Cold-pressed hand-harvested, organically grown seaweeds made into skincare products. SeaFlora harvests off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, where the waters are considered the cleanest and healthiest in the world. Using only indigenous, organically grown ingredients from North America, SeaFlora is run as a ‘green’ company using solar power and electric vehicles. All products are biodegradable and food-grade. Soothing sea kelp soak (below), $25 gift certificate, wild rockweed exfoliant. $65. Available at Salt Marsh Massage Center, 2C Center Street, Mashpee. 508-477-4020
Stories in Silk
By the Women Artists of Lagonav, Haiti.
With few resources left to support their families, a group of women in the village of Matenwa, Haiti in collaboration with two artists from the Cape have learned new skills as silk painters. From their success the group now includes printmakers, jewelers, Vodou flag designers and embroidery artists. 80% of sales go back to the artists and their business.
Each colorfast, hand-painted silk scarf is different and includes images from the artist’s life. The scarves are 36”x 36” or 15”x 72”. $45/ea. Or $40/ea. for twelve or more. To order call Cape Cod artist, Ellen Raquel LeBow in Wellfleet. 508-349-1129. artmatenwa.org
Tail Waggin’ Delight
Show how much you appreciate that unconditional love this holiday season with vegetarian and organic treats for your special dog or cat. Visit The Cape Cod Dog, Rte. 6 (Mercantile Plaza), Eastham. 508-255-4206.
Save an Animal
Help save the lives of animals all over the world! The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Gift for Animals Program is perfect for a grandchild, niece, nephew or friend and can be purchased in denominations of $25 and up. Gift recipient receives a special card, a color brochure describing the animal he/she is helping and a desktop animal calendar. Order online: animalgift.org
A gift at www.animalgift.org can:
• Spare a baby seal from the slaughter of the annual commercial seal hunt
• Help nurse an orphaned bear cub back to life
• Protect an endangered elephant from poachers
• Rescue animals from natural and manmade disasters around the world
• Provide much needed veterinary services to pets in poor communities
Magellenic penguin rescued from oiling off the shores of South America.
Photo© International Fund for Animal Welfare
Made by Survivors
Whether you choose a fun backpack made from
recycled rice bags, a fine silk garment, or delightful journals of handmade paper … all have been handcrafted by – and bring financial support to – programs
for survivors and the prevention of human trafficking. See the selection at Emancipation Network, 606 Main St.Rt 6A, Dennis. 508-815-4304 madebysurvivors.com
A tiny step toward eco-friendly golf? Make a statement with these rugged and stylish solar golf bags from Mysoldius. They have solar panels built into the exterior to collect energy to power your cellphones, PDAs and MP3 players along with other gadgets and accessories.
You can also try their portable solar charger that weighs only 4 oz and is slim enough to fit in a pocket. Golf bag $425, Solar charger $99. Visit ‘g’ Green Design Center, North Market Street, Mashpee Commons. 508-477-7988
The healing qualities of water, as hand-crafted here in the Open Ocean Cuff, was created by a most exceptional Cape Cod craftsman. A wonderful selection of unique jewelry can be seen at Ross Coppelman Goldsmith, 1439 Rt. 6A, East Dennis or coppelman.com. 508-385-7900.
Customize a bracelet with any message you choose! Bracelets can be a gift to yourself, to remind you of and support your personal goals. As a gift to others they can show special names, dates, accomplishments or affiliations. 1-6 letters or numbers – $25, 7-12 – $30. Order online: friendly-reminders.com
Worth the Paper it’s Printed On
With all the information swirling around, it may be time to read up from the right sources. Check out Your Green Home by Alex Wilson, or Green Building A to Z by Jerry Yudelson so you can speak the language, know what to look for in products, and dream of ways to make your life and home more green. $17.95 at ‘g’ Green Design Center, North Market Street, Mashpee Commons. 508-477-7988
For Prana by Prana
E.C.O. Yoga Mat – “earth conscious offering” by Prana. Eco friendly, no heavy metals and moisture resistant. Textured surface and natural anti-slip properties. $44. Sorbus, 25 Steeple St., Mashpee Commons. 508-539-0007.
Fun meets Function
Iggdrasil closed clog by El Naturalista. $150. Sorbus, 25 Steeple St., Mashpee Commons. 508-539-0007. About the manufacturer: El Naturalista – El Naturalista shoes are made with nature in mind using vegetable tanned leathers, recycled, and natural rubber outsoles that tell a story that has inspired the designers work from different parts of the world. These shoes
and boots are the most comfortable ever and they look great – ergonomically designed with foot reflexology inspired pressure points.
The Eco Rain Shell Jacket from Patagonia makes staying dry an
environmental top priority with all the technical features for an active life.
2-layer 100% recycled polyester with waterproof/breathable barrier. $190. Available at Sorbus, 25 Steeple St., Mashpee Commons. 508-539-0007.
The plush Synchilla Sweatshirt from Patagonia has all the comfort and feel
of a favorite, broken-in sweatshirt but with the technical benefits of ultra-soft, fleece fabric.100% recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program. $70. Sorbus, 25 Steeple St., Mashpee Commons. 508-539-0007.
About the manufacturer: Patagonia – By 2010 all Patagonia man made
fibers will be either recycled or recyclable or both and all wool will be organic. Patagonia is also a member of 1% for the Planet and pledges at least 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the environment.
Women’s long sleeve organic cotton Tree Branch Jersey by Prana. $36. Sorbus, 25 Steeple St., Mashpee Commons. 508-539-0007.
About the manufacturer: Prana – This year prana’s Natural Power Initiative – the development of wind power through the purchase of renewable energy credits – is expected to prevent the emissions of 22,112 metric tons of green-house gasses. This is the equivalent of removing 4,787 cars off the road, or planting 18,426 acres of trees.
In the Cups
Design your own “gift cup” full of cozy fair-trade hot beverages including
coffees, teas and delicious hot cocoa. Shopping for any 21st-century canaries? No problem with the delicious gluten-free fresh-baked holiday desserts from the Good JuJu Bakery, available at Ring Bros. Marketplace, 485 Route 134, S. Dennis. 508-394-2244. ringbrosmarketplace.com, goodjujubakery.com
Burnin’ for Beeswax
Beeswax candles are naturally
aromatic, bringing the essence of Mother Nature’s flowers into your home year round. The 100% all natural ‘fuel’ emits beneficial negative ions when burned, producing a calming experience as if you’re enjoying the ocean, meadows and forests. Beeswax burns longer and cleaner than any other wax candles, and you can be choosing both holiday and traditional designs from the Honey Candle Company, 37 Main St., Orleans, 508-255-7031 – or honey and candles from E & T Farms open on Sat/Sun, 85 Lombard Ave, Barnstable, 508-362-8370.