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My offerings are organizing, move services and lifestyle management.

Thank you for all your love and following for EcoKind Design. It's been a lovely ride!

Movie Launch: Single in Seattle!!

October 14, 2013

It’s finally here…the long anticipated documentary Single in Seattle by local filmmaker Ryon Owenby!Image

A few years ago, I answered a Craig’s List ad request for local business professionals who have singles as a niche clientele – not to be confused with -ahem- “special services” to single folks.  *giggle*  Ryon was on his mission to create a documentary about single life in Seattle…

  • What is it like?  
  • Is it for everyone?  
  • Are some folks meant to stay single?
  • What resources are available for single folks who want to/don’t want to stay single?

We had a great time filming the design process with several single clients and doing voice over for the film.  There are some great stories and some date disasters that may give you a giggle or two.  Several of my professional colleagues are in this film as well.

Fast forward several years and we now have documentary!!

Single in Seattle is not yet screening anywhere but you can have a 7-day rental for just 2.99 or or buy it for just 7.99 on Amazon.  There was so much great material filmed, it was split into 2 volumes!

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Organic Cotton Sheets in Review: Magnolia Organics, Simply Organic and Target Home

December 4, 2012

Small13124790114e3ad723e557aLooking for a good set of organic cotton sheets?  I’ve had the honor of reviewing a set from the Magnolia Organics Dream collection over the past year. One year later, they are still my favorite sheets and are holding up very well through all the wash and wear.  No pilling.

I was interested in comparing information with other organic sheets from major retailers so I chose the collections at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond.  I’ve listed several categories and how each brand answers to them.

While Magnolia is currently online ordering only and you don’t have the benefit of seeing the color in person before you buy, I do have to say that I feel their overall mission, level of environmental commitment, and quality of product is superior to either of the major retailer brands.

Do you have organic cotton sheets from Magnolia Organics, Target or Bed, Bath & Beyond, and what do you think?

Dream Collection – Magnolia Organics
$64.99 – $84.99
300 thread count, GOTS certified.

Dyes –
low impact, no harmful chemicals

Colors –
Khaki, chocolate, gold, white, moroccan blue, blue mist, dark grey, sage, french vanilla, blue.

Manufacturing-
India.  Cotton purchased from small organic farmers in India, and shipped to a certified organic textile mill.

Labor-
Fair Labor Environment
http://magnoliaorganics.com/fair-labor-en.html

Environment Care-
Seed to shipping practices for low impact.

Packaging-
Reusable tote bag packaging, entirely recyclable packaging.
http://magnoliaorganics.com/eco-friendly-packaging.html

http://magnoliaorganics.com/mission.html – easy to locate information.

Reviews-
Very favorable.  Read more…
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Simply Organic – Bed Bath and Beyond
$69.99 – $99.99
250 thread count. 100% organic cotton, GOTS-certified.

Dyes –
No information given on dyes.  Could be chemical.

Colors – 
Grey, taupe, natural, green, blue.

Manufacturing-
Imported.  Doesn’t say where from.

Packaging –
Completely recyclable and non-toxic peva plastic wrapping.

Mixed Reviews- 
Some think they are the best ever – or the worst ever.

Labor-
Fair labor practice standards

Environment – 
Rather impressive environmental practices, including recycling shrink wrapping from warehouse shipping, though hard to locate on Company website.  Have to swim through the company policy at bottom of website.

Sheets not carried at all locations so call before you travel. You can buy them online as well.

Target organic cotton sheets

Target Home
$27.99 – $53.99
325 thread count.  Organic.

Dyes –
No info given on dyes.  Could be chemical.

Colors –
Blue, light brown, green floral, grey, ivory, purple, purple floral, salsa, red, tan, white.

Manufacturing-
Made in USA or imported.

Packaging-
Cloth bag that you could re-use or re-purpose.  Recyclable cardboard.

Labor laws-
Nothing about Fair Trade.  They do promote fair working conditions.

Environment-
As many corporations are doing, they are working on their environmental commitment, including sustainable products.
Information hard to find – have to swim through the company policy at bottom of website.

Mixed Reviews-
Some think they are the best ever – or the worst ever.

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