Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Save the Planet - Shop Online!

Shopping online saves the planet!

Just by doing your shopping online you can save the planet! "There's no transportation required by the customer. Approximately 65 percent of total emissions generated by the traditional retail model stemmed from customer transport to and from retail stores." Shop Online - Carnegie Mellon University

So celebrate Earth Day and shop online at

Enjoy 35% off all Boxwood Beads (ecology friendly) with the promo code: 35Boxwood

*Enter promo code 35Boxwood

*Website purchases only, eBay items excluded

*Limited to stock on hand

*Sale begins April 22 and ends April 24 at 11:59PM Eastern

For thousands of years Netsukes have charmed their viewers. A huge detraction to this exquisite form of legend/myth telling was that fact that they were carved out of Elephant Tusk. As the planet has become more aware of what happens to the magnificent elephants, it has made this extraordinary art form repugnant as well as illegal to own for many. The switch to boxwood has made these enchanting objects a green product as boxwood is an easily farmed wood. Boxwood is carved green when it is soft and as it dries it hardens. It is used in it's dwarf form for topiary in the west and the larger variety for ornamental and even furniture carving in China and other eastern countries. It is an ecology friendly solution to preserving an ancient art when boxwood is used to carve Netsukes and other object d'art.

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