Wednesday, February 10, 2010

An Easy "Go Green" First Step

I must admit that I have not been the first person to jump on the "go green" bandwagon and I have recently started to feel more and more guilty about not doing my part to save our precious planet. While searching for new products to carry in our boutique store, which is a never-ending job, I have begun to come across an increasing number of eco-friendly items that I must say are very "trendy" and not so "earthy". I decided to feature a new product that we are now selling in our store, and selling very well I might add.

snackTAXIs (formerly known as Happy Sacks) are reusable bags for snacks and sandwiches. Use them as you would plastic sandwich bags, they're food movers for a happy planet! They come in an infinite number of fabric patterns and designs, are completely washable, with an easy-to-wipe clean inside, and may be reused over and over again. Owner and inventor, Erin Kelly-Dill, invented snackTAXIs way back in 2003 as a way to stem the tide of plastic ziplock bags that flowed from her house to the landfill when her 3 kids started school! She pack over 500 lunches every year, and had definitely fallen prey to the easy appeal of the ziplock bag. They are made in Erin's home-based workshop by talented (and fun!) local sewers. Better yet, Erin is committed to keeping our business local, and will never outsource her labor. What a novel idea.

We have both the snack and sandwich size snackTAXIs for sale in our store in various patterns and will continue to re-stock them as fast as they move off our shelves. My son loves his new "sandwich holder" for his lunch! Let your kids show off being "green", save you lots of money and our earth in the process. They're even stylish enough for mom's lunch too!

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