Sunday, February 13, 2011

Painting for the Planet.

The sustainable living and green design epidemic over recent years is no big secret. A key player in steps towards less harmful design being low VOC paint? Again. No secrets there. Ohp. Did I just throw those letters out there? I guess VOC means nothing to some people. Don't worry. I'm not judging you. Lemme explain...

VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. Volatile. Yeap. Anyone can derive that that implies something bad. Welp these can be natural or man-made and when it comes to design, these little buggers come to play mainly in paint due to the high concentration of solvents. Bored yet? Okay okay, I just wanted to make sure we are all on the same page. In a nutshell, VOC's are slow acting but attack allergies, respiratory and immune systems, especially in small children and are bad for any environment, especially indoor.

So where was I? Oh right. Low VOC paint. Great great. Less harmful chemicals. Mmm better for the atmosphere. Good stuff. But what about paint with NO VOC's? That's right. I said it. Anna Sova has recently released a healthier paint line composed of ZERO VOC's and food ingredients! With up to 94% composition of food ingredients, this paint makes for a yummy solution to environmentally friendly design.

Easy to apply, easy to clean and easier to eat? Well at least it smells like it could be easy to eat...for the first few days before the aroma fades away. With customizable tints and shades, stuccoes and textures, and a plethora of existing color options, this fun product makes for a breathable difference, especially for pregnant women, children and elderly with breathing deficiencies, oh and for the planet!

Paint is not the only place Anna Sova is saving the planet though, check out the site for a world of healthy paint, organic textiles and tips on keeping your home up to par with sustainable trends. I personally wouldn't mind my own set of these luxurious Eco Silk sheets. Sign me up!

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