Last Saturday we decided to take my 18 month old grandson to the Bronx Zoo. I haven’t ventured to this urban animal kingdom in some years so I was looking forward to watching his reaction as he caught site of the live creatures that inhabit the books we read to him daily. I wouldn’t say he was disinterested, but the hordes of kids and the cars on the monorail certainly captured his imagination more than the live exhibits. With the exception of a sloth, some pink flamingos and a snake, he was pretty much in toddler mode; plucking leaves, picking up stones and climbing on fence rails. Nonetheless, I found this habitat of exotic species, some who risk extinction, worth every minute. Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Bronx Zoo is dedicated to the preservation of global wildlife. A metropolitan wonder, the product marketed here is worth every penny of admission.
Navigating the Zoo last weekend reminded me of my 3 day marathon at Curve NY last week looking for interesting brands worthy of a second look. I found a few, but the one that came to mind immediately was SNOA an eco-friendly California made Sleepwear collection that donates a portion of its profits to protecting polar bear habitats through the Center of Biological Diversity. The drape of these sexy, yet cozy styles is a result of a double layer of luxurious MicroModal® that hugs a woman’s curves underneath while smoothing the torso on top. Available in sizes S-XL, these designs are cut to flatter any shape. I can vouch for this personally. The moment I saw the SNOA display, I knew it had a unique DNA. Apparently, I was not alone. Every buyer I led to the booth was easily convinced.
“In The End
We Will Conserve Only What We Love
We Will Love Only What We Understand
We Will Understand Only What We Are Taught”
~Baba Dioum (from a plaque at the Bronx Zoo)