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Good Hacks That Also Do Good

Posted by Caroline Fong  March 19, 2014 08:00 PM

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This last Grommet Gallery of hacks should technically debut next week, but who could wait? The 2014 Product Pitch is tomorrow!

Today, the trucks came to pick up the last of the pieces to set up Fenway Park for the event. I was happy to tuck the last of the speaker gift bags (holding Grommet goodies) into the wide vehicle that pulled up, being careful not to crush any of the beautiful Grommet blue tissue paper.

And with this final Grommet Gallery of six hacks that do good, we excitedly wait until Game Day tomorrow. There will be an awesome display called the Grommet Garage showcasing all seven Grommet Galleriesí hacks.

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1. ReFleece ($34, medium): This fleece tablet sleeve is recycled from fleece jackets and plastics. All the reclaimed fleeces are made in the U.S.A and the cases are also manufactured, sewed, and packaged in the U.S.A, using as little energy as possible.

2. Alchemy Goods ($35): This black Elliot toiletry bag is made from upcycled materials instead of letting it go to waste. Its water-resistant exterior is made from truck inner tubes and the zipper pull from a tube valve.

3. Sir Richardís ($11.50): This company sells 100% natural latex condoms for a cause, contributing one to a developing country for every one that is bought. Their mission is to help keep people safe and healthy and eradicate preventable diseases worldwide.

4. Esperos Bags ($75): Naturally stain resistant and water repellant, these bags are designed for daily life in mind. But the good part lies in how each purchased bag helps send a child in a developing country to school for a year.

5. The Information Blanket ($40): The organization that makes this blanket aims to provide mothers in developing countries vital baby care information. For each blanket sold, one is given to a mother in need.

6. WakaWaka ($29.95): This rechargeable solar lamp is bringing light to those who need it. Some people still donít have access to the electrical grid, and this is a safe, affordable alternative to using kerosene lamps.

Looking for the next great products? You may find them at The Grommetís 2014 Product Pitch. Mark your calendars for the 3/20 live stream of this event!

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Caroline Fong
Caroline hails from a tiny tropical island originally, but calls Boston home. A curious bird, she spent a spring trekking all over Ireland, has been an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, and worked at Disney World as a merchandising intern. With a love for all things interesting, she found herself at The Grommet, where she gets to eat, sleep, and breathe innovative undiscovered products. Say hello to her on Twitter.