On Saturday I grabbed lunch with one of my girlfriends and we checked out the Urban Air Market in East Atlanta Village. Urban Air Market is a showcase of emerging sustainable designers and artists. There were local, one of a kind; quality products direct from local Atlanta artisans. The Urban Air Market wasn’t as large as we thought it would be, but we enjoyed walking outside in the warm weather. Even though it is mid October the weather is still in the 80’s in Atlanta, hence the shorts. We grabbed lunch at Tomatillos, a Mexican restaurant and then continued to shop.
At the Urban Air Market I bought two bird shaped soaps from a local artisan that supports the ‘Bird Project.’ The Bird Project donates 10% of their proceeds to environmental cleanup and aid to animals affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. The Bird Project soap contains a smaller ceramic bird, made of Louisiana Clay, that remains a keepsake once the soap has washed away. According to the Bird Project, by washing my hands every day, I will eventually free the hopeful ceramic bird inside, a potent symbol of restoration and recovery. The soap is designed to be a representation of all creatures affected by the oil spill.
I couldn’t pass up the adorable soap bird and the amazing mission of the Bird Project. I bought one of the soaps for my home and am going to give the other one away as a Christmas present. I may end up buying more of them since they are also sold online. I got a coupon from the Urban Air Market vendor to use code ‘LOVEATL‘ for 20% off! (Note this is not a sponsored post at all, I just think it is a great cause). Please check them out for yourself; it would be a really great gift. According to their website, the Bird Project was seen in gift guides including People Magazine and National Geographic Traveler.