The Top 8 Eco Products from the First Ever NYC Green Festival

by , 04/24/12
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For the Eco-Baby: Simply Chickie

When Gwen, the owner of Simply Chickie, starting making these clothes in 2004, she said she had to educate people about the importance of organic cotton. These days, people get it. Working with certified organic cotton supports farmers that grow it without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Gwen’s daughter, Elizabeth, inspires the designs, and she uses Japanese paper and print to create art for the textiles.

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For the Eco-Foodie: Kale Krunch

Kale chips seem to be all the rage these days, and the world is ready for crunchy snack foods with more nutrients. The most interesting flavor of kale chips from Kale Krunch was the Spirulina, Orange Creamsicle variety. Kaia foods has managed to combine a superfood with a childhood favorite that was definitely a crowd pleaser. These chips are raw, certified-organic, gluten-free, vegan and dehydrated (not baked or fried).

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For the Eco-Celebration: Susty Party
Who says environmentally friendly products can’t be fun? The days of plastic party plates are history. Susty Party, a Brooklyn-born online store, supplies eco-friendly party supplies from starch plates made of tapioca, potato starch and grass fiber to organic cotton, re-usable party crowns handmade by moms.

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For Your Four-Legged Friends: P.L.A.Y.

P.L.A.Y. makes eco-friendly pet beds and other products with the planet in mind. These beds are made from sustainable materials while still being soft and cuddly for your favorite pal. They also use bottles that turn into soft Planet Fill polyfiber. With designs by San Francisco artists, these beds will complement your home décor.

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