I just discovered a new online mom and pop shop for kid’s stuff- OKLLO! They have artfully designed t-shirts for kids that are really unique and feature our great American Heroes. They have t-shirts with George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman and more.
“To us, OKLLO (pronounced like ‘oak’ • ‘yo) is a philosophy for combining design and creativity with ideas of human potential – to make products for kids. “Inspiration, One Style at a Time” is a favorite phrase of ours, and we are inspired to design for kids to in turn be inspired about life, and about their own potential.”
Great American Tees
This fits in perfectly with OKLLO’s first product line- “GREAT AMERICANS Kids Tees” ¾ raglan shirts, featuring impressive American men and women, inked on 100% cotton shirts, and made in the U.S.A. Bold and colorful, they are a great conversation starter to help your children learn about the “rock stars of American history” and help them learn about attributes we value.
Eco Friendly Art Supplies: Beeswax Crayons and Tree Free Sketch Books
Okllo also offers other good kids stuff like creativity eco friendly art supplies, Klean Kanteens, and green products. While I was tempted by the tees, I decided to try the Stockmar – Beeswax Crayon Sticks and Tree-free Sketch Book because my kids always need more art supplies and because these are ones that I would get to enjoy too!
The Stockmar Wax Crayons, 8 colors Waldorf assortment is a really amazing crayon set. The crayons are the absolute perfect size for little hands and don’t break easily. The lovely tin they come in also protects them from breaking and let you carry them on the go. The tin can be used over and over to hold more crayons or your child’s prized possessions. My favorite part of the beewax crayons is the pleasant smell and being able to talk with my kids about how bees helped make them! Of course, I love that they are 100% safe and non-toxic. The addition of pure beeswax and the lack of additives and fillers result in a high degree of opacity that is otherwise only achieved with watercolors yielding outstanding results for your child’s masterpieces. No crumbling, sticking, or smudging from Stockmar Wax Crayons!
The Hemp Heritage® Drawing Book is a 7 x 7 inch medium size book and features Hemp Heritage® recycled paper (25% hemp fiber + 75% post consumer pulp). Bound with an extra-heavy debossed cover and black wire, it stands up well to all the carrying around that kids will do! This scetch book is Acid-free, chlorine-free and archival quality. I plan to keep it for myself (although all my stuff ends up with kid drawings all over it!) Hemp is a fast-growing alternative to trees that has been used to make paper for thousands of years. This historical plant holds great promise as a renewable tree-free source of fiber for the future. Hemp Heritage® is created using North American grown hemp which is combined with post consumer pulp. The result is a premium quality paper with an elegant laid finish.
Fun facts: Generally called industrial hemp, several strains of the plant make excellent fiber for paper, fabric and rope. An industrial hemp crop produces nearly four times as much raw fibre as an equivalent-sized tree plantation. Trees take approximately 20 years to mature – hemp takes 4 months. No pesticides are needed for hemp fiber and it needs no herbicides because it grows too quickly for any weed to compete.
Visit OKLLO Kids Goods and leave a comment here which of the eco friendly art supplies or Great Americans Tees are your favorite!