Posts Tagged ‘recycled goods’

Eco-Friendly Bag Find!

I was lucky enough to meet this cool chick in college named Jennifer Silbert. She went on to become an architect and, one day on Facebook, I noticed she was making some of the coolest recycled bags I’d ever seen.

Here’s her story.

And get that bag of hers!

“We started Rewilder 4 years ago after strong careers in fashion (Lisa) and architecture (me), where we were distressed with the waste we were creating. I was teaching a Materials Innovation class at Art Center in Pasadena when I started doing research on post-industrial waste and came across some incredible materials being thrown away on a massive scale. It’s truly overwhelming. 

So now we use these amazing materials to make the best bags for the planet. A few other bags out there claim to be sustainable but we are 100% – zero waste, high quality, made in LA. Nothing excites us more than making something amazing from unconventional, industrial materials that would have ended up in a landfill.”

Need we say more?

She’s a gem, her cause noble, and so are bags.

rewilder.com

Upcycled Travel Kits For the Feel Good Traveller

TerraCycle's Upcycled Travel Dopp Kit

We’re huge fans of the upcycled and recycled eco-friendly goods on the Uncommon Goods website so we had to share. What’s more? The TerraCycle upcycled tent dopp kit, tote bag, and lunch sack  are all handmade in the U.S.

Instead of using new material and resources for products, the items are made from tent material that would have otherwise gone to waste. This means that not only is the material durable, it’s also stain-resistant, water-resistant, and light.

The perfect travel items for dirty little eco jetsetters like you! They also have a variety of other goods and accessories (jewelry, office goods, wallets, and bags) so check it out and see if anything tickles your feel good fancy.

Dopp kit: $38.00
Tote bag: $46.00
Lunch sack: $38.00

www.uncommongoods.com

Recycled Tables… and War?

Ezri Tarazi's War Tone Recycled Furniture

When you grow up in a war zone, the last thing you might be thinking about it how to make cool furniture out of destruction. Unless, of course, you’re Ezri Tarazi from Israel. The professor and designer decided to do something a little different with his creative bone and alas… he brough us…  super cool furnishings using materials that were part of wars.

Ammunition boxes, steel I-beams, recycled scrap and industrial materials like aluminum, wood and wool pushed out of various things are now tables and chairs fashioned from, well, fighting.

Whether it’s a table made using a map of Baghdad or a sofa created from sandbags, each is recycled and meant to make you think.

More about War-Tone Furniture can be read on Green Diary.com

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