when i learned that patagonia was one of the few clothing companies to get an ‘A’ from Better World Shopper, i knew that i wanted to make a conscious effort to support them & buy the well-constructed products that they craft. so, i wrote to them about the love affair that i’ve had with my Better Sweater that i bought last summer. i wear that thing so much, i’m surprised it’s not in shreds. the quality of their clothing is excellent, and their outerwear will be a staple in my wardrobe for years to come. they sent me this fabulous frisbee & a bunch of stickers. i just love this company so very much, and i think that you should too.
yesterday i had a wonderful surprise waiting for me on my front porch from liberty bottleworks. this earth-friendly company crafts the only american-made water bottles that are BPA free and made from 100% recycled aluminum. they place stewardship at the top of their list, which is definitely something that I can get behind. they sent me these two waterbottles, and i’m not gonna lie, I got a little teary-eyed when i saw that they’d included one with the map of the denver light rail system. what a considerate bunch. they have dozens of sweet designs and are very reasonably priced ($16-$18). if you are in the market for a new bottle, i’d definitely check them out (libertybottles.com). all i have to say, is i’m in love with liberty and what they stand for.
my mailbox was made extremely happy this past week by chris from heartsticker.com. I wrote to chris telling him how much i loved the idea of making stickers for each of the 50 states (it’s not only oregon!) to show a little state pride. i recently purchased the Colorado sticker as well as the Michigan sticker for my best friend, and I decided that this was a company worth supporting. Chris shared his state love with me by sending me hundreds of these Washington heart pins to share with my friends along with some Washington heart stickers and a lovely handwritten card. So great. If you have as much state pride as i do, you should most definitely check out heartsticker.com to find some goods to help you rep your state. Their tag line, “follow your heart, it will lead you home!” mmm :)