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Mother Nature’s Organic Cotton for Health and Comfort

Posted on Feb 04, 2015

Organic cotton and other raw materials are the heritage of the past and the wave of the future. The term organic means different things to different people, but essentially it means growing food or other natural resources, such as cotton (or how wool is obtained from sheep) by certain standards that covers many variables and procedures that differ from what is often referred to as conventional growing methods, which are actually recent development, historically speaking. The word organic is this context is a relatively new term, because it is often used to differentiate its meaning from its opposite, which is commonly referred to as inorganic or unnatural or man-made. These ‘polar opposites’ have been the subject of much debate among those who work or perform research in the agricultural community, and the argument has been going on for approximately 50 years, maybe longer.

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The Wonders of Modern Furniture Design

Posted on Jan 23, 2015

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For over 30 years, Copeland Furniture has been designing and manufacturing Mid Century Modern solid wood furniture for the bedroom, dining room, and home office. The simple, clean lines of Copeland furniture complements and enhances any interior. All Copeland Furniture is made of solid hardwood from the Northern Forest. Copeland Furniture is Forest Stewardship Council certified.

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Rug Rats Unite! (Part 3) Seagrass & Sisal Rugs

Posted on Jan 15, 2015

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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. 

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New Year - New Furniture - New Attitude

Posted on Jan 05, 2015

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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.

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Eco-Friendly Shades of Green & Our Future

Posted on Dec 19, 2014

phone guyMany 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/ 

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