Entries Tagged as 'Green Green Ideas'

Patagonia : Patagonia Provisions

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We were thrilled when Patagonia approached us last year about their new division, Patagonia Provisions. Patagonia has been passionate about food for a long time. On their many travels they realized the food they were consuming would become a vital part of the experience. Patagonia states, “What we eat does more than just fill our stomachs and nourish our bodies; good food lifts our spirits and helps us understand the world a little better.” With Patagonia Provisions, their goal will stay the same as with everything they do. They will aim to make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and they hope out of everything they do to inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. In the upcoming months and years, they will offer a growing selection of foods that address environmental issues and they will continue to encourage support of local food producers. They are confident their success with help establish a model for a new kind of food chain.

Patagonia’s reason for being (AKA their mission statement), “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crises” and we couldn’t agree more! Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. While Alpinism remains at the heart of their worldwide business, they still make clothes for silent sports that give us moments of connections between ourselves and nature. These sports include climbing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, along with paddling and trail running. Patagonia works steadily to reduce harms created by their business activity and use recycled materials and organic ingredients as much as possible.

We know what you are thinking (besides all the great things about Patagonia), what does this have to do with Woolly Pocket? Patagonia Provisions has chosen our Mini Wally to be sold and distributed in their Patagonia Provisions stores.  We too, have similar visions as Patagonia. We work Woolly hard being green and take immense pride in using recycled materials and using USA made products. Woolly Pockets have two main components: the breathable felt and the built-in moisture barrier. The breathable portion is made of 100% recycled plastic bottles that have been industrially felted. The military-grade moisture barrier is made from 60% recycled plastic bottles. We stitch each pocket together by hand in the USA with a double lock stitch and strong, UV-resistant nylon threads.

Wild Sockeye Salmon is featured in these pictures! Description from Patagonia: Our Lightly Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon is made with fish harvested from the Situk River, near Yakutat, Alaska. This is a small, community-based fishery, using short-soak set nets with a low by-catch rate. Because the fishing takes place in the river itself – as opposed to the open ocean where many salmon stocks mingle – the fishermen are able to target a specific, sustainable salmon population. This is the kind of fishery we’re proud to support. But the true test lies in the taste. We’ve worked with our favorite chefs to create the kind of delicious, wholesome food we like to share with friends on the trail and at home. In other words, this is good food. For you and the planet.


Woolly Pocket at the LISI House

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Our Wallys are featured at the Austrian designed LISI house for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Irvine, California. “By subtly blending nature into the daily living areas, residents can fully embrace the surrounding natural environment in their day-to-day life. Multiple garden space and a vertical garden are installed on the patios, which allow residents to grow their own fruits and vegetables. The plants also serve as a natural filtration system, providing a healthy atmosphere for families and visitors.” More details and photos via inhabitat.

Hamptons Gardens

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Hamptons Gardens book looks absolutely delightful to flip through. These lush images are to plant for and reminds us how beautiful and powerful nature can be. Via Garden Design.

Green Screen

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

We recently discovered this stunning green screen house designed by Japanese architecture firm Hideo Kumaki. The living wall shades the home and keeps the house cool during summer. It’s beautiful to see plants have such a huge role in design. A little more about the design via design boom

The house features a large green wall that is supported by the building’s curving facade. a spattering of natural light filters through the leaves into the outdoor space below, while the screen also helps to shade the building’s interior during the summer months. wanting to reflect the site’s former presence as a field used to supply food, and also as a beautiful rose garden, nature played a big role in the landscape and design. the courtyard was constructed around the previous location of two cheery trees, helping to connect the spaces together. through a detailed examination of the site’s wind flows, the green wall is positioned in the optimum location for plant growth and also cross ventilation through the building’s interior. an environmentally considered design feature, it helps to reduce the building’s energy consumption – modifying the internal spaces naturally without the need for air-conditioning. the screen also functions as an extra room for the house, offering a relaxing space for the family to enjoy dining together. the use of straight lines has been avoided, so that no boundary between spaces exists, and there is no clear definition of their function. the curving form increases interaction between its occupants as the different zones merge into each other.

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