Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Give a Gorgeous Gift of Empowerment

We've just received our first shipment of gorgeous eco necklaces and bracelets from socially minded company 31 Bits - and we're thrilled! We love this jewellery for three reasons. First, it looks phenomenal. If it didn't look good it wouldn't be worn. Personal faves include the Tally Berry Blue bracelet and the extra long Bella necklace -- the compliments are endless. Second, it's made from recycled bits of posters, fliers and textbooks and sealed with a non-toxic, water-based varnish so it's eco-friendly. Third, it helps empower individual women in Uganda to rise above poverty. The concept behind 31 Bits is to help individual women with a holistic approach to development, meaning not only do the creators of this jewellery receive a sustainable monthly income, but they also receive finance training, English lessons, health education, business training and spiritual support. It's just as much about the consumer as it is about the creator. To be frank, we love this concept. Give a lovely bracelet or necklace this Christmas -- or treat yourself! -- and you'll be giving the gift of empowerment to woman who needs it. For more, click here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thank You Facebook Fans Giveaway

We've reached the 4000 facebook fan mark - and we couldn't be more thrilled! Thank you to everyone who's joined us on our official Lavish & Lime facebook page. We love reading your comments, your likes and appreciate your support. Keep checking in for more of our latest eco products, tips, news and giveaways, like this one. To mark this milestone, we've put together a short video of thanks from our founder Colin Campbell below. In it, you'll see the letters 'THX'. Tell us which eco product we've used to spell them out and you could win a reusable lunch bag for Christmas! To view our facebook page, click here.

Tell us which product we've used to spell 'THX' in the video above and you could win a neoprene-like Big Cheese Reusable Lunch Sack from Dabbawalla Bags in our random draw.

Leave your answer in a comment below or email it to us at with 'Facebook Fans Giveawy' in the subject line. **
Please be sure to include your name, email address and telephone number so we can contact you if you win.**

Do any of the following and be sure to tell us you did!
- Like us on our Lavish & Lime Facebook Page and leave this comment on our wall:
"I just entered to win a Big Cheese Lunch Bag at"
- Sign up to receive our email newsletter
- Follow us on Twitter

One entry per person. The winner will be chosen in a random draw by Lavish & Lime. Deadline for entries is midnight PST Sunday, December 18th. The winner will be notified Monday, December 19th. Open to Canadian residents only.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011

We started out in November on a search for the Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011. After 2 online votes and a final draw the results are in. Hopscotch Natural Nail Polish for Kids is the Best Green Gift for Christmas 2011 as chosen by you, our customers and friends. A total of 33 different gifts were suggested by our community and voted on. Two nominees were tied for first place - Hopscotch and our Brown Bird Insulated Lunch Bag from So Young Mother. A tie-breaker vote followed and the winner was Hopscotch with a total of 50 votes over the lunch bag's 37 votes. As four different people recommended Hopscotch as the best gift, we held a random draw to determine the winner of the $25 gift certificate to be awarded to the person who suggested the winning gift. The winner of this draw was Debbie S. " ‎**GASP** Thank you! I will make my acceptance speech a short one! So excited! Guess what I am going to order???? Hopscotch nail polish!" she said. Honourable mention goes to Jamie M. who nominated the So Young Mother Lunch Bag and a big thank you to all who participated for helping us find the Best Green Christmas Gift of 2011!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Warehouse Shop Now Open Saturdays

We're opening the doors of our Vancouver warehouse shop on Saturday mornings in December so you can shop in person. Come down to Lower Lonsdale and browse the hundreds of unique gifts and everyday eco finds in our extensive collection of eco-friendly and non-toxic/natural alternatives at Lavish & Lime. Stop by between 9am and 12pm December 3rd, 10th and 17th for some relaxed eco Christmas shopping. We look forward to meeting you! For more, click here.


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