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Archive for March, 2009

Getting to gnome (know me)

Posted by Jenny | March 26th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

gnomeThe products you get to buy off the web and in stores sometimes aren’t so, shall we say “beautiful”. When we receive prototypes for fitting the factories use available colors or have to substitute fabrics. When we develop new fabrics for the season sometimes it is being created at the same time we are developing the new styles. Occasionally we get some real winners. This is one of my favorites of the Men’s Riding Jacket…..and some people think our colors are boring. Do you really want to wear smurf blue?

An Inconvenient Thirst

Posted by Josie | March 20th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

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If you had a choice between getting something (more or less) for free that is energy efficient, or paying for something of comparable quality that takes 2000 time as much energy to produce, which would you chose?

Americans made this decision 33 billion times last year. In this case, being “green” is cheap, and 33 billion times we decided to throw our money away instead.

PhysOrg posted an article a couple days ago filled with quick-hit scientific data about the production and consumption of plastic water bottles in America. Single-use plastic water bottles are clogging our landfills, and floating in the massive gyres in the Pacific ocean. This is mind boggling when most people have easy access to clean drinking water that is tested and regulated to ensure it is safe to drink.  33 billion times a year we decide that the water inside the polyethylene terephthalate bottles is either more convenient or better for us.

Just past the advertisement for Fiji bottled water, the commentary after the article is filled with people defending why bottled water has a place in the world. I am all for filtering water, but I will never be convinced that producing 200 billion liter’s of bottled water per year is anything but a complete waste of energy.

Best In Class

Posted by Josie | March 9th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

RiversInDemand (2).PNGAlmost one year to the day since Alex last blogged about our adventurous friends from Epicocity, we’d like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Trip and his crew for winning the Best Professional Documentary award at the 2009 National Paddling Film Festival .

“A River’s Last Breath” follows two rafters through the great Bend of China’s Yangtze River as they help people understand and see for themselves how important it is to protect China’s rivers. This paddling film is different than most because… “the rafters will not be the first to paddle this white water gem, due to a series of 3 large dams currently under construction, they will be the last.” Watch footage from this award winning documentary in our video Rivers in Demand and see for yourself the dramatic landscapes that will soon be under 150 meters of water.

I tried contacting Trip to say congratulations, but he’s on a 22 day trip through the Grand Canyon. I’m looking forward to watching footage from his trip down a river with a long healthily life ahead of it.

Dogs of Nau

Posted by admin | March 6th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

bean.JPGThis is Bean. Her favorite place to nap is in my NAU Indulgent jacket. You can check out the rest of the office dogs by following this link.

A Word From Our Sponsor

Posted by Josie | March 4th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

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It’s time to start thinking about summer and the things we put in the back of our minds for six months out of the year long days and warm weather. We officially launched our new Spring product line today, ideal for maximizing your comfort and style in the warmer months.

Let us be the first to welcome you to Spring.