The Music Of Nature Is The Nature Of Music

greenlabelorganics-43Yes it is, and it all comes together right here in Floyd County! A visit to Floyd is the perfect way to enjoy the best of nature and great local music too. If you’re into hiking, biking, pickin’ or paddling, it all happens right here.

At Green Label Organic we pay tribute to all of these joyous endeavors. We feature organic cotton clothing Made in America. Our graphic designs celebrate the great outdoors and the heartfelt connections we share in mother nature. Around here, we think that beautiful music played on wooden instruments is simply the natural
extension of who we are. Small wonder this region is the birth place of bluegrass music.

As you wander about town you will feel that special spirit and sense of authenticity. It’s captured in each event and in every shop. The Friday Night Jamboree and our Saturday morning farmers market are among the most obvious examples but there is so much more to Floyd. As you speak with townspeople and visit our shops, you will feel the pride in the growth of our local economy with artists and artisan galleries, a “real” American hardware store, a new local hotel that is LEED certified, and so many interesting shops to explore. Grab a local tourist map and venture beyond downtown, you’ll find so much more to see all within easy walking distance!

Our company Green Label Organic: Sustainable Threads was born here in Floyd and we have taken our inspiration from this authentic American place and the surrounding majestic Blue Ridge Mountains with its soulful vibe. Our clothing is designed to honor the connections of outdoor activity and the joyful sounds of wooden music. In fact, we have grown to a nationally recognized clothing brand built on these ideals. Our green and sustainable business model is based on supporting the local economy as well as our commitment to the triple bottom line concept of… People the planet and profits. Our products can be found at large retailers such as REI and Whole Foods Markets, as well as hundreds of small outdoor and giftware shops throughout the US and Canada.

While you’re here visiting Floyd please come by and see the all new and expanded Green Label Outlet Store. Not only will you find fantastic deals on our Green Label premium quality organic clothing for men, women and children but you will also find a unique array of green, organic, Made in America or Fair Trade gifts, cards, clothing, and a rtisan crafts. Story by Rain and George Lipson. They design, merchandise and own Green Label Organic: Sustainable Threads, based in Floyd, their Made in USA clothing can be found at better outdoor and organic clothing retailers nationally and at the Outlet Store on Oxford St.

Green Label Organic
PO Box 457
Floyd, VA 24091

9th Annual Jax Instructors Exhibit Ends Friday, May 31

STEVE KALB - SHOOTING CREEK 3 A.M.The Jacksonville Center for the Arts presents 9th Annual Jax Instructors Exhibit. This Breezeway Gallery exhibit will end Friday, May 31.

The 9th Annual Jax Instructors Exhibit features the work of 19 instructors that currently have a class scheduled in 2013 or have an OnDemand class listed at The Jax. The exhibit showcases The Jax’s educational programs and provides instructors a venue to display their work.

Steve Kalb, an accomplished blacksmither, has “Shooting Creek 3 A.M.” on display, a metal sculpture createdBATYA WEINBAUM - REMOVER OF SORROWS using a French method called Repousee. He is teaching a class at The Jax titled “Beginning Repousee” on June 29-30. Sharon Hall is displaying a large wool appliqué design and will be teaching a “Traditional Fiber Arts” class for seniors starting July 13 and another for youth starting July 17. Batya Weinbaum will be instructing and leading “Painting from the Divine Feminine” and holding a public reception for the artwork at the conclusion of the class on June 1. She has “Remover of Sorrows” displayed currently as well.

The next Breezeway Gallery exhibit will showcase student art from Floyd County High School and begins June 7. The next Hayloft Gallery exhibit, Chiaroscuro, begins May 24. The 11th Annual New Works and Chiaroscuro exhibits are sponsored by The Bank of Floyd.

For more information about the Jax visit or call 540-745-2784. The Jax is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular hours are Monday to Saturday, 10-5pm and Sunday, 12-5.