Be green in unexpected ways. Sprout Watch Review

by Amanda Hearn · 80 comments

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While browsing twitter one day, I stumbled upon Sprout.  Sprout makes trendy and colorful watches, but they’re not just any watches.  They are very eco-friendly.

Every Sprout watch is lead and phthalate free for starters.  Each watch features a corn resin case & buckle, an organic wrist strap, natural bamboo dial, mineral crystal and mercury free battery.

Corn resin is 99% biodegradable but will not break down during regular wear and use.  Mineral crystal is a type of glass made from sand.  Most medium price range watches are made from plexiglass (plastic).  Mercury free batteries are a big deal in my opinion.  Mercury is toxic and even small amounts of exposure may cause negative effects on one’s health.

I really like this watch.  When I first got it, I opened up the simple packaging (mostly recycled and totally recyclable!).  Inside I found a very cool watch and a seed pack. It is meant to grow a little patch of grass.

I think it’s an adorable idea and I was excited to share it with my kids.  I popped it open and wet the gauze as instructed.  I placed it on my counter and started doing dishes.  The next thing I know my daughter is eating the seeds!  Oh goodness!  Sadly our seeds didn’t recover, but we’ve moved on to new plants and they are doing just fine 🙂

I want to mention the design of these.  Some have a large chunky face, and others are small.  Be sure you know which you want!  I didn’t realize this at first and while I really like mine, a smaller face would likely match my wardrobe better.

I think these watches are a lot of fun and would be a great hit for teens, and what a fun and easy way to get them involved.  My brother is 17 and owns similarly styled items.  I love the bright colors on these too.  Great for summer!  I just love adding color to my wardrobe in the summer.

What’s great about these watches is that they really have styles for anyone.  There are fun colorful numbers and then simple neutral combos that will go with just about anything.  There is really something for almost everyone.

Speaking of something for everyone.  Sprout is proudly sponsoring Earth Day 2010 happening this year in Washington D.C., April 17th – 25th.  As a way to jump-start this event they are offering three of you the chance to win one of these great watches!

Are you ready to win a gift from Sprout?
Here’s how!
Please leave a separate comment for each entry in order to have it counted.

This entry is mandatory! If you do not do this, your other entries will not count!
Head over to Sprout and let me know which watch you love! Include your email address (if it’s not on your profile) and the words “Live Green” somewhere in your comment.

Want more entries?

*Follow usSprout and tweet this giveaway! Please tweet, “Win a trendy eco-friendly watch from @sproutwatches & @EFFblog http://bit.ly/1jtGb1 #ecofriendly” Leave a comment with a link to your status. Tweet daily for more entries!

*Follow the blog and post letting me know that you are 🙂

*Join our new email newsletter for notices on special events coming up for the blog.

*Put the our Blog Button on your blog sidebar or web page. Leave a link!

*Become a fan of the EFF blog on Facebook, leave a comment.

*Become a fan of Sprout on facebook, leave a comment.

*Post about this giveaway on your blog or other social media. Leave a comment with a link.

and as always, Good Luck and Enjoy!

US only. Giveaway ends April 22nd. I’ll use random.org to pick a winner. I will email the winner. If I do not hear back within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.

FCC Disclaimer: I was provided the product to review for the giveaway. No money or other perks were given. All reviews are my own and honest opinions. For more information about this blog please look here. For giveaway guidelines please look here.

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Amanda Hearn

Amanda Hearn

Founder of The Eco-Friendly Family, design geek, serial tanktopist, content creator, mother, coffee addict, & lover of fun. I am also a partner at Green Child Magazine & Put A Cup In It!
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Hippy April 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Already following you & Sprout. 😀

http://twitter.com/Hippinski

hippinski@gmail.com

Amy April 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Already following you & Sprout. 😀

http://twitter.com/Hippinski

hippinski@gmail.com

Hippy April 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

For me I love the pink & green…but this would be for my Monkey. He turns 7 in May and I know he wants a watch so what better way to show him that it's possible to live green while still having all the same things we wanted anyway! He would want the all blue one. 😀

hippinski@gmail.com

Amy April 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

For me I love the pink & green…but this would be for my Monkey. He turns 7 in May and I know he wants a watch so what better way to show him that it's possible to live green while still having all the same things we wanted anyway! He would want the all blue one. 😀

hippinski@gmail.com

Hippy April 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Already follow the blog 😀

Amy April 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Already follow the blog 😀

Hippy April 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Signed up for the newsletter!

Amy April 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Signed up for the newsletter!

Hippy April 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm
Amy April 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm
Hippy April 15, 2010 at 1:31 pm

On this website too. It's just buried a little…I need to have my designer take a look at that.;)

http://essentialgreen.blogspot.com/

Amy April 15, 2010 at 1:31 pm

On this website too. It's just buried a little…I need to have my designer take a look at that.;)

http://essentialgreen.blogspot.com/

Hippy April 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Already a fan on FB and will make sure to tell people to enter.

Amy April 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Already a fan on FB and will make sure to tell people to enter.

Hippy April 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm
Amy April 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm
Hippy April 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Am now a fan of Sprout on FB and left a message there.

Amy April 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Am now a fan of Sprout on FB and left a message there.

Hippy April 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Just told all my FB friends about the cool giveaway!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home&nctrct=1238704053628#!/Hippinski?ref=mf

Amy April 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Just told all my FB friends about the cool giveaway!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home&nctrct=1238704053628#!/Hippinski?ref=mf

Artist4life925 April 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I like the ST/1001LGIVBK (the light blue and green) to help me be stylish and Live Green!

Artist4life925@gmail.com

Artist4life925 April 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I follow you and sprout and RT'd your tweet!

http://www.twitter,com/Artist4life925

Artist4life925 April 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Already follow the blog!

Kelli April 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I love the Sprout watch: ST/2003LGIVPK

It's so cute because it is pink and green and my college colors are pink and green.

I would love to show off this watch and "LIVE GREEN" while doing it.

kmbthomasson@yahoo.com
goingkelligreen.blogspot.com
http://www.twitter.com/pinkpearlgirl

Soyager April 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Wow! What a great product! If more companies focused on how to LIVE GREEN and make sustainable products, products from sustainable materials, and products with no waste, not only would the Earth benefit, but it would be so much easier to be a consumer–no guilt!

I love the small-faced watch with the grass green face and cornflower-blue strap–reminds me of summer.

Soyager April 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I follow this blog via Google 🙂

Soyager April 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Your button is on my blog!
http://www.soyager.com

Artist4life925 April 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I'm a fan on facebook!

Artist4life925 April 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I'm a fan of Sprout on facebook!

Soyager April 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I follow the EFF Blog on FB! (Left comment on the cleansers post–Gretchen S.)

Soyager April 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I'm a fan of Sprout on FB. Left a comment on their Question of the Day (Gretchen S.)

lar1203 April 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

i follow you on twitter

lar1203 April 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

follow sprout on twitter

lar1203 April 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm
lar1203 April 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

left a comment on your facebook page

lar1203 April 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

have your button in my blog
http://lar1203-alittlebirdy.blogspot.com/

lar1203 April 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

became a fan of sprout on fb and left a comment on qotd

lar1203 April 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

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lar1203 April 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

live green!
(oops)

lar1203 April 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

i subscribe to your email newsletter

Trailmixy April 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I like ST/1004LBIVRD, the poppy red and cornflower blue one. It is very patriotic! Live green! 🙂

lar1203 April 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm
Trailmixy April 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I already follow you through Google.

Tracy April 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I love the aqua strap with the green case! So fun! Live green!

Tracy April 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Following the blog!

Sarah April 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I love ST/1002LBIVTN- white strap with small blue and pink face. So pretty!

Live green- sarebear.w at gmail dot com

Sarah April 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I follow you blog!

Krista April 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

It is great to be introduced to green products that can give us alternatives to items we use and allow us to live green!

Hard to say which is my favorite – I think it would have to be the the small-faced watch with the light green face and the blue green band. I must say – I'm surprised they don't have names! 🙂

Krista April 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I follow your blog.

Krista April 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

And I became a fan on FB! 🙂

MooMooKITTEN of Death April 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I love ST/2005LBIVLG it reminds me of the beach. It can be really fashionable to live green.

grdelarm@gmail.com

Christie, Jeff and Kennedy April 15, 2010 at 5:40 pm

omg, I love these! So cute, and so awesome. I'd love a watch that shows I live green!! I'd pick this one: ST/1002LBIVTN because it would go with much more.

emilie April 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I like the mint green/ teal one. Live green!

emilie April 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I follow the blog already!

ColleenMarie82 April 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I love the ST/2004LBIVTN style watch

inman@Mobap.edu

ColleenMarie82 April 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I follow both on Twitter and Tweeted

http://twitter.com/HalleelujahMom/status/12244102072

inman@Mobap.edu

LIVE GREEN

ColleenMarie82 April 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I follow on GFC

inman@mobap.edu

ColleenMarie82 April 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

I signed up for their newsletter

inman@Mobap.edu

ColleenMarie82 April 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

YOUR facebook fan

inman@Mobap.edu

ColleenMarie82 April 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm

facebook fan of sprout

inman@Mobap.edu

Hannah April 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Live green! Wow! I've been reading your blog for a while, although I don't know how to follow… I love love these watches…never seen them before. the red one with the blue ring is darling!

Hannah April 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

haha. just figured out how to follow! That was not difficult in the slightest. silly me!

luvlieK - Kelly April 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I love the black/gray one.
Live Green!

luvlieK - Kelly April 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

following the blog

luvlieK - Kelly April 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

receiving the newsletter

luvlieK - Kelly April 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm

fb fan

ColleenMarie82 April 16, 2010 at 7:58 pm
maxfate April 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm

My favorite is the smaller Dark Green watch!
~~Live Green~~

maxfrostfate@gmail.com

maxfate April 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I am following both on Twitter (maxfate)and Tweeted-
http://twitter.com/maxfate/status/12406559312

maxfrostfate@gmail.com

maxfate April 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I'm following with Google Connect.

maxfrostfate@gmail.com

maxfate April 18, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I've subscribed to your newsletter.Thanks!

maxfrostfate@gmail.com

maxfate April 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm
Stuff Parents Need April 20, 2010 at 12:57 am

My favorite "live green" watch is the red one!

maxfate April 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm
ColleenMarie82 April 20, 2010 at 8:21 pm
maxfate April 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm
Nala April 21, 2010 at 4:25 pm

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miamihoney April 21, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I like the teal and mint green one… a reminder on my wrist to Live Green!
miamihoney@gmail.com

miamihoney April 21, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I am a follower.
miamihoney@gmail.com

maxfate April 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm

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