Earth Day was born on April 22, 1970, after 20 million Americans came together to voice their support of preserving the environment and launching the modern Environmental movement. Since then, Earth Day has been celebrated annually worldwide and has become a forum for addressing environmental concerns as well as educating the public on acts of sustainability. The Earth Day Network was created to oversee this yearly event. The Earth Day Network also works year-round with other companies to sponsor sustainability related initiatives as well as educate the public on issues relating to environmental changes. This information and more (including how to get involved) is available at http://www.earthday.
Flying A is committed to carrying brands that are eco-friendly & socially-conscious. While not every brand we carry fits this niche, where possible we try and focus on brands that are trying to reduce their own footprint and improve the world in which we live. Listed below are the eco-friendly brands that we stock.
Adesso: Adesso jewelry is crafted using traditional craftsman techniques. Their jewelry is often created with upcycled vintage beads and charms.
Fjallraven: Fjallraven products were originally designed to be enjoyed in nature, which is why the company has pledged to make every effort to sustain the natural environment. They oversee their entire productions process to ensure all of their products are cruelty free. They are constantly searching for ways to reduce their environmental footprint. Finally they donate to the preservation of the endangered arctic fox, for which the company is named.
Matt & Nat: Matt & Nat design their accessories line on the principles of sustainability. They are committed to using recycled/upcycled materials where possible, including reusing plastic bottles and cork. They operate completely cruelty-free so there are never any animal by-products used in their bags, only vegan leather.
Kala Style: Kala Style soaps fit into 2 categories. The first are their natural soaps imported from Europe with a tradition of excellence. This includes our Swedish Sea Salt Soap with skin-softening properties. The other half are the domestic soaps they source to encourage local business. We carry the Farmer’s Market soap, which is made of natural vegetables in support of farmer’s markets.
Sophia Costas: All Sophia Costas products are created in a fair trade work environment in India & Nepal. All Sophia Costas scarves are made from natural materials and are crafted using traditional artisan methods. The Vintage Collection, consisting of Jackets, Blankets, and Skirts are handmade in India and are crafted with recycled vintage fabric.