Wallets Made from Old Billboards and Seat Belts Keep Your Cash Green

October 22, 2011 by  
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First World Trash /via The saying “one man’s trash is another’s treasure” gets a new twist with these wallets, made from discarded materials. How does “one man’s trash holds another’s treasure” sound? The wallets are made by First World Trash , the New York company that scavenges junkyards for billboard vinyl and seat belts from old cars, then transforms them into wallets, bags, laptop and iPad sleeves, among other things, all by hand…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Eco-Fashion Wins Big at Cartier Women’s Initiative Award

October 16, 2011 by  
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Photo: courtesy Cartier Women’s Initiative Award After a second round of the Women’s Initiative Award competition, Cartier names the 2011 Laureates at the Annual Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum in Deauville, France. In July, I was excited to see eco-fashion entrepreneurs among the 18 finalists to stand out amidst more than 1,000 applicants, a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Occupy Wall Street Stages Mountaintop Removal Mining ‘Die-In’ At Bank of America’s NYC HQ

October 16, 2011 by  
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Mat McDermott / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Though the majority of Occupy Wall Street ‘s demonstrators marched up from Liberty Plaza to Times Square yesterday, a smaller group of perhaps 40 environmentalists began at the New York Public Library on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. Why? Because they’d be making a quick stop on first, just one block away, at the New York City headquarters of Bank of America… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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This Blog Action Day, Say No To GMOs & Factory Farming

October 16, 2011 by  
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Millions Against Monsanto / CC BY 2.0 Let’s link together two food and environmental issues getting some much needed light shone upon them this October: 1) labeling of genetically modified food — currently mandated in the EU and many other nations, but not in the United States; and, 2)

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Fashion Collection Biomimicks Snakeskin Using Recycled Woodchips

October 10, 2011 by  
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Photos: Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse via Behance Fashion has often been role-cast as a wasteful industry , but we’ve seen how up-and-coming fashion designers are increasingly using discarded materials in sustainable ways to create stunning work . British fashion design grad student

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BBC Unveils Awesome Frozen Planet Trailer; Series Will Tackle Climate Change (Video)

October 10, 2011 by  
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Holy sh!t. I just watched the trailer for Frozen Planet , the latest nature doc collaboration between the BBC and the Discovery Channel, and it gave me chills. As in, I saw the brief, pixelated, jumpy YouTube teaser, and there they were–full-on chills. Full disclosure, obviously: TreeHugger is owned by Discovery. But I had nothing to do with the making of this film, nor was I aware that it even existed until I watched the trailer over at io9 . I will say that it’s high time for a couple breathtaking documentaries about the Arctic and the Anta… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Primavera’s Premier Organic Skincare Arrives in the U.S.

October 8, 2011 by  
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Photo: Primavera Packed to the brim with pure plant oils and natural and organic ingredients sourced from fair trade farms around the globe, Germany’s premier skincare line Primavera arrives in the United States. Claiming to have the highest percentage of certified organic ingredients available, Primavera’s four product lines, including face care, body care, wellness therapies and home fragrance products, set a high standard for natural skincare in the U.S.: . … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Ramblers Way Creates Sustainable Luxury Casual Wear for Fall 2011

October 1, 2011 by  
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Ramblers Way wool button down. Photo: Ramblers Way Organic wool comfort wear company Ramblers Way founded by Tom and Kate Chappell, of Tom’s of Maine fame has come a long way since their first collection , comprised of natural blonde wool jersey knits in undergarment basics such as long johns and camisoles. For fall 2011, the Kennebunk, Maine-based fashion label incorporates color fr… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Maker Faire NYC: Handwoven Sandals and Pot Holders

September 22, 2011 by  
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Photos: Alex Davies Among the many handmade crafts on display at Maker Faire were the products of the Loop of the Loom weaving studio, which specializes and offers classes in the Japanese Zen art form of Saori. Made with a philosophy of free expression, self-development and improvisation, Loop of the… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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At IIDEX Neocon: The CP Workspace Standing Convertible Desk

September 22, 2011 by  
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Image credit Lloyd Alter IIDEX Neocon is Canada’s big trade-only contract furniture show, where one usually finds the best new office furniture and design. The economy is clearly taking its toll, the show seemed to be a lot smaller than it used to be. However there was a lot of office design innovation to be found, particularly if you are following the standing desk trend. The German company C+P Möbelsysteme, new to these shores, presented one of the nicest I have ever seen. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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