A resource than can be replenished at a rate equal to or greater than its rate of depletion. An example of this is hemp products which are grown without pesticides and using very little water.
Recycled products contain reused, reconditioned, or manufactured materials, as well as recycled raw material. Recycle products include the reuse, reconditioning, and manufacturing of furniture or parts of furniture into a new product.
By buying homewares and accessories made in USA, you are benefiting the local community and the economy as well as reducing the energy consumed and carbon put into the atmospher through transportation across the ocean, aka carbon footprint.
FINE aptly defines this as "a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade". ANANDAMAYA features many housewares and Eco gifts that are handmade by artisans and craftmen, which provides the dual benefit of creating jobs for people (not machines) and promotes historical and cultural handicraft techniques.
Made by hand or by a hand process. Clothing, Personal Arts, Home & Personal Accessories at ANANDAMAYA are made or prepared by hand, not by machine.
Made from materials that are non poisonous, harmful, or otherwise destructive to an organism upon exposure.