Posted on Jan 15, 2015
Sisal is a tall grass that produces lustrous and creamy white fibers. Exceptionally strong, durable and stretchable, sisal is one of the most hardwearing natural fibers and it does not absorb moisture. Seagrass is also an extraordinarily durable marine grass whose flat fibers are ideal for weaving various domestic products. Seagrass is grown in open wetlands in Asia. The crop is then harvested and woven to make seagrass rugs.
These organic rugs are light brown or tan in color and have a rough feel to them. The rugs typically have a canvas edging to prevent them from unraveling. Some seagrass mats may also have a foam backing which adds cushioning and prevents the rug from slipping and scratching the floor. Both seagrass and sisal are naturally resistant to stains.
Posted on Jan 05, 2015
Christening a new year always involves a planetary shift, and sometimes a personal shift. On a personal level, this often means setting ambitious goals and making positive changes to your life-style. Global warming has become a serious concern for many people. We have a conscious choices to make, every day, about everything we do, from the food you eat to the water you consume to the clothes you wear to the way you travel to the way you communicate and to the way that you relate to your daily trash and leftovers. In other words, a resolution means replacing a worn out style of life with a new one that fits better, all the way around.
Posted on Dec 19, 2014
Many companies these days are going Green to one degree or another; even Walmart has made some mildly sincere efforts to do so. In fact, there is a relatively new index or option for investing in Eco-Friendly, and Green Companies. In contrast to the Dow Jones and the Standard & Poor (S&P 500) indexes, “the MSCI Global SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) Indexes are benchmarks for investors seeking disclosure to companies with outstanding sustainability profiles and avoiding exposure to companies that produce goods and services considered to have highly negative social or environmental impacts.” http://www.msci.com/products/indexes/esg/sri/
Posted on Dec 12, 2014
Synthetic Fabric Molecule
Many companies today are touting the benefits of Organic Bedding and Sleep Products as opposed to bedding products produced from synthetic and petrochemical fiber materials. As more products are being introduced almost on a daily basis, it is important to consider exactly what is the point of organic bedding and by the way:
What Exactly is the difference??
Posted on Dec 05, 2014
Continuing our series of blogs on alternative flooring options constructed from natural materials, this installment features Tatami Mats, specifically featuring the Haiku Designs authentic, traditional Japanese Kaiteki Tatami Mats. These mats are perfect for floor covering, comfortable enough to walk on and yet soft enough to lie on. Tatami Mats are designed to withstand years of heavy use, which makes them a good choice for foyers, dining- rooms, and bedrooms or martial arts studios. Kaiteki is translated from Japanese as "comfort", and it could be construed as the joining of two distinct qualities: firmness with a flexible cushion.