Featured Vendors and Items
Back To School- Lunch September 01 2016
Summer is fading and it’s back to school for your little ones!
We have some wonderful tools to help make preparation a little easier. New Planet Box stainless steel lunch boxes with optional food compartments (2,4 &5.) These highly durable and easy to clean boxes are decorated with fun magnets that your babes can switch to customize. We also offer stainless steel forks and spoons, water bottles and icepacks from Planet Box.
Some of our favorite accessories include Stow and go collapsible food containers, stackable snack containers by Re Play ( recycled from milk cartons!) , little green pouches- perfect for yogurt, apple sauces & fruit purees (these babies are eco-friendly, durable, reusable, BPA free and dishwasher safe!)
A great alternative option to our Planet Boxes are the Bento box inserts and cases. Colorful compartments to mix and match for our insulated Bentology lunch box or any other case that catches your childrens’ eye!
We love back to school, full bellies and safe kiddos.
-The Green Light
Sunglasses and Sunscreen Make the Adventure Better June 08 2016
Montana is full of adventures. From climbing mountains to white water rafting and everything in between, Montana has it all. The mountains and rivers are accessible and when the summer time hits it is nice to be able to escape the heat by either going up into thinner air or down into the water.
This past weekend I climbed St. Mary’s Peak in the Bitterroot valley. The summit’s elevation is 9,400 and although it is not the tallest mountain in the Bitterroot Mountain Range (Trapper Peak is), it does provide an incredible view once you make it to the top.
The weather was hot the day we hiked to the summit, and there were very few clouds in the sky. Luckily I had the right gear to help me reach the top without getting sunburnt or blinded. I rocked my colorful Blue Planet sunglasses. The reflection of the sun off the snow was brutal, but luckily my sunglasses were there, on my face, to protect my eyes. They are polarized and awesome. Blue Planet is a socially and ecologically responsible company. They use recycled and reclaimed materials along with wood and bamboo. One of my favorite things about this company this their global impact on those who are visually impaired. Every pair of sunglasses sold gives a pair of glasses to someone in need.
I also made sure I was wearing some sunscreen. I prefer the 50SPF Cool Sport Air Powered Spray by Kiss My Face. It is water resistant, contains no parabens, oxybenzone, or phthalates and it doesn’t use any chemical propellants! The continuous spray is easy to apply and reapply without that feeling of greasy hands. I am a very pale individual and the sun likes to burn me when I am not being careful. I was able to hike all day in a tank top without getting burned at all. I reapplied the spray every 2 or so hours and my skin stayed moisturized and sunburn free.
Every Montanan knows that the weather here is unpredictable. It’s not always sunny and warm. It can change in an instant but it’s nice to know your eyes and skin are protected
E-Cloth and the magic of cleaning. June 03 2016
Deep cleaning your house can quickly become a toxic experience filled with dangerous chemicals that are bad for you and bad for the environment. E-Cloth is a cleaning product company with a mission to change the way we clean the spaces around us.
E-cloth is a chemical-free system that is good for the environment, good for your wallet, good for your house and bad for dust, grime, dirt, fingerprints, smudges, grease, oils and bacteria. E-cloth is able to clean so well because of the fiber technology that goes into each cloth. “Each fiber is about 1/200th the width of a human hair and is split into 16 fiber strands resulting in an amazing 1.6 million strands per square inch”. When water is added these fibers become a trap for all the dirt and grime. Leaving a clean, polished surface with no chemical residue.
I recently moved houses and I had to do a lot of cleaning in my old place to make sure I got my security deposit back. I was able to clean my whole house with e-cloths. I didn’t use any chemicals and I successfully cleaned my kitchen, bathroom, windows, counters, shelves, and cupboards. When I felt the cloths were no longer doing a stand up job I would rinse them in super-hot water and suddenly they worked like they were brand new again. Once I was done with all the cleaning I put them in my washing machine (along with the rest of my laundry) and washed them. The cloths come with a 300 wash guarantee, so they should last me for about 6 years! I loved that I didn’t have to use and throw away any paper towels and I didn’t have to inhale any toxic chemicals.
We have a full stock of e-cloth products. So come on into the store and check out a new way to clean!
For more information check out their website
Klean Kanteen and a Cleaner World May 26 2016
Here, at The Green Light, we are committed to helping advocate for the environment and the preservation of the natural world. Many of the products we carry come from companies that have initiatives that go towards the restoration and preservation of the natural world around us.
Klean Kanteen is a company that has all the right stuff. From their #bringyourown campaign to help reduce the use and waste of plastic cups at events and festivals, to their pledge of at least 1% of all annual sales to non-profit organizations working to protect, preserve, and restore the natural environment.
We've been carrying their insulated thermos canteens, water bottles, growlers, tumblers, and stainless steal pints for years and we are excited to continue our relationship with them as they remain committed to a sustainable life.
Check out all the ways Klean Kanteen gives back to our world:
Compost Pails from RSVP International April 12 2016
Gardening season is right around the corner! Don't let your scraps go to waste, compost them on the counter top or another convenient place :) RSVP International Compost Pails are a beautiful addition to your kitchen and use a charcoal filtration system so smell is never an issue.
Missoula's Choice Awards 2016 March 14 2016
It's always fun viewing the results of the Missoula's Choice Awards. There are so many wonderful stores, shops, designers, and artists in this town that you never know who might take the cake.
This year The green Light was selected for:
2nd Place - Best Boutique
2nd Place - Unique Gifts
3rd Place - Shop Local
Thank you so much Missoula for the participation, votes, and general support for businesses in your community!
Lola Lita Designs of Missoula, MT! March 08 2016
Did you know that a large portion of the products we have at The Green Light are made locally. In addition to products made in Montana, we also have our eye out for those super talented Missoulians.
In this case, we're talking straight up fashion. Kristin Smith, from Hamilton, MT, went through fashion school in Los Angeles before launching her very own Lolo Lita Designs! What's even more fabulous is Kristin has returned to Missoula with her designs which are featured right here at The Green Light.
Lolo Lita is inspired by the creative and unique community of Missoula, MT, Lola-Lita is a fresh and fashion forward look at women's apparel that seeks to spark others to embrace their desire for self-expression through fashion.
Keep Warm and Comfy February 04 2015
Who doesn't love a great poncho? We have several styles and colors to
perfectly fit your every mood.
Take Advantage of The Beautiful Weather February 04 2015
Need something super cute and light for this bit of wonderful weather we
are having? We have an amazing collection of eco-friendly and
sustainable tops, tunics and dresses. Light enough so you won't toast
while basking in the glorious sun but still super cozy. It's a "free" pass to
be cute and comfy!
406, 406, & More 406 October 09 2014
Your favorite 406 gear is back in stock. Thanks to a huge printing push by
Zoo City Apparel, we have a giant selection for the whole family. In addition
to tees, we also have raglans, hoodies, long sleeves, thermals, onesies, and
some fun new hats. See you soon!
Dig This Chick For All October 06 2014
We have a full inventory of Dig This Chick apparel available for your
convenience. There is something for the gals, guys, kiddos, and infants. Dig
This Chick features a lightweight hoodie proper for all seasons. Trucker hats
are back in stock, but they won't last the week. Come say hi.
Our Largest Selection of Montana Shirt Co Ever October 01 2014
Introducing our most diverse variety of Montana Shirt Co. We have styles for
women, men, kids, and infants. As fall is here, we decided to stock a bit more
than tee shirts. We are featuring adult thermals, kids sweatshirts, long sleeve
thermal infant onesies, and super comfortable vintage style adult sweatshirts.
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