Monday, December 15, 2014

Hooked On "Ethical Addiction"

WHAT IS an antique meat hook doing in a clothing store? It is just one of the eclectic artifacts mingling with the t-shirts in a new apparel store that has just opened up in the neighborhood.

Curious about the huge stuffed teddy bear sitting on an electric motorcycle and ancient Viking helmet showcased on a shelf, I learned that the local owner is not only a collector of unusual things but also incorporated a significant green theme to the family run business.

You can learn more about the company on their facebook page HERE.

Amid a reminder that electric run vehicles are viable, I found home decor, sports accessories and racks of clothing made from bamboo organic cotton. A film about bamboo The Wise Man's Timber shows its many usages HERE.

I like the idea of getting addicted to things that are positive for the planet and consequently ourselves and hope that this business flourishes.

Local businesses need community support and face great challenges with mammoth chain stores around every corner.

Ethical Addiction, with its passion for the natural, I suspect will be left standing years from now.

I thought of the store later when photographing evergreens at nearby Kwomais Point Park that survived a recent wild windstorm. Somewhere in the midst of the towering trees is smaller growth no less worthy of our attention.

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  1. I hope they thrive too -- I've seen some of that bamboo cotton clothing and it looks great.

  2. It's not easy being the little guy with so many giants around but perhaps this niche market will prove successful. I confess that I have never heard of bamboo cotton so now I'm off to Google it. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Great post. I also hope they thrive.

  4. They are very brave to start a new shop with the big box stores in the area. Cute idea for a shop.

  5. Lovely up to date store and great photos! Beautiful nature shot!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  6. I’ve heard about this: in the past, it was a journalist/writer who tried to change the world, now it is an entrepreneur with new ideas. There are so many problems to be solved but just complaining brings us nowhere. Social-business where you try to make profits while focusing on social benefits seem to be increasing. I hope this shop will thrive supported by the like-minded local people not be put out of business by the mega-chain shops. Bamboo is used extensively in my country from foods to tools to construction materials due to its versatility and strong fiber in the stem, but I learned more about it from the linked website. Thanks for sharing, Penelope.


  7. Ethical treatment of our world is something I greatly admire so I hope the shop flourishes as well. Now that's a good use for a meat hook, and far more to my taste than its original purpose :) Your towering evergreens and smaller shoots and growth show your full-range perspective on life and living, Penelope. Lovely post!

  8. What an unusual shop - I like it!

  9. Oh what a delightful shop I hope it goes well. All the big chain shops only make it boring They are all the same


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