April doesn’t just mean the beginning of spring. It’s also Environmental Awareness Month, a period during which we humans hopefully take some time to learn about how our way of living impacts and impedes our beautiful yet fragile Mother Earth. And, with pending cuts to the Environmental Protection Act, it’s more important than ever for us to learn to walk more kindly so that our carbon footprints aren’t damaging the only home we have. That’s why, here at Lark, we are committed to impacting the environment as positively as we can through the sale of products that are not only made from recycled and reusable materials, but also products that “give back” through proceeds from their sales.
Take the Zulu Telephone Wire Basket, a fair trade product made by weavers from South Africa through the combination of traditional weaving methods and contemporary materials (in this case, recycled telephone wires), or a Mona B. bag, which is partially constructed from previously used and recycled tents and tarps. For the more fashion conscientious, we offer an array of “shreds” made from upcycled textile remnants by Dona Bela Shreds. Or, if home décor is your thing, we offer several wooden box signs (made from recycled barn wood) from Second Nature by Hand, as well as an extensive selection of scented soy candles from Mixture to make the transition from traditional wax to soy was much easier.
Meanwhile, for those looking to minimize your carbon footprint (and keep your wine fresh), a handmade Sea Stone Wine Bottle Stopper makes a great gift, not just because the smooth sea stone is an attractive addition to any wine connoisseur’s home, but also because Sea Stones replants 10 times the number of trees they harvest for their products. We also offer several reusable water bottles from Natural Life for those looking to make the switch from those icky plastic water bottles to something more permanent. Or, for those of you with a green thumb, we offer a wide selection of certified organic and heirloom planting seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Company that you can use to grow your own food.
It is our hope that, by offering these products, we encourage our customers to be friendlier patrons and inhabitants of the earth. And to offer more of an incentive to do so, all customers who bring in their own reusable shopping bag on Earth Day (April 22) will receive 15% off their purchase. So, come on into Lark and help us do our part to help Mother Earth.