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Sunday, November 30, 2014

50Roots Review

We have had the opportunity to facilitate a review for a Jumbo Checker Rug and Eco paint sent to us by 50R00TS . Although we received samples, this is a honest and unbiased review.

Have you heard of 50roots? If not, you may be missing out on some really great products made right here in the USA. 50roots as launched in 2013, with the goal of providing consumers a place to find unique and innovative American Made products with great stories. They have a natural curiosity about the products they purchased. They want to know where the product came from, what is it made of, and most importantly is the product made responsibly.At the forefront of purchasing decisions made at 50roots is an awareness of the environmental and social impact of a product. Like many Americans they believe in supporting the economy, they appreciate the designers and businesses that put their heart into every product.


One of the products sent to us from 50roots is the Jumbo Checker Rug. This was uniquely created by Channel Craft. The 28 by 28 inch rug is constructed of synthetic and natural fibers such as cotton, polyester/cotton and possibly wool. This rug is machine washable. The large vinyl playing pieces are 3" in diameter. This creatively designed classic game is ideal for all ages. The object of Checkers is to eliminate all of the opposing checkers, or create a play in which it makes it impossible for the other player to make a move. The playing pieces are embossed with a crown on one side, when a player gets a "king" simply turn the playing piece to crown side up. The game can be played and enjoyed on the floor, on a table, out in the yard. What is great, is that its very near impossible to misplace this jumbo set. The game comes with a convenient zip lock bag for storage.


50root shares the back story of Channel Craft, creator of the Jumbo Checkers Rug. I find reading the back stories interesting. President and founder of Channel Craft is Dean Helfner. He started out in 1983 as a one man operation from the back of his step van. The crafting circuit opened up new avenues for Mr. Helfner to start a true manufacturing operation. He and a crew set up permanent shop in Ellsworth, Pennsylvania, and later moving to a larger manufacturing facility south of Pittsburgh. In 1998, with an addition of a new warehouse and shipping facility Channel Craft currently occupies three buildings. They manufacture, assemble, ship and receive, while continuing to hand craft toys, games and puzzles right here in the U.S.A.

We also received Eco Finger Paint from 50roots. Eco paint was made in the U.S.A, created by Eco-Kids. The very best thing about this paint is it was made using all natural ingredients including, flour, annatto seed, carrots, spinach, earth clay, red grapeseed, purple sweet potatoes, gardenia, red cabbage, and cornstarch. Its powder based, tactile and exploratory encouraging children's creative process. To use it simply gets mixed with water. There are five colored 4 oz. packages. Colors are green, blue, pink, yellow and orange. The paint is quite concentrated so you'll get over 60 ounces, which to my kids is many hours of finger painting fun. I have to like the peace of mind that comes with this the most. No worries of any accidental poisonings. The second thing that I love is the smile I get every time one of my babies create a new masterpiece to hang on the wall.

Eco-Kids is a family run business that produces all natural art supplies. It started with a molding dough recipe. After incorporating natural ingredients into the recipe the dough as transformed into Eco dough. Eco dough is rich in color, soft in texture, with a delicate aroma, like no other. In 2008, the family started selling it at Farmer's Markets, and from there evolved into Eco-Kids. This family business lives by their mantra- Creative play the natural way.

Every package that is sent by 50root contains biodegradable packing peanuts, recycled crinkle paper and recycled boxes.

50roots makes finding the best American Made products Easy! They round them up, they analyze every little inch of the products they find, offering us only the best homegrown products and their stories!

1 comment:

  1. I never heard of 50root before. I'd love to use their site for holiday gift giving, letting ppl know about it and how they have American made products. So many ppl want American made, this is a big help!

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