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October 2022 - Certificates & Facts

 

 5 Sheets & Giggles Certifications You Need To Know About.

  • Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex - For biodegradability, compostability and non-toxic.

  • FKT Certified - Skin will not be irritated or damaged by substances that may be released.

  • Canopy Partner - A non profit that protects endangered forests.

  • USDA Certified Bio-based Product - Products are derived from plants and renewable materials.

  • HIGG Index - Products are sustainable from production to end-of-life.

7 Remarkable Facts...


August 2022 - Growth & Destruction

Four Ways to Manage an Over Abundance of Backyard Produce

  • Canning - A great way to preserve many types of produce.  Just ensure you use safe practices to prevent microorganisms from taking over your food.
  • Freezing - good for whole fruits, berries and vegetables. Either lay out on a tray for freezing before packaging or just add directly to a container and pop in the freezer.
  • Pickling - Is not just for cucumbers. Can be used to preserve zucchini, bell peppers, green beans, cauliflower and many more...


June 2022 - Swedes & Bees

 

5 Ways to use your Swedish cleaning cloths

  • Replace paper towel for cleaning up spills and wiping down surfaces
  • Replace all your fabric dishcloths with the Swedish cleaning cloth - toss in dishwasher to sanitize when it needs a wash
  • Dedicate one for bathroom cleaning - holds up to strong cleaning solutions
  • Use to polish your stainless steel appliances for a streak free finish
  • Replace paper towels for glass cleaning - windows will gleam
Bonus: when it gets worn out (6-12 months) you can compost it...


July 2022 - Waterfalls & Icebergs

Our New Waterfall Collection

Local Artist Vibes" is what you'll immediately get when you check out our new Waterfall Collection.  We've commissioned young Hamilton artist Anita Helmers to bring you a different take on beloved Canadian landmark waterfalls.  Anita's art has a unique, homespun feel, while at the same time combining free-hand drawing and graphic design.  The result is a folksy warmth that will be a conversation starter in your home and your wardrobe. 

4 Ways to go plastic-free in honour of Plastic-Free July

  • Avoid...


August 2021 - Cottages and Wetlands

Cottages and Wetlands.  See what necessities you need for the cottage season and learn what Canada has planned to restore wetlands and grasslands.