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MEEMA: Beautiful & Sustainable Aprons

MEEMA: Beautiful & Sustainable Aprons

Who doesn't love a nice apron? Us Wild Hare ladies sure do! Useful for countless tasks around the home, cooking, gardening, crafting... you name it! We're happy to introduce MEEMA, a small company that is changing the game, producing beautiful and durable aprons while being completely sustainable!  + Did you know that it takes 20,000 liters of water to produce a single kilogram of cotton?  + 15% of the 2.7 billion meters of denim produced every year end up as waste in denim mills, which is about 250 million pairs of jeans thrown out as trash!   This is where MEEMA...

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Houseplant Spotlight: Hostas

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Houseplant Spotlight: Hostas

This week’s Houseplant Of The Week isn’t a houseplant at all, but one of Kate’s absolute favorite garden plants! They’re just beginning to bloom in Seattle, and we feel they deserve an honorable mention in our HPOTW series.  Hostas are hardy, shade-loving perennials that are easy to care for and native to northeast Asia. You’ve likely passed them while strolling through your neighborhood, or even on a walk in an urban area. They thrive in our Pacific Northwest weather, because they love shady environments and tolerate a good amount of rain. Most people only know them for their stunning foliage,...

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Houseplant Spotlight: Air Plant

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Houseplant Spotlight: Air Plant

Tillandsia, or air plants, make for cute and easy additions to your home. They’re a member of the Bromeliaceae family, which makes them distant relatives to pineapples! Because they don’t require pots or soil, they’re easy and versatile to style, don’t leave much of a mess, and are very easy to care for. Tillandsia gets its nickname, air plant, for its unique ability to take nourishment from the air around it, rather than soil. They are epiphytic, like staghorn ferns and orchids, but they don’t necessarily need to live on the surface of another plant to thrive. Because of special...

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Houseplant Spotlight: Orchid

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Houseplant Spotlight: Orchid

Orchids are part of the Orchidaceae family - one of the two largest families of flowering plants! They are used for many things, chief among them being perfume fragrance, an addition to the world of competitive gardening, and a particular species which provides the seed pods we know as Vanilla. Orchidaceae are tropical plants with compact root balls. This is because, like the Staghorn Fern, they are epiphytic, meaning they grow out of the “armpits” of tree branches in tropical forests. So if you’ve ever seen a large, flowering orchid at the grocery store, flourishing in  a teensy tiny pot,...

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Iris Hantverk: ‘Brushes That Give “Hand-Made” a New Meaning'

Iris Hantverk: ‘Brushes That Give “Hand-Made” a New Meaning'

  Here at Wild Hare, we are always on the hunt for sustainably made goods from passionate small brands that align with our core values. We are very excited to carry a curated selection of hand crafted brushes from Swedish company Iris Hantverk. Their core focus is simple and timeless: brush binding that honors the Swedish tradition. With a team consisting of only 17 employees, six are visually imparied craftsmen from different cultures. Every brush is handmade by these dedicated craftsmen who continue to honor techniques that have been used for over 100 years. We hope that you enjoy these...

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