Modern with an Em

For the Modern (Green) Mom August 22, 2008

I was just visiting a site called MomGoGreen.com (very informative!), and I came across a post for the new Wee Generation Diaper Bag. The bag is a “green” diaper bag, with fabric made from recycled plastic water bottles, which is a GREAT idea!

The not-so-great part is that these bags tend to run about $200 US, plus shipping.

Luckily, I came across a cheaper alternative not too long ago when shopping for a shower gift for my VERY pregnant best friend.

Introducing Fleurville Re-Run Messenger Bag (runs about $75 US), for all of your baby-related needs! (Also comes in tote, hobo, and yoga bag formats, as well as binders and meditation pillows!)

These diaper bags are both mommy- and eco-friendly, with the following wonderful features:

  • Re-Run exterior, made from ten (10) 600-mL recycled water bottles
  • adjustable shoulder strap
  • contrasting lining, making it easier to find things
  • 2 external side pockets with magnetic closure
  • internal fleece-lined sunglasses/iPod pocket
  • earbud pass-through badge on flap (the Fleurville symbol)
  • 3 elastic-topped interior pockets
  • Re-Run changing pad
  • Fleurville see-through wipe case
  • carabiner/key-clip
  • PVC-free
  • Teflon-free

www.fleurville.com

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Natural Beauty

Everywhere I go lately, I hear: Go Green! But what does that even mean? For skin care and cosmetics, it means organic or biodynamic (a system of farming beliefs and practices in which sustainability and self-sufficiency are key) ingredients, no chemicals, no animal testing.

Sound too good to be true? Well, let me introduce you to Saffron Rouge.

The staff at Saffron Rouge hand-pick all of the products available on their website, based on purity, quality, and effectiveness. You won’t find any chemical preservatives, petroleum, or diluted ingredients here. These products are guaranteed ALL-natural, unlike many cosmetic companies that tout their products as natural, when they only contain one or two natural ingredients.

The website itself is easy to navigate, and lists all of the products under categories and sub-categories, making it easy to find exactly what you are looking for. There are clear pictures of each product, along with a detailed description, name and location of the manufacturer (so you know exactly where in the world it is coming from), and a list of ALL of the ingredients contained in the product.

The downside is that you will be paying a bit more than you would at your local drugstore, but you get the security of knowing that your skin is being exposed to only the most natural of materials. With a wide product range including every form of face care (cleansers, exfoliators, masks…), all of the cosmetics you could ever need (even mascara!), aromatherapy, body and sun care, bath products, hair care, and special lines for both men and babies, Saffron Rouge is the modern-day organic lifestyle holy grail.

www.saffronrouge.com