Monday, 31 October 2011

Product of the Week: Reusable Lunch Containers

Good Morning and Happy Halloween!

The product of the week should perhaps be Halloween themed, but I've just stumbled across this one, so I must share it with you!

This is a great idea, for families especially, though it would work for pretty much anyone.

I doubt I really need to go into detail about why reusable lunch containers are a good idea -- it fits into the 'reduce' category. Reduce the amount of waste that goes into a landfill, and reduce your expenses at the same time.

"Chic and versatile, furoshiki is the original eco lunchbag from Japan. If you can tie two knots, you can transform our Furoshiki ECOlunchwrap into a stylish lunchbag!

The ancient Japanese tradition of knotting, folding and twisting, dating back to the 17th century, is newly chic as the dangers of plastic to our health and the environment have become widely known.

Double-sided and machine washable, our cotton furoshiki (pronounced f-ROHSH-kee) wrap is sewn from colorful fair trade textiles hand printed by artisans using wooden blocks and wax batik techniques perfected over generations. Whether you are packing food at home, picking up take-out or just need a versatile bag, our wraps make it easy to say goodbye to plastic bags, vinyl totes and other leachy food containers. 

Plastic-free, BPA-free and waste-free, our furoshiki wraps are yummy and yuck-free for people of all ages plus our planet. Measure 24 x 24 inches"

As an added bonus for you: "20% OFF Furoshiki ECOlunchwraps for all of your holiday gifts! 

Use coupon code greenwrap20 at checkout, expires 11/30/2011."

This company also sells a variety of reusable lunch containers, eco-friendly utensils and several other styles of lunch kits.

Visit their website:

eco lunch boxes

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Friday, 28 October 2011

Gift Ideas: For Imaginative Kids (2+)

I had a gazillion different choices when it came to what gifts I wanted to feature today: As such I feel that it is only fair to point out that there will be a LOT more posts coming.

This one here is for the munchkins - the younger ones. My thinking was somewhere from 3-5 years, though since I don't have kids of my own, feel free to contest that one!

The first set of ideas are recycled, collapsible, and easily transportable playhouses. Some come white, blue and others with an outdoor print for the more 'manly' boys.

"Imagine a pirate hideout, a princess castle, or superhero headquarters!
MobileHome is a house with 8 secret rooms, spy holes and an attic for storage.  The first portable lightweight playhouse.
Decorate it, grab it by the handle and go! MobileHome goes to the playground, on vacation and anywhere the fun does!
Assembles easily, stores flat in its box.  Available in Blue or White.  Also see the MobileHome Nature.
Size in inches: 14l x 9w x 18h
Ages 3+
All Kidsonroof products:
  • are made in Holland
  • are made from sturdy recycled materials
  • are biodegradable
  • are designed to naturally stimulate creativity and play
  • come with simple instructions
  • are easy to put together and take apart--no glue or screws needed
  • are sturdy, stable and safe
  • come in flat, reusable boxes for easy storage
  • are designed and tested to comply with all applicable ASTM and CPSIA safety requirements
  • need to be kept away from flame and heat sources"

The second item comes from the same company and is essentially the same thing. Except it's big enough for little kids to crawl inside!

"Watch kids' creativity unfold with this fun, DIY cardboard playhouse: paint it, decorate it, create it, play in it!
Casa White is plain white, Casa Print features additional animals and a tree printed on the outside to spark imagination:  a cat on a branch, a hare, dog and squirrel can join the fun!

With seven windows, peep holes and a door, Casa is a tree house, a safe haven, a secret clubhouse.

Sturdy, quick and easy to assemble.  Played enough?  It folds down flat in its box for easy storage.