Beyond Green: Colorful Earth-Friendly Wares

Although I love the earth tones associated with many eco-friendly products for the home, lately I have been drawn to brighter colors. Green doesn't have to be, well, green! Here are some gorgeous hues to brighten up this winter day…

Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen's Drops Pouf, wrapped in multicolored ribbons of recycled upholstery textiles.

Rajboori's Holi Duvet, made of Peace Silk, "the only silk in which the silkworm is allowed to live a full life after emerging from the cocoon that is used to extract the silk."

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Eco-Friendly Blankets To Keep You Warm This Winter

The chilly nights and mornings of December mean it's time to swap, or perhaps layer, our fall blankets with something heavier. As always, I look to eco-friendly options and fortunately there's no shortage of beautiful, colorful, and cozy blankets made from materials that are organic, recycled, and responsibly sourced.

Pictured above are SDH Legna and Lambswool Blankets woven in Italy. Available from Kushtush Organics, the blankets contain 83% legna and 17% wool. Legna (pronounced lay-nyah) is a relatively new wood fiber created in Italy as an eco-friendly alternative to the cotton industry. It's harvested from managed forests using a closed-loop process that continuously recycles 99.6% of the bleach-free solvent and the water used to make this fiber. Legna has received the European Union Technology Award for Sustainable Development.

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