Friday, October 23, 2009

FabiKins Giveaway

I wanted to add some Eco-friendly eating products to my Eating Healthy Week because to me- that's just as important. When I think about napkins and paper towels, my first thought is convenience. I'm guilty of being a paper towel user. But after reading how paper towels and napkins get so white and that if every household in the US switched 1 roll of virgin fiber paper towels to recycled or reusable- 1.4 million trees would be saved, I've changed my mind.

Napkins and paper towels get their bright white color through a chlorine bleaching process. The bleaching process releases chemical dioxins and furans which end up in our air and water supply. I couldn't find any studies about the chemicals being released in the napkin or paper towel themselves, but it wouldn't surprise me. If you do continue using paper towels and napkins, look for 100% recycled or a label that says, "chlorine bleach free." Or you can do what we are doing and buy organic cotton/bamboo reusable napkins. There is a debate about the energy used in washing reusable napkins, dish towels and such. But if you add them to your usual laundry load and have an energy saving washer and dryer you are helping the environment rather than harming it.

I found an awesome company called FabiKins that makes organic cotton and bamboo blend of napkins for every age and occasion. They can even personalize them!! Geraldine Anders, the maker of FabKins, wanted to reduce her family's trash contribution to landfills and teach her children about reducing and reusing. The smallest things have a great impact on the environment! The idea for FabiKins came from Geraldine's husband's family since they used color coded napkins for each family member. Geraldine wanted to create a napkin that used Eco-friendly fabrics since they are better for the earth and your family. The mission of FabiKins is to reduce waste, save trees, teach environmental awareness through actions, and to help the planet. They only use Oeko-Tex 100 certified organic cotton and bamboo in their napkins.

FabiKins sent Ella a personalized ballerina napkin along with a 17X17 napkin that can be used as a dish towel.
I was amazed at how soft they are! They almost feel like a terry cloth, but smoother. I like how you can wet the napkin and get off yucky food stuck to your child's face. Ella loves her yogurt, and is quite messy while eating it. The napkin worked well and it was easy to wash the blueberry powder off. What I really love is that the napkin is made with bamboo, which has natural antibacterial properties. So it's OK to reuse your napkin a few times before needing a good wash since the bamboo's natural properties will destroy or suppress the growth of the nasty bacteria. You should still make sure you wash off all of the food before laying out to dry for the next use. The 17X17 is perfect for wiping spills on the counter, dry dishes, and use for cleaning.

FabiKins has many adorable monograms you can choose from to personalize your
FabiKin or you can choose from their pre-made selections. They carry napkins for events, weddings and even the holidays. Their baby Bamboo Bunny Washcloths and Burpees are really cute! FabiKins also carries a variety of bamboo eating utensils, placemats, organic cotton napkins and more.

The Giveaway: FabiKins would like to give 1 lucky winner a Earth Friendly Symbol Organic Cotton Jersey Drawstring Tote with 2 lunch sized FabiKins. Great for taking on the go!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST November 6, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is only open to the US

How to Enter: Go to FabiKins and tell me your favorite item/monogram. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)

5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 extra entry total)

6. Follow FabiKins on Twitter
7. Tell me a company FabiKins supports
8.
Grab my Eating Healthy Week Button and post on your blog or FB page
Mkokopelli


*New Disclaimer- I was sent 2 FabiKins to review for free. This in no way changes how I feel about the company or products. These are my results, thoughts and opinions.

133 comments:

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  8. I would like a set of 4/12 X 12 bamboo napkins with Love on all 4.
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  14. The Conserve Bamboo Utensil Set Holder in Slate is cool - I like it!
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  15. I like the Pink and Purple Flowers and butterflies the texture is really cool!

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  16. My favorite is either the shimmering fruit or the dragonflies. I'm a habitual paper towel user and have been looking for ways to cut back on it. These would be a perfect "transition." Thanks for offering the giveaway!
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  17. I'm also a fan of yours on Facebook

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  18. I've entered the HappyFamily giveaway. You've got awesome giveaways on here!
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  50. I like the Conserve Bamboo Utensil Set Holder, Newsprint

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  52. Fabikins suppports The Nature Conservancy

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  58. Fabi Tote bags with Large FabiKins (with the peace sign)is my favorite item :)

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  63. I like the Peace Designs Fabikins tote

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  65. I like their Grandparents Set.

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  67. I also entered the Fill Your Own giveaway.

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  69. The bamboo bunny washies are adorable! Thanks for the chance.
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  70. Personally, I love the Shimmering Fruit Set of FabiKins. The dragonflies are also marvelous!
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  71. I like the organic cotton placemats (eyes of the world design).

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  72. I Love to have the Custom Napkin Designs with the football and my Son's intital's.

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  81. I like the Bamboo Bunny.
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  85. My favorite item is the Organic Cotton Placemats in Let It Grow!

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  86. I'd like to have the Sport Balls Set of 4 12"x12" napkins.

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  95. Fabikins supports Carbonfund.

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  96. I entered the Fill Your Own Giveaway.

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  97. I like the Festive FabiKins.
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  98. I love the generous size of the FabiKins. 12x12 for lunch napkins is terrific when you have messy kids.
    I also like the thread color combo sets. How cool to have monogramed napkins! Would make those date night dinners at home extra fancy. ;)


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  99. I like the Conserve Bamboo Utensil Set Holder, Hibiscus. It's useful and pretty.

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  100. I like the Fabi Tote bags with Large FabiKins in pink.

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  109. Love the Fabi Tote bags with Large FabiKins with the Pink Peace Sign

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