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Meet the Maker: On the Cusp Pottery

Meet the Maker: On the Cusp Pottery

I got the chance to chat with Sara, the maker behind On the Cusp Pottery. She creates those beautiful tree mugs and bowls colorfully scattered about the shop. Here's what Sara had to say: Bona Fide: Tell us a little bit about your business. Sara: On the Cusp Pottery is my studio name for my line of limited production wheel-thrown functional wares handmade in my barn in Loudon, NH. I am inspired by nature and naturally occurring patterns. I use a glazing process which I feel gives the work a natural warmth that honors the integrity of the clay but also...

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Featured in Fiddlehead Magazine NH

Featured in Fiddlehead Magazine NH

We're honored to be featured in the first issue of Fiddlehead Magazine, a guide to living local in Southern New Hampshire! Fiddlehead is a free publication celebrating the benefits and satisfaction of keeping life “local.” From promoting locally produced food and products to the benefits of a “buy-local” economy, Fiddlehead aims to focus on sustainability. In our featured article, "The Thought Behind Mindful Shopping," (page 8, issue 1) owner of Bona Fide Green Goods, Maddie Cole, discusses the relationship between mindfulness and the environment. Let's use water bottles as an example. "Everybody needs to drink water, but people are not paying attention...

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No, I use CoffeeSock!

No, I use CoffeeSock!

Bleached, disposable coffee filters? No, thank you! I use CoffeeSock®! CoffeeSock filters are reusable filters, designed and made by hand in Austin, Texas.  Did you know: 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day 750 million paper filters are being made and discarded every day (assuming at least 1/3 of those cups are made with paper filters) That's 275 billion paper filters a year It takes the equivalent of 1.5 million trees to make that many filters annually Each CoffeeSock® filter replaces 4-12 paper filter boxes per year...PLUS, your coffee tastes better  no added flavor from the filter absorbs...

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Meet the Maker: Mama Hen

Meet the Maker: Mama Hen

We interviewed our friend Natasha, proud maker and owner of Mama Hen out of southern Maine. Bona Fide carries several of Mama Hen's handmade goods including the famous "Grow With Me Pants" for kiddos. Made in two sizes, "Grow With Me Pants" are designed to expand up or down at the waist and ankles to "grow" with your child. Brilliant! Here's what Natasha had to say: Bona Fide: Tell us a little bit about your business, Natasha! Natasha: I am a Maine based crafter specializing in lovingly handmade goods for babies and children. I like to think that my products are...

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Zero Waste Lunch

Zero Waste Lunch

With a few simple changes, you can do the world a whole lot of good! Transform your lunch time from plastic-filled and disposable to sustainable and organic!  1) Reusable Snack Bag: Ditch those plastic bags for a cuter, reusable option! Easy to clean, you can just throw these snack sized bags in the dish washer! Did we mention that they also come in Sandwich Bag size? 2) Organic Cotton Tote: Machine washable, these organic cotton lunch totes are as practical as they are stylish. And don't worry, the bright yellow lining is completely food-safe!  3) Stainless Steel Lunch Box: Choose...

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