Tag Archives | Sustainable

…It’s Website Wednesday: Reknit?


Reknit is a project by Haik Avanian where very month during 2010, you can send his mom an old sweater, and she’ll turn it into a new article of clothing.

This month, she’s knitting any old sweater into a new, hand-made, one of a kind scarf.

Now that’s a sustainable movement I can get behind!


[Via: Josh Spear]

…It’s Website Wednesday: The Uniform Project?

Uniform Project

The Uniform Project is a campaign to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation (a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India) in which Sheena Matheiken will wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion.

Though she’s wearing one dress, there are seven identical copies of it so that she can have a clean one each day of the week, and each day, Sheena will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies.

[The Uniform Project]

[Via: Kottke]

…The Sorapot is the perfect teapot?


The Sorapot by Joey Roth has taken the design world by storm by combining an architectural shape and simple functionality into a teapot that “brings tea’s quiet beauty into sharp focus.

It’s made from 304 stainless steel, borosilicate glass (Pyrex), and food-grade silicone for long lasting good looks, and “articulates the ritual of tea making in a thoroughly modern way”.

In addition to good looks, the Sorapot also stays green with a sustainable approach to packaging, including post-consumer recycled cardboard and molded pulp, natural jute rope, and the avoidance of tape or staples. (See TreeHugger for more details on the packaging.)

If you agree that this just might be the perfect teapot, then head on over to the site with &179 in hand, and one can be yours.


…Etnies is taking on the SEED Project?

Etnies SEED Project

The etnies SEED Project “is a unique collection of apparel and footwear made of sustainable and recycled materials that reflect etines’ responsibility to give back to the planet. With the purchase of these products, one percent of the proceeds will be donated to benefit environmental organizations that etnies believes will plant the seeds for the future of action sports, humanity and our planet.”

The Spring ’08 collection was done in collaboration with San Diego-based artists Gary Benzel, and includes shoes, sandals, shirts, hats, socks, and hoodies for both men and women.

Looking good while saving the planet?

Count me in.

[Etnies – SEED Project]

[Via: Complex Blog]

…Our stuff has a story to tell?

The Story Of Stuff

The Story of Stuff is a “20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns”.

It follows our stuff from extraction through sale, use and disposal, and shows how all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad.

The hope is that the SoS will expose the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and call us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

Are you ready to get your stuff another way?

Find out:

[The Story Of Stuff]