One of the highlights from our holiday was the second annual EcoGift Festival
, held in December at the Santa Monica Civic Center. Besides being jam-packed with three days of some of the best live bands I've heard in a while, including The Luminaries
, awesome organic food, and of course, the Conscious Living Lounge presented by the new Philips Eco TV
, this event was the place to be for conscious shoppers looking for unique gifts that also give back.
Produced and organized by founders Tommy Rosen (a.k.a. Green Santa on the cover of Westside Today) and his wife Kia Miller, the event featured dozens of conscious gift booths and was attended by over 10,000 conscious shoppers looking for the perfect eco-friendly gifts.
Our favorites included Solio's
solar powered PDA chargers, blinged-out scented soy candles by Aglow
, Himalayan salt crystal lamps, colorful purses, knapsacks and even Christmas stockings by Terracycle
made from recycled juice pouches, essential oil chakra cleansing sprays, and a refreshing raw juice bar. Others on our hit list: Injinji
high performance toe socks made from soft-as-cashmere bamboo, Rejuvenizer
healing jewelry pendants that block harmful EMF rays, Envirosax
shopping bags and Aon Box
individual speakers made from 100% renewable and recyclable resources.
Thanks again to Mojow
and the Vibration Army band and Ogden Publications Founder Bryan Welch for keeping the energy high during the event and our presentation on the Ecogift big stage on Friday. Great job guys and see you all next year!
Peace & Love,
Michael, Bianca and the Conscious Living Lounge Team at Ecogift