Friday, May 30, 2008

Public Library Liars

Two of my favorite things together! Like chocolate and peanut butter, or chocolate and coffee, or mint and chocolate (I guess I really just like chocolate) Anyway, most people who know me also know that I've also had a life long love of all things Hello Kitty. So when I found an organic cotton Hello Kitty graphic tee (made in the USA to boot) I was one happy lady. I've been waiting forEVER for them to arrive and they FINALLY came in and boy, were they cute!

...But, then a sad thing happened, searching for the size on the label- we happened to notice that they were marked 6% organic cotton, 94% cotton. ...WITH the word "organic" not once but three times on the shirt. HUGE across the front- and then again with miss Hello Kitty's face across the hip- and then again with brightly colored (supposedly) eco-friendly inks, across the collar.
Sufficed to say my mood swung very fast and now I was mad. This is just the very thing my store is against. I find this sort of misrepresentation disgusting, misleading, and borderline fraudulent. I will spare you the details of the conversation I had with the Public Library the company selling these and other eco-centric and politically messaged T's, trying to defend their products. I just hope that the "made in the USA" label isn't of a similar ilk... some sweat shop on some off shore island that is 'technically' usa. Everything I have ordered from this company, Public Library, has been shipped back.

So happy. Then so sad. So fast.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Whoohoo! some more press

I have to run out and get a copy of MKE this week.

Thank you Lilledeshan Bose, photographer Christopher O. Bluhm, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's hip MKE paper!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Chartreuse got some press!!

Big thanks to and Julie Lawrence for the lovely article.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Mother's Day Sale At Chartreuse

Have a mother, are a mother, love a mother,
Or simply love Mother Earth?

From now until May 10th, Chartreuse, eco-friendly boutique, is offering the latest, greenest gifts for Mother’s Day.

  • 10% off bath & beauty products
  • 10% off handbags
  • Free organic tote bag with purchase of $50 or more

We are located at 2227 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, in the heart of Bay View
For more information, please call us at: 414-747-8434