Archive for July, 2009

Reusable Handbags – Harvey’s Treecycle

We’ve been talking a whole lot lately about reusable bottles and reusable bags.  So we’re highlighting a reusable bag we carry that adds some glorious panache to your style while helping you combat DISPOSABLE WASTE!

Harvey’s began making these distinctive-design bags out of recycled seat belts back in the late 90’s.  Today they’re an All-American company making the bags by hand, keeping our landfills a little bit emptier, and creating eye-catching bags that are receiving rave reviews from users, art museums, and eco-geeks alike.

Check out the Treecycle line we’re carrying.  Start with the Boxy, 100% recycled (the seatbelts are recycled, the liners are hemp), hand-made, and printed with eco-friendly ink.  The Boxy is perfect for a date night or an evening out on the town.  Its size is perfect for a day planner and full wallet, still leaving room to fit a digital camera and sunglasses.  (Fully lined with hemp, 15″ handles that create a drop length of 7 1/2″, zip closure, two open pouch pocket, cell phone pocket, fits comfortably on your forearm, 4 metal feet; Dimensions: 10″L x 6″W x 6″H.)

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Or if you’re heading to the beach or out of town, get the Harvey’s Large Boat Tote.  The bag is lightweight and sturdy for keeping your belongings close to  you.  (Horizontal seat belt design, fully lined in Harveys’ signature monogrammed lining, zip top closure, contrast Harveys embossed handles, light weight design, interior zipper pocket, interior pouch pocket, cell phone pocket; Dimensions 21″L x 6″W x 13″H.)

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Perhaps you’re riding your bike or taking the bus around town?  Then get the Harvey’s Treecycle The Messenger or Mini-Messenger.  Both are great for containing your planner, keys, even a KOR Hydration Vessel as you motor around the town.   (The Messenger: Fully lined with a hemp lining with printed recycle logos, 56 inch adjustable strap, zip closure, cell phone pocket, interior open pouch pocket, zip pocket, key hook, two pen pockets; Dimensions: 14″L x 4″W x 8″H.) (Mini-Messenger: Fully lined with a hemp lining with printed recycle logos, adjustable strap that is 54 inches when fully extended, zip top closure, interior open pouch pocket, cell phone pocket, key hook to effortlessly find your keys; Dimensions: 10″L x 2″W x 10″H.)

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July 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

A 12 Ouncer You Can Actually Give Your Child

As an adult you can kick back with a cold brew in the summer time – and your young ones can enjoy twelve ounces of cold, fresh water right next to you with a 12 oz reusable water bottle.  Have your kids join forces with ecosumo in defeating the Disposable Water Bottle Beast with this reusable water bottle that has:

  • Side indents easy for tiny hands to grasp
  • Rubberized lid and smooth plastic mouthpiece
  • Superior threading on cup and lid is engineered to prevent spills
  • Durable TritanTM that resists odors, stains, and residue
  • Cup, lid, and removable sipper valve that are all top rack dishwasher safe
  • Lid loop that can be clipped to backpack, diaper bag, or stroller
  • Twelve-ounce cup is compatible with OTG, ATB, and wide-mouth closures
  • No BPA’s

And they come if four colors for the artsy-fartsy in your wee-one – Pink, Blue, Green, and Purple (we really dig the purple one.)

Peace…Ecosumo

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July 23, 2009 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Don’t Throw that Bag Away!!

Because it’s reusable, Silly!  And it’s reusable because you’re ever so thoughtful and mindful of your environment, style, and wallet.  Ecosumo has over 2 dozen choices of stylish reusable bags for shopping or travel or picnic-ing or…insert your need here.  Most importantly though, having a reusable sack around stops the use of disposable plastic bags…and then you can put your reusable water bottle into your reusable bag and help us battle the Diposable Water Bottle Beast!

Check out some of our killer selection:

1. THE FLORA BAG is a green alternative with their lightweight, portable, waterproof bags. Each one holds the equivalent of two supermarket plastic bags, thanks to reinforced seams. The Flora bag draws its inspiration from the colours and shapes of pristine Australian rainforests, bringing a dash of summer to any season. A fun, yet fashionable way to shop! The pouch is small enough to fit into a glove compartment or a medium to large handbag.

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2. THE BAMBOO BAG is an eco-friendly alternative to disposable shopping bags that have caused so much damage to the environment worldwide. Plastic bags clog drains and cause flooding. They pollute rivers and streams, killing animals and destroying plantlife. They take years to photodegrade and have a very short life span.

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3. THE HEMP BAG – the hemp plant produces the strongest natural fibre known. With no known insect enemies and a high resistance to disease, there is no need to use harmful pesticides in cultivation. The hemp bags are printed with vegetable based inks and are all packaged a recycled cardboard box. A strong eco-friendly alternative, and a great gift idea!

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July 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Forget our 2cents…Here’s Ecosumo’s 20oz’s

Okay, so, yeah – we like to see our name parading around on the side of a reusable water bottle.  Forgive us for wanting to be associated with cutting down on waste and hydrating the nation.  Seriously though – our Mom’s would really appreciate if you got yourself an ecosumo reusable water bottle so they can point it out to their friends and say “Isn’t my boy all grown up?”

And then there’s the whole save the planet thing that we all love so much – carrying 20 0z’s of fresh water in your ecosumo reusable water bottle means:

1. Having nearly 3 of your recommended 8 doses of water on you at all times.

2. Stainless Steel is pretty slick for those of you who appreciate a clean style.

3. IT’S NOT DISPOSABLE!  DESTROY THE DISPOSABLE WATER BOTTLE BEAST!

Click on the image below to get yours today.

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July 21, 2009 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment

25oz’s to Freedom – The KOR ONE Hydration Vessel

Some people need more impetus to kick their disposable water bottle habit and get on the reusable water bottle kick.  So, since ecosumo is claiming the title of Reusable Water Bottle Heroes, we’d like to promote a few other attributes of the glorious reusable water bottle – specifically the KOR ONE Hydration Vessel – to compel you all to get your cape and cowl on to help defeat the Disposable Water Bottle Beast (and at over 60 million thrown away per year JUST IN AMERICA, yeah…it’s a Beast.)

1. 25 oz’s in one bottle – That’s 3 of your 8 needed glasses of water sitting right beside you or going with you as you ride your bike around town or hit the trails for a hike or…  You get the point.  You have mucho capacity in your grasp.

2. Style – Face it, we like to look good.  And for those of us who were born looking like me, you have to buy that.  So, I carry the KOR ONE Hydration Vessel so that its sleek design and sensuous color reflect on me as a stylish, debonair Urbanite.  …or, yeah, it just looks damn cool and won’t do a thing for my social life.

3. Smarts and Compassion – The truth is that when you’re rocking a reusable water bottle, your sending a message to everyone around you.  And that message is that you’re a thinker who cares about the health of your planet and your own body.

Get your KOR ONE Hydration Vessel today by clicking HERE or on the image below.  Peace…ecosumo

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July 20, 2009 at 1:33 pm 2 comments

Reusable Water Bottles – No Excuses Not to Have One (OR MORE!)

We’d been going on and on and on about you discontinuing to buy and use disposable water bottles.  And we’re ALWAYS going to be going on and on and on about ridding the planet of disposable water bottles…and now we’re going to present you some very clear and concise alternatives.

Ecosumo carries several different brands and sizes of reusable water bottles for you to purchase and use – whether you’re at home, work, or out playing.  Click on any of the images and/or links below and you’ll be whisked away to a magical website where going Green has never been easier.

1. Check out our own premeire line of ecosumo 20 oz. Reusable Water Bottles.  Available in Blue, Green and Steel.

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2. Or perhaps your thirst is a bit more extreme – maybe you hike or bike and need those extra ounces to keep hydrated?  Try the KOR Hydration Vessel, with a 30 oz. capacity and BPA free.

korhydrationvessel3. There’s also Nalgene’s On-The-Go and Triton models, holding 24 oz. and 32 0z. respectfully.  With a reputation like Nalgene’s, you’ll be assured that the bottle is sturday and you’ll have an odor free container for your fresh water.

nalgeneonthego

4. Finally, check out Nalgene’s Grip-N-Gulp model made specifically for your little ones.  The rubberized lid and smooth mouthpiece make drinking easy while the side grips make holding onto it easy.  (BPA free.)

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So get your water in a way that’s healthier for you and Mama Earth.  Order your water bottles today at ecosumo and let’s take the curse of one-time water bottles off our planet.  We’re making it wicked easy for you to get your hands on a reusable water bottle that fits your lifestyle.   In just a few days you can be proud to say you’ve stopped using disposable water bottles.

July 19, 2009 at 7:28 pm Leave a comment

Farmer’s Markets

At ecosumo, we not only work hard to outfit your life with the Green-est products available, but we also like to input the healthiest products into our bodies.  Therefore, we shop a lot at Farmer’s Markets.  We’re always reading up about where the Farmer’s Markets around us are located, and recently we found these 3 interesting articles.  Don’t forget your ecosumo reusable bags when going shopping!

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1. 5 Questions You Didnt Know You Should Ask at Your Farmer’s Market: This article is a concise list of topics you can bring up while poking about at your Farmer’s Market.  Don’t be shy – the farmers/growers/clerks love to talk about their products and you should know the answers to these questions.

2. Ten Things You Should Know About Farmers’ Markets: Did you know that tax dollars go to supplement Farmers’ Markets in the USA?  Neither did we.  Read this awesome article to learn why and how, as well as 9 other great tips.

3. About Farmer’s Markets (Video): Okay, so perhaps you’re not savvy yet to the Farmer Market culture.  Here is a good video that gets into not just what they are, but why they are out there.

July 16, 2009 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

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