For years, I have found buying clothes others have decided to sell at garage
sales, thrift stores or ‘hand-me-down’s’ given by my friends to be my way of
being a good recycler and also, a ‘green’ customer.
“What better way to show my choice of not being a mass product buyer
or following a rampant need to have ‘more’ and consume new products?”
Little did I expect some great new recycled clothing and other products
to capture my interest and need to help others know about them.
“Reborn as accessories, old tires, used sails and paper get a new lease
on life.” This is a fashionable quotation taken from Family Circle, June, 2015.
Kenneth Cole collaborated with “Rebuild Globally” to create lovely choices.
A whale tote from the company, sold for $150 can be taken for years to the
mall or store to pick up groceries or purchases. I liked the design, also the use
of an old sail from a boat. . . but not necessarily the cost:
Dahlia Necklace, for sale with lovely recycled materials, again a higher price
presumably due to the effort of producing this out of recycled paper ($72):
Love Haiti sandals, sold for $69 made out of rubber tires dyed into a tan
base with blue straps, shown in the magazine.
** I do think this is a worthy project and also, am thrilled with playground
materials which seem to have a bouncy flooring made of recycled tires.
I may just keep on going to my favorite resale shops and hope to purchase
more for less cost. Maybe not the best use of ‘green’ but the best my budget