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Save Money While Saving The Environment

Taressa George

Nowadays, we have so many choices when it comes to shopping.  Not only do we have shopping malls, but local farmers markets, second-hand and consignment stores, as well as an unlimited number of online stores. 

E-commerce has become so popular that even groceries can now be delivered to your front door.  Mattresses, cars, medicine, and even fast-food, can all be delivered nearly anywhere.  Drones are even making deliveries in some places.  

For those of us who value social and environmental responsibility, we think about the impact our purchases have on the environment and society.  We think about the value of purchasing from places that support important causes, give back, and make a difference.  And the companies who take steps to reduce their environmental impact, make us feel better about purchasing from them.

WellaVerde is proud to be among the companies who think beyond the bottom line.  While we cannot compete with retail giants like Amazon or WalMart, we feel good about the products we offer and the way we get them to your door.  We sleep better at night knowing that we deliver something with minimal impact on the environment, and we are glad to provide unique, one-of-a-kind items that can't be found in any retail chain. 

We value our customers not because they make purchases.  We value our customers because they are making a difference.  When it comes to shopping, they have a choice.  In fact, they have a plethora of choices, yet they make a conscious decision to buy a sustainable, recycled, organic, fair-trade and eco-friendly product that supports a bigger mission.  A product with benefits far greater than their original, intended purpose.  

The next time you need a unique gift, consider its source, material, and secondary benefits.  Imagine what it would feel like if everything we purchased had additional benefits.  What a wonderful world this would be. 

Hemp for Victory & Victory for Hemp!

Taressa George

Hemp : Marijuana :: O’Doul’s : Budweiser

Recent publicity over the expanding legalization of medicinal marijuana has overshadowed the quiet progress being made in the industrial hemp arena.  For those who aren’t aware, hemp is to marijuana what O’Doul’s is to Budweiser.  That is to say, industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive, subspecies of Cannabis with less than 1% THC and much more CBD, which counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC, rendering it useless for smoking (contrasted to that of marijuana which has upwards of 10 - 20% THC.) Hemp is used to make everything from clothing and paper, to building materials and beneficial food products.  It is one of the most sustainable, rapidly growing crops, and yields nearly four times as much usable fiber as trees or cotton. It is a non-psychoactive species of Cannabis, yet it is illegal to grow in most of the United States.

As early as the 1700s, hemp was a vital crop in the U.S. Prior to 1850 all western ships used hempen rope and sails; even Old Ironsides used hempen rope and sails. Conestoga wagons were covered with hempen canvas. The hemp industry was strongest in Kentucky, Missouri and parts of Wisconsin during the mid 1800s and thrived until the Marihuana Tax Act of 1938.  Then, in 1942 the U.S. government released a short film made during World War II titled “Hemp for Victory” promoting and encouraging the industrial farming and growing of hemp. Why? Because it was costing far too much to import industrial fibers and products such as rope, cloth and cords from overseas.  Over 146,000 acres of fiber hemp were harvested in 1943 until cheaper fibers for cording, such as jute and sisal, initiated a second decline in the demand for hemp. Cotton soon took center stage as a more profitable crop, and with more textiles being made from cotton the decline in the demand for hemp continued. And although it has been known for decades that hemp produces a higher quality and grade of paper, wood pulp continues to be our primary paper source, resulting in the continued deforestation and resulting degradation of our environment.  In the 1950s, the confusion and association with its cousin, marijuana, resulted in anti-drug legislation banning all varieties of cannabis, putting a pointless end to one of the most useful, sustainable crops in our country for nearly 70 years.

Thankfully, we are seeing signs of progress in Washington DC. This week’s federal farm bill approved by Congress includes a Hemp Amendment, which although doesn't legalize hemp production, does allow research on industrial hemp by universities and state agriculture departments in the 10 states where hemp production is legal: California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.  That means more support for proving that industrial hemp can be the U.S.’s next biggest sustainable crop. Eleven more states have introduced hemp bills this year: Hawaii, Indiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.  And 14 states have defined industrial hemp as being distinctly different from marijuana and removed production barriers.  There are two bills pending in Congress right now that would legalize hemp completely; House Resolution 525, the "Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013," and the companion legislation, Senate Bill 359.

The U.S. hemp industry is estimated to be over $500 million in annual retail sales, with everything from handbags (left) to edible hemp hearts. The progress being made on Capitol Hill means hope for the U.S. at becoming a predominant source for one of most sustainable crops on the planet.  

Read more at:

  • http://www.hemphasis.net/History/harriedhemp.htm
  • http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__products/fiber/industrial-hemp-profile/
  • http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2014/jan/29/breakthrough_farm_bill_includes_breakthrough

Live well and get organized!

Denise George

Step #1 in getting organized for 2014 is to separate the important mail from the junk mail. These handmade wall baskets will help get the job done and look nice too! The baskets are handwoven from the air root vine called lukmoy which is abundant in low altitude locations such as the Philippines. The central cylinder of this root is light and flexible and used for weaving baskets.

Live well and choose your Spring decor!

Denise George

Now that the Holiday decorations have been taken down and we are thinking about Valentine's Day, we decided to clean our décor palate and enjoy simplicity for the moment. Natural Seagrass Fruits in a set of Nested Spun Bamboo Bowls takes center stage on our table....(that is until the red hearts arrive!)

Organic Swaddles: Does Your Baby Sleep Through the Night?

Denise George

For countless generations, mothers have slept with their infants tucked close to their bodies, allowing them to nurse on and off during the night. More recently the tradition has changed to placing babies alone in their sleep location, on their back on a firm surface (due to SIDS), and attempting to get them to sleep through the night without waking or feeding. Though babies are not designed to sleep through the night, they eventually adapt to our desperate demands -- when they would be much more comfortable in a soft, snug swaddle. The following excerpt from Isis baby guru and RN/BCLD Nancy Holtzman’s series on swaddling shares expert information on the time-honored tradition. She explains why swaddling works and how it can help your baby get a more restful night’s sleep.

Why does swaddling work?

Babies, like all humans, will take several deep breaths every few minutes to bring more oxygen into their lungs. But with newborns, this deep breath often triggers a small startle reflex, making the arms jerk and flail out. Watch your sleeping baby: you’ll see somewhat irregular breathing, and will notice that sometimes he’ll startle, then return right back to quiet sleep. Other times, perhaps in a lighter sleep stage, he’ll startle, which will cause a second startle, and ultimately will startle himself awake and cry…

When a baby is swaddled snug with the arms down, the startle reflex is muffled and far less disruptive, they are more likely to stay asleep with each startle…Click here to read the entire series

You can continue this tradition with the softest swaddles and fashion-forward prints that say as much about your style as they do about practices that bind mothers together around the world. 47" x 47" pre-washed 100% cotton muslin or 100% organic cotton muslin swaddling wraps from Aden & Anais.

Hooded Towel & Washcloth Set by Aden+Anais

Denise George

Natural, gentle muslin has been used by mothers to care for their children for countless generations. Natural muslin and extra thick 100% cotton terry are gentle, absorbent and washable as well as extra comfortable to sensitive skin.

Our towel and washcloth set includes a muslin washcloth, styled with Aden&Anais exclusive prints, and a hooded, plush terry towel that keeps little heads warm and dry. 100% natural cotton.

100% Cotton Muslin Swaddles by Aden+Anais

Denise George

Aden & Anais has brought the comfort of muslin together with great design to create a line of baby products as stylish as they are soothing, and as affordable as they are beautiful. From Aussie emigrant and anxious mother-to-be to business entrepreneur and now author of the quintessential book on swaddling, Raegan has become a chief advocate for reviving the ancient practice of swaddling babies. With origins stretching back to Biblical times, swaddling mimics the secure feeling of being back in the womb and helps babies calmly settle in for a long, peaceful, healthy sleep.

For countless generations, mothers have swaddled and cared for their children with natural muslin. You can continue this tradition with the softest swaddles and fashion-forward prints that say as much about your style as they do about practices that bind mothers together around the world. Pack of four 47" x 47" pre-washed 100% cotton muslin swaddling wraps in White with pink and green or White with blue print.

Dream Blanket by Aden+Anais

Denise George

Aden + Anais has brought the comfort of muslin together with great design to create a line of baby products as stylish as they are soothing, and as affordable as they are beautiful. 100% cotton muslin is a natural, lightweight, slightly stretchable fabric that allows babies to move and breathe.

How do you make sweet dreams? Start with natural, gentle muslin -- the fabric mothers around the world have used to care for their children for generations. Add a colorful, modern print by Aden + Anais and maybe a favorite teddy and that's it. Sweet dreams come easily with this 4-layer soft 100% cotton muslin blanket. 47" x 47". White with Blue trim, spots & stripes, White with Pink trim and cupcake print, or White on White.

Fresh Wave Green Home Kit

Denise George

Fresh Wave natural odor eliminators use the power of nature and molecular science to get rid of organic and inorganic odors. Rather than masking unwanted odors, Fresh Wave products go to the source to destroy the odor. More importantly, Fresh Wave products use no toxins or perfumes, so they are safe for use around people and pets. Eco-friendly and industrially proven, these non-toxic products are based on formulations that eliminate odors in the most odorous places around the world, including garbage dumps, asphalt factories and wastewater facilities. Compared to those locations, you home's odors are not match for the Fresh Wave odor eliminators. Fresh Wave products are made with simple natural ingredients: lime, pine needles, aniseed, clove, cedarwood and water.

Three great Fresh Wave products to eliminate odors in the home, car, office, boat, locker, gym bag, etc. -- anywhere you want to eliminate odors quickly and completely. 8oz. Spray, 16oz. Jar of odor neutralizing crystals and a 6.25 oz. Soy Candle. No toxins or perfumes, only pure natural ingredients. Safe for people and pets.

Organic Plush Toys

Denise George

Babies should teethe and play with only the best materials! And organics, grown without pesticides and chemicals, are safest for baby as well as the environment. Dandelion's Organic Soft Plush animals and toys have delighted babies and their parents for years. Items feature beautiful fabrics made from certified organic cotton, with fine stitching details and playful sounds.

Soft and silky, these adorable pudgy pals are made from soft, 100% organic cotton and filled with natural corn fibers. Soft fabrics delight babies and environmentally conscious design means peace of mind for parents. 8" high. Machine wash and dry.