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Simple is as Simple Does…

Simple shoes does really have the perfect name for their brand of footwear – the shoes really are simply comfortable and simply stylish.  The designs are clean and elegant, fun, and can be worn with any casual ensemble – we’ve both been rocking Simple’s on our feet for many years and are proud to call them a partner now.

ecosumo is carrying over 25 different styles of Simple shoes and sneakers for Baby’s, Kids, Men, and Women.  As always, we strive to provide you products that are environmentally friendly and Green in a variety of ways – from production to shipping to life-of-product.

So let’s start with the Women’s – check out the Simple Carousel made of ISO 14001 suede and lined with woven certified organic cotton.  With parts made from recycled car tires, the products utilizes materials that would otherwise be sent to a landfill.  The shoe features 100% post consumer paper pulp foot forms.  A vulcanized rubber sidewall, toecap, and heelcap make these shoes super sturdy.  We also ship in a post-consumer recycled box.


Don’t neglect those cold days – get your mittens on Simple’s Toetally boot (we stock Black and Tan).  Made from organic cotton/linen uppers and wool felt uppers, and lined with bamboo this boot features a cushioned felt heel pad, molded latex outsole, a rubbahyde rand, unfinished brass hardware, jute laces, removable natural latex pedbed with a cotton canvas cover, and natural crepe rubber midsole.


For all you Fellah’s looking for environmentally-friendly clothing, we carry the  Simple Careen, Simple Sno-Tire, Simple ToeMorrow, and Simple Overlay slippers.  All are made with organic products (cotton, hemp or wool) and recycled products.  Per usual, style is not sacrificed.


And for all you Mommy’s and Daddy’s making certain your babies and children are looking good while they’re making good to be Green, ecosumo is carrying a variety of babie’s booties and children sizes.  For babies, there is the Simple Weebit infant shoes made with certified organic cotton knit uppers, topped with a deco piggie made from wool felt, a screened Green Piggies logo on the outsole to provide traction, and recycled PET, latex elastic, and 100% post consumer paper pulp foot forms.  (Colors: Amphora, Black Urban, Peppercorn, Shopping Bag, and Plaid).


For the Kids, ecosumo is stocking the Simple GT Janie, Simple Macaroon, and Simple Skippies Bike Tire Club.  Check them out at the site with your boys and girls to show them the cool designs and even educate them about why the product is the right choice with the website notes.

As always, feel free to get in touch with us about our Simple products or any other item we carry.  Just use the Comment button below this article and write to us on our Facebook site.


January 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment

Harvey’s Seatbelt Handbags

We have a confession to make…we don’t carry handbags (we barely have anything to put in our wallets – filling a bag would be an effort in futility.)  However, that doesn’t mean we don’t ADMIRE STYLISH HANDBAGS, especially those made by Harvey’s Seatbelts.  Our good friend Mary turned us on to these after she’d bought one at the art museum.

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.)


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.)


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.)


January 5, 2009 at 4:10 pm 5 comments

Papa (and Mama) Got a Brand New Bag

And it’s GREEN!  Well, partially…sometimes. But always in spirit.

What are we rambling about?  We’re talking reusable bags, brother and sisters!  The equivalent of what our ancient hunter-gatherer ancestors used out in the field – a sack that DID NOT get thrown away after returning from Mammoth-Mart.  Yet, experts agree…ours are waaay more stylish.

ecosumo is carrying a whole slough of reusable shopping bags  for you to make multiple statements: 1) I care about unnecessary wasate, 2) I have capital S style, and 3) I’m down with ecosumo, the greatest thing to happen to shopping since the Electric Eye!   The story goes like this – we were at Bay Cafe, having a conversation with some new friends about ecosumo and BAM!  This young lady pulls out her reusable shopping bags.  We immediately found top notch companies that make them and now we carry ’em.  It’s also sweet that they roll up into small, manageable bundles with a clasp like an umbrella.


Check out the Botanica, Flora, and Retro Graphic lines from Envirosax.  The capacity for carrying your groceries and other just-bought goods is robust and the style is sleek.  They’re lightweight, portable and waterproof.


Don’t forget Envirosax’s Monochromatic line also.  Feeling Goth or just plain White House/Black Market?  These sacks protect your Mama while matching your shoes.  Buy them individually or get the set of five with their own little pouch for easy storage.


And finally, check out Envirosax’s Bamboo bags.  Bamboo is 100% biodegradable as it is naturally grown, thriving naturally without using any pesticides or fertilizers.  Envirosax bamboo bags are 45% viscose from bamboo, 55% linen.  The bags come with their own little pouch for easy storage in a glove compartment or handbag.


All of these are great, simple, and thoughtful gift ideas.  Be like Santa – reuse your bag year after year after year aft…  Peace…ecosumo.

December 17, 2008 at 5:14 pm 2 comments

Water, water everywhere…

…and plenty of it’s to drink!  The Ancient Mariner may have had curse keeping him thirsty, but we don’t need to let the curse of bottled water and it’s copious negative effects on the environment keep us dry.  We know the very simple way around that hex…

REUSABLE, personal water bottles.

It’s likely you’ve seen them – around the office, camping, hiking, maybe you even have a few at home.  The truth is that personal water bottles not only save the environment from the waste of creating, shipping, and trashing one-shot bottles (a topic we’ll expand on in a later post), but they save your health and money as well (really – check the label next time you buy bottled water: many brands are straight Tap water!)  To help make your choice, ecosumo has multiple selections of water bottles to fit your needs, and those of your family.

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


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.

korhydrationvesselThere’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.


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.)

nalgenegripngoSo 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.

December 11, 2008 at 5:47 pm 2 comments

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