Greetings from Anne Riggs Design!
Anne Riggs Designs is a one-woman business located in Portland, Maine. Anne presents beautifully handmade reusable products for your home and family, from paper towels, cloth napkins and bowl covers to baby wipes to makeup pads. A wonderful gift for anyone who values a sustainable lifestyle, Anne’s products are designed to lessen the burden of throwaways on the environment. These essential, everyday-use items are an initial investment with long-term savings.
Anne says, “I thought about all of the plastic and paper products designed to be used once and thrown away, and set out to create products that are durable and attractive, in fabrics that fit a variety of home environments and appeal to everyone in the family.”
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Anne: My business continues to prosper. I have added a few new products to my collection, namely, children’s aprons, reusable produce bags, and bandana bibs. The baby wipes I sell are now made from organic flannel. But there are two new products that I am most excited about and also most proud of: mittens and baby hats made from upcycled woolen sweaters.
You know, I make a lot of reusable products, cloth paper towels, bowl covers, napkins, makeup pads, etc., but few things I make give me as much pleasure and satisfaction as these hats and mittens! Many of my other products, such as cloth napkins, “paper” towels, baby wipes, etc., are meant to be used over and over again, replacing single use items. But I am repurposing and reinventing something when I take a sweater and turn it into a pair of mittens or a hat for a child. As I put the finishing stitches on each hat or pair of mittens, I find myself smiling: I have this magical feeling that I have turned straw into gold. From a sweater that has been discarded, I create these beautiful, functional things! As an added bonus, the hats are all made from cashmere sweaters, so they are unbelievably soft. All hats and mittens are lined with organic bamboo fleece for extra warmth.
This weekend, Anne Riggs Design is generously offering the following gifts to TWO lucky SouleMama readers:
Winner #1: Mama and Baby Collection: a set of organic baby wipes, a pack of breast pads, two reusable menstrual pads, and a bandana bib
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I am very inspired by her mission, and impressed with the simple beauty of all of her products! Thank you for the chance!
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