Monday, August 17, 2009

GreenSmart Neogreene Laptop and Bottle Sleeves ~ Review and Giveaway!

Sleek, professional, savvy, and green! My new laptop sleeve from GreenSmart is all of this and so much more. GreenSmart is a forward thinking, innovative bags and cases company which looks beyond the traditions of many eco-friendly companies to reinvent and discover new green materials. "Any company can make something out of cotton and call it green" but GreenSmart wants their company approach to go deeper and to truly examine the ecological footprint caused by every aspect of the materials and production methods they use!

Why reinvent the wheel? Because maybe it can be made more efficient and just plain better! GreenSmart uses 100% recycled bottles to create their bottles to bags collection. Using recycled PET polyethylene teraphthalate is actually very like polyester only the collection, cleaning and grinding of plastic drinking bottles not only reuses an otherwise disposed of waste product but also consumes far less energy and petroleum than the production of polyester yarn! The GreenSmart Bottles 2 Bags collection is hip and professional!

I received products created of an amazing GreenSmart developed material which they have coined neogreene. Do you love the feel of neoprene? It is a smooth, squishy, and flexible, sporty fabric but it's polished look and feel comes at an environmental price. Though I am no chemist and the details can be a bit daunting the bottom line is that the creation of neoprene requires the use of extremely aggressive glues containing highly toxic chemicals! If you smell neoprene it actually has an odour from these volatile chemicals. GreenSmart has removed the chemical process known as chloroprene chemistry all together to create Neogreene. Neogreene has all the great qualities of neoprene--durability, and a smooth, sleek, and sporty texture and appearance --but minus the toxins and with added environmental benefits. Neogreene uses 25% less electricity and petroleum to produce!

What fabulous products does GreenSmart fabricate from Neogreene? Bottle Bags and Laptop Sleeves and I received and tested one of each! Now I must admit I have seen some great laptop totes but they can be more cumbersome and often far too obvious and flashy. What I love about the GreenSmart Neogreene laptop sleeve is its subtlety which is far more professional and sophisticated and its practicality--it actually is constructed with a gusset and mesh interior to allow your computer to breathe. No more worries about sliding your overheated computer into a sealed and unforgiving, insulated case! It's waterproof and lightweight and I think its great that, however understated, it actually has its ecological benefits written all over it -- yes literally!

The neogreene bottle tote provides great insulation for any beverage hot or cold and the sleeve accommodates water bottles of various shapes and sizes. I love how it insulates but also how it protects my stainless steel bottles from the everyday bumps and bruises they can sustain. Complete with a caribiner clip the GreenSmart neopreene is once again a perfect combination of function and appearance. Like the neogreene laptop sleeve the bottle tote is sophisticated black with just a hint of green and in an understated way voices the importance of environmental thinking!
One lucky Northern Mama reader will have the opportunity to show his/her professional green side by sporting his/her choice of a GreenSmart Neogreene Laptop Sleeve {available in various sizes to accommodate your laptop size} OR a Neogreene Bottle Tote!
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Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway closes September 8th, 2009 10:00pm CT. See General Giveaway Rules for details.

32 comments:

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