December 13, 2010
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Santa's gone GREEN! The big man in red was spotted at NuBe Green this year to hear our shoppers' every green wish. And he's coming back for free pics from 4 to 8pm this Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of December!
November 13, 2010
For every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays local. Spend it online non-locally and nothing comes home.
via the 3/50 Project
November 12, 2010
Raise a glass of bubbly with a one-year-old! NuBe is celebrating our one year anniversary with champagne and cupcakes in the shop!
October 27, 2010
NUBE Seattle, our first custom line of women's garments, launches with a trunk show blow-out at Western Bridge, Friday October 29, 2010 from 6 to 9pm. Join us for a spritz and craft your new autumn wardrobe around these gorgeous garments hand-made locally from vintage luxury fabrics and locally-farmed alpaca wool.
October 12, 2010
Adrienne Antonson is an artist and designer living on Vashon Island. She is the creative force behind the NUBE Seattle line, managing its production, material selection, and aesthetic cohesion.
October 9, 2010
From their CHAINGANG line, Free Time Industries uses a repetitive linking technique to repurpose heaps of scrap leather into versatile accessories. CHAINGANG is available in various shades of tan, brown, and metallic. Come on by NuBe Green and check out these beautiful pieces!
September 23, 2010
To celebrate local organic artisan foods, wines, and sustainable living, NuBe Green is joining the first annual Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival. We are hauling down loads of great tabletop and home goods from the shop, all made in the U.S. from repurposed or sustainable materials, to showcase at the festival.
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?
August 3, 2010
NuBe knows organic cotton. We know that our organic cotton Rebel Green lunch totes are perfect for the rebellious PBJ eaters in our lives. We know that our Native Organic Cotton bath towel sets keep us cozy after an herbal bath. And we know that, compared to methods of growing that don't follow strict environmental standards, organic cotton must be better for the environment.
July 6, 2010
NuBe Green's one-of-a-kind, cardboard-furnished, eco-warrior model unit is being featured tonight on the Emmy-winning Northwest showcase Evening Magazine. The unit is furnished exculsively with NuBe Green goods, and features dining, lounging and bedroom furniture built from sturdy and sustainable recycled cardboard.
June 30, 2010
May 26, 2010
Cardboard never looked so good...
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?
February 27, 2010
Just a few of our favorite pieces from Hitchcock! All pieces are made in Madrona, Seattle with vintage and recycled goods ranging from army metals to rhinestones...
February 12, 2010
NuBe Green carries an eclectic mix of household goods, gifts, clothing and art that reflect its deep commitment to sustainability. All products are US-made and -sourced, eco-friendly, and sustainably-made using materials that are renewable, recycled or repurposed.