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Earthy Fibers
One Studio Inspires
Donation Update


The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place.  


It may take creativity, but it can make economic and environmental sense to reuse products.


Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources.

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April / 2011


In celebration of Earth Day (April 22nd), this month we'll be bringing you the dirt on some earthy, inspiring, lovely, and delicious topics. 

Let's dig in.


Earthy Fibers 

Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.  Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. The elimination of polluting and nitrogen leaching chemicals, done in combination with soil building, protects and conserves our water resources. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production.(source

Dirt_Organic Cotton 

Learn why organic cotton is a planet-friendlier fiber compared to bamboo:  FTC Goes after Bamboo Retailers &  Federal Trade Commission on products made from BAMBOO 


Inspiring Studio 

Pilates Plus Pacific Beach 

Kimi Evans and Yoko Druten, owners of Pilates Plus Pacific Beach, met while both were competitive hula dancers.  Having long had the desire to own their own business, do something to make a difference, and find a way to apply their passions to work, they decided to pursue something they loved...Pilates Plus!  Evans, a weather anchor by trade, suffered from serious back injuries and found Pilates Plus to be a source of relief for all of her back pain.  Druten, a high school counselor, fell in love with the workout. Thus, Pilates Plus Pacific Beach was born!



Both Evans & Druten are of Japanese descent, and both had family members who were missing in the recent earthquake/tsunami.  Thankfully, all of their family members are now safe, but they have a great desire to help the people of Japan.  They successfully had a donation class for World Orphans in March, and plan to continue to support that organization.  Now, they also want to add in donations toward the relief efforts in Japan, especially since they were both personally affected.  Evans has friends in Japan who are actively helping by driving supplies back and forth to the areas which were most devastated.  They are excited to be in a community that wants to support those in need, and having the studio allows them the opportunity to get everyone involved.


"We love ToeSox and that's the only brand that we carry at the studio" says Evans.  After trying various brands of grip socks, they realized that ToeSox were the best & the only ones that they wanted to promote.  "Our clients are very happy with the variety of colors and the grips are great for our machines.  Safety is the most important thing for us, so having great grip socks keeps our clients safe!"


What Have We Done?!

Clothes4Souls 1-for-1   

With the help of all of your and YOUR purchases we are able to donate our goal of 800 ToeSox to Clothes4Souls, the apparel division of Soles4Souls. Our 1-for-1 promotion in March allowed us to double our donation from last year. The socks will help protect the soles of those in underdeveloped countries. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the tips of our Toe...sox.


We hope you enjoyed this month's FOOT NOTES. Keep those toes wiggling and free. Here's to healthy, happy feet.




Sara Snyder
Marketing Director 


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