Fashion, Sustainable Brands

The Suray Sunshirt by Coalatree fights odors and blocks sun rays

As summer comes we are planning camping trips and hikes and our weekends are filling up fast. In the Pacific Northwest the weather can go from hot to cold in no time. This is why I leave for morning hikes in layers and bring jackets in the RV even in the summer. This new Suray Sunshirt by Coalatree has been my hiking go-to!

If the trails are overcrowded, sometimes a stroll in the hills or high peak neighborhoods are nice especially with a shirt that protects against UV rays and combats odor-causing bacteria, mold, and fungi. It is done with the environmentally safe antimicrobial protection of zinc ions within superior nylon 6,6, creating yarns and fabrics that naturally provide UPF 50+ protection. It’s more than just a shirt, it functions!

The ions are embedded into the fabric rather than sprayed on like most. This means protection stays even after washes and makes it much more environmentally-friendly relying on zero added chemicals and waste. It also dries quick also!

I love the feel and stretch of this shirt. It comes in 4 colors – Sky Blue, Hexagon, Herring Bone, and Mountain Line. I have the Mountain Line pattern. It fits true to size with a longer waist that I love. It even has a zipper pocket to store ID, Keys and even a small wallet. Find your style on their Kickstarter page where you can get early-bird pricing and availability – Suray Sunshirt by Coalatree in partnership with Acteev.

Natural Foods, Sustainable Brands

SeaBear’s Ready-to-Eat seafood pouches from the Pacific Northwest

SeaBear's Ready-to-Eat seafood pouches from the Pacific Northwest

SEABEAR comes straight from the Pacific Northwest waters to bring seafood pouches and gifts for consumers to enjoy. There is no middle man or chain, just fresh natural seafood to enjoy. From smoked salmon and oysters to ready eat pouches, you will find something to gift or enjoy yourself. Only pure, 100% seafood!

Anacortes, Wa is a small town on the Pacific waters and it is here that SEABEAR prepares its seafood in small batches. I live about 45 minutes SE from Anacortes and am very familiar with the fresh seafood that comes from our local waters. You get super-premium pure, natural, & sustainable seafood and this party pack makes a great gift for any sea-foodie!

These Seabear ready-to-eat smoked seafood pouches is great from package to plate for guests. They are vacuum-sealed in an easy open pouch, and gently cooked in its own juices, preserving the fish naturally, so no refrigeration is required until the pouch is opened. Visit the SEABEAR shop to find seafood gifts for the all occasions. Don’t forget to add their chowders to your cart!

2022 Brands, Natural Products, Pets Products, Sustainable Brands

The nylon-free and non-splintering BetterBone for Dogs helps save the planet

The nylon-free and non-splintering BetterBone for Dogs helps save the planet

Our girls may look sweet and medium in strength but give them a chew toy or stuffie (not allowed anymore due to a vet ER scare) and they act like mighty muscle chewers. I cannot leave much out for them unless we supervise because they will chew until their gums overly bleed and destroy anything not well made. BetterBone dog bones are approved in our home for Maya and Leah. We still only give them when we are home and put them up after a some time but have had zero hazards using them.

BetterBone is a Blue Standard product and as a sustainable brand, you know you are giving a safe product to your dog. If BetterBone pieces do flake off, the good news is that it is designed to do this and it’s 100% natural composition and is safe if consumed. Although, my dogs just spit the small flakes out like they do other chews.

Besides it being safe for my dogs, I love the ingredients and care put into creating these fun bones. They are made with sustainably sourced wood fiber and renewable plant-based oil. The shape is designed to be held well by my dogs and because the end product is softer than standard nylon, their teeth can handle the BetterBone very well. No dairy, nuts, meats, wheat, gluten or fish are used and this is great due to Maya’s many food allergies. Order your dogs BetterBone today!

2022 Brands, Earth Friendly, Sustainable Brands

Evolution Hoodie: Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds

EVOLUTION HOODIE: MADE FROM RECYCLED COFFEE GROUNDS

Coffee Grounds to hoodie! Who would have guessed coffee grounds could be so comfortable and look so great? The Coalatree Evolution Hoodie is made from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles.

How? Simply put, used coffee grounds and plastic bottles are melted down and mixed to create small fibers. This blend of recycled products produces a very soft fabric with a water and odor-repellent coating.

This hoodie is by far, the most comfortable one I own and brings the most compliments. The fit is perfect and very true top size. The features seem endless. There are about 20 features in this one piece. For the sake of post length, I’ll list a few that stand out most to me…stay-put drawstrings, featherweight, moisture wicking and quick-dry material, soft & cozy, hand warming thumbholes and travel pouch.

My favorite feature of all is the kangaroo pocket that allows it to fold into itself and become a soft pillow. Once folded down into this pillow, you get a zipper closure, key and carabiner loop and travel pockets with velcro closures.

This hoodie (and pillow) is the best purchase you will make or gift. Coalatree products are all made with recycled materials and with sustainable products in green facilities. Visit Coalatree’s shop and find what you like best.