Our Dewdrop Designs Sustainable Leather iPad Case on Ecouterre

Our Dewdrop Designs Sustainable Leather iPad case has been included in Ecouterre’s list of 14 sustainable iPad cases.

We love its modern yet classic look and believe this iPad case really stands out among its competitors, a number of which can been seen on Ecouterre as well.

Made with buttery soft leather that was upcycled and dyed with natural dyes, the Dewdrop Designs cases are stylish and sustainable too.

And just in time for spring, Dewdrop Designs has also introduced some great new colors including a metallic grey. You can see the rest of the colors at Fresh Unlimited.

Perfect as a graduation gift or groomsmen / bridesmaid gift!


MSNBC Poll finds 96% want GMOs labeled (so far)…

MSNBC has a poll on their site about labeling GMO foods

The question asked is “Do you believe genetically modified foods should be labeled?” With 44,000 respondents so far, an overwhelming 96% support the labeling of GMO foods.

The US government and Monsanto’s position has always been that the American public doesn’t care about GMO’s so why should they be labeled? This poll shows they are DEAD WRONG.

Monsanto has bowed to anti-GMO pressures in Europe where labeling is required on all products that contain GMO. The funny thing is, the makers of GMOs and food producers know that if they label foods as containing GMOs, people won’t buy them. That’s why all the food shipped by US companies like Kraft and Kellogs to Europe are GMO-free. So the good non-contaminated foods go to Europe while we, in North America, get to be unwitting participants in the GREAT GMO EXPERIMENT, that is until our voice gets as loud as Europe’s voice.

It’s a small and quick thing to do – go to the MSNBC site and let your voice be heard and send the link to anyone you know who cares about the food they eat. The future of our food supply is at stake!

As things now stand eating certified organic foods is the only way to ensure you’re not consuming GMO’s but the more GMO’s are approved, the greater the chances that Organic crops will be contaminated.

For more information on the dangers of GMOs, please check the Institute for Responsible Technology at http://www.responsibletechnology.org and take part in one of their campaigns – it’s easy!


Hollywood Royalty Treated to an Organic Culinary Feast!

Wolfgang Puck, a name synonymous with fine dining and delicious and decadent food, was selected for the 17th consecutive year by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to create the menu that would tantalize and indulge the palates of Hollywood insiders attending this year’s 83rd annual Oscar’s Governor’s Ball. Though this aspect has garnered little press, the menu did feature sustainable seafood and organic produce and included the following:

Appetizers featuring sushi variations such as
Maki Rolls – Spicy Tuna, Sweet Shrimp, Crab, Vegetable
Nigiri – Tuna, Sweet Shrimp, Yellowtail, Salmon, Snapper
Sashimi – Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Snapper
Cucumber Salad, Edamame, Wasabi, Soy and Pickled Ginger

As well as many trays filled with
Smoked Salmon on Oscar® Flatbread with Caviar and Crème Fraiche
Spicy Tuna Tartare in Sesame Miso Cones with Masago
Mini Kobe Cheeseburger with Remoulade and Aged Cheddar
Taro Root Taco with Smoked Lobster, Avocado and Pickled Jalapeno
Crispy Rice with Hamachi, Yuzu Aioli, Soy and Edamame
Quince Truffle Crisp
Black Truffle Pizza with Ricotta and Thyme

First Course
Trio of Wolfgang’s Signature Salads…
Artichoke Salad with Confit Tomato, Shaved Parmesan, Arugula, Lemon
Heirloom Beets with Oranges, Almonds, Goat Cheese, Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette
Asparagus with Iberico Ham, Black Truffle Aioli and Mizuna Leaves

The Entrée…
Pan Roasted Dover Sole with Fennel, Olives, Haricot Vert, Tomatoes, Lemon, Sherry,and Olive Oil
Butler-served Vegetable Paella with Saffron, White Wine, Chili, Parsley

Dessert
Layers of Lemon Cheesecake,
Raspberry Cremieux,
Cassis Gelee,
Valrhona Ivoire 24 Karat Chocolate Oscar®

While many have heard of Wolfgang’s many and varied culinary accomplishments, including one of only two, 2 michelin starred restaurants in Los Angeles, little reference has been made to his fervent advocacy for Organic foods and ingredients, including a line of ready made Organic gourmet soups.

His Eat, Love and Live Well philosophy has created a new standard for food production, that celebrates local farmers, sustainable seafood, humanely treated animals and combines this with innovative and superb flavors to create true gastronomic experiences.

Wolfgang talks about his 9 Point Eat, Love and Live Well Philosophy


Green Glamour on the Oscars Red Carpet

photo from eco-age.com

Well Livia Firth has done it again. In what will hopefully be an annual “Green Carpet Challenge” taken on by many, Olivia Firth accompanied her husband Colin to the Oscars for the 2nd consecutive year in yet another beautiful sustainable gown proving, yet again that green and sustainable can be as glamorous as conventional fashions.

This should come as no surprise really because Green Fashion, after all, has little to do with the designs and more to do with the fabrics used to create them. Fabrics used in sustainable fashion can include anything from recycled fabrics, to organic cotton, to sustainable silk with a number of other options in between. Conventional fashion on the other hand tend to be made with pesticide laden fabrics or artificial manmade chemically laden fabrics.

Livia’s dress was designed by English designer Gary Harvey using recycled and upcycled fabrics from 11 different vintage dresses that reflected the time period of The King’s Speech. The end result was a breathtaking showpiece that had a modern look with an ethereal quality. Perfect for a magical night at the Oscars! Oh, and did I mention the fair traded jewels?

Can’t wait to see next year’s!
You can follow Livia Firth Green Carpet Challenge at her Vogue UK blog here