I just found a cool new Canadian website. Well, it’s new to me at least. Actually, they’ve been around for over 16 years and have two brick and mortar stores in Toronto, as well as the online storefront. Where am I talking about? The place is called Grassroots, and considering their many achievements, including being Voted Best Eco-Store in Canada by Today’s Parent magazine, I’m a bit surprised I’ve never heard of them before.
Grassroots offers a wide range of eco-friendly products. When I was given the opportunity to pick a review item from their site it took me well over an hour to make up my mind, because there was just so much to choose from. Some of the categories they offer include: sunscreen, insect repellents, natural cleaners, bath salts, soaps, skin care, organic bedding, baby slings, cloth diapers, home decor, electronics, gadgets, games, toys, stationary, office supplies, lawn and garden, clothing and much more.
They offer free local pick up for those in Toronto, free shipping within Canada and the US on orders over $99, and low flat-rate shipping costs for orders below that value. I like that the prices are in Canadian dollars. I like that they are proud to support small eco-friendly companies, and that they only carry products that are made observing fair trade, fair labour and human rights practices.
Take a look at a few of the awesome products they carry…..
These blank journals made from re-purposed hardcover books are so very cool looking!
As are these battery-free Fold and Play Recycled Card Board Speakers. Yes you read that right – portable, fold-able, speakers made from cardboard. They don’t require batteries, and they are pretty to look at to boot. (Such a cool concept. Have any of you ever tired these? They are so nifty looking!)
And check this out! A kid-friendly “staple-free” stapler that uses tiny cuts and folds to attach up to four pieces of paper.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Grassroots website site contains hundreds of interesting and unique, eco-friendly products. These are just a few of the items I almost chose while browsing through their exhaustive catalogue. What did I end up picking? Well, you’ll have to wait and see. I will tell you that it was something cool, and that it was something for back to school, and coming up soon you’ll have a chance to read my review and to enter a giveaway too.
In the meantime, be sure to go check out the Grassroots website. You can keep informed about upcoming deals and promotions by following Grassroots on Facebook and Twitter. They also just started a new series of biweekly Twitter chats, where you can join in some green themed conversation and have a chance to win prizes or giftcards from their store. The chats take place every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 EST, and the next one is scheduled for Sept. 21st.