As 2013 is now well underway, and you work to get your taxes filed and over with, we at Green Kitchenware want you to know we are right there with you.
Making good on our promise to offer you sustainable cookware with a clear conscience, we made our yearly donation to the Conservation Fund. This year, we gave 1% of our total revenue, and purchased carbon credits for every order shipped from our store.
We’ve got some exciting ideas in store for 2013, and hope to see many of you return. Thanks for all of your support!
We’re very excited to introduce mango wood as the latest material in our line of eco-friendly kitchen products. Mango wood doesn’t get the press of bamboo, hemp, cork, and reclaimed woods, so it often goes unnoticed. I was completely blown away though by the quality and feel of our latest items from Pacific Merchants.
Happy 2013! With the madness of holiday shopping still fresh in our minds, wouldn’t it be nice to get some things for free? Well we’ve got you covered with a bunch of giveaways going on across the blogosphere. Here’s what you can win.
We love seeing action shots of our customers’ eco-friendly kitchenware. Our customer Adrienne from Ohio sent us some pictures of how she used her new mortar and pestle and we’re excited to share them here.
Image Credit: Squirrel Cottage
Gifting can be tricky for the eco-conscious on your list. On the one hand, you want to eliminate consumption and packaging, while on the other you still want to have a little holiday spirit. So how do you do both?
To give green gifts, think about practical items that your recipients will truly use. Here are some of our favorites:
Getting in the habit of recycling can be a little daunting at first, but with just a little bit of planning you can become a pro. Don’t rush out and buy shiny new recycling bins just yet though. Take a look at our tips to get you going and you’ll be sorting and recycling in no time!
We’re excited to carry a new line of “stick resistant” cookware from a company called Manpans. Manpans is a subsidiary of Lloyd Industries who have been making high end professional cookware for years. We’ve been using a Manpans saute pan in our own kitchen for a couple of months now and we’re happy to say that this is the real deal!
Despite the name, there is nothing specifically “manly” about the Manpan. They are extremely lightweight (it is the lightest pan in our house) and incredibly durable. Unlike traditional Teflon coated pans, there is no spray-on coating to flake off in your food. Manpans are made from an anodized (super-powered) aluminum that makes the metal so hard that it won’t flake off, even when given vigorous scraping with a metal spatula. If you’re intrigued, be sure to check out our full line (including Manpans) of eco-friendly nonstick cookware.
When you think of October, the first thing that may come to mind is Oktoberfest, but there’s more to this month than just beer. For folks interested in food and sustainability, October offers plenty of opportunities to get involved!
We’re excited to offer you a dash of color in your kitchen with a new selection of eco-friendly wooden bowls and utensils from bambu! If you’ve thought about adding an eco-friendly bowl or dish to your kitchen, but the “naked” look didn’t quite do it for you, now is the time for a second look!
The bowls come in both coconut and bamboo varieties, and the laqueur is completely food safe, derived from the cashew-nut tree. All bambu products are 100% organic and sustainably harvested. My mouth waters just looking at these bowls; just be careful your food doesn’t get jealous!
For foodies, the kickoff to football season can be epic. Here in the midwest, there are still a few more weeks of fresh delicious produce at the farmers markets, the weather is decidedly perfect for some smokey sweet barbecue, and the tailgate parties are just getting started.
If you’re looking to do some tailgating of your own this year, here are a couple of ways to make it a little more earth friendly.