Do U Speak Green ?

24 Nov

Well, the ones who ‘speak green’ would certainly be knowing about Organic Clothing. Organic clothing in India is a phenomenon which has been around since long and is now gaining popularity. Do U Speak Green is a brand which advocates this concept. The USP of Douspeakgreen products is the combination of the eco friendly fabrics & the wonderful designs.  Let us see how this brand has got built over a period of time. Excerpts from an interview with Mr. Shishir Goenka, CEO, Fusion Clothing.

Shishir Goenka, 47, has done a Management Education Program (MEP) equivalent to a condensed MBA from IIM – A. Shishir has been interested in wildlife & nature from a young age & he is also into wildlife photography. He loves visiting the National parks of India with Bharatpur being his favourite. Shishir also happens to have tried his hands in painings, with Wildlife & Nature as the theme. Now, that’s what we call a multi-talented personality.

We asked Shishir where the idea for launching an organic garment brand by the name of Do U Speak Green hit him, to which he said, “Organic cotton has anti static & anti bacterial properties and it is incredibly soft. Bamboo fabrics have natural wicking properties, like Dri fit of Nike. Our inspiration for ‘Do U Speak Green’ came from the fact that there was an absence of Organic Clothing in India and the absence of smart clothing for nature lovers. I have a passion for Wildlife & helping preserve our Natural Environment hence the decision to contribute 10 % of sales for the environment.” This is certainly a very noble cause. There must have been several obstacles & risks Shishir and his brand must have faced in the early days. Upon asking Shishir about it, he said, “Risks & obstacles are that in India online sales of clothing is still to pick up & not many people are aware of the need for organic clothing. We have attempted our best to educate masses. A video on our webstore shows how the cultivation of conventional cotton is killing farmers. They do not have protection from pesticides & also the soil & environment is getting damaged.”

It is truly important to get the masses educated on the importance of using organic over conventional. Not many are aware of the advantages of organic clothing or the disadvantages of conventional clothing, even though the responses are positive & motivating. “Do U Speak Green is targeting all citizens who care for their own & their children’s future.” He adds, “It is our mission to contribute to the betterment of our natural environment with the help of our citizens. When someone buys our products, not only do they sport clothes which are free from harmful chemicals, but are also contributing to the environment in 3 ways. They are encouraging the growth of organic cotton which helps keep the land free of harmful chemicals and fertilizers. The amount is directly contributed by our company  to BNHS which will help them undertake more conservation activities. And last but not the least they are indirectly helping the farmers in higher realizations of money & keeping them healthy & debt free.” Now isn’t that something to really be proud of? Do U Speak Green happens to be one of the brands in the country today, which ‘really cares’.

Do U Speak Green products are available at www.naturalkart.com

Organic Brownies

18 Nov

Dear All,

Hope you all had a safe & smoke-free Diwali.

Over the free last weekend I decided to try out something new, a dessert which I’ve never tried my hands before at.

It was ORGANIC BARLEY FLOUR BROWNIE!!

Here’s the recipe just in case you want to try it out.

Ingredients:
Organic Barley Flour
Organic Cashews
Organic Cardamom
Organic Coffee
Organic Raisins
Organic Jaggery Powder
Organic Honey
Shredded Coconut
Butter
Rock Salt (to taste)
Banana & Milk (these were missing from my ingredient list due to which the stickiness was missing)

I pounded elaichi (cardamom) and cashews till the time the cashews turned into almost fine powder. In a separate big bowl I put the organic barley atta, added organic jaggery powder (which is a good substitute for sugar) & a dash of organic coffee and mixed it thoroughly. I then added loads of honey, melted butter, shredded coconut and mixed them thoroughly (mixing with hand works best here, I believe). I would have loved to add some mashed bananas & milk here for it to become a thick paste but I didn’t have these handy. You could use egg as well to help this become a consistent thick paste.

On a buttered tray I poured the entire contents & added organic raisins before evening it out. I then put this in oven and baked this for a good 30-45 mins. Once out of the oven, it needed a while to cool down. But I couldn’t resist & ended up having a huge big hot slab of it, before allowing it to cool down. It was YUMM!!!  Im a big foodie and my own biggest critic. The outcome really had to be GOOD for me to post this article.

Here’s a pic. I’m gonna make some more tomorrow & this time around try adding banana & milk, hoping that it will be better than this one.

Try it!! There’s no chance anything could go wrong. After all, even I could make it.

Organic Barley Flour Brownie

Organic Brownies

Cheers,
Deepak

Announcing the Launch of 100% Natural, Facial Oil Absorbent Paper

5 Nov

your effective solution to oily faceDear All,

This is with extension to the contest we held last week for guessing the product [view]. Whilst the winners will be announced shortly, we are glad to be the first ones in the country to launch this simple yet effective solution. A quick & handy solution to your oily face.

Presenting the 100% Natural, Facial Oil Absorbent Paper, by Avana Face Fresh.

Combat your oily skin by using Avana Face Fresh, which is a 100% Natural Product.
 Avana Face Fresh helps to removes, dirt, perspiration & oil on your skin and helps to unclog pores. For more details visit http://www.naturalkart.com

Click here to view the product details directly

100% Natural Wood Watches for Women & Men

2 Nov 100% natural eco-friendly watches for men & women

Hi All 🙂 🙂

A big smile today!! Well, the reason is good enough.

Happy to announce the launch of a super cool collection of watches for Women & Men- the WeWood collection.

These are watches that are completely absent of artificial or toxic material. Meaning they are eco-friendly, they are 100% Natural. Amazing for a category like a watch, isn’t it?

WeWood fashion watches are as natural and kind as the wrist that carries it. These watches breathes the same air we breathe, respects our skin as we respect nature by supporting sophisticated sustainability. The perfect natural mate, the eco cool watches of WeWood tell a story that becomes yours to wear, smell and feel. The watches are made in Italy. For every watch purchased, there is a tree which gets planted.

At Naturalkart.com we are glad to offer a flat 30% introductory discount on these watches, for the first 100 buyers.

I’ve decided which one I’m getting for myself. Grab yours’ before the discount period ends, i.e 15th November.

Trust you all will like this product range. With your love & support we plan to bring more such amazing products to you, on your very own one-stop-platform http://www.naturalkart.com.

Cheers,
Deepak Gandhi

The Oily Skin Contest

30 Oct

GUESS & WIN A FAB DISCOUNT!!

 

Our favorite actors & models have a perfect matte complexion, but is that the case in real life? Well, not everyone is that lucky.

 

Oily skin & its negative effects

The most obvious negative effect of oily skin is that it is unattractive. Oily skin can lead to acne that could at times be severe. Oily skin is caused by excess sebum and sometimes the sebum clogs the pores of our skin and traps dirt & bacteria, which leads to acne. People with oily skin may find it difficult to keep their skin clean and wearing makeup is sometimes not possible because the oiliness of the skin tends to smear it up.
We bring to you a quick-fix solution to this problem. With a 100% Natural product which is exclusively going to be launched, for the first time, on www.naturalkart.com

But before that can we play a little?

Take a guess at what this product is. Is it talc, a spray, an ointment or something else? If you guess the answer right there is a kool discount you get to win. The participants don’t go empty handed either*.

 

The offer:

10% off to all participants

50% off (yes, fifty percent off) on to all the correct entries

 

So, take as many guesses as you can. There is no limit to the entries per person.

 

* Max discount per person per product is 50%

* Entries close on 1st November at 00:00 hours IST

Gluten Free Diet

25 Oct

So, we have been hearing a lot about this term ‘Gluten’ and ‘Gluten-Free’. Let’s see what this is all about.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barleyrye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as “dextrin”. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease,[1] the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis,[2] and wheat allergy.[1]

gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. A gluten-free diet might also exclude oats. Medical practitioners are divided on whether oats are an allergen to celiac disease sufferers[3] or if they are cross-contaminated in milling facilities by other allergens.[4] Oats may also be contaminated when grown in rotation with wheat (wheat seeds from the previous harvest sprouting up again in the oat field and being harvested along with the oats).

The term gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence.[5] The exact level at which gluten is harmless is uncertain and controversial.

At Naturalkart we have got several instances where our esteemed customers ask for gluten-free products for their kids. People wishing to follow a completely gluten free diet must also take into consideration the ingredients of any over-the-counter or prescription medications and vitamins. Also, cosmetics such as lipstick, lip balms, and lip gloss may contain gluten and need to be investigated before use. Glues used on envelopes may also contain gluten.

Find a list of gluten-free products at Naturalkart.com. Click here to view the range of gluten free products & order them online or by calling on +91 99200 61606.

We have also heard of gluten-free beer which sounds very exciting though we do not wish to propagate it 🙂

Cheers to a gluten-free lifestyle.

Deepak Gandhi

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten-free_diet

The Farmers’ Market Returns..

8 Oct

First day @ The Farmer’s Market Season IV

Finally!! After 6 months, The Farmers’ Market opened up once again to its loving audience. This happens to be Season IV which looks to be bigger & even better than the previous ones.

The venue was simply fantabulous. Maharashtra Nature Park (MNP), situated in the centre of the city comes across as a breath of fresh air. MNP is said to be the Green Lung of Mumbai. And what better could it get for the people who believe in the concept of ‘Green’.

The Farmers’ Market which is a great initiative by Kavita Mukhi, will happen on all Sundays from October 7, 2012 to March 24, 2013 (except December 30). This time around it will happen in 3 locations, including MNP.

View Photos’ on:

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