Hop, Skip, Go Naked.
Hop, Skip, Go Naked is a staple drink on any college campus, which is why we were so excited to find this upgraded version in our favorite cocktail book, Shake. Substitute a local craft vodka (may we suggest Glass Vodka, distilled right here in Seattle) for the cheap stuff we KNOW you were drinking in college and Fremont Brewing Company's Summer Ale for Natural Light and you'll have a drink that satiates even the most discerning palate. 

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June 14, 2014
Confronting the Meaning of Sustainability

As our twitter followers may remember, NuBe Green attended (and live tweeted) the GoGreen conference last month. The conference provided an opportunity for businesses and government officials in Seattle to get together and discuss,debate and educate each other on issues of sustainability and green business practices.

From food production to transportation and building maintenance, the conference’s keynote speakers covered a diverse array of topics, all addressing the need for businesses and governments to commit to making sustainability a priority.

Most of our customers know that NuBe Green's mission is to find unique, hand-crafted products that are U.S made and sourced and sustainable. Sustainability is an integral part of NuBe's identity, but as speaker after speaker used the word, I began to wonder: what does "sustainability" really mean?

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June 01, 2014
WORKSHOP VISIT: graypants

graypants | Seattle, WA
NuBe Artisan Since 2009
U.S. Made, U.S. Sourced, Recycled or Repurposed Material, Made by Hand.

Most Seattleites have heard of graypants. Their hanging, corrugated cardboard scraplights have earned them a fabulous reputation over the past few years. When we headed down to visit their studio, however, I discovered graypants is much more than a hip lighting company.

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December 11, 2013
BUY AMERICA! NUBE ON ABC NEWS!

December 12, 2012
The challenge is on: buy American Made for the holidays and ABC News went straight to the source of American sourced and made holiday gifts for this powerful segment on U.S. jobs and meaningful holiday gifting. We think our founder Ruth sums it up quite well! 

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February 08, 2013
GIVING CASHMERE WITHOUT TAKING AWAY FROM THE ENVIRONMENT


September 15, 2010
If we were to sum up our reasoning for creating NuBe Green in one real-world example, it could easily be the story of the mass-production of cheap cashmere goods, consumed like candy in the US around the holidays. Over-consumption of foreign goods is punishing the environment and workers' livelihoods around the planet. 
Chicago Tribune photo: Pete Souza

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February 07, 2013
NUBE ARTISTS: FINDING LIFE IN DOOMED TREES


September 6, 2010
The New York Times recently featured one of NuBe's very favorite artists, Seattle's own Meyer Wells, for their innovative sourcing of materials for their stunning custom furniture. Along with a beautiful slideshow of images capturing their work and process is an article detailing their unique niche among custom craftsmen and small businesses. 

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February 07, 2013
IT'S A WALKER'S PARADISE!


August 30, 2010
NuBe Green just confirmed our suspicions that we are in the ideal green location. Not only are we in Seattle, a city focused on sustainable energy production, city-wide composting, bicycling and public transit, but we are in the most walkable section of the most walkable neighborhood. How do we know this? 

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February 07, 2013
CRAVING GREEN


May 13, 2010
NuBe was a proud sponsor of CRAVEgreen, which took place at Seattle's Herban Feast on Tuesday the 11th. As CRAVE puts it: This glamorously green party proves that you don't have to sacrifice style to be sustainable. We love that this was an event with heart -- all of the raffle proceeds went to support the Women's Funding Alliance.

 

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February 07, 2013
SUSTAINABLE & FUN CLOTHING


March 7, 2010
One of our favorite things about NuBe is the customers. This morning we were blessed with some adorable ladies who let us take photos for the web store of them trying on pieces from our clothing line. [For the record, the woman writing this blog is the short brunette, & I'm not referring to myself in those terms!]

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February 07, 2013
SOME FAVORITE SUSTAINABILITY TIPS


March 1, 2010
Here at NuBe we aim to play a role in protecting the environment and supporting our local community. Here are a few sustainability tips we've picked up from customers, artists, and local people involved in the "green" movement. How do you lessen your carbon footprint each day? 

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February 07, 2013