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The 'tea about leather

Does going green mean you have to give up leather? As you shop our store you'll come across some items that feature leather.  If, like us, your first reaction is !!!Leather isn't ECO-FRIENDLY!!!, well, we're here to share what we've learned. The traditional methods of tanning and manufacturing leather is not eco-friendly at all.  Chemicals are used to tan the skins, and cattle raised for cow hides (leather) are so not eco-friendly due to the sheer amount of resources required to raise a herd. Our first choice would be: reuse!  When you buy used, or "upcycled" leather, you're closing the loop - reusing is the most eco-friendly option we've got.  That's why when you do see an item in our...

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We don't mean to alarm you, but...

Did you know that we're harming the environment by our lifestyles? Global warming isn't a hippie-dippie prediction by some end of the world nutters.  It's happening right this moment.  Why it's happening seems to be up for debate, but we do know that there are things we can do that will help slow it down.   Use less fuel in our cars (walk, bike, or use mass transit).  Recycle more.  Avoid using products that are plastic based.  Plant a tree.  Use LED bulbs in the home. Here at HappyEarth, we really want to make it easy for everyone to start making the switch to eco-friendly products that will reduce the impact of global warming on the planet.  That will reduce if...

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