Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy Green Bee Review & Giveaway

"Born mid-century in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Roxanne Quimby developed an early passion for the arts and nature that was to become the central theme of her future business philosophy. In 1975, after receiving her BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, Roxanne moved to a small town in central Maine, where she used her life savings to buy her first 30 acres of woods. She built a small cabin where she and her twins, Hannah and Lucas, lived in harmony with nature for almost fifteen years without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences.



In 1989, Roxanne and her partner Burt, a beekeeper and refugee from New York, started Burt's Bees, a cottage industry which quickly evolved into an internationally renowned personal care company with a core commitment to pure ingredients, naturally efficacious formulas and earth-friendly packaging. In 2003, Roxanne sold the now multimillion dollar company, while continuing to serve on the Board of Directors and helping ensure the company maintains its commitment to natural integrity.


With the proceeds of the sale Roxanne funded two foundations. The first awards grants to nonprofit organizations in support of the environment and the arts and the second, an operating foundation, owns and maintains 70,000 acres of wilderness in the North woods of Maine. Roxanne is also the cofounder of Maine Woods Forever, a heritage conservation organization dedicated to preserving the spirit and landscape of Maine Woods.


After a yearlong respite traveling from Antarctica to Paris, Roxanne began to crave a new challenge. As a mother, designer and lifelong environmentalist, Roxanne saw a void in children's clothing wear and a lack of awareness of the benefits of organic cotton. Thus she began to "sew" the seeds of her newest venture - happygreenbee, an all organic cotton clothing line created specifically for kids."

So there you have it..the history of Happy Green Bee.  I have to say this is by far one of the most interesting ones I've ever read about a company and their start.  I love how generous and caring Roxanne is and how much she really loves our environment.

I was so excited to get to do a review for this company.  I LOVE all things organic.  Especially clothes!  I love how organically grown cotton does not retain the harmful toxic residue that cotton clothing does.  Clothing made with organically grown cotton is pure and natural.   

Pesticide and chemically treated clothing traps heat and prevents skin from absorbing adequate moisture.  This often causes rashes and eczema on sensitive skin.  Organic contton is very breathable.  I know when Kylee has played outside while wearing this she doesn't get nearly as hot as she does in other clothing Also, children with allergies benefit from organic cotton since it does not retain residue like chemically treated cotton does.  That's a winner in my book for sure!

So what do I love about Happy Green Bee?  I love their bright and fun colors!  I also love how stretchy the material is.  I know Kylee will be wearing her very cute sports suit for this summer and possibly next depending on how much she grows during the year.  I've also had a great experience with customer service and have no complaints in that department.  Their products are made with top quality material and are very well made.  Kylee has put her outfit to the test.. and I have yet to see a single string come undone!  I may have to start hiding her sports suit because she wants to wear it every single day all day long.  It's cute but not something she should wear out to dinner with us! Thumbs WAY up to Happy Green Bee !

Lucky readers that you are.. Happy Green Bee is giving one of you the chance to pick anything of your liking from their clearance store!

Mandatory Entry:  "Like" Happy Green Bee on Facebook!  Leave your name along with your comment.  (You must complete this entry or no other entries will count!)

Please make sure you leave your email address or be signed into blogger so I have a way to contact you!

Additional Ways to Enter:

1.  Tell me what you would choose if you won! (1 entry)
2.  Blog about this giveaway and link back to me and Happy Green Bee.  Leave where I can find your blog entry in your comment (5 entries)
3.  Follow my blog publicly via Google Friend Connect (2 entries)
4.  Add my button to your blog.  Leave where I can find it in your comment (2 entries)
5.  Follow me on Twitter. Include your Twitter name is your comment (1 entry)
6.  Tweet about this giveaway! 2x per day and at least 2 hours apart!  (1 entry per tweet)
Feel free to use:  Love the environment and your babe? ...Organic clothes #giveaway from Happy Green Bee and @mommacrissy http://bit.ly/dqEb3o (Ends 6/19)
7.  Make a purchase from Happy Green Bee during the duration of this giveaway.  (5 extra entries per item purchased)


Giveaway ends Saturday, June 19th at 10:00PM .(CST). I will use random.org to determine the winner and notify the winner via email. The winner will also also be announced on this blog. You will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
 
GOOD LUCK!

17 comments:

Shara said...

I'm a huge fan of Happy Green Bee, didn't know the whole story behind it though, that's really great.

Monkey Snuggles Mama said...

I like hgb on facebook!
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Monkey Snuggles Mama said...

I love the blossom dress, my 4 year old would look so sweet in it!

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Monkey Snuggles Mama said...

I follow you on twitter @monkeysnuggles

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Monkey Snuggles Mama said...

http://twitter.com/monkeysnuggles/statuses/16542386120

tweeted!

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subfertilefrugalista said...

I like Happy Green Baby on FB!
Christina
subfertilefrugalista@gmail.com

subfertilefrugalista said...

I would probably pick the watermelon & sky cardigan. It's all so cute!

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subfertilefrugalista said...

I follow you via Google.
Subfertile Frugalista
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subfertilefrugalista said...

I follow you via Google, entry 2.
Subfertile Frugalista
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subfertilefrugalista said...

I'm a twitter follower!
@sf_frugalista

subfertilefrugalista said...

Tweet, tweet!
http://twitter.com/sf_frugalista/statuses/16547537681

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DG said...

I like happy bee on facebook as Dee G.

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DG said...

I follow you and tweeted

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/16586292179

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DG said...

I follow through gfc as DG

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DG said...

I follow you on twitter @deegee13


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DG said...

I follow you via gfc as DG


dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

DG said...

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

I would choose the cardigan in pumpkin/radish!