Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Recycled Cotton.. who knew it would make a fabulous blanket?

I was randomly introduced to Twirls and Twigs and immediately I wad drawn to their recycled cotton blankets. What exactly is recycled cotton you ask? Well if you have ever been around someone that sews you will find that there are large amounts of fabric left over well the same thing is true when you produce a piece of clothing you end up with bits and pieces and usually those pieces end up in the landfills but in this case it is rewoven into a wonderfully thick and soft fabric that makes for some gorgeous baby blankets.

The Twirls and Twigs Lovebirds blanket came to me in a thick orange recycled cotton with a blue wavy trim and two beautiful appliquéd birds on the front. All of the appliqués and that wonderful blue wavy trim are made from designer leftovers as well. Even the tag comes in the form of recycled paper with a cute little seed tree which you can plant and grow! I think other than the thread used to sew it all together thats pretty much 100% recycled manufacturing. And on top of it.. it looks great and would make for an exceptional stroller blanket or even a crib quilt! I keep ours handy in the living room we use ours as a nap time blanket as welll as a great blanket to sit on while we play on the floor or even in the front yard. Its really sturdy so I don't worry so much about getting an accidental hole in it or having to wash it more often.

Along with their great blankets Twirls and Twigs offers a line of 100% organic cotton onsies and tshirts. I am absolutely in love with the little mushroom shirt as well as the the little blue dino onesie. The tshirts are super soft and brightly colored and all of the dyes are water based and eco friendly.. which I find that people always associate organic with that unbleached cotton look and it just does not have to be that way!

The real highlight of Twirls and Twigs designs is the absolutely gorgeous collection for girls. All of the pieces are made of bamboo, organic cottons, designer fabric leftovers, and left over laces. So those items that are not recycled in nature are organic. No one would even venture to guess that gorgeous little skirt to the left is organic and what little girl would not die to have a twirly looking skirt like that? If they made it in my size I'd wear it as well!

Connor got kind of a neat surprise, though its not shown in their storefront he has been carrying around his own little bird plush that matches his blanket for about a week now. Its made of the same beautiful organic fabric as his blanket and its absolutely adorable. I'll try to get a picture of him with it soon, and if you want one send Twirls and Twigs an email!

Twirls and Twigs collection can be found at their website and you can purchase all of the items directly in their storefront. Use the coupon code dogs7 to get an extra 10% off your purchase!

Twirls and Twigs sent over an extra Lovebirds blanket to give away to one of our readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Twirls and Twigs and tell me what is your favorite item from the collection that we did not mention in our review!
  • No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end July 23nd at midnight!

216 Comments:

KLM39 said...

I love the Organic Cotton T-shirts for boys.

countrygirl1823 said...

I love the fish print organic onsie! Adorable! ~ countrygirl1823@aol.com

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love love love the last outfit on page 3 of the girls. It is so cute! These clothes are very relaxed, for just simple living. I love it!

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Jenn S. said...

I really like the blue skirt set on the bottom of the first page in the girls collection. My daughter would look so cute in these outfits.

Molly said...

I like the boy's dino t-shirt.
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Sundi said...

I love the petit capalettes for my daughter in the fall! Very cute a la "Madeleine"! And even though it's in your review, I totally love the Lovebird blanket!

Staci said...

The capelette's are really adorable. What a cute idea!

Michelle said...

I really like the Birde Onesie - very cute. :)

Laura said...

I love the little girl's matching top and skirt made of bamboo and organic cotten. Beautiful!

Laura said...

I have also subcribed to your mailing list.

Naomi said...

Roo would adore the twirly dresses and skirts! They are so cute...

Apple said...

I like the dinosaur onesie. Very cute. :)

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Alice H said...

I love the fish print onesie in the baby collection. I'm expecting in September and this is so cute! Thanks!
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Meg T said...

I love the organic cotton fish onesie, and all of the blankets are so original. Thanks!! I love fun AND organic products.
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Stacy said...

Love the mouse and mushroom shirt.
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Melissa said...

I love the fairy dust dress.. so cute for alittle girl! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

Christian Kay said...

I love the mushroom and mouse blanket!! It seems you can't actually purchase from the website and that's too bad :(

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Jane said...

I like their burp cloths. :) What sweet patterns!

Thanks!

♥tnchick♥ said...

How cute.

I like the Fairy Dust Dress. (Made from bamboo and organic cotton. Trimmed with designer remnant lace) and the one that says "Made from soybean, organic cotton, and lycra. Trimmed with recycled stripes and water-based screen print." Very cute!!


Thanks for intro'ing such a neat company!

♥tnchick♥ said...

Hi, again - I am sub'd to your feed for an extra chance. Thank you =)

Anonymous said...

I liked the zebra dress.

platt
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Buki Family said...

I love the bold colors on the Jules the Dino blanket! Looks cozy for a nap.

Jessica said...

I can totally see my almost 3 years old daughter wearing the Fairy Dust Dress made from bamboo and organic cotton! All of the Twirls and Twigs items are adorable and I love that they are made of recycled material!!!

Not the Queen said...

The capelettes are darling, but I'm loving the Lovebirds blanket for my baby boy!

gkstratos said...

Love the Girls Collection. My favorite is the Fairy Dust Dress.
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gkstratos said...

Also a subscriber. Thanks!
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Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

pink dress made from bamboo, organic cotton and lycra

Angel said...

meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

I like the dress made from soybean, rganic cotton and lycra. It has a picture of a mushroom on it.

Ana said...

joliexox@hotmail.com

blue dress, made of bamboo

lace said...

The spinning flowers skirt is adorable. I can see my little niece spinning away in it.

jag said...

My daughter would LOVE the Fairy Dust Dress. How cool that they even use recycled lace!

Hanna said...

I really enjoy the look of the "Snaily" blanket.

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Sara G said...

I love the snaily blanket, how cute is that!

Cassie said...

I love the Fairydust dress!

Thanks for the giveaway!

anavarre1331 said...

I love the fairy dust dress!! We are now on week four of wearing nothing but dresses with my two year old! She would squeal if i added this one to her collection!

Thanks for the opportunity!
anavarre1331@bellsouth.net

gunzie said...

I absolutely love the fairy dust dress, it's just adorable!
Great dresses for the girls! Thanks for the great giveaway.
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Stephanie said...

100% Organic cotton short sleeve blue t-shirt. Dino print
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Katie said...

Dinosaur delights blue and brown blanket Made of recycled cotton trimmed with fun fring and hand sewn petit ric rac dinosaur is so cute. Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

msgulliver said...

How cute is that petit capelette! I'm not sure a little girl would wear it to school, but for sure she'd wear it for play, while pretending to be a nurse.

I am Only One said...

I love the mouse blanket. I think that it is adorable. I also think that the girls clothing is really cute.

bernana_p said...

I love the brownie blanket!!!...So cute!.. =)

Preppy Mommy said...

The boys blue Dino tee shirt is adorable. I love the idea behind recycled cotton. My sis is having a baby this month so if I win, my new nephew will have a lovely snuggle blanket. That is, if my one year old son doesn't claim it first.
Thanks.

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Katharos said...

I love the blue dino print onsie! Such a great site.

Katharos said...

Subscribed to your rss feed - look forward to the posts!

Megret said...

They also make a blanket with Jules the Dino applique.
Thanks!
Megret
musesofmegret@gmail.com

katy said...

The Mushroom and Mouse blanket is very cute!

Stacy said...

That gorgeous drop skirt that twirls is heavenly. Love all their stuff.

Genevieve P said...

My girls would love the Charming petit capelettes.

Rachel C. said...

The green onesie with the fish print is super cute! Thanks so much!

Rachel C. said...

The green onesie with the fish print is super cute! Thanks so much!

michelle said...

I'm going to pick the Organic Dino tee for boys!

purehrt555 said...

I just love the Fairy Dust Dress, so pretty.

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Sonya said...

I love the fairy dust dress. It is so pretty.

Thanks for the chance.

misty said...

My daughter would flip over the Fairy Dust Dress. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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misty said...

I am also a subscriber.

JenO said...

I love the Annie top and skirt! Too cute!

kara said...

My fave is the birde onesie!

dawns41 said...

I like the mushroom and mouse blanket so adorable.
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soha said...

I love Snaily the blanket. So cute!!

Emma said...

I love the snaily blanket...it's soooooo adorable

mverno said...

love the dinosaur onesie

Jenna said...

I think the Snaily blanket is also adorable!

agordon10 said...

the boys mushroom organic tee

kygirl said...

dinosaur delights blankie

Kristy Blanco said...

I just love the mushroom and mouse print onsie ~ it would make a great gift for my best friend who is expecting her first baby next month!

s said...

mushroom and mouse blankie

semtaylor said...

I love the blanket "Snaily" It is so cute. I love your daily emails that introduce me to so many great web sites...Thanks

ISUamanda said...

The green fish onesie is adorable!

windycindy said...

Hi, The whimsical burp cloths are really cute. I like "Coco the Ladybug!" Please enter me in your contest. Thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Tiffany said...

I love the girls twirl dress.

AmandaK said...

The mushroom & mouse print onsie is too adorable!!!!

jenny said...

oh how cute every thing is i love to try and win this thanks

Jennifer said...

I love the Dino print t-shirt. Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer said...

I'm a current feed subscriber - - - for extra entry!

strawberry3d said...

i love the blue dino onesie.

big hair betty said...

Love the Fairy Dust Dress! Great ideas to used leftover fabrics!

Mary512 said...

I like the pink paisley dress for girls. Great giveaway, thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Cute blanket! I also like the fairy dust dress.
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Teddi said...

I like the Dropps laundry detergent.

sabb266 said...

I like the Fairy Dust Dress. (Made from bamboo and organic cotton) Very cute!!

Peggy said...

I think the 100% Organic cotton short sleeve blue onesie. Dino print is so cute and comfy. Count me in to win

Jaime said...

My favorite is the dinosaur onesie!!

Kari said...

I love the Jules blanket!

greenly said...

They don't have names for their items, but the blue skirt and top with the recycled aqua lace is adorable. And I really like the mushroom & mouse onesie. Great stuff!

Tuesday Girl said...

I love the owl dress, so sweet!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am totally smitten with the fairydust dress!! I also love the petit capelettes!
Right now I am going to use the code you provided and order the fish print onsie for a friend on mine that is expecting! Thank you so much for turning me on to this website!!

Mindy
princessandthebeads@gmail.com

Sweepsblogger said...

I love the petit capalettes.

Teri said...

The Pink Ladybug Romper is sweet. Another creative mom. Wow, 7 Dogs, you sure find the good ones!

sweetsue said...

The blue dress at the end of page two in the girls collection is beautiful!

Christy said...

I just love the Snaily blanket and the twist and twirl skirt. Thanks for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

vboackle said...

i like the boys dno tee shirt.

judybrittle said...

I love the blanket with the snail that is so darling.

judybrittle said...

i'm subscribed.

tatertot374 said...

the spinning flowers skirts are adorable. thank you!

Kris said...

I like the snail blanket! So CUTE!

The twirl skirts would be loved by my oldest daughter too.

Heather said...

my daughter would great in just about any of the beautiful girls dresses!

Panjo Kids said...

I love the snail baby blanket

vmkids said...

I love the mushroom and mouse blanket

dhunt said...

I love the Organic Cotton T-shirts for boys.

littlelatina said...

I love the mushroom T

FawnGeorge said...

I really like the Capeletts. Reminds me of the old days.

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Kimberly said...

I like the Annie top and skirt

sphinx63 said...

I like the dinosaur onesie the best! Thanks!

louiseb130 said...

Cute Capelet!

Hil'Lesha said...

I love this http://www.twirlsandtwigs.com/_img/collections/lg_boys/lg_boys_02.jpg

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Louise said...

Wow what a great way to "go green." Babies are often such a great excuse to buy new pretty things, it's easy to overlook the consumerism-- I appreciate every way to spoil the babies in a socially responsible way. I love the snail blanket especially!

Anonymous said...

Birde Onesie look great.
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kristilb19 said...

I love the blue Dino shirt for boys!!!

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kdkdkd said...

the Fairy Dust Dress, very sweet

mogrill said...

I love the Fairy dust dress!

Tonya said...

I love the snaily blanket.

aspritzofsis said...

The baby onesies are adorable, especially the mouse & mushroom print. Very sweet!

carica said...

Great stuff! I love the elephant onesie.
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lorimo said...

I like the blue dinosaur blanket.

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noreen said...

petit capalettes are so adorable

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xenia said...

I love the dress made from soybean, organic cotton, and lycra with stripes and the cute animal printed on the side. My daughter would love to wear this all summer long!

Thanks!
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Smooshy said...

i like the zebra dress

LINDALSHOT said...

I like the organic dinosaur t-shirt.

Molly C. said...

The Blue Dino Onesie is adorable!

eloise said...

I love the Pink Elephant onesie. The blankies looks nice and comfy too! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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VickeC said...

Snaily blanket,would be nice for etiher a boy or girl,ive got a new grandbaby on the way,dont know the sex yet,thanks








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notofthisworld1973 said...

What a cute blanket!

Sherry R said...

Everything looks so precious, but my baby boy would just love the Jules-the dino blanket!

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blueviolet said...

That green fish onesie is sooooo cute!
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blueviolet said...

I'm a subscriber too.

mannequin said...

I heart those petite capelettes! How adorable is that?

mannequin said...

you are in my sidebar!

Christine said...

I love the ruffly pink dress on the 2nd page. Very cute and it looks so fun to wear.

miriama said...

The little twirl dress is so pretty. Any little girl would love it.

paula h said...

I love the short-sleeved, blue Dino shirt.

Whimsical Creations said...

The dinosaur blanket is so cute. Love the bright colors.

Mindie100 said...

I love the fairy dust dress for girls! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sweetpeas said...

I love the blue "soybean" dress on the 2nd page. It looks so comfy!

Sweetpeas said...

I'm subscribed to your feed.

alice said...

Love the Fairy Dust dress! Adorable! You have really cute things on your site ~ I've got it bookmarked! Thanks.

jbubolz-miller said...

fairy dust is awesome and caught my eye immediatlly

jbubolz-miller said...

subscribed to feed

Nancy Murphy said...

My favorite item is the pink twirl skirt! So adorable. My girls would love it. It is perfectly pink their favorite color.

If I win I need to buy one more skirt. My girls love to wear matching outfits very day!

jennifer slusser said...

i really liked the blue snail blanket it was adorable and i loved that shade of blue


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Amy said...

I love the little girl twirl dress. aewalls425@hotmail.com

Marci said...

My 4-year old daughter would love any of the beautiful dresses - especially the fairy dust dress! Gorgeous!

Marci said...

extra credit:
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carol drury said...

Would love to win this - thanks!!!
cdrury@gmail.com
would have to be the darling onsies - the bird and ladybug particularly

JaniceJ said...

My granddaughter would look so cute in the Annie top and skirt, the blankets are all so nice!

melonkelli said...

I like Charming petit capelette

Cuddle Cottage said...

I love the girls twirl dress with the dots and 'made of soybean lycra, recycled lace and designer leftovers' - so whimsical and quite beautiful:)
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Cuddle Cottage said...

I'm subscribed via email to your feed:
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snulfers said...

I dont know what the dress is called but this is its description, Amusingly playful dots turn this twirl dress into an instant favorite. made of soybean lycra, recycled lace and designer leftovers. My Rosie said she wanted one for her birthday.

Sarah S said...

I love the dinosaur boys' t-shirt! So cute.

Amandasue H. said...

I love the fairydust dress. unforgetable_dreamer_always "at" hotmail.com

TheAngelForever said...

I love the blue dinosaur blanket as well as the matching t-shirt. Very cute items!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

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TheAngelForever said...

Extra Credit: I also subscribe to your feed :)

bison61 said...

I like the boys blue dino shirt

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carmen said...

The petit capelette's are simply adorable! Very sweet and elegant for the little princess.

pierce said...

I just love the brownie blacket. Thank you.

Jill said...

Love the Fairy Dust Dress, my daughter is on a dress/princess kick so this would be right up her alley! What a way to let her imagination run wild!

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Roxy said...

I like the mushroom and mouse blanket.

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Jinxy & Me said...

The mushroom & mouse print onesie is super cute!

yellowlabs said...

I like the pink ladybug romper

Shari said...

I like the "Mousey" blanket - the first one with the blue mushroom (although they're both great). We have dwarf hamsters, so anything cute and rodenty is sure to catch my eye!

arvard said...

The fairy dust dress is really sweet.

jodene said...

I love the fairy dust dress!

jennmalan said...

like the mushroom and mouse blanket its so cute

Kimbert said...

I love the Fish Onsie. What a cute idea.

mgster said...

Wow! That Fairy Dust Dress is just amazing! Love so much of your stuff!

Doreen said...

Love the Fairy Dust dress! :)

Doreen said...

I'm a Subscriber! :)

Sue Farrell said...

Both of the "mouse" blankets are darling--I think I like Mosey the Mouse Blanket best.
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Patterson said...

I really love the blue bamboo cotton dress on page 2 for the girls (wish I knew it's name and what sizes it came in). Is there an online store?

Anonymous said...

Mushroom and Mouse blanket

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Kitty said...

I love the dinosaur onesie!

kate said...

Love the fairy dust dress! It makes me almost wish to be a little girl again...
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Anonymous said...

I really like the Birde Onesie

kananee said...

I like the Zebra Dress!

- Marybeth I. said...

bubble gum pink tiered lacy skirt - Made from bamboo, organic cotton, and lycra. Trimmed with recycled lace.

Storm said...

oooh the mushroom and mouse onesie is adorable! (and I love that it's made in the USA!)

(my email's on my profile page)

gotany7s said...

dino shirt for boys is cute organic is a plus kcebaicirt@yahoo.com

Helen said...

The mushroom and mouse blanket are adorable!

Karen said...

Love the organic cotton tee !!

Carolyn said...

I love the pink dres made from bamboo, organic cotton, and lycra. Trimmed with recycled...
It is so adorable!
Carolyn
ceimusic@aol.com

Leane said...

I LUV the Fairy Dust Dress, not just because it is so cute, but also for its adorable name.

Great giveaway!

Leane said...

I subscribe to your mailing list. LUV it.....

Leigh said...

Love love love the Snaily blanket. I dunno why we love snails so much, but theyre such endearing little guys!

Leigh said...

I subscribe to your feed on my Google Homepage, as well :)

Debbie said...

love the fish print and dino onesies.

jacquelinc said...

The blanket is gorgeous nad I love the Fairy Dust Dress.My granddaughter would love this.
Thanks for a great contest.

purango said...

I love the Fairy Dust dress. garrettsambo@aol.com

klp1965 said...

i love the jules the dino shirt :)

jlh10sne1 said...

The fairy dust dress is just adorable!!! jlh10sne1@aol.com.

calgirl said...

100% Organic cotton short sleeve green onesie. Fish print is very cute.

robt6 said...

One of the little girl's matching top and skirt for my granddaughter.

Mommy T said...

Love the boys dino tee

Holly said...

love the dino blankie!

Anonymous said...

I like the Dino boys T-shirt. Recycled cotton is a great idea. Please continue to expand your boys section. Thanks for the contest.
kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

laura said...

You snagged my absolute favorite in your review, the dino tee. But my second favorite item is the petit capelette! Too cute. laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Lisa said...

I like the dress with the owl.

Claire said...

love the fish onesie - simple but perfect.

bndraldy said...

I love the Snaily blanket!!! It is adorable! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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