"I'm absolutely in love with the Seychelles Capri! They are the perfect capri legging. The contrast seaming and the unique
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We are entering planting season in the US. Millions of acres of crops are being planned, with corn in particular being planned to cover 94 million acres, the most in 68 years. Nearly all of the seeds being planted have been treated with a pesticide from Bayer, the German chemical company.
Three separate studies link this chemical use to a phenomenon known as “colony collapse disorder”, which is killing off much of the bee population.
A recent Mother Jones article sums up the effects of this pesticide, and what it could mean for the future:
“And it’s not just corn. In addition to the vast corn crop mentioned above, Bayer’s neonics have worked their way into substantial portions of the soy, wheat, cotton, sorghum, and peanut seed markets. In 2010, according to research by the Pesticide Action Network of North America, at least 142 million total acres were planted in neonic-treated seeds—a trend that will continue if not increase in the 2012 growing season. That represents a landmass equal to the footprints of California and Washington State.”
Corn, soy, and cotton are some of the most highly polluted and pesticide-laden products there are, which is why it’s becoming more and more important to purchase organically. It is better not only for your health, but for the health of the world and the animals in it.
Call2Recycle is the only free rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling program in North America. Use their website to find out where you can drop off your used batteries. With 30,000 locations, you’re bound to find one near you.
The Annecy Sweater is perfect for throwing on anytime, over your bikini, sleeveless shirts, or even long-sleeves in the winter for extra warmth! These lightweight, organic cotton Annecy sweaters have an open knit design that allows plenty of air through, but gives you just the right amount of warmth.
Grab this sweater before heading out for a breezy evening walk along the beach, or slip it on top of your exercise gear to add a layer of chic coziness.
These cover-ups are lovingly hand-knit and come in a variety of neutral and vibrant colors to match any mood or outfit!
Two weeks ago we unveiled the Outlet section of our website and the response has been great! Many of the items sold out quickly, but there are still plenty of beautiful styles available.
Right now we’re loving the Ipanema top! This one-shoulder tunic is available in bright, festive colors such as Silver Grey, Panther Pink, and Mango Orange. The Ipanema top stays put and drapes beautifully, whether you use the adjustable shoulder strap or remove it. It also features a playful diagonal drawstring for you to play around with different looks and lengths.
We’re especially enjoying wearing two colors doubled, like Jenya is wearing below.
Wow, 80 degrees and sunny here at Prancing Leopard headquarters! Spring has definitely arrived!
As the weather heats up, this cool top will keep you stylish and comfortable. More than just your average spaghetti-strap tank top, the Corfu top features a shelf bra and asymmetric adjustable straps. The unique strap design ensures that they stay in place all day.
The Corfu top is perfect to layer all year round, but is a standout piece on its own. Dress it up or dress it down! Get one before they’re gone!
About a month ago, McDonald’s and other fast food companies vowed to stop using “pink slime” in their meat products. “Pink slime” is a chemical concoction that mixes ammonia and water with leftover scraps of meat that are generally unfit for human consumption. This mixture is supposed to eliminate the bacteria and disease that lives in these scraps but still be safe to eat… Watch the video above to get a feel for how this process takes place.
Like the video points out, there is no law requiring a label that states that the meat has been treated with ammonia, because the USDA considers it a “process”, not an ingredient. Because of this, for many of us, this process has understandably gone unnoticed.
However, when you send your children off to school everyday, you expect them to have healthy, safe food options in the cafeteria. Many kids and parents depend on the government lunch program, because it is affordable and is believed to be “healthy”. But apparently, it is affordable because they are filling their real ground beef with up to 15% of the pink slime!
It is disturbing that the government believes that not only is this a safe and ethical practice, but that they have the right not to make it publicly known what is in the food we are eating.
Hopefully, school cafeterias and the government follow the fast food companies in eliminating the pink slime from their meat products. Saving a couple pennies off of the bill for ground beef is not worth making our children, or anyone, sick!
The Omora top gives you all the comfort and support you need with an integrated shelf bra and comfortable racer back. Look fabulous all day, wearing the top alone for a workout or under a jacket at the office or café.
Looks perfect with any Prancing Leopard bottom, or even jeans! Get one in each color!
Sevda has designed these pants with a straight leg, which is absolutely perfect for boots or heels. Of course, the Santorini’s also look great in the studio! Our moisture-wicking Zeugma organic cotton keeps you comfortable and looking stylish.
You will be reaching for these pants again and again. Perfect anywhere, from work to workouts to a night out.
Earn a $25 reward coupon by referring a friend who is new to Prancing Leopard. AND your friend gets a $25 gift coupon, good on any purchase over $100.
Here’s how it works. Just send us an e-mail indicating the full name of your friend, before they order. Use the subject line “Friend Referral”. Your friend can then order using the gift code “friend25G”.
Once your friend’s order is in the system, you can place your order using the reward code “friend25R”. Please contact us if you wish to combine this with a teacher discount.
We must receive your e-mail prior to your friend’s purchase. The gift code “friend25G” is valid only for first time purchasers. Minimum purchase $100, offers not valid for outlet items and can not be combined with other discounts, gift code good until March 31, 2012. The reward code “friend25R” is good until April 30, 2012.
Prancing Leopard Organics is proud to open our online outlet shop. Come by and see a few of our great styles at special prices. Most of our styles sell out very quickly, and many never make it to the outlet shop, so if you see something you like, grab it before it’s gone. Enjoy!