1. Start Early The best way to encourage kids to start recycling is to build a foundation; so begin teaching them at an early age. Introduce the verbiage and practices early, and make a habit of regularly pointing out what you’re doing. Use phrases like "the 3 R's", “this plastic bottle gets recycled in the blue bin”, or “the newspaper goes in the green bin.” Before you know it, your child will be coming to you with items and asking whether it goes in the green or blue bin.
Julie Bartos is a funky, unique, and charming individual that believes in the karmic retribution of giving back. Her self started company, c.HAIR.i.TEE®, is founded on the beliefs of giving back and spreading the word to encourage fashionistas that “you don't have to sacrifice style, quality, or comfort to live sustainably.” All of her products are made from recycled, reclaimed, renewable materials, then turned into chic hair accessories. Julie designs and produces her produc
Fashion is a complicated business involving various supply chain movements: ranging from production of raw materials, and textile manufacturing down to product distribution. As a result of these processes the fashion carbon footprint on the ecosystem is tremendous. Take a minute to think about the waste-full effects of the fashion industry; however think about more than the obvious pollutants, consider the pesticides used in cotton farming, the toxic dyes used in manufacturin
What Is Upcyling? If you're the type of person who detests throwing away old items, and would rather save your junk and turn your unwanted objects into gorgeous DIY projects; then unbeknownst to you, you are an avid believer in the benefits upcycling. After all, one person's trash is another's treasure, right? Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and beautiful. Recycling vs. Upcyling…what’s the difference? Upcyling is becomin
“Going green”. No, this phrase is not related to the incredible hulk or even some kind of weird liquid diet trend. To most people today, going green means recycling bottles and cans and reducing the amount of time they spend singing in the shower. Even with these efforts, people are still missing a very important item to reduce reuse and recycle, and that item is hanging right in your closet. The t-shirts! The old, abandoned, last season, out-dated, and torn apart pieces of f
Got some old tees you want to reuse? Want to do even more for others? Wearing a c.HAIR.i.TEE® is a great way to help, just like this fascinating new idea for helping the homeless: While it is quite likely that you have already heard of donating old clothes to places like Goodwill, another option arose just last year. Donating clothing to the homeless has initiated the creation of The Street Store, a unique new way for everyday individuals to reuse clothing while helping those