State of Green was created by Jenny Tranter, in response to her own frustration of not being able to easily find unique and stylish sustainable products for her family and home. Her hunt led to the discovery of many fantastic local and international designers who are creating sustainable design products that fit perfectly with modern day lifestyles - debunking the image of "eco friendly' being all about brown hessian fabrics and boring neutral coloured wares.
Rather than tell people to stop shopping, Jenny launched State of Green to showcase the great range of modern lifestyle products that are available which are also sensitive to the environment, your health and have been made under fair-trade work conditions. She wants to encourage people to start shopping …... responsibly.
All products are selected carefully, and must satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
- Recycled or Recyclable
- Organic (from certified sources)
- Natural (made from 100% natural products)
- Non-Toxic, Bisphenol A Free, no nasty chemicals
- Produced under Fairtrade conditions
- Sourced from low impact / renewable sources
- Encourages waste reduction / energy reduction
Jenny doesn't profess to be an eco angel, but endeavours to do the best she can ~ Afterall, if we all do a little bit, we can collectively achieve alot. State of Green recycles where possible, minimizes paper use and only use recycled or recyclable paper products. Posted items use a combination of new and reused cardboard boxes and suppliers original packaging is also reused. Enviro bubble wrap is also used where required to protect your goods. Customers are encouraged to further recycle packaging received either by reuse or appropriate disposal, so together we can minimize wastage.
Jenny is also the creator behind the State of Green blog, a great resource for learning about unique sustainable design news, views, reviews and more! Visit the blog here: www.stateofgreen.com.au/blog