We're included in the celebrity "swag bag" for the VH-1 Critic's Choice Awards...

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January 05, 2008

13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

Happy New Year!  Swagtime is back and with that is our first award show gift bag of the season, the 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards.  VH1 will air this show LIVE on Monday, January 7th at 9pm ET/PT.

January is supposed to be the start of the swag season, with the Golden Globes leading up to the Oscars, but because of the writers' strike there is a chance many of these shows, and thus the swag events surrounding them, may not happen.  We'll be following it for you.  BUT in the meantime let's start of the new year with a fantastic swag bag to celebrate the Critics' Choice Awards!

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) hands out these awards each year to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.  There are 10 films nominated for Best Picture and many other worthy nominees that you can check out here.

And here we go...to thank the host, presenter and other performers, here is the swagtastic gift bag created exclusively for this event:

Mohop_environmentallyfriendly_sanda Q_collection_junior English_retreads_recycled_rubber_be

Elnaturalistashoes Devils_thumb_ranch  Five_four_denim

Alternative_apparelMineral_fusion  Del_forte_denim

Dirt_candles Fifi_and_romeo_recycled_cashmere_sc Gabriellafrancescadesigns

Goldandwoodeyewear Kangol_organic_headwear Lucky_earth_waterless_car_wash

Brentwoodskincare Norton_360_all_in_one_security Netflix

Shaklee_get_clean_starter_kit Simplebrandecosneaks The_natural_dentist

Veev_acai_spirit Viridis_luxe_bamboo_dress

Keep reading for more detail on these fabulous swag items...

  • Mohop - The artisans at Mohop crafted a pair of custom handmade sandals for each recipient.  Mohop sandals are environmentally friendly, comfortable, and best of all, allow nearly infinite design options with just one pair of wooden soles.  Simply lace any ribbon through the patent-pending elastic loops to create a new one-of-a-kind pair every day.  Mohop creator and head cobbler Annie Mohaupt will be featured in the upcoming documentary film “Handmade Nation” and accompanying book
  • Q Collection Junior - Q Collection Junior is the latest venture from Q Collection gifted a gift certificate for their children's furniture and bedding. Q Collection Junior is the country’s leading resource for stylish, healthy and environmentally-friendly children’s furniture and bedding. With the entire line, they have taken great care to create not only beautifully designed and well-crafted children’s décor, but also the most sustainable products possible today. Amongst other unique features, the line includes the world’s first indoor air quality certified cribs, is hand-crafted in the USA, uses only water-based, nontoxic materials and is packaged in biodegradable materials.
  • English Retreads Bentley Bag - This is the Bentley bag, a great option for work, the gym or school and a nice ride for your laptop. The Bentley comes with a 1 1/2" wide adjustable and detachable seatbelt shoulder strap, a handle, an inside pocket and two adjustable front spring hook closures.  The messenger bag is made from 100% recycled rubber.
  • El Naturalista - Shop online or visit the store in Santa Monica to choose from its selection of men's and women's shoes.
  • Devils Thumb Ranch - Imagine 5,000 acres in Colorado all to yourself!  Devils Thumb Ranch gifted a 2-night stay. Devils Thumb Ranch was just voted one of Travel & Leisure's Top 20 EcoFriendly Resorts Worldwide.
  • Alternative Earth - Alternative is a premium lifestyle apparel brand inspired by and created for free-thinking people. Widely known for super-soft tees and vintage-inspired headwear, the company recently introduced Alternative Earth, a collection of the brand’s signature “worn-in” crews and scoop neck shirts made from 100% organic cotton and eco-friendly materials.  To celebrate the 2008 Critics Choice Awards, Alternative is gifting Men’s and Women’s Alternative Earth tees.   A percentage of all sales of Alternative Earth products are donated to environmental organizations across the world.
  • Five Four Denim -  Five Four gifted a pair of jeans to showcase its One Five Four campaign.  Launched in 2007, the ONE FIVE FOUR campaign is an initiative created to bring awareness to the environment. Inspired by global warming and the deteriorating state of the environment.  Five Four has implemented several programs as a brand to be more environmentally conscious. Buttons are made of recycled wood, reinforced by organic cotton thread which is hand stitched. All Hang tags are 100% recycled paper only utilizing Soy based inks.
  • Dirt Candles - Try their 10oz organic soy candle along that the Critics' Choice recipients also received.  Dirt Candles are made with GMO-free, USA grown soybeans, essential oils, natural isolates, floral absolutes, natural exudates, organic cotton wicks and recycled packaging. The best part is that a portion of each candle goes to charity.
  • Shaklee Get Clean Products - I love this stuff.  Shaklee was founded 50 years ago and is a leading provider of natural nutrition, personal care and environmentally-friendly household products. In 2000, Shaklee became the first company in the world to be Climate Neutral certified, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment. Shaklee gave recipients laundry products from its Get Clean line - products that are safe for you, your home and the planet - including Shaklee Get Clean Fresh Laundry Liquid Concentrate, HE Compatible; Shaklee Get Clean Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover; and Shaklee Get Clean Soft Fabric Fragrance Free Dryer Sheets. Recipients will also be invited to receive the Shaklee Get Clean® Starter Kit - the equivalent to keeping 108 pounds of packaging waste out of landfills and eliminating 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.
  • Lucky Earth "Waterless"" Carwash plus microfiber towels - This is a green, non-toxic product that cleans, polishes and protects both the interior and exterior of cars while saving water, eliminating run-off and protecting the health of the planet. 
  • Fifi & Romeo Recycled Cashmere Scarves - One of LA's favorite lifestyle brands, their recycled cashmere scarves feature brightly colored designs and cutesy dog bone motifs, all handmade specifically for this gifting.
  • Simple Brand ecoSNEAKS - Simple Brand has developed a line of sustainable sneakers called ecoSNEAKS. In addition to looking great, ecoSNEAKS use recycled car tires, organic cotton, and PET (think plastic bottles water bottles) so they leave better ecological footprint than ordinary sneakers.
  • Viridis Luxe Bamboo Dress - Eco-chic, luxury with a conscience.  The 100% bamboo dress gifted for the Critic’s Choice Awards is a great example of Viridis Luxe’s classic clothing with a fashion-forward twist, and bamboo is one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly fibers on the planet.
  • Brentwood Skincare - This is a hidden gem that we need to uncover!  Try one of owner Rohnda Rhedman's signature facials and her all-natural skincare line which uses a natural Vit-K preservative, so their products are to be used with 6 months to 1 year. 
  • Netflix - Again, our favorite service ever.  This is the world’s largest online movie rental service, providing more than seven million subscribers access to over 90,000 DVD titles plus a growing library of over 5,000 choices that can be watched instantly on their PCs.  For the Critics Choice Awards, Netflix is pleased to offer a 12-month complimentary subscription to the service where celebrities can enjoy movies and more.
  • mineral fusion - The products are a fusion of earth elements and organic ingredients designed to deliver beauty with every application. Each product in the mineral fusion line is paraben-free, talc-free and has no perfumes or artificial colorants while providing the benefits of UV and antioxidant protection. Guests will receive Gloss on the Go Kits; Stunning Eye Shadow Trio; Sparkle Bronzer; Hydration Mist; Blender Brush and Eye Definer Brush.
  • Norton 360 All-In-One Security Software - Try this software to protect your computer.  I use it and thank goodness for it!
  • Gabriella Francesca Designs - Gabriella designed a 22 karat gold dipped choker featuring her signature chunk chain combined with gold cylinder twists which showcase a detailed pendant using recycled irridescent glass stone. This eclectic design was made especially for The Critics Choice Awards and captures the beauty of a vintage piece, while giving it an edgy modern twist.
  • Kangol Headwear - Kangol Headwear's Spring Collection continues to explore eco-friendly ways to create headwear.  Specifically Kangol's Bamboo styles, made from earth friendly yarn, that is spun from Bamboo fibers, and Organic Bedford styles, which are created from organically grown cotton.
  • The Natural Dentist - The Natural Dentist's product line offers clinically proven, natural oral care products that promote healthy gums and provide a safe and healthy alternative to mass market products - many of which contain alcohol, harsh chemicals, preservatives, and artificial dyes, flavors and sweeteners.
  • Gold & Wood Sunglasses - Gold & Wood sunglasses provided the event with sunglasses from their luxury eco-friendly collection for fashion conscious individuals.
  • VeeV - This is the world's first açaí spirit and the first certified carbon neutral spirits company and also the first to donate $1 per bottle sold back to Rainforest Preservation through their Sustainable Açaí Project. Açaí is the Brazilian superfruit loaded with antioxidants (57% more than pomegranate and 30 times the amount in a glass of red wine) that Oprah recently hailed as her  #1 superfood calling it the most nutritious fruit on the planet. To toast the participants of The Critics' Choice Awards, VeeV will be gifting each individual 4 bottles of VeeV!