April 26, 2010
Eco-friendly Sprout Watches Know What Time It Is!
I loved wearing watches as a kid, and since my daughter has been showing an interest in clocks and learning time, I wanted to get her a watch to learn on and enjoy. I think digital clocks should be outlawed, and sadly they make up the majority of the children's watch market! So when I set out on my research to buy a watch with an actual time-telling face that was also green in design, I was thrilled to find Sprout watches!
Aside from being colorful, adorable and kid-friendly, Sprout's eco-friendly timepieces help reduce environmental impact on the planet. Sprout watches are approximately 86% bio-degradable by weight and each watch is constructed from earth friendly, sustainable materials including: a corn resin case and buckle, a bamboo dial, a mineral crystal (a type of glass made from sand) lens, a certified organic cotton strap -- and they contain a mercury free battery!
With a price point of only $30 and an array of boy and girl friendly colors in the collection, there's a Sprout watch for every green kid.
Even the packaging Sprout watches come in is eco-friendly! Created from at least 80% post consumer materials, it also features a grass card that can be watered to create your own mini grass garden.
Sprout has been making timepieces for over 50 years, and they thought it was high time (pun intended!) to design as green of a watch as possible. I love that these watches are attractive, classic, colorful and a really easy sell for kids. I even want one for myself!