We were asked by our friend and colleague, Meaghan O'Neill (author of Ready, Set, Green and one of the founders of Treehugger)if we would consider donating some OT fabrics to a very worthy cause; the preservation of Newport RI's only nature preserve-Ballard Park, so we did in fact, enthusiastically, offer 3 of our pillows made from completely sustainable/organic materials, right down to the recycled, nickle free zippers...and they were very well received. Newport is just gorgeous in the summer--really the quintessential seaside New England town. We also had the chance last week to visit the beautiful Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown, RI for a Green Drinks event where Meaghan gave a passionate speech about the benefits of living green; making even small adjustments in our lives to help move the planet toward a more sustainable future. Check out her book--It's incredibly informative.
As well, we have been busy making pillows and other accessories for The newportmanisons.org cafe and gift shop. If you've never had the opportunity to visit Newport, especially the exquistite homes along Bellview Avenue and Ocean Drive, take a tour..it's well worth it...a bygone era of outrageously gorgeous architecture.