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?
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
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.
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?
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.
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!]
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?