Happy Happy Monday! Hope everyone is holding their own in this crazy world! This morning I bring you a company that I really owe a visit, since they are located on my own neck of the woods, Greenville, SC. Gretchen & Grace Greenwear, owned an operated by Darcy Tarr, offers a range of products like clothes, stationery, bath and home decorations to help you make your green journey more eco-fashionable. The website is very functional with clear product images, has easy navigation and you can rest assured knowing that Darcy has researched and hand picked each item for it’s sustainability factors.
When looking thru her site I knew I had to check out this set of drink coasters:
This product is made of recycled magazines. The paper is first cut and then folded into long strips which are soaked in glue and dried. Once dry it is hand coiled, piece by piece until the desired shape is completed. 3″x3″.
This line was so intriguing to me since it really closed the loop on reduce, recycle, reuse. The package arrived in a timely fashion and the coasters were so cool and a great conversation piece. The only downside to the coaster that I found was you can’t use them for a sweaty drink. The glue that holds the strips together does get gummy. I definately need to put my thoughts together and figure out what I could use to give these some sort of clear coating (like an apoxy minus the death by fumes… any thoughts?).
Above all Darcy has followed my business goal, figure out what you love to do and do well, and grow your business green! I love that!
Darcy is giving one of my readers a $25.00 gift certificate to Gretchen & Grace additionally ALL of my readers can use coupon code EcoOfficeGals until 07/15/09 for 25% off their purchase! So, go do as many of the below as you wish and leave a separate comment for each one. Good Luck!!
- Visit Gretchen & Grace let us know what you would love to try.
- Visit Gretchen & Grace, subscribe to their newsletter and comment here that you did.
- Follow Gretchen & Grace on Twitter and comment with your Twitter name.
- Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.
- Tweet this giveaway
- Stumble this giveaway
- Use other forms of social networking to spread the word about this giveaway.
- Subscribe to my feed to stay up to date with the latest from Eco-Office Gals.
- Buy anything from Gretchen & Grace (don’t forget to use your coupon code) and comment 5 times that you did! (I will confirm)
One winner will be chosen on Wednesday 6/17/09. Please don’t forget to leave a separate entry and any entries that show obvious laziness i.e. a simple “Thanks for the great giveaway” will not be published therefore not counted. It’s just not fair for the people that do know how to follow simple directions. US residents only. Thanks!
Here are your random numbers:
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Congrats Kathy Pease! Headed over to give you a shout now!