Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Organic Aromatherapy Spa Soaps

Anjolie Ayurveda soaps use the highest concentration of essential oils on the market. All handmade under fair trade practices, organic, and aromatherapy focused, their combination of therapeutic herbs and cold-pressed essential oils will leave your skin feeling soft and rejuvenated. Anjolie Ayurveda provides education for their employees' children, since India lacks a public school system, and sources raw materials directly from local farmers. Shown is Neem Tulsi soap.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Shiraleah Aubrey Clutch

We really love this Shiraleah Aubrey clutch. It's just so cute with the belted tie front and dual color scheme.

Known for their eco-friendly products, Shiraleah's handbags are safer to produce and healthier to carry as there is minimal toxic output during production compared to leather tanning. The material is also biodegradable in 10 years, ensuring an eco-friendly lifecycle for each bag.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Coolest Laptop Bag

Malcolm Fontier has changed all the rules with this one. Now you can carry a laptop without having to carry around that laptop bag look. With the Tech you get great computer protection and convenience, all incognito.

Malcolm Fontier creates products that will last and you can feel good about using. You'll find custom hardware, clever features, and attention to detail. The use of PVC-free materials like coated canvas, natural linings, and PU trims result in products that are sturdy, stylish, and animal friendly. The Entertainer Tech is shown here.

>Fits a laptop up to 15.4"
>Soft and durable PU coated canvas
>Natural linen lining
>Easy magnetic flap closure
>Quick access pockets
>Passport/camera pocket
>Built-in wallet/cardholder
>Padded laptop protection
>Soft microfiber handle
>Dimensions: 13 x 16 x 2.3"

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Handwoven and Fair Trade

Handwoven and fair trade, our soft and warm winter scarves are made from renewable 100% organic bamboo chenille. These scarves blend sustainable fiber with traditional craft and look great. We're carrying these scarves in two widths: wide and narrow with fringe, and in a variety of colors.

Friday, November 11, 2011

In Search Of...The Perfect Gift

Okay, so maybe there's nothing paranormal about finding just the right something for someone you care about, but locating a suitable gift can be a little mysterious. At Ethique Nouveau we take the guesswork out of gift giving with our gift registry.

If you'd like to create your own personal wish list, come into Ethique Nouveau, browse around, and then fill out a card with all the things your heart desires including color and size preferences. Then tell all your friends and family you've registered at Ethique Nouveau. When they come in, we'll show them your wish list and help them pick out the perfect gift for you...perfect because you've already chosen it yourself!

And for those who just can't commit themselves to a list, we offer gift certificates in any amount as well.

You can't go wrong shopping at Ethique Nouveau - since every purchase helps fund animal advocacy programs, every gift is a gift to the animals, too.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Shelby the Hemp Mouse

From The Field uses organic catnip and hemp to create healthy, safe, all natural companion animal products.

Our panel of independent cat experts thinks that From the Field's Shelby the Hemp Mouse is just about the best cat toy ever. When Shelby loses some of his oomph you can use From the Field's Catnip Spray to rejuvenate him; the spray is made from essential oil extracted from organic catnip buds and distilled water.

And just in time for Halloween, here's Alex, one of our feline experts, doing his best "I'm so scary" look.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Trick or Treat!

We've got the cutest Halloween treats in from Premium Chocolatiers. Their gourmet creamy chocolates are dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and egg-free.

Treat yourself to a Ghost with Pumpkin, Hand Painted Pumpkin Lollipop, Skull Lollipop, or a limited edition box of Halloween truffles containing caramel cats, pumpkin flavored milkless pumpkins, and "peanot" ghosts.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mwaa, you’ve just been Hibiskissed!

A customer favorite, Hibiskiss lip tints provide the moisturizing benefits of Crazy Rumor’s signature lip balm with an added kiss of all natural mineral color. Made with certified organic ingredients like super moisturizing organic shea butter and soothing organic jojoba oil, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny approved. Available in the shades shown.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beads and Baubles

Look at this gorgeous beaded jewelry we just got in from Terra Mia. We have many styles and colors of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings, but only one of each item - so each piece is unique.

Terra Mia has a socially responsible Fair Trading mission and their jewelry is handmade by women who live in different areas of the world and now make a living wage using beading techniques unique to their culture to make beautiful jewelry.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Green Start Book Tower: Little Animal Books

Just back in stock - made from 98% recycled materials, this toteable book tower contains ten chunky, stackable books about animals with simple, enriching content and endearing illustrations.

Kids learn about their favorite animals from the ten mini board books. Each features a mini story about an alligator, elephant, giraffe, kangaroo, koala, lion, monkey, panda, penguin, or turtle. For ages 2 and up.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meet the Aminals

Safe, soft, squeezable, silly and sweet, Aminals are inspired by the creative lives of children and created for the future world they'll inherit! Crafted with organic cotton and vegetable dyes, and certified fair trade, toys from the Aminals line are perfect for young children and kids at heart, made with love and bursting with creativity. Shown here is Liun the Lion.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Only Three Left!

This Big Buddha bag is one of our most popular ever. Constructed of smooth vegan leather with goldtone hardware we have one each of this great bag in mustard, coral, and navy. It has a triple compartment interior with zippered middle pocket, two snap close outer compartments, and a zippered pocket at the back. As one reviewer said "I don't carry everything but the kitchen sink in my purse - I carry THE WHOLE WORLD in my purse. This purse not only lets me carry it, but also organize and find it too."

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Express Yourself with an Op Art Bag

Wow your co-workers with CBHstudio's black + white op art padded messenger bag. The exterior zips open to reveal lots of interior pockets and a handy key fob. Go anywhere with comfortable 28-inch contrast straps and tons of cargo room. This bag holds a lot of stuff! And we have matching cosmetic cases available too.

CBHstudio is a family-run, 100% woman-owned and operated company. All their products are made in the U.S.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Show Some Cat Love

Everyone needs a cat love coin purse to makes their friends ooh and aah over the cuteness of it all. Vegan leather with colorful kitty butts; also available in turquoise, pink, and burgundy red.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Are You an Avant-Gardener?

Created by a small progressive design house that focuses on projects that promote sustainability, our new unisex Avant Gardener V-neck tee is just the thing for summer days. Hand-printed in water-based ink on 100% organic cotton, this tee has a soft, vintage feel. Find it only at Ethique Nouveau in Minnesota.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Going Coconuts

Our Pineapple Coconut triple milled pure vegetable soap is just flying off the shelves. It's creamy, long lasting, and smells absolutely amazing.

And just in, try the Hurraw Coconut Flavor Lip Balm, all natural, vegan, and made from premium raw, organic, and fair trade ingredients. It’s super smooth, not draggy, never grainy, long lasting, and won’t melt in your back jean pocket!

Treat yourself to these affordable luxuries that just make you want to say “ahhhhh...coconuts.”

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Sometimes Means Little Critters

So you and your dog can enjoy the outdoors in comfort, Ethique Nouveau carries Aroma Paws All Natural Bug Repellant and Soy Wax Repellant Candle. (Don’t let the Aroma Paws name fool you - human grade ingredients in these products make them a healthy natural deterrent for you too!)

Aroma Paws All Natural Repellant is blended with essential oils of eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, lavender, lemongrass, and clove. Eucalyptus, lemongrass, and clove oils deter bugs, lavender and peppermint oils help soothe bug bites, and tea tree oil is an all natural antibacterial.

The Aroma Paws Bug Repellant Candle is made with soy wax and blended with essential oils of eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, lavender, lemongrass, and clove. It’s hand poured in the U.S. and soy wax is an eco-friendly, pure burning alternative to paraffin wax candles.

And if any critters happen to find their way into your indoor quarters we also carry the Katcha Bug, a unique and easy way to catch and release bugs outside without harm.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bomb Your Bath

Customers always comment on how yummy the store smells and we think it's because of our Bodylish I Like You and PEACE Bath Bombs.

The pretty yellow I Like You Bomb contains nourishing minerals pressed together with Aloe Butter and Shea Butter. Healing Calendula Tea and Jasmine essential oil make a delicious treat for your skin.

The PEACE Bomb contains a stimulating and refreshing essential oil blend of Peppermint, Rosemary and Lemongrass. Just drop in a tub full of water and watch as your troubles fizz away.

And to add to the goodness, Bodylish products are locally made.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Perfect Summer Accessory

New fair trade, intricately hand-beaded belts with wooden buckles - gorgeous and very comfortable.

These colorful belts are made in Bali and directly support women and their families located in villages throughout Indonesia with each purchase. Now you can have a summer accessory perfect for a casual or dressy look, and support a good cause at the same time! Come try one on today at Ethique Nouveau!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Butterflies and Dragonflies

Gorgeous and glittery, this versatile accessory can be worn sarong-style as a beach wrap or around your shoulders as a throw on cool evenings. These black sarong scarves have either silver butterfly or gold dragonfly detailing. Enjoy a bit of summery wearable art.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dad Deserves the Best

Father's Day is right around the corner, and if you're looking for gift ideas look no further than Ethique Nouveau. Why not treat dad to this retro-cool Razor's Edge Shaving Cream Kit by Ethically Engineered? The organic shave balm lathers into a super-rich cream that moisturizes and nourishes the skin. And the shaving brush is Old School all the way for a truly extraordinary shaving experience your dad is sure to love.

Also from Ethically Engineered is a Black & Tan soap made with vegan stout beer. Or give dad some locally made Dude Soap by Bodylish, a terrific-smelling handmade soap crafted with olive, coconut, and sustainably sourced palm oils.

If you're a traditionalist, pick out a gorgeous Jaan J tie or locally made Dusk cologne or after shave balm from Herban Cowboy. And who says dads don't like chocolate on Father's Day? We've got a huge assortment to choose from as well as lots of great cookbooks if your dad is a budding chef. We even have a great "Grilling Without Killing" barbecue apron dad can wear while grilling those veggie burgers.

Let him know you care with a gift that shows you care about all dads, including the four-footed kind ... because when you shop at Ethique Nouveau all proceeds support animal advocacy programs.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Finish Your Look with the Perfect Fedora

Finish your look with our new summer fedoras from Shiraleah. Wear them with dresses, jeans, or shorts for a look that's all your own. One size fits most. Shown here is the Bennett fedora (70% paper/30% poly).

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Casi Boot from Big Buddha

Fasten yourself into one of the hottest looks this season with the Casi boots from Big Buddha. They feature a vegan leather upper with three straps and metal buckles, a microsuede-like lining for comfort, and a cushioned insole. Bonus - the buckles are removable so you can change out the look. Available at Ethique Nouveau in light grey, Casi is a stylish and comfortable boot that will add style to whatever you choose to wear with them.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bringing Flower Power to a Whole New Level

Spring and summer purses are starting to arrive and the Big Buddha Kayla bag is bringing flower power to a whole new level. This elegant mini bag is available in yellow (shown here) and blue. With its detachable chain strap, it can be carried as a clutch or as a crossbody bag. It has a vintage chic look with its weathered floral fabric, kisslock closure, and pleated detailing. Just perfect for those soon-to-come warm summer evenings.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Yoga Mats for Animal Lovers

We have unique and edgy yoga mats made for animal lovers at the shop now! Made by Yogitails, a Minneapolis-based company and printed in the U.S. The mat shown here reads "A friend and defender of animals." The mats are all biodegradable, printed with lead-free ink, PVC-free, and latex-free. They're lightweight, cushy, and have excellent traction.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Sweetest Way to Save a Life

Rescue Chocolate is “the sweetest way to save a life.” From each chocolate purchased the company donates 100% of the net profits to animal rescue organizations around the country. See the list of who they donate to here.

The packaging of each flavor of Rescue Chocolate sheds light on a different aspect of companion animal overpopulation. Not only is Rescue Chocolate interested in raising funds for rescues, but they want to get the word out about these oh-so-fixable issues!

In stock right now we have Wild at Heart (dark chocolate hearts filled with zingy raspberry ganache for all of the animals who are meant to be wild), Peanut Butter Pit Bull (crispy peanut butter and chocolate, countering the negative public image of pit bull-type dogs), and Mission Feral Fig (fig, cranberry, almond, and spices, highlighting the humane solution for feral cats, Trap Neuter, and Release (TNR)).

Monday, January 17, 2011

Organic Grooming's Dusk Cologne for Men

Minneapolis-based Organic Grooming creates incredible products that smell great, work well, and come in recyclable packaging. Their certified organic line of personal care products offers men a high-quality green alternative to mainstream colognes, deodorants, and soaps. 100% U.S. made, 100% Vegan certified, and cruelty-free, their products smell yummy. Try the Dusk Cologne and you'll be hooked. (We've found that many women absolutely love this cologne for themselves also).

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Case Closed

For anyone with an iPhone, protecting your purchase is a top priority. Unfortunately, phone cases can range from clunky and cheap to totally missing the cruelty-free mark. Vegan designer Malcolm Fontier comes to the rescue with the iPhone Mojito, a solution full of style and personality and crafted from smooth vegan leather that's both pleasing to the eye and sturdy enough to keep your phone safe and snug. Complete with compartments for ID, credit cards, and whatever else you need on the go, the Mojito is a true multitasker to keep you protected, organized, and looking good.