For Earth Day today, I'm featuring a friend of mine that sells Eco Bags and Eco-friendly apparel at earthawareness.com. She works with a local artist in Wichita to design the bags. The bags are then printed by Skreened made to order. If you haven't heard of Skreened, you'll be happy to know they are responsible in sourcing, committed to the earth, use water-based inks for printing and they make investments to projects on kiva.org. The bags may seem a bit pricer than what you can buy at your local grocery store, but you know where these originated from, plus they will last much longer than a $2 bag. It's perfect for books, laptops, lunches and groceries. I use mine everyday! Here are some of my favorite designs.
Made of of 4,500 lenses from prescription eyeglasses
416 disposable plastic wine glasses
Polar Bear made out of plastic bags
Approx. 6,000 clear plastic bottles
Matt Dehaemers photo by Amanda Spak
REUSE YOUR TEES
I first came across this post on my friend's blog, Kommunicated. You take your old graphic tees, do a little snip and sew action and turn it into a t-shirt dress for a little one. Simply adorable. The online tutorial can be found at our hartbeat.
GIVE EARTH A HAND
Greenpeace video about giving earth a hand. Very relevant for today.
Originally found on Logo Lounge.