Monday, October 25, 2010

Green Time

I absolutely love the SPROUT watch line that I found, and it will most likely end up on my Christmas Wish List!   Not only are the watches stylish, reasonably priced at $30-$65, available at large retailers such as Kohls, Sears, Kmart, and Nordstrom, but they are also eco-friendly and offer many colorful options to suit your moods. 

One of the things I really like about the line of watches is that the cases and buckles are made of corn resin, which is a renewable resource.  It is also 100% biodegradable in the proper compostable environment, but will not degrade from everyday wear and tear since the corn resin is similar to synthetic plastics.

The watch straps are also made from 100% organic cotton, which means no damaging environmental pesticides used to make the cotton for their straps.  Sprout reports that non-organic cotton, "is one of the
most environmentally damaging crops to grow, as about 84 million pounds of pesticides are sprayed on US cotton crops alone in one year."  Their commitment to detail about the parts of these watches is truly inspiring, and should serve as a terrific example of what companies can provide to their customers.  

The natural bamboo dial is also a plus since bamboo is considered to be eco-friendly.  Bamboo is a quick-growth plant that helps absorb greenhouse gasses, is renewable within a short period of time, and is grown with little or no pesticides and fertilizers.

Finally, Sprout watches have mercury-free batteries, and are packaged with at least 80% post consumer fibers!

I love the philosophy of this company, and I hope Santa will slip one of these eco-friendly watches into my stocking this year!!!   Hint, hint, Santa, I've been a good, eco-conscious, green goddess this year!  Winks and kisses Santa!!!


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