There's a new one-stop shop for all-things green* called Vine.com (nope, it's not a wine shop as I first suspected based on the name).
Vine.com features everything from paraben-free skincare and gluten-free snacks to reclaimed wood furnishings and solar-powered electronics. They've got lots of brands I recognize like Burt's Bees and Seventh Generation, as well as many new ones I'm looking forward to trying.
Right now shoppers on Vine.com will get $10 off their order and free shipping with an exclusive code when they spend $49 or more. Get it at www.vine.com/healthychild2012. Plus, Vine.com will give $10 to Healthy Child Healthy World, an organization which aims to empower parents to protect children from toxic chemicals through simple changes. I can get behind that.
Before Vine.com carries a product, Vine.com reviews product descriptions (including descriptions of ingredients and materials) that are provided by a vendor. Those products descriptions are then compared to Vine.com's standards.
To be available on Vine.com, a product (based on its description) must fall into at least one of the following categories:
- Designed to Remove Toxins
- Energy Efficient
- Powered by Renewable Energy
- Made of Sustainable Materials
- Water Efficient
As part of its product selection process, Vine.com developed a Banned Ingredients List; and Vine.com vendors must confirm that their products do not contain substances on the list.