1) BYOB The Mai Tai One bag from Envirosax sports a funky pattern rendered in vegetable and soy-based dyes. Great for groceries, this handy bag expands to a roomy 19½ by 16½ inches and can hold up to 40 pounds. Distributed by Fairfield-based Terra Trendz, the fade-proof, washable design will last up to five years; $17.99 at terratrendz.com.
2) FACE FORWARD Celebrities Alanis Morrisette and Zachary Quinto are Kiehl’s partners for the fifth limited-edition Label Art series. One hundred percent of proceeds from Ultra face cream will benefit Recycle Across America; $46.50 at Kiehl’s in Short Hills (973-258-0790).
3) GET ROLLING Convenient and reusable, MyDrap cocktail/dinner napkins and place mats are machine washable up to six times; then just recycle the biodegradable cotton/linen cloth ; $27-$36 at Fun House Furnishings & Design in Mendham (973-543-6429).
4) IT’S A WASH Tied with a reusable cotton wrap, the Little Green Bag is low on packaging and preservatives, high on fresh, ethically tested ingredients. The set includes Sexy Peel marmalade body soap, shampoo, sugar scrub and a citrus massage bar; $25.95 at LUSH in Short Hills (973-376-0637).
5) WRITE ON! Whether your thoughts are pithy or dishy, with the seven-year punctuation pen you can jot more than five feet of cursive lines each day for seven years. Equipped with a jumbo ink cartridge, this Swiss-made pen by Seltzer is made to last; $7.50 at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair (973-744-7177).
6) WASTE NOT These stylish bangles are made from discarded East African cow horns and highlighted with brass and berry-colored wire. Ten percent of the profits support scholarships for green-design students and other causes; $162 at voguevert.com.Click here to leave a comment