasing their cotton at a better price per kilo, we help support local and economically sustainable production.”
Award-winning artisinal cheeses made in Pt. Reyes, California, from local organic milk and cream. When I used to live down the road from Pt. Reyes, I would go to this creamery and buy fresh cheese–mmmmmmmm!–and I’ve been to the farm where they get their milk. Now they have expanded with a store in San Francisco and one in Washington DC, and carry organic and artisinal cheeses from all over the world. On their website they also have a comprehensive “Cheese Library” with pictures of each variety and descriptions which include wine pairings, which you can search by milk type, country, raw or pasturized, and even cheesemaker!
This affordable laundry detergent provides a safe, gentle wash without the use of dyes, fragrance, phosphates, enzymes, optical brightners or harsh chemicals (powdered is unscented; liquid has a slight fragrance). Suitable for those with sensitive skin problems and for baby clothes. Carton is made from recycled paper with a substantial amount of content being post-consumer material. Inner poly bag made from 100% recycled plastic resins. Plastic measuring scoop is 100% post consumer recycled plastic such as milk bottles, 5-gallon pails and water jugs.
Cotton curtains in many styles and colors, with matching fabric yardage. Now at Vermont Country Store.
Solid beeswax tapers made in various sizes and a whole rainbow of colors. Made using the centuries-old French craft of hand-pouring beeswax into tin "tube and funnel" moulds.
Cotton yarns in every weight and color. Other natural fibers, too.
Natural cosmetics store with over 300 pure products to choose from–natural makeup (including lipstick, mascara, and foundation) natural skincare products, hair, and bodycare items. "No animal testing, no ingredients of mammal origin, no artificial preservatives (parabens), no artificial colorings (FD&C), no synthetic chemicals, no mineral oil, no pesticide or herbicide residues, no solvents." You can purchase a sample of almost every product before you buy the regular size.