August Give-a-Way: 4 Blue Canoe Logo Tees

A couple of weeks ago, we held our first formal event, Try On Green, here in Los Angeles. We enticed folks to help us get a good headcount of attendees by offering a free Blue Canoe Logo Tee (generously donated by Blue Canoe) to the first 30 people who RSVP’d. Well we had a few people RSVP and then not show up to claim their free shirt. So their loss is turning into your gain! 
We have 2 size Smalls and 2 size Mediums available for this give-a-way, all in gorgeous autumn colors. There will be 4 separate winners. We’re sorry to all the larger sizes out there, but remember you can always enter to win a fabulous gift for a friend or family member. 

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post telling us WHICH SIZE you’re interested in and include an e-mail address or phone number or some way to get in touch with you. (Note, if we can’t figure out how to tell you that you’ve won, we’ll have to pick someone else.) Contest ends Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Drawing will be held on Thursday with the 4 winners announced in the comments section.

By the way, this shirt is really cute with a wide ballet neckline, raw edges, cap sleeves and a tissue-weight blend of 90% organic cotton and 10% spandex.

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Latex-Free, Spandex-Free Organic Cotton Underwear for Allergy Suffers – Give-a-Way!

We’re thrilled to announce a new line of organic cotton underwear purposely designed to help folks with chemical sensitivities and skin contact allergies.  We have 7 products in this new line (2 for men) and we’re giving away a few items for our customers to try out and review! 

Give-a-way 1 – The Allergen-Free Drawstring Bra

This bra is not only latex-free and spandex-free, but it actually contains no elastic whatsoever, using a drawstring design instead to hold it closed.  Sizes are marked 34B, 36B, 38B, 38C, 40C, 42C and 40DD, though the manufacturer claims they run a little on the small side.  We’ll work with you to pick the right size and then hopefully you can provide some feedback on the fit.

Give-a-way 2: The Allergen-Free Front Close Bra

This bra is does contain a small amount of elastic at the straps and under the bust.  However, the elastic is fully covered in organic cotton and contains no latex or spandex.  Sizes again run from 34B – 40DD.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post including an e-mail address or phone number or some way to get in touch with you. (Note, if we can’t figure out how to tell you that you’ve won, we’ll have to pick someone else.) Contest ends Monday, April 25, 2011. Drawing will be held on Tuesday with the winner announced in the comments section.

There will be 2 winners – 1 for each bra. If you only want to be consider for one of the bras, please let us know. Otherwise, everyone gets in the draw for both picks.

Allergen Free Design Features:

  • Latex free and spandex free for sensitive skin
  • Bra #1 is also completely elastic free
  • Bra #2 has hypo-allergenic plastic front closures for easy wear
  • Purified organic cotton process
  • Double-layered cotton lining
  • Covered Seams prevent rubbing and agitation
  • Irritation-Free label for sensitive skin
  • Textile Dye-free & Resin-free for sensitive skin

Please, please pass this contest info along to anyone you know who might have skin contact allergies.  We’re excited to get feedback both from women who just want to try them for fit and also from anyone who really needs the extra attention to what goes into their clothing.

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Organic Cotton, Fair-Trade Soul T Give-a-Way From PrAna

Our first give-a-way of 2011 celebrates the addition of PrAna Clothing to FaeriesDance.com.  PrAna’s newest line introduces the Fair Trade Soul T.
 

TO ENTER:  Leave a comment on this blog post including an e-mail address or phone number or some way to get in touch with you.  (Note, if we can’t figure out how to tell you that you’ve won, we’ll have to pick someone else.)  Contest ends Monday, March 28, 2011.  Drawing will be held on Tuesday with the winner announced in the comments section.

There will be 2 winners – 1 for each color.  If you only want to be consider for one color, let us know.  Otherwise, everyone gets in the draw for both picks.

To date, we’ve focused on smaller eco-designers.  But mid-sized companies like PrAna can make a huge difference with their larger reach.  PrAna has been focusing on sustainability more and more each season with a growing line of organic cotton and recycled apparel.  For Spring 2011, they’re working with the Liberian Women’s Sewing Project to offer a fully Fair Trade Certified women’s T.  Their Fair Trade endeavors will be expanding into Fall 2011, and we couldn’t think of a better time to add their fabulous clothing to our line up.

The many women benefiting from the Liberian Women’s Sewing Project.
Good luck!
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Final 2010 Give-a-way: The Year’s Best!

So I took a quick browse through the number of entries in each month’s give-a-way.  It seems the Men’s Coastal Sweater (just before Father’s Day) and the $50 Gift Certificate to FaeriesDance.com were the 2 most popular.

It’s the holiday season and we’re all feeling generous, so for our last give-a-way of the year, we’re going to once again offer a

Free $50 Gift Certificate to our store
But this time, we’re choosing
2 Winners
and
Anyone who makes a purchase at FaeriesDance.com this week will be automatically entered!

TWO WAYS TO ENTER:

1.  Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Monday, December 20, 2010.  You must include an e-mail address or phone number so we can contact you.  No purchase necessary.

2.  Place any order at FaeriesDance.com between Sunday, December 12 and Monday, December 20, 2010 and you’ll automatically be entered.

Drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 21.  Both winning entries will be posted as the last comment after the drawing.  Only 1 entry per person regardless of the number of orders placed.  Placing an order does not increase your chances of winning.

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

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November’s Give-a-Way: Organic Spa Gift Collection

Between the Green Festival and boxes and boxes of new products, it seems I haven’t posted a thing since our last give-a-way.  (And so many ideas are just brewing around inside my head…)  Well no worries, because the give-a-way post is the most fun anyway.

Up for grabs this month is a collection of items for a fabulous, at home spa day.  It includes the Undyed Night Shirt to lounge in, our Moisturizing Ankle Socks to keep your feet warm and pampered, and 3 new spa accessories donated by Ecoland that we’d love to get some feedback on as we’re considering adding them to our permanent line.  The new organic cotton terry items include a cloth headband, a soft wash mitt and a wash mitt with exfoliating scrub stripes.  Retail value of all 5 pieces is $49.  Great for yourself or as a gift for the upcoming holidays.  All items are one-size fits most.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Monday, November 29, 2010. You must include an e-mail address or phone number so we can contact you. Drawing will be held on Tuesday, Nov 30.  Winning entry will be posted as the last comment after the drawing.

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Extra Freebie This Month! 2 Tickets to the San Francisco Green Festival

Just found out we are allocated some guest passes for the San Francisco Green Festival coming up on November 6-7.  If you’re interested in going, leave a comment on this blog post and we’ll draw someone on Wednesday, November 3 to pick the tickets up at will call.  The tickets are good for both days and the show should be awesome!  We’ll be selling some never-before-seen bras and doing a drawing at the booth for show-specific give-a-way items as well.

Don’t forget to leave an e-mail or phone number on your comment so we can get in touch with you.

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Halloween Give-a-Way: Men’s or Women’s Organic PJ Sets

We absolutely love these new PJ sets from bgreen, makers of the top selling Classic Bikinis for women and Athletic Boxer Briefs for men. 

Our winner this month will have their choice of either the men’s Organic PJ Lounge Set (shown top left), the women’s Organic Birch PJ Set (shown top right) or the women’s Organic Raindrops PJ Set (shown bottom).  All 3 sets come with top, bottom and a drawstring bag made from the leftover fabric bits of the sets.  They’re great for sleeping in or just hanging around the house to watch your favorite sports.  Wonderful for yourself or as it’s own pre-packed gift.  Each set comes in multiple color and size choices, so lots of decisions for the winner. 🙂

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Sunday, October 31, 2010. You must include an e-mail address or phone number so we can contact you. Drawing will be held on Monday, Nov 1.  Winning entry will be posted as the last comment after the drawing.

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Autumn Equinox Give-a-Way: Upcycled VHS Tape Handbag

I mentioned this adorable handbag a few weeks ago, and now it’s up for grabs.  These bags are handmade by artist Lisa Miqueli from old VHS tapes!  It’s a fabulous idea for creating new life from something that’s no longer useful.  This one is called the Candice, and it’s lined on the inside with leftover fabric bits. 

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Sunday, October 2, 2010. You must include an e-mail address or phone number so we can contact you. Drawing will be held on Monday, Oct 3.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  We’re expecting (OK, hoping anyway) that the winner will provide feedback on this bag. Our intention is to bring them in for sale before the holidays – both this design and some others as well.  The artist is willing to work with us to address anything we’d like to change, so your input will be extremely valuable.

If you want to know how this idea came about, here’s a little story from our artist:

It all started one day when I ran out of yarn and wanted to start a new project, not wanting to go to the store, I looked around the house to see what I could use. I had twine, so I made a basket. I had plastic bags and had actually seen them crocheted so I tried my hand at that. One thing led to another and I have come to this. I think tapes are one of my favorite mediums to work with, I love the fabric it creates. The texture and shine are wonderful. Then I started noticing all the VHS and cassette tapes in the thrift stores that I frequent. Always the same ones there, never seeming to sell. I thought, if they don’t sell them they will eventually throw them away. More usable stuff in a land fill!

So I started buying them up. I make my rounds at least twice a week and buy up the 8-tracks, cassettes and VHS tapes. As well as necklaces (for straps) and any clothing that will make a nice lining.

I love taking new materials, visualizing and sketching a new design, and then watching it come to life. A lot of care is taken to choose just the right recycled materials to make my bags.” — Lisa Miqueli

I’ve looked at it, held it and played with it a bit myself and here are my thoughts.

PROS: 

  • Pretty roomy inside
  • Lots of pockets inside and out
  • Nice, funky look to it
  • Seems pretty sturdy
  • Black goes with everything
  • Definitely a conversation piece!
  • And of course, great re-use of materials

CONS:

  • The hole for the button closure could be bigger and/or more flexible.  It’s a little hard to close.
  • The strap is a bit stiff (great for the bag part, not as good for the strap) and doesn’t fall as smoothly as I’d like, though I’d like to hear the winners opinion on this point.

With all that said, it’s now time to leave your comment for this fantastic give-a-away.  Guys, you’ll definitely want to participate in this one too, as this makes an awesome, totally unique gift for any women in your life. 🙂

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Back to School Give-a-Way: Bags Galore

We’re all trying to minimize our plastic bag usage, so here’s a plethora of reusable bags to help out those who need them.

This month there will be 2 winners.  Each winner will receive a set of 4 reusable bags including:

  • An Earth Creations Clay-dyed hemp and organic cotton “Tee” Bag (color may vary from photo), great for books and shopping trips
  • A Love Nature linen drawstring bag for holding small treasures or protecting lingerie when traveling
  • An Eco-Bags organic cotton market bag.  These are especially useful for buying bulk items at the grocery store or farmer’s market
  • A Faerie’s Dance lingerie wash bag to keep your delicates safe in the wash

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Sunday, Sept 5, 2010. You must include an e-mail address or phone number so we can contact you. Drawing will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept 6.

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July Give-a-Way: $50 FaeriesDance.com Gift Certificate

It’s an anniversary Make Your Own Give-a-Way special!  We’re going to give one lucky blog follower a $50 gift certificate to our store.  Our e-gift certificates are flexible and easy use.  They show up as a payment option on the final checkout page and can be used for anything in the store or e-mailed to someone else as a gift.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Friday, July 30th. You must include an e-mail address or phone number so we can contact you. Drawing will be held Saturday, July 31st.

Be sure to check out the many New Products at FaeriesDance.com to see all of the latest options.

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