In steadily increasing numbers, consumers are seeking out renewable materials for their new homes and improvement projects. Not coincidentally, environmentally oriented building material suppliers are more than holding their own. According to the CEO of one ecology-minded building materials supplier in the Northwest, business is growing spectacularly and despite being defined more or less on the fly.

After visiting Seattle's Environmental Home Center and noting a predominant selection of kitchen- and bath-oriented materials, I decided to catalog some of the products that are apparently selling so well there and elsewhere.

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