I don’t know about you, but I love Fall. Even in Southern California leaves start to turn, the angle of the sunlight creates amazing shadows, and the temperatures begin to cool. Only problem with cooler weather is – I get cold easily. As in, goosebumps at anything below about 72 degrees easily. And being the sustainably minded person I am, I keep the thermostat set at 68 or below. What to do?
Problem solved! These beautiful In2Green recycled cotton throws are thick, soft, and oh so warm. Knit in the U.S., from yarn made of reclaimed t-shirt cuttings salvaged from cut and sew factories, the throws are 50″ x 60″, and machine washable. I love the Ikat pattern ($130) in the knit, but there are other styles that are equally lovely.
This Coral pattern ($130) looks like something right off the pages of Elle Decor.
And their Indian pattern ($130) would fit in just about anywhere.
There is even an adorable, big polka dot patterned throw ($50) for baby (30″ x 40″).
The yarn colors used in these throws are from the original t-shirt cuttings, so no additional dyes are required, which makes for a nice, low impact product. However, if you are concerned about what types of dyes might originally have been used for the t-shirt fabric,…
then you might want to look at one of In2Green’s undyed, organic cotton knit throws ($150) instead. Sigh. They remind me so much of my first trip to Ireland, and the thick, cable knit Erin Island sweater I purchased while there. I want to wrap myself up in one of these throws, settle down in front a a peat fire, with a butter soaked slice of fresh baked soda bread in one hand, and a mug of Irish Breakfast tea in the other. OK, now I’m hungry.
Now, by way of full disclosure, I wanted to make a little announcement. In order to keep this blog not just up and running, but adjusting, expanding and evolving, it needs to earn its keep. My 8 year old son does much the same thing (sort of) by taking out the trash, setting the table, and taking bribes to keep out of my way keeping quiet while I work. However, this blog isn’t particularly good at doing chores (much like its editor), so it’s going to have to try other means. Namely, joining Open Sky* and seeing if we get along. So starting today you will see an occasional post, as items become available, where I will let you know that part of the purchase price of those items will go towards supporting this blog.
Mind you, I was actually pretty nervous about promoting items this way, so I insisted on being sent a sample of this recycled cotton throw to give it the once over before telling you about it. Half expecting some flimsy, printed on piece of fabric, once it arrived, I quickly realized I needn’t have worried. The throw is thick and substantial, with a richly colored pattern woven throughout.
Rest assured, I will be just as diligent on any future promotions. After all, a girl’s got to watch out for her reputation…
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*What is Open Sky you say? Hmmm… I think I’ll let the LA Times explain.