Green Gift Giveaway: THREE Sprout Eco-Friendly Watches!

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There are some green products that will always be on my go-to list when gift-giving time comes around. Sprout Watches are absolutely among those items — which is why they appear in so many categories of the Green Gift Guide! They are stylish, high quality, eco-friendly and affordable. And best of all, Sprout is constantly evolving and releasing new styles. So while you can get some of the same watches this year that were available last year, you can also find a variety of new styles.

Among those new styles are watches made from — believe it or not — fish leather! Yes! Sprout recycled skin from salmon and other fish to create bands with beautiful texture, as shown in the photo above. Fish skins are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional leather because it is made of the by-product from fish farmers who are catching non-endangered species for human consumption. In other words, if companies like Sprout didn’t find ways to use it, it would simply be thrown away. Fish skin is praised as being one of the strongest leathers on earth, as well as having great elasticity. Plus, there’s the bonus that no two skins are exactly alike.

Their other new watch style is made from Tyvek®. Ever had one of those really tough envelopes from the post office that you couldn’t tear with your hands if you were Hercules? They’re made of Tyvek®. It is a very strong, high-density fiber that is also water and tear resistant AND recyclable. Also, given the nature of the fibers, Tyvek® develops a leather-like look over time, as you can see in the photo above. Continuing Sprout’s history of innovation, they’ve found a way to turn this material into a long-lasting product rather than a throwaway.

Seriously, how could I not love this company? I have never ever looked at salmon skin and thought to do anything with it but toss it — immediately. So anyone who can figure out how to turn something I’d never give a second thought into a product I’d be happy to give as a gift will get my attention every time.

Why It’s Green:

  • All Sprout’s watches are made from eco-friendly materials, including bamboo, organic cotton, recycled Tyvek, fish leather (yes!), biodegradable corn resin, stainless steel, mineral crystal lens, natural mother of pearl and more.
  • Mercury free
  • Sprout packaging is made from at least 80% post consumer fibers. It is both recycled and recyclable.

Price: $30-75 (aff)

Want to Win?

Sprout Watches is giving away not just one, but THREE of their beautiful products — one each to three different winners! One winner will take home a ladies’ fish leather watch, one winner will get a ladies’ Tyvex watch and one winner will receive a men’s corn resin watch (not necessarily in the colors shown above). How awesome is that? Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Javascript must be enabled to to see the Rafflecopter. If you still cannot see it, wait for the page to load completely, or refresh the page. The giveaway is restricted to U.S. mailing addresses only! Entry period ends at 12:01 a.m. 12/26/11. Please note that this giveaway ends AFTER Christmas.


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  • Dee Rose December 19, 2011, 2:09 pm

    My favorite product is the men’s watch with the corn resin bracelet, mineral crystal lens and bamboo dial. I had no idea that corn had so many uses. I also like that these watches are actually pretty nice looking and n0t what I would think an eco-friendly watch would look like.
    I like that the company doesn’t make any wild claims and states that they are trying to be as eco-friendly as they can. “Promising Less and Delivering More” they say. AND 1% of their sales goes to two environmental groups.

    Sprout gets 2 thumbs up from me.

  • Jen K December 19, 2011, 7:02 pm

    My favorite is ST/5500JMPR – sugarplum Tyvek® strap with matching corn resin case and buckle. I like that it’s pretty, purple and eco-friendly!

  • trishden December 19, 2011, 11:00 pm

    Hello, I love the ST/5021MPLG watch as seen here:
    http://www.sproutwatches.com/product_detail.asp?product_id=100063
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Megan Riedl December 20, 2011, 6:35 am

    Fish leather? Who knew! This is very cool and would make a great gift for anyone (even after Christmas!)
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  • reeva December 20, 2011, 6:48 am

    oh how awesome! one person wins all 3 wow!! I love that they are not only eco friendly but they dont slack on being stylish while doing it – good job Sprout!

  • Kathleen W. December 20, 2011, 7:31 am

    Cool! I like the Gray Corn Resin watch.
    ST/1016GYIVGY
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  • Kate December 20, 2011, 8:59 am
  • Jamie Feldman December 20, 2011, 9:05 am

    Mercury Free Batteries are a great incentive to purchase Sprout. I hadn’t thought about regular watch batteries until reading about this on the Sprout website.

  • Cathy Bradford December 20, 2011, 10:09 am

    Loving my Blue Tyvek watch I received yesterday!

  • Heather Speaks December 20, 2011, 10:11 am

    My favorite is the Women’s Purple watch
    ST/1011LVIVPR

  • Brian G December 20, 2011, 10:21 am

    I really love the men’s watches with corn resin bracelets. The look of the faces with the bamboo is really cool.

  • jenn aka the picky girl December 20, 2011, 12:33 pm

    My absolute favorite is the brown salmon skin with the creme face, as odd as that sentence sounds… :)
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  • Jen December 20, 2011, 5:07 pm

    I love all of the corn resin watches and the bright colors. So awesome.

  • Paula Foltz December 20, 2011, 8:20 pm

    The Sprout company would be a great place to work. I really enjoyed reading about them, their mission statement also. It was good to read about a company who knows it’s their employees that help make the company. Sprout is a company that also respects the environment also. I will definitely bookmark their site. I respect companies that try to reduce their carbon footprint. Their watches are beautiful!

  • Meg T December 20, 2011, 11:41 pm

    I love this one!! ST/2700GMLG

  • Vee December 21, 2011, 12:37 am

    My fave is the Sprout model that features a granite grey Tyvek® strap with matching corn resin case and buckle. – http://www.sproutwatches.com/product_detail.asp?product_id=100094&parent_id=0&dept_id=100000

  • DebbyM December 21, 2011, 7:16 pm

    I am really impressed with the selection of watches. I really think this watch is cute for casual weekend wear. ST/2019MPLG.

  • Kristen December 21, 2011, 7:37 pm

    I like the watch with the blue fish leather band.

  • Fabiola December 21, 2011, 9:53 pm

    My favorite Sprout model is ST/5035MPWT

  • Christy Johnson December 22, 2011, 11:39 am

    My favorite is the Women’s Fish Leather watch in tan! (ST/2500CMHY)

  • Ashley Hatten December 22, 2011, 3:26 pm
  • Serena Powell December 22, 2011, 3:50 pm
  • Vicki Wurgler December 23, 2011, 8:04 am

    I like the organic cotton in moss green

  • mell December 23, 2011, 11:27 pm

    My favorite is ST/5035MPWT

  • Heidi December 24, 2011, 4:46 pm

    I like watch style ST/2500MPWT
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  • Christine Jensen December 24, 2011, 11:02 pm

    My fave watch is ST/5021MPLG

  • Debra L December 25, 2011, 3:51 am

    I love the fish leather style!

  • Nicki December 25, 2011, 8:35 pm

    I love the ST/6004MPWT watch. So simple, but so cute.
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  • Rebecca Niehaus December 25, 2011, 10:01 pm

    My favorite watch is this tyvek womans watch in light purple ST/1029MPIVLV

  • Pamela James December 25, 2011, 10:37 pm

    ST/5034MPPR
    $65.00
    The owl watch is so cute!!!

    pjames330 at aol dot com

  • Pamela James December 25, 2011, 10:40 pm

    I wasn’t able to enter my twitter id-it’s pj436

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