Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chi-Chi and Sololá in the blogosphere

We are super excited by all the great posts on Chi-Chi and Sololá that keep popping up. Above is a post by Jennifer from yesterday on Ecouterre (Jasmin wrote about Sololá in January). Check out more on Design Milk, Notcouture, and Frizzi Frizzi.

Thanks to everyone who has placed orders through our shop. We just received new shipments from Guatemala so look forward to more images soon.

UPDATE 04/02/10: Check out Laura Cassidy's post on her Wear What When blog at Seattle Metropolitan.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ty featured on Oprah.com!!

Huge thanks to Simran Sethi for the great post on our Ty recyclable shower curtain in the second part of her article The New Loo on Oprah.com, in which Simran greens her bathroom.

Simran notes the 108 volatile organic compounds that make typical vinyl shower curtains so dangerous, and writes about Grain:

"Their Ty shower curtain is one of my most cherished bathroom items. It moves and breathes like a natural fiber, resists mold and mildew and is made from HDPE, a commonly recycled plastic."

This post was part of a yearlong project in which Simran (known as the "green messenger" by Vanity Fair) will be greening her first home, a 1925 historic two-story house in Lawrence, Kansas. Read more of Simran's posts on Oprah.com here or on her own website here.

To celebrate this post, we are offering a 15% discount on our Ty and Ty D.I.Y. Edition recyclable shower curtains now until the end of March. Just enter "OPRAH" at checkout to receive the discount!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Chi-Chi joins Sololá in our shop!

Our Chi-Chi necklaces, made in collaboration with artisans in Guatemala, are finally up in our shop!! They join our Sololá purses also made in Guatemala from upcycled vintage textiles.

To read/see more about Chi-Chi and Sololá, check out our long overdue press release and/or download some high-res images here.