White…the color of innocence and purity. Red…the color of fire and passion. Blue….the color of the sky and the sea…. Can a color impact my mood? Is is an accident that hospital walls are painted pale green (lowers blood pressure) or soft blue (relaxes and soothes)? Can a bright yellow space make me hyper? According… Continue reading Color therapy
I recently came across Debra’s List (http://www.debralynndadd.com/debras-list/) and if you don’t know about Debra Lynn Dadd, head over to her website for an education on chemical free living. Debra Lynn Dadd is an expert in non-toxic living and a go-to person for the chemically sensitive community. She is a consultant and author of several books,… Continue reading Looking for Non Toxic Products?
In our era of cookie cutter, mass produced, “commodity” decor, it’s refreshing to me to see unique, one of a kind product, made by hand. I concur with Hugo MacDonald: “We are living in a world of smooth edges and shiny surfaces. Our yearning for everything to be friction free feels like it has gone… Continue reading …woven from the soul
Until 1996, there were no watchdog organizations to monitor child labor in India’s carpet industry. Some estimated that 1,000,000 children were weaving carpets in South East Asia. 1,000,000 kids. The work of agencies like GoodWeave and LabelStep have changed the handmade rug industry by monitoring looms for illegal child labor. These non-government agencies have been active… Continue reading Who Made Your Rug?
Nicolas Kristoff’s NY TIMES article, What Poisons Are in Your Body? made me pause. Kristoff was tested for “poisons” found in everyday products we use or consume including toothpaste and household cleaning products. The test results showed that Kristoff’s body had surprising levels of toxic chemicals. The rug and carpet industry has been widely criticized… Continue reading Is your home making you sick?