Jes MaHarry has been a creator of sustainable, hand-crafted jewelry collections and a leader of mix-media design for more than two decades. Collectors and customers alike are drawn to Jes’ signature style of “finding perfection in what is imperfect” and combining unlikely pairs of raw and refined resources to make one-of-a-kind pieces.
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Ever tried to get the Goodwill to pick an item that needs repair? Good luck with that. The French “resource shop” model, however, takes anything, regardless of condition… and that’s good for keeping useful materials (if not useful products) out of landfills.
These unique seats have all been made using old items that were no longer needed or useable. But the result is a fully functional piece of furniture that would be excellent to have around the house.
Next week at St. Louis Fashion Week, local designer Cindy Brown will show off some of her creations made from reused and recycled materials.
New York’s Fashion Week may be over for now, but eco-friendly designers left a clear message to the world: Fashion can be aesthetically beautiful and ethically responsible. Mainstream designers don’t have to take from existing raw materials to create fashionable collections and further contribute to global shortages. Rather we can all be inspired by Suzanne […]
Update (7/19/12): I haven’t checked to see what kind of readership we have in Mexico City lately, but we’ve certainly got plenty of kindred spirits: Inhabitat reports that repurposed planters are all over the place in the city’s Roma district. Have you been to the local garden center lately? The prices of planters there, or […]
Rachel Mace, also known as Keseken in the modeling and online worlds, is a 20-year-old model and self-taught fashion designer who resides in Spokane, Washington. She weaves, melts and stretches unconventional materials into high-fashion, sustainable women’s clothing. Mace will debut her Totally Trashed Fashion collection of formal and causal dresses, ball gowns, and lingerie made […]
Is the Gulf Oil spill moving off the green blogosphere radar? Regator shows that the term “Gulf of Mexico” is still on top in Environmentalism right now, but terms related to political wrangling over energy, climate, and the environment are right there behind it… While most of us could use a break from the constant […]
Here is a guest post from Rob Jones, chief blogger at flooring and building materials firm BuildDirect. Today, Rob talks about how the building materials industry is changing in the light of sustainable practices. To illustrate, he mentions a specific product that embodies this trend: interlocking deck tiles. In some ways, it’s fair to say […]
Much has made about environmental impact of switching from paper books to electronic reading devices: a recent lifecycle assessment by environmental journalist Daniel Goleman shows that you have to read an awful lot of books to neutralize the environmental impact of producing and shipping that iPad or Kindle. Goleman’s advice: go the library. But what […]
Editor’s note: sustainablog Approved is an occasional series of posts profiling vendors in our Green Choices product comparison engine, and the stories behind their products and green business practices. Looking for reasonably-priced shelving and storage for your home? If you make your way to the local big box store, you’re going to find a lot […]
Editor’s note: We don’t sell iram-inal designs in the sustainablog Green Choices store… just thought this was a great story! Might have to look into listing these products… Mari and Lani (Malene) Davis were once two little girls with a simple dream: to create “delicious designs” for sustainable jewelry from items that most people would […]
Editor’s note: How “green” is your toothbrush? You’ve probably never asked yourself that question. Neither had Joel at Life Goggles until he received some toothbrushes from Radius in the mail and tried them out. This post was originally published on Thursday, March 13, 2008. I know a lot of readers have been wondering what toothbrush […]