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Eco Tips from Sama and Planet Green.Discovery.com April 27, 2010

While on my constant search for eco information and innovation. I stumbled upon both in this amazing article from Planet Green.com.

How to Go Green: Babies

[by Kathreen Ricketson]
A new baby entering your life can create an enormous number of unexpected changes. Along with the little one comes a whole new category of things to purchase — not only the obvious large items like furniture and diapers, but also all the unforeseen extras that seem to accumulate. While having a baby is consumer heaven, the key is to not be gulled into an unnecessary buying frenzy. In truth, a baby has very minimal needs. Although the essentials are important, there is more to a sustainable life with your baby than cloth diapers, organic baby food, and fair-trade clothing.

The article goes on to give GREEN TIPS a couple of our favorite are:

Dress your baby in smart green clothing
All those designer baby clothes are cute and oh so hard to resist in their fruity colors. But be careful. Not only does a baby grow out of clothes amazingly fast, they are constantly sending bodily fluids flying onto those precious outfits. The baby couture might be better replaced with convenient one-piece suits in practical white terry cloth. Choosing organic hemp or cotton, bamboo or wool fabrics made without toxic chemicals are best against a baby’s sensitive skin and last longer with the constant washing. Second-hand clothing is the cheapest and most sustainable option. Get hand-me-downs from friends and family or look in thrift shops, Craigslist, or Freecycle. Also, shop SamaBaby.com for amazing sales!

Lather up with natural skin care
It’s very easy to get sucked into the constant advertising of baby powders, creams, and lotions. But the best baby lotion is plain old olive oil—cheap, natural, and un-perfumed. As for other products, keep it as natural, organic, and fragrance-free as possible. For more on this, take a look at their guides for How to Go Green: Women’s Personal Care and How to Go Green: Natural Skin Care.

To read further click here! And as always visit www.samababy.com and wrap your children in Sama Organic Clothing!!

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA

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EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY- SAMA BABY ORGANIC DENIM! April 22, 2010

Earth Day Giveaway TODAY! Sama Baby Organic Denim- be a winner NOW! In order to win, please re-paste this into your FB status update, Tweet, or LinkedIn Profile:

Earth Day Giveaway-Sama Baby Organic Denim- be a winner NOW! In order to win, please re-paste this into your FB status, Tweet, or Linked in Profile. Let’s go viral for Earth Day! 

If you haven’t heard Sama is Officially launching our NEW organic denim line today for Earth Day! We have been getting great coverage from the media and tremendous support from fans like you! That is why we have decided to do a Denim giveaway!!

Organic Denim is gaining popularity as people realize that you can be both fashionable and eco-conscious at the same time, and Sama Organic is the softest and most affordable on the market! Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the planet and all the great eco-friendly products available on the market that we can choose for our homes and our families. Start with Sama and stock up on our organic denim jeans!  www.samababy.com

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA

 

Sama Week Long Earth Day Celebration Continues! April 21, 2010

We are thrilled to announce the OFFICIAL launch of organic denim line for Earth Day! And to celebrate, we want to give you 15% off your entire Sama Baby order starting today! Thats right, stock up on our new organic denim, or any of your other Sama favorites with the code EARTHDAY2010.

🙂 Lets keep our planet green with the new Sama organic denim jean!

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Sama Baby LaunchesDenim Line for Earth Day

HOUSTON, TX – Gearing up for to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, 2010, Sama Baby celebrates their new organic denim line. “Every day is Earth Day here at the Sama Baby office, so when everyone else in the word decides to join in we just get all tickled inside,” explained CEO of Sama Baby, Shivani Gupta.

Sama Baby’s organic denim line will be exploding onto the children’s fashion scene in March 2010 and will be available nationwide just in time for Earth Day, April 22nd, 2010.  Their jeans are high quality, organic, and affordable, much like the rest of their line, and are priced at $40 a pair. “People ask me why we use all-natural products when creating our garments. They say the designs are so adorable they will sell themselves, but that’s not enough for us. Yes, we want to create beautiful garments but not at the expense of our planet. We want to do our part. I know Sama can make a difference,” explained Head Designer Neha Gupta.

Staying true to their heritage, the Gupta’s produce Sama Baby products in India where the family frequently visits their cotton fields and oversees production. All of their products are fair trade and their farmers use organic vegetables as their rotation crop to replenish the soil and feed the cotton farmers. Shivani is proud member of The Organic Trade Association and Co-op America and she also supports a Jacksonville, Florida non-profit called Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies.


For more information please call 888.847.SAMA, or email shivani@samababy.com.

We would love to hear comments about what your personal Earth Day plans are for tomorrow~

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, Sama


 

Earth Day Giveaway Today! April 20, 2010

Earth Day started as a grass roots movement back in 1970 and has continued to grow with millions of participants worldwide. Since Earth Day is huge around the Sama office, we want to start celebrating early this year!

Sama Baby is at the eco forefront when it comes to organic baby clothing explaining, “There are many steps we can take to improve the way we live, and preserve our planet. Why not start with your children’s clothes?”

We want to spread our eco fashion far and wide! So for today ONLY spread the Sama word in your choice of social media outlet, and you could be chosen to win a green accessory from our Elephant collection. In order to win, please re-paste this into your facebook status update, Tweet, or LinkedIn Profile:

Earth Day Giveaway Today at Sama Baby, Pass it on! Visit https://samababy.wordpress.com for more details!Lets go viral for Earth Day!

Also, leave us a comment, what is your favorite thing about Earth Day? Good Luck Everybody!!

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA





 

Recent Facts about Organic Cotton- from the OTA March 22, 2010

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people’s lives and the environment.

OTA represents businesses across the organic supply chain and addresses all things organic, including food, fiber/textiles, personal care products, and new sectors as they develop. Over sixty percent of OTA trade members are small businesses, like Sama Baby Organics. OTA is a leader in advocating and protecting organic standards so that consumers can have confidence in certified organic production.

Sama Baby has great respect for the OTA, check out these recent facts about our organic product of choice, organic cotton.

According to the fourth annual Organic Exchange Farm and Fiber Report 2009, organic cotton production grew an impressive 20 percent over 2007/08 to 175,113 metric tons (802,599 bales) grown on 625,000 acres (253,000 hectares). Organic cotton now represents 0.76 percent of global cotton production, wow!

Organic cotton was grown in 22 countries worldwide with the Top Ten producer countries being led by India, where Sama clothing is made,  and including (in order of rank) Turkey, Syria, Tanzania, China, United States, Uganda, Peru, Egypt and Burkina Faso.  Approximately 220,000 farmers grew the fiber.

Apparel companies are developing programs that either use 100 percent organically grown cotton, like Sama does,  or blend small percentages of organic cotton with conventional cotton in their products. There are a number of companies driving the expanded use of domestic and international organic cotton. For a current list of OTA members with fiber products, visit The Organic Pages Online™ at http://www.ota.com/.

As a result of consumer interest, organic cotton fiber is used in everything from personal care items (sanitary products, make-up removal pads, cotton puffs and ear swabs), to home furnishings (towels, bathrobes, sheets, blankets, bedding), children’s products 🙂 (toys, diapers), clothes of all kinds and styles (whether for lounging, sports or the workplace), and even stationery and note cards. In addition, organic cottonseed is used for animal feed, and organic cottonseed oil is used in a variety of food products, including cookies and chips!

Organics cotton is a fast growing industry that is beneficial to the sustainability of our environment. Sama is a proud advocate of doing what it takes to keep our environment clean, and looking fashionable while we do it 🙂 Check out www.SamaBaby.com to dress your little ones in products that you can feel great about, including these denim jeans, available in April.

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA 

 

Vice President of Sama Neha Gupta – As Featured in the Alumni Focus of EHS February 12, 2010

Our very own Neha Gupta was featured in her high school paper! They did a spotlight  on her life and success after high school years, her move to New York to work for Coach, and her dedication to Sama Baby Organics. Neha is a strong, inspirational young woman who is a great role model for the current students of ESH.  As head designer of Sama, Neha has been able to follow her dreams and vision of becoming a successful designer.

Read the full article below: Balence, Serenity. Fashion, Sama www.samababy.com

 

Know More. Worry Less. Live Better. February 10, 2010

With parenthood comes a most spectacular wake-up call.  Are you awake?

For almost 20 years, Healthy Child Healthy World has witnessed the “light-bulb moment” of millions of parents when they learn that their homes, their environments, and their own bodies have been unknowingly contaminated by toxic chemicals. Its unthinkable that the government hasn’t been protecting our families, and that industry has greedily swept aside concern for public health in the face of profit.

Our CEO Shivani Gupta shares this philosophy, and loves their book, Healthy Child Healthy World. Shivani says, “this book is amazing and every single person in the world should read it!”

When parents realize what they are exposing their children to they soon feel betrayed, they feel vulnerable, and they feel alone.

Healthy Child is there to help parents understand this new reality, to teach them how to minimize risk, and to provide the tools so they can do something about it.

But its time to really shake things up, by waking parents up. Please help us send a universal wake-up call to inform parents about the dangers of toxic chemicals in our world, and get a movement of parents activated to do something about it in 2010!

Few of us can afford to be full-time activists. But Sama and  Healthy Child Healthy World share this little mantra: “No one can do everything but everyone can do something.

Here’s what you can do: spread the word and wake-up another parent.Watch and  Share this video with your co-workers, send it to your child’s school community, post it on Facebook and Tweet it to your network.

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA