Vegan patent-leather clutch better than a Hobo

A good friend of mine was admiring my apricot patent-leather Hobo clutch/wallet that I found with the help of The Product Muse. But it wasn’t a green purchase. While I love it and the compliments I receive, I wish I would have searched for something similar at one of my green fashion sites. There, I would have found the Melie Bianco vegan Riley clutch bag. It's not as fashionable as my cute Hobo clutch. But it does have a similar patent leather shine, making it great for either the office or a night on the town. It also is made of vegan materials and “made in a factory vetted for ethical practices and treatment of employees.”

The vegan clutch is expected in stock early October 2011 but is available on pre-order now. It costs $69.

Check Amazon for another option:

Groundhog shoes use organic materials with a unique style

Canada-based Groundhog shoes are the epitome of eco-consciousness and are not as unappealing as some other green shoes. Groundhog uses fabric linings and top socks made from hi-tech material containing bamboo charcoal that resists bacteria and has good thermal insulation properties. In addition, their soles are made from natural cork mixed with latex that is organic and biodegradable. They also use crepe rubber, a natural product that comes from the sap of lactate meva rubber trees.

Even the packaging is eco-friendly. During transit they place a nano-charcoal moisture absorbing sachet, rather than silica gel, in each shoe box that can be used as an organic fertilizer when exposed to sunlight. I need to get a pair. What's your favorite style?

From food to energy, Colorado businesses are on the cutting edge

By Mary Rose Roberts
It’s easy to fall in love with Colorado. Each trip I take, I learn something new, climb new peaks or ski unchartered territory. This also applies to food options, as the state has some of the best vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free options that can be found on every street corner. From Udi’s pre-made sandwiches at Wash Perk in Denver to gluten-free pasta at Relish in Breckenridge, Colorado-based restaurants are conscientious of their diners’ needs. So when my three besties and I converged on Summit County, Colo., this past weekend, I knew where we were stopping for lunch: Beau Jo’s Colorado Style Pizza in Idaho Springs.

Idaho Springs is a quaint mountain town off I-70, the main highway to the ski resorts and peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The skinny streets are lined with mountain gear stores and boutiques, as well as art galleries and restaurants. BeauJo’s fits right in. Parking is behind the restaurant, and in autumn, you have a view of aspens, evergreens and a waterfall. Inside, it has brick and pine walls lined with black-and-white photos of times past and antiqued floors.

At first, the young hostess sat our group across from a table full of children. But my girl from Texas wasn't having it, and instead, moved us across the restaurant to a corner table with a street view where we could talk, catch up and people watch. My friends in general are good sports and are always up to follow me on a mini-adventure. Food is no different. If I was gluten-free, they were gluten-free.  We looked over the menu, ordered a honey-based cheesy bread and four personal pan, gluten-free pizzas.

While we waited, we read more about the restaurant. I knew about its gluten-free and vegan pizza options, but we all soon learned about their environmental consciousness. The owners use electricity generated through wind power via Xcel Energy’s Windsource program. In fact, they currently are the 16th largest user in the state of Colorado, New Mexico and Minnesota. The wind is complemented with solar panels, helping to power the Idaho Springs and Boulder restaurants. The restaurant also uses biodegradable to-go containers, recycles and buys locally when possible in order to reduce their environmental footprint and help local businesses.

The gluten-free pizzas were served with a thin, crispy crust. I ordered cheese, tomato and garlic and the ingredients blended into a perfect balance with each bite. Everyone at our table agreed that it didn't taste gluten-free and that no one would be the wiser.

The gluten-free pizza wasn’t cheap—though I’ll pay extra for wholesome local ingredients. The pizzas are personal pan, but in my opinion could served two, and start around $13.

BeauJo’s is just one more reason I love Colorado and its businesses. I'm all ready to head back to the love of my life, God's Country. Girls' trip anyone?

Photos by Texas Friend, R.S.

Add some spice to your life

By Bridget Drymiller
Another great stop at my local swap meet is Hana Hotties. This is a Maui business that concentrates on making Hawaiian pepper sauces. I love spicy foods so I’m always up for trying new condiments that will wake up my taste buds. Hana Hotties has all different types of hot sauces. What I love about their sauces is that they are both sweet and spicy. The combination is heavenly and the balance between the two is just right. These sauces are great on chips, meats, vegetables and even fruits if you want to try something different.

All these hot sauces are made locally from Hawaiian Pele chili peppers grown in Hana, Maui. They are organically grown and hand picked as soon as they are ripe. The fruits that are blended with the peppers, except for the Maui Gold pineapples, are also grown in Hana. Everything is locally sourced and there are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives used. Even though this is a local island product, it is available for shipping through their website. Everyone can enjoy this spicy sweet taste of paradise.

A table made of recycled Canadian whiskey barrels? Yes indeed.

I recently visited Denver for a hiking trip, so for the next few posts, readers will hear all about the products and lifestyle that makes it one of the greenest cities in our nation. One of my best friends lives in the city, and when I was in town, I slept on her pull-out sofa from Room&Board. I had never heard of the franchise before. It turns out that the company offers recycled furniture options, such as the Howe dining room table. The Howe combines a classic harvest table design with solid white oak salvaged from Canadian whiskey barrels. The table features traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery and 4″ × 5″ legs created from one solid beam.

It costs $1899.

Men shouldn't carry diaper bags, unless they're recycled and hip

If your man is tired of toting around the baby and his baby mama’s diaper bag, here’s the solution. This unassuming messenger bag found on Uncommon Goods gives new dads what they need: the ability to still look cool while toting around baby stuff.

The bag is made from 100% post-consumer water bottles. It costs $85.

Got a sister, mother, daughter or want to treat yourself? Then buy this made in the USA sweater.

By Mary Rose Roberts
In a previous post, I mentioned I was waiting for the delivery of Element EcoWear’s Century Sweater. It was worth the wait. I tore open the U.S.P.S. priority mail box and pulled out a package wrapped in mahogany tissue paper. Within was the must-have sweater of the season.

The dark chocolate color Century Sweater is accentuated with a bronze, two-way zipper and matching snaps. The feel was exceptional.  It’s rare I find a sweater that doesn’t irritate my skin. So when I pulled this number over my head, I fell in love. It’s soft enough to sleep in and fits me to a tee.

The sweater is made by Of the Earth in Bend, Ore., which makes organic men’s, women’s and baby’s apparel as well as home wares with a mission statement of "bringing organic sustainable products to the world's market." The sweater is only 40% bamboo with the rest made of organic cotton. The owner of Element, Dallas Fairbanks, said that the result is a sweater that is “not as unusually soft as most of our other clothing, which is more like 80% bamboo.  But, it is such a great style.” If that’s the case, I cannot wait to try more from Fairbanks’ online retail store. I love this sweater.

As far as fit, I bought a medium. Women with longer torsos, arms or larger chests may want to size up as the sweater is true to size.  Personally, I can see myself wearing this for years to come.

A taste of Maui for everyone

By Bridget Drymiller
I went to my local swap meet this weekend. I love this place! It has everything from garage sales to produce, to art. Most of it is made and produced in Maui. Now I know that I write about all these great places around Maui that most of you can’t get to. In this case however, I’ve found a local merchant who also ships to the continental United States. For those of you who want a taste of the islands, here is Maui Preserved.

Maui Preserved was started in 2010 and is a company that sources all of their produce and ingredients locally. Its founders are Maleta and Anthony. They have all kinds of pickles, both sweet and savory, salsas, jams and hot sauces. I’ve tried a few of their products and given the quality of the ones I’ve sampled I imagine the rest of their line is just as tasty. If you would like to order a little taste of Maui, check out their website and have something yummy delivered right to your door!

Green Tip of the Day: Glass’ shelf-life is practically forever

Did you know that glass is 100% recyclable and can be used over and over? I constantly wash out and reuse glass jars, like those from my favorite strawberry preserves. If I have enough jars in the house, then the rest are placed in the recycling bin--off to be turned into a new product. It’s a win-win.

My new love: Bamboo, recycled, cruelty-free makeup brushes

One of my favorite, affordable green beauty products are EcoTools cosmetic brushes. They are made of bamboo, recycled aluminum and incredibly soft bristles that are 100% cruelty-free and made of synthetic taklon.

The company also gives back. It is a member of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of businesses that support environmental initiatives where each member donates 1% of annual revenue to environmental causes. The company’s annual donation goes to both EarthShare and Wildlife Alliance, an international nonprofit organization offering direct protection to forests and wildlife. 

Feel preppy? So does Pure Rootz

By Mary Rose Roberts
In April, I plan to take a golfing lesson to see if it’s something I might enjoy doing with my husband, who is an avid golfer. (No, golf courses are not really that green but it's better than a parking lot.) So I was looking for something preppy enough for the golf course that also was made of a sustainable material. That’s when I found Pure Rootz.

According to the company, organic cottons used in their clothes are not only comfortable but conscience. It's better for the environment versus cultivated conventional cotton, which is one of the most polluting crops in the world (representing 24% of pesticides sold in the world) and often involves the exploitation of labor, serious illnesses related to the intensive use of chemicals and heavy indebtedness of small farmers. In comparison, organic cotton is a great crop for farmers who instead get a balanced ecosystem and enhanced health: Lack of chemicals ensure soil fertility and preserves groundwater while enhancing biodiversity.

In addition, the absence of chemicals in cotton gives offers a softer feel and is more pleasant for the skin. I highly recommend buying organic cotton. You will be supporting a sustainable product and a healthier eco system. My only concern is the cut on the women-sized shirt. From the photo on the right, it looks like the length is pretty short--no good for my long torso friends.

The polo shirt costs about $54 (sold in euros). I found a less expensive version at Amazon (see below).

Green Tip of the Day: Using glass bottles a stylish choice

Just a quick shout out to Calix Coffeebar regarding their use of glass bottles and short mason jars to serve customers water. At the coffeehouse, barristers fill up the bottles at the faucet because the building has a built-in filtration system for fresh, clean water.

I think these would be great to use for a garden party instead of buying plastic bottles of water. You could place a bottle on each table with four to six glasses and refill them at your sink when they run low. Or use them every day by filling them up and sticking them in the fridge. 

Brita, Helping the Green Movement, One Bottle at a Time

By Bridget Drymiller
One of my favorite accessories, if you can call a bottle an accessory, is my Brita filter water bottle. I live in a warm place and am constantly drinking water. The problem is I don’t want to feel like I’m drinking pool water. The water here is highly chlorinated and also has a dirty taste. I mean it literally tastes like wet dust. It’s not pleasant for drinking at all! While I hate buying bottled water, I have been doing it for quite a while, mainly because of the convenience factor. Not only is this more expensive, it’s also horrible for the environment! Needless to say I’ve been looking for a water bottle that filters for quite a while. One of my coworkers suggested I look into the Brita bottle, he swears by it.
This bottle is exactly what I have been looking for. I am able to use any of the sinks or faucets at my work and still have great tasting water. It has a screw in, replaceable filter, is BPA free and super portable. It even has a built in loop so you can carry it around. I’ve been using it for a couple months now and haven’t had any problems with it. I’ve heard and read that people have had issues with it leaking, but so far I haven’t run into that issue. Yes, it is a little harder to drink out of since the water has to be squeezed through the filter. However, it’s worth the little bit of extra effort to be more green conscious with the added bonus of saving money at the same time.

Green Tip of the Day: Feed plants with water used to rinse out recyclable cans

With the advent of, my husband likes to point out his current sustainable practices that would make good Green Tips of the Day.  For example, when he finishes a V8 he fills the can with water because that’s what the recycling company mandates. When the can is full, he pours the water into the spider plant hanging over our sink instead of down the drain. Then he recycles the can.

Don't forget! V8 is a nutritious snack. My husband drinks one every day.

A bamboo bicycle? For shizzle.

No kidding, there actually are bicycles made of sustainable materials. Take Calfee Design's bicycle frame made of bamboo tubes mitered together and bound by epoxy soaked hemp fiber.

Following an interview with the frame’s new owner, the company hand selects a bamboo tube set that will deliver characteristics consistent with the rider's requirements. Each bamboo frame requires more than 40 hours of labor to build. Every frame is made to order and every frame is unique. It's also made in the U.S.A.

The bike’s not cheap, though. It costs $5,245 with a 10-year warranty. But it sure is cheaper than a car.

Eco-curmudgeon greener than he thinks

By Mary Rose Roberts
Coffee shop owner Andrew Whaley isn’t anti-green. However, he is cynical of the industry and happy to pontificate about it to no end. Maybe that zest for argument comes from his philosophical and theological training at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif. Or maybe it was living in California that subconsciously put his sustainable hab­­its into place. Either way, to him sustainability is about doing business with people over entities, accessing the best quality foods and saving money in the process.

Whaley owns Calix Coffeebar located in southeast Missouri, where he deploys sustainable practices starting with how he purchases coffee. He’s not a fan of fair trade but direct trade coffee. Direct trade is a form of fair trade sourcing practiced by some coffee roasters. It refers to direct sourcing from farmers and was pioneered by Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea around 2006.

Advocates of direct trade practices promote direct communication and price negotiation between the purveyor and farmer—a person-to-person discussion. In addition, customers educate farmers about the types of beans in demand in the U.S. market to reduce overdevelopment of less attractive crops and increase the growth of high-quality products.

Whaley also supports the local economy, therefore reducing the business’ environmental footprint. At Calix, mixed greens used in salads are bought nearby at Laughing Stalk Farmstead.  In addition, he purchases local raised, grass-fed, grass-finished beef because “it tastes better.” Grass-fed beef also has one-half to one-third less fat as a comparable cut from a grain-fed animal. In addition, it is lower in calories and higher in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce the risk of cancer, lower high blood pressure and make people less susceptible to depression.

Whaley’s also nice to neighbors. After coffee grounds are used at the coffee shop, he sets up a bucket and a strainer, dumps the grinds into the strainer and waits for a local couple to come pick them up and use them as nutrients in their urban garden.

In the end, eco-curmudgeons are essential to society—especially when they help the rest of us become more eco- and sustainably aware.

Green Tip of the Day: 5 ways to argue for organic clothing

Next time someone says, “Why spend the extra money on organic cotton clothing," you can say because organic cotton:

  • Combines ethical standards with style
  • Protects biodiversity in our world
  • Increases environmental awareness
  • Provides outstanding quality and design
  • Offers anti-allergic properties

Element EcoWear's Century Sweater a welcomed suprise

I recently bought the Century Sweater and am waiting for it to arrive in the mail. It is from Element EcoWear, an earth-friendly, fair-trade clothing company. The company offers bamboo and soy apparel that is what the company claims is “ultra-soft and as durable as standard cotton.” In addition, it works with suppliers who pay fair wages to all employees through fair trade with practices that are kind to the environment.

A bonus is that a percent of every Element EcoWear sale is donated to charitable environmental organizations. And shipping is only around $5. If you use standard mail, the shipper pays the rest.

It costs $62.

Saving energy and money with a flip of a switch

When we’re ready, my husband and I plan to build an eco-chic house that considers footprint, construction materials and energy use—and of course style. In the meantime, we are fixing up our living space and making little switches to decrease our energy use and increase the money in our pockets. 

Enter the Lutron eco-dim dimmer. We bought several at Lowe's and installed them throughout the house. It is a dimmer switch that can save you 15% on your energy bill as well as makes bulbs last three times as long. It also saves energy through setting choices. I have my dimmer set in the middle so when I turn on the light it’s already set at a dim level. I can increase it or lower it based on the task I am doing.

It also modernizes the look of our space. We have an older home, so the new outlet helps make it look more polished and up to date.

Search for the best price. But also offered at Amazon.

Old stockings double as drain hose lint trap

It’s rare that I rip a pair of stockings. But over time, they do stretch out and lose their shape. At our house, we use stretched out stockings as washing machine, drain-hose lint traps. We take scissors and cut the legs into 8-inch pieces. As far as the length, that will vary to depending on the size of your utility sink. But it’s important the piece is not too long because then it will clog the drain and overflow.

Next, we tie knots at the end of each stocking piece and connect the open end to the drain using a rubber band left over from the newspaper. Make sure to wrap the rubber band around several times, so it doesn’t fall off when the wash runs.

After 10 washes, the stocking fills up with lint. When the lint dries, we remove the stocking, turn it inside out and re-attach it to the drain. It cheaper than buying two nylon-mesh lint traps that cost around $3.25 for two. It also is a great way to recycle something that would have been thrown out.

A trip to Kula Country Farm offers fresh produce, jams

By Bridget Drymiller
When I lived in Chicago I was always disappointed that farmers' markets were only available in the summer and were few and far between. Now that I live in Maui, I realize how spoiled I am. There are literally farmers' markets everywhere. I can get fresh produce, breads, jams and many other products any day of the week. Even when I’m not trying to eat healthy, I end up eating much healthier than I used to in the city.

One of my favorite little markets is Kula Country Farm. Kula is an area with a cooler climate but still warm enough to have a growing season year round. The soil and temperature are perfect for growing onions and strawberries, both of which Kula is known for. The farm stand is situated on quite a bit of acreage that is planted with everything from lavender, to lettuce. During strawberry picking season, you can go and pick your own pints of strawberries right off the plant. Kula Country Farms also has a larger farm in another part of Kula. This branch supplies most of the local stores with strawberries.

Even if you don’t have a little farm stand that is open year round, make the most of spring and summer and shop at local produce stands as often as you can. Not only is the food fresher and more environmentally friendly, it is often cheaper and tastier. You will also be supporting your local economy and keeping a small business alive.

Bamboo offers sustainability, comfort and style

Bamboo is a sustainable, fast growing plant that can be used for a multitude of products. It is a grass and can be cut down with no need to replant as it will grow back. It is environmentally friendly, can grow in a small area, uses little water and can be continually reharvested. Sounds like the perfect raw material with many uses. One of these many uses is in the manufacture of clothing.

Bamboo cloth is lightweight, has antibacterial properties and is breathable. If you’ve ever felt a well made article of bamboo clothing, it is extremely soft to the touch, closer to silk than cotton. Bamboo fabric also quickly absorbs moisture and pulls it away from the skin, great for active people! Like silk, bamboo is cool in the summer, warm in the winter and can be worn year round. In my area, bamboo clothing can be easily found. However, if there isn’t a store near you, there are many online sites that sell bamboo clothing. If you like sustainable, quality products, bamboo wear might be right for you.

Urban Garden Bruchetta is a nutritious tribute to Indian Summer

As homage to the end of the season and the fruits of my urban garden, I revisited one of my favorite late-summer recipes: Urban Garden Bruchetta. It includes staples like truffle-infused olive oil and red wine vinegar, as well as leeks and the last yellow heirloom tomato from my potted garden. I also add basil picked from a plant I moved from the outdoors into my office as well as goat cheese cheddar bought locally at the farmer's market that's made at Oak Ridge Goat Dairy and Creamery. The recipe is packed with antioxidant, cancer-fighting foods. In fact, it includes many of the essential fatty acids and vitamins we need every day. 

Here’s a quick breakdown of the nutritional importance of each ingredient:

Olive oil has monounsaturated fatty acids considered a healthy dietary fat. These fatty acids may lower the risk of heart disease, normalize blood clotting as well as control insulin levels and blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetes’ patients.

Red wine vinegar may reduce glycemic levels in type II diabetic patients and increases calcium absorption.

Leeks are believed to fight cancer, especially colon and prostate cancer. They also contain  a substance shown to reduce ovarian cancer in women. The green parts of leeks are especially nutritious, containing B vitamins and antioxidants.

Basil is a natural anti-inflammatory and a good source of vitamin A, which helps prevent damage to cells by free radicals. It also has magnesium that helps the heart and blood vessels relax in order to improve blood flow. Other nutrients found in basil include iron, calcium, potassium and vitamin C.

Tomatoes have Lycopene, a vital antioxidant that helps fight against cancer. And finally, goat cheese has less fat and twice as much protein as other cheeses. 

Urban Garden Bruchetta
3 tsps. Olive oil infused with white truffle
3 tsps. Four Monks red wine vinegar (USA made in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
2 tsps. garden-grown leeks
2 tsps. garden-grown basil
1 Roma tomato, seeds and core removed
1 garden-grown yellow heirloom tomato
½ of a large Amana Orange heirloom tomato
½ cup of grated Oak Ridge Goat Dairy and Creamery cheddar cheese
Natural salt and peppercorn shakers
*This recipe is gluten-free and vegetarian. Use soy instead of the goat cheese for a vegan version.

Mix olive oil and red wine vinegar. Add sea salt (about 10 turns) and peppercorn (10 turns). Mix well.

Use kitchen scissors to cut the white part of the leeks into thin slices. Include part of the green as well, for both added color and nutrition. Add to bowl.

Pick basil off the stems, place into an organized pile and roll it into one piece. Use the kitchen scissors to cut into thin pieces. Add to bowl.

Core out Roma tomato to reduce acidity. Chop into small pieces. Repeat with the yellow and Amana Orange.  Add to bowl and mix well.
Add shredded cheddar goat cheese. (Parmesan or Romano are good substitutes.) Mix well.

Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes or longer to let all of the delicious, natural juices soak into each other. The salt makes the tomatoes sweat, so there should be a good amount of liquid at the bottom of the bowl.

The bruchetta can be served in several ways. Traditionally, it is served on a French bread. For parties, I cut slices of rustic bakery bread, drizzle olive oil on both sides and toast each piece on a cast-iron skillet. I then cut them into halves. 

You also can toast gluten-free bread--my favorite is Udi's multi-grain bread--or use the mixture on top of a spring salad or even scrambled eggs.

Serves 6.

Time to bring the outside in

By Mary Rose Roberts
Temperatures are starting to drop, which means it is time to bring plants inside. Because I live in an urban environment, I use a potted garden. The benefits are being able to bring edible plants indoors and then enjoy them throughout the winter season. It also is a great way to brighten any indoor space, like my office, where I have basil, lavender and rosemary  plants thriving. The soothing scent of lavender fills my office daily and keeps me more stress-free at work. In addition, I clip flowers, mix them with rosemary stems and place the bouquet in vases throughout the house. I also clip leaves and the flowers to make Sleep Well Satchels that I place under my husband's pillowcases to help him sleep through the night. Then there's basil, one of my favorite herbs, that has an awakening effect and doubles as an affordable way to keep enjoying my Urban Garden Bruchetta all year long.

TOMS: The shoes that share

When I first saw TOMS (Shoes for Tomorrow) five years ago, I felt like I had gone back to 80’s. The original shoe style is a blast from the past. But the canvas material and shape of the shoe was, and I imagine still is, extremely comfortable. TOMS has since added different styles and materials. Their shoes are not only stylish, they give back.

TOMS was started in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie. He was in Argentina when he met a group of children that had no shoes. He wanted to help, and thus this company was born. Blake made a “One for One” pledge, for every pair of shoes that is purchased, the company will give a pair to a needy child. What a great concept. The company has since expanded to include glasses with the same “One for One” motto. Check out the company if you would like cute shoes or glasses that give back.

One-of-a-kind better than off-the shelf with recycled bike tube hobo

By Mary Rose Roberts
My fashion-goddess friend, Anna, knows about the best products you’ve never heard of. It’s like she came out of the womb with a boutique sense of style that’s California but urban, functional yet fashionable, for sure expensive but often long-lasting—cheap on what she’d call a “per-wear” ratio. She’s helped build my style along with other women I know.

I bought a Coach wallet at an outlet store under pressure from a friend and soon regretted the purchase. So after a few years of use, I finally put it into an upscale consignment shop last week per Anna’s suggestion, am now wallet-less and looking for a replacement. To find one, she sent me web links to wallets on Etsy, and HOBO was one of the brands listed.

Yesterday, I went to T.J Maxx out of boredom and came across a HOBO hobo bag made of a dark maroon patent leather. I needed a weekend bag for my upcoming girls trip to Colorado to go with a new wallet, I justified. And the price tag said $99, half of the retail price. I took a picture of the bag and sent it to Anna.

In response, she sent me a text with a link to Uncommon Goods’ reversible bike tube striped hobo bag.

“Check this out, cheaper and gen-greener and all around great,” she wrote, adding “I know you are going to steal this for your blog.”

I clicked on the link and learned that the bike tube hobo is made from recycled bike tubes and hand-dyed cotton canvas. It is reversible in ash grey or flame orange, with both sides sporting tube accents and a signature bike tube handle. While it’s not made in the U.S.A, it does help our Central American neighbors in Guatemala through certified fair trade. It costs $75.

Should I get it?

Reversible Bike Tube Striped Hobo Bag

Item ID: 20412

Materials: rubber, cotton canvas

22" L x 17.5" W, Handle 18" L, Drape 15" L

Care: cold wash or dry clean

Structured Green’s furniture is good for forests and good-looking, too

I am in love with Structured Green’s furniture and corporate, LEED projects. For example, the circle drop table is made from wood that has been approved by the Forest Stewardship Council.  The council is a not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. 

The furniture also is made in Savannah, Ga., so you can proudly say your table is a one-in-a-kind find and made in the U.S.A. The table is delivered in FSC Black Walnut, FSC White Oak and River Recovered Cypress. It costs $1592.50.