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Active, eco-conscious mamas are going to fall hopelessly in love with the new Indri Campus Laptop Backpack from GreenSmart! This durable, sturdy and extremely comfortable backpack does it all – in eco-style! What do we love the most? On the front of each pack is a small tag that shows just how many 100% recycled plastic bottles were saved from landfills by being used to make each bag. “Mom” received the Indri Campus Laptop Backpack in Blue to review, and it was made using 35 recycled plastic water bottles. How cool! Not only is the pack made using recycled materials, but it is lightweight and very sturdy. Whether you are hiking or packing your backpack with your laptop and other essentials for class, this is one smart, eco-friendly pack!

Unique Features of Indri Campus Laptop Backpack include:

Separate access laptop garage fits up to 15.6″
Airmesh padded back and shoulder straps
Generous interior compartment
Two exterior bottle holders

To learn more about GreenSmart, and their various planet-friendly backpacks, laptop sleeves, messenger bags, and more, visit GreenSmart.biz.

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Vintage style meets organizational wizard in this classy purse organizer from Plaid Doctrine! This modern twist using a tried-and-true fabric choice – plaid – helps multi-tasking moms keep their keys, wallet, phone, and various small essentials together when switching from diaper bag to evening bag.

Busy women can go from work to Mom & Me class to the gym with ease using the locally-sewn, eco-chic purse organizer made from high performance recycled plastics made from plastic bottles. The organizer stands up on its’ own when placing items in or taking them out, and is available in red or blue plaid. Plus, it is both stain- and water-resistant!

To view the entire collection in the Plaid Doctrine line, visit www.plaiddoctrine.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Bring out your inner poet with this serene, stylish Rumi Messenger Bag from haiku! Any modern mom will absolutely adore this elegant messenger bag that is both practical and chic. Plus, with every Rumi Messenger Bag created, you are helping to save the Earth by keeping approximately 22 plastic bottles out of landfills. Now, that’s something to wax poetic about, isn’t it?!

Haiku’s Rumi Messenger Bag is designed as a functional carry-all that features a laptop sleeve, convenient straps to hold a yoga mat, a water bottle pocket for hydration while on-the-go, and a spring clip for keys so that they don’t become misplaced. Made from eco-friendly cyclePET fabric, which is created from 100% post-consumer PET beverage bottles, the Rumi Messenger Bag is simply poetry in motion! Available in Cocoa and Ink.

To view the entire haiku collection, visit www.haikubags.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Have you been naughty or nice this year? This holiday season – knotty is nice! Naturally Knotty offers sustainable styles to outfit you from head to toe that are absolutely stunning! The ultimate gift to give this season is the luxurious bamboo Pashmina beautifully packaged in a 100% compostable and biodegradable bamboo cylinder with festive ribbon!

Wrap yourself or a dear friend up in warmth as cocoa is sipped by the fire in a gorgeous Pashminas made from eco-friendly natural bamboo. This all-season wrap acts as a light cover-up in the evenings, a sarong at the beach, a classy shawl over a cocktail dress, and can even be used as a light blanket for baby when in a pinch!

The pashminas are available in 5 stunning colors this season. Choose from Black, Steel Grey, Espresso, Red or Ivory. At $34.99, the wraps make an attractive and affordable gift this holiday! In addition to their wraps, Naturally Knotty also offers roomy totes made from recycled materials, organic cashmere gift sets for wee ones, and fashionable clutches.

Please visit www.naturallyknotty.com for more information or to purchase an item from this fantastic, environmentally-conscious line.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Carry all of baby’s necessities in eco-friendly style with the World Peace Eco Tote from Amy Michelle! This roomy bag shows moms’ eco-conscious side, and features a plethora of pockets for keeping everything neat and tidy while out and about with baby. The World Peace Eco-Tote is made from 11 recycled plastic bottles and 8.5 oz of reused fabric, making it a planet-friendly gal’s dream.

What “Mom” loves about this diaper bag is that it can also be carried by Dad! With an adjustable shoulder strap, the World Peace Eco Tote offers parents a bag that they can both share when caring for baby, in a style that suits everyone. It can also be strapped to a stroller, if needed.

Unique features of the World Peace Eco Tote include:

Baby’s Section

  • Changing pad (21″ x 14″) – Remove padding to wash lining
  • 2 Internal & 2 external bottle pockets (baby or water bottles)
  • Quick release pacifier holder
  • 5 pockets for maximum organization
  • Compartments for diapers, wipes, and bottles
  • Stroller attachments included

Parent’s Section:

  • Top zipper closure
  • Zip closure outside front pocket with cell phone pocket
  • Adjustable shoulder strap (can convert to quick backpack)
  • Easy to find key ring
  • Bright lining with recycled symbol
  • Monogramming available

To learn more about Amy Michelle, to view their other styles, or to order a World Peace Eco Tote, please visit www.amymichelle.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for review.*

Greening up the kitchen is Robinson Home Products, who have recently introduced their new line, Green Street® Cooking Tools. Made from 100% recycled materials, their tools are all created from approximately 2 -3 recycled (PET) water bottles. “Mom” was fortunate to receive samples of their large patterned turner and solid spoon for review, and can affirm that the tools are well-made and extremely durable for kitchen use!

This new collection includes both a solid spoon and a patterned spoon, which is handy when spooning items that need draining into a dish! In addition, there are 2 turners, as well, one large patterned turner and a small turner. Both feature a perforated edge which can be used to cut through food, and an ergonomic handle for a secure, comfortable grip. Made in the USA, the turners and spoons are dishwasher-safe and heat resistant to 425 degrees F.

The best part is that the new Green Street® Cooking Tools won’t break the bank, either! Each item retails for $3.99, and can be found at 300 Kitchen Collection stores as well as Le Gourmet Chef stores nationwide.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Go green at the gym with the ARMPOCKET™, a new and innovative compact carry-all that is made from a blend of post-consumer plastic bottles (PET) and eco-friendly bamboo. Designed to carry all of your necessities while working up a sweat in eco-chic style, the ARMPOCKET™ can hold your cell phone, iPhone, iPod, MP3 player, keys, cash, and more! The Sport 20 ARMPOCKET™ is available with a front pocket or with a touch-through window for iPhone aficionados, like “Mom.”

This is a well-designed arm band, with moisture-wicking sports performance mesh for when you work up a sweat, and memory foam padding that helps to resist slipping. With 20 cubic inches of storage capacity, you won’t want to head to the gym or out for a run without it! To learn more about the ARMPOCKET™’s eco-friendly aspects, and the company’s commitment to the planet, click here.

The ARMPOCKET™ is available in a wide array of bright, bold colors and styles to suit your needs, and can be purchased online at www.armpocket.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

New from Nourish – convenient and portable purified spring water for little ones to keep them hydrated while out and about! Nourish eases parents fears about water that is not safe to consume when in a bind, and the bottles are BPA-free to ensure that no toxic chemicals are leached into their child’s water.

Nourish Baby provides infants with 8 oz. of purified drinking water, and comes with volume markings for those who are formula-feeding – making it super easy for the proper amounts of formula to be added! No need to rush into a gas station, convenience store or (yuck!) a public restroom to fill up a bottle with water in a pinch! Nourish Baby bottles are made of recycled PET1 plastic, and in addition, both the Nourish Baby bottle & nipple top can be reused or recycled. This company has thought of everything – the Nourish Baby bottle has a large neck, which makes it super simple for parents and caregivers to provide their baby with both formula & purified water quickly!

Not just for babies, Nourish also offers Nourish Toddler, a sturdy, spill-proof water bottle with a convenient sippy top attached, that is filled with 10 oz. of purified spring water for hydration. The Nourish Toddler bottle is sized perfectly for little hands, and can easily be thrown into a day pack, back pack, lunch box or purse. For more information, and to locate a retailer near you, visit www.nourish-inc.com.

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