Eco Friendly Corn Resin Watch From Sprout

Eco Friendly Corn Resin Watch From SproutI love learning new things! At Fashion Week this fall I became more educated about green fashion in just a few days than I ever thought possible. Some of the most exciting facts I learned involve the huge variety of alternative, eco-friendly materials that forward-thinking companies are incorporating into their designs. I already had experience with the luxurious, soft fabric that firms like Casualmere create out of bamboo and I was definitely a fan of firms that use reclaimed precious metals like WHIMSY jewelry. But an eco friendly corn resin watch? Really?

My instruction in new green materials like corn resin was facilitated by the folks at Sprout, a firm that creates stunning watches from – yes! – corn resin. Since the watch bracelet is made from corn, it comes from a renewable resource. And in a compost environment, corn resin is 99% biodegradable to carbon dioxide and water within just 365 days.

Of course, to this eco-minded fashionista, environmentally friendly fashion had also better look good.  The Sprout watches feature a highly polished case and bracelet with stainless steel fold-over closure, mineral crystal lens, natural mother of pearl dial with eight sparkling diamonds and polished silver tone numbers. The watches come in a rainbow of fun, funky shades (my personal fave is the snowy white, pictured). Casual chic at its best!

Spout watches are also built to last. This company has been in the business of making timepieces for over 50 years. Their valuable knowledge and technical expertise, plus a real passion for the traditions of watch making mean that when your purchase a Sprout watch, you receive a high quality timepiece that you can rely on for years to come.

So where can you buy one of these great watches? Sprout watches are available at fine retailers nationwide.

Better yet, win your very own watch from Sprout in your choice of color! The Sprout Watch Giveaway is open to Susan Said What?! readers who are 18+ and is available in the USA only. The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received. Contest ends at midnight on December 27 and the winner will be notified by email on December 28.

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. But, there are still plenty are chances to win in our fashion, beauty and style giveaways. And, visit Women’s Fashion for even more fashion trends.

Susan Said… WHAT?! is your guide to a life filled with style. From must-have fashion and accessories, to gorgeous gardens, stunning interiors, plus the latest products for parties, weddings, and events of all kinds. Susan Conforte McNeill is an author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com. 

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DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this Eco Friendly Corn Resin Watch From Sprout post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will be good for my readers.

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  1. 38
    victoria lester

    I learned that the eco-design strategy
    means that at least 80% of the materials used in this
    watch are low-impact, biodegradable, recyclable or
    renewable.
    flophasit at yahoo dot com

    • 140
      Annette P.

      Oops! Sorry about that incomplete, last one…
      #5
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      Annette Govan Peel
      the4peels at yahoo dot com

  2. 155
    Annette P.

    I discovered that Sprout® packaging is made from at least 80% post consumer fibers. It is both recycled and recyclable. Yea for the environment!
    the4peels at yahoo dot com

  3. 184
    shani

    ooh. love those watches. i’ve never heard of the company before. i went to the website and learned that they use mercury free batteries. and they carry the watches at nordstroms!!! so cute.. i’m loving the white one!

  4. 186
    Cee

    I learned that they have a bunch “of ambitious, freethinking, rebel employees with an entrepreneurial spirit.” That sounds like a great workplace!

  5. 216
    anna violette donald

    I found out their watchs have mercury free batteries..I didnt know that most watches had mercury in their batteries…yikes

  6. 218
    Heather

    I enjoyed reading about all the elements they use to create thier product. Althought they are not 100% “green,” they do what they can with the resources they use. I love buying from a company that boasts that attribute. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. 248
    Kelly D.

    I learned that most lenses in the medium price range of watches are made from plexiglass, a type of synthetic plastic. Sprout® lenses are made from Mineral crystal which is a type of glass made from sand. It can technically be recycled.
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. 250
    Dana

    I learned that Sprout uses mercury free batteries which are not only better for our health and well-being, they are also better for the environment. Well done, Sprout!

  9. 262
    carol

    Compliance
    All Sprout® watches are in compliance with the CPSIA and are lead and phthalate free.
    The corn resin we use is in full compliance with the American ASTM D6400 as well as the European EN13432 standards for
    compostable material.

  10. 278
    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    I learned that Sprout’s Mission Statement is:

    Simply put, our mission is to make the most eco-friendly watch we possibly can. We don’t believe in inflated claims with lots of exclamation points at the end (no one likes to be screamed at). What we do is tell you the truth about who we are, what we do and what we can & can’t do to make our product more environmentally friendly. We believe in promising less and delivering more.

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