Monday, May 28, 2012

great greenie: trashN2tees

greening.... i find it exciting and hopeful that while there sure are lots of terrible things going on to pollute & harm our planet, there are so many wonderful folks doing fabulous things to help make the world a greener, healthier place! so, the rikrak studio is happy to feature great green-ies : snapshots of amazing, inspiring. eco-forward-thinking folks & groups from all sorts of fields and paths in the greening movement. some inspire by greening at home, or in their business; in their art or the larger world, or on many levels at once! i've asked each green-ie to suggest an easy eco-idea or tip we might all be able to add to our daily lives. today i'm honoured to present the next in this series!  


i love the pairing of eco friendly style & bright, bold, beautiful colour!
and trashN2tees does this perfectly!

creating custom upcycled clothing, bags, jewelry, accessories & more from 100% reclaimed materials, superstar jenelle masterfully mixes sustainable, eco forward design with classic & modern stylings to create a gorgeous *must-have* collection: trashN2tees!

this fact pretty much sums up the awesome: "TrashN2Tees + Action = To date TrashN2Tees has diverted nearly 2.5 tons of clothing from the landfill."
that's so inspiring, jenelle! 

AND now, trashN2tees is offering clothing recycling within Central Kentucky. Clothing will be collected & processed in collaboration with Wearable Collections (NYC.) COOL!

so visit this great greenie around the web (you'll LOVE her resourceful & inspiring blog AND check out her FABULOUS upcycled tshirt DIY tutorial list on pinterest, too!) . & read on for jenelle's fabulous ECO TIPS: 


JENELLE'S ECO TIP: Strut your stuff. Eco is in, ladies & gents. I love new clothes and staying stylish but guess what- You don't have to shop at the mall, boutiques, or big name department stores to do it!

There are several of ways that can build a fantabulous eco chic wardrobe that will 1) give you a guilt free shopping experience and 2.) reduce your carbon footprint. Now for the fun stuff!

Raid your parents & grandparents closet. Seriously- you never know what you might find in there. Jumpers, shoulder pads, color blocking, bright florals & neon are all in right now, and are all old school. I'm only confessing to owning some floral and neons though- none of the others!

Thrift stores. No nose crinkling- thrift stores are AWESOME! By reusing existing items, you’re decreasing the demand – and therefore production. Fewer resources are burned creating new goods and you saved the awesome t-shirt you just bought from becoming garbage.

Just add wine! Okay well thats not all- but its a good place to start! Get your friends together and host a clothing swap party. It's an easy way to pass on some of the items your no longer digging & possibly acquire a whole new look. Don't stop at just clothing either- you can include jewelry, shoes, and handbags!

Lastly, break out the scissors & get craftastic. Restyle your exsisting wardrobe- need some inspiration? Check out TrashN2Tees Ultimate Upcycled Tshirt Tutorial List. 

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  1. Thank you so much for inviting me to come hang out with all you lovelies here at rikrak! It's an honor to be featured as a Great Greenie! How can I help inspire you to consume less & recycle more?

    1. my pleasure, jenelle! such wonderful work you do!

  2. Great ideas here. Thanks.

    - Madeline


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