Epicstoke: Wallets & bags from upcycled highway signs

epicstoke gentleman wallet

Ever wonder what happens to all of those highway billboard signs that you seem to see every half-mile on U.S. interstates? Well, as it turns out, that vinyl translates into pretty epic products to get stoked about. Enter Epicstoke. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Epicstoke has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund a website where […]

Cinch: A minimalist wallet with a ton of space

Cinch wallet

Thick, bulky, leather — or worse, velcro — wallets are so passé. Minimalist is the way to go. Your back, butt, and bank roll will thank you. The Cinch wallet has a stainless steel or oak “backbone” with black elastic “keeper”. The oak backbone is made from 100% salvaged or ethically sourced wood and finished with eco-friendly, non-toxic tung oil.

Swiftwick debuts world’s first recycled nylon sock

Swiftwick socks made from post-industrial recycled material

Taking steps to live greener often involves getting more active, in which case you need quality performance socks. Swiftwick is a US-based company that makes a wide variety of performance socks, made from many different materials, but the SUSTAIN socks is their first product line to include recycled content — and quite impressive it is!

Say hello to the revolutionary Square water bottle

square water bottle

The Square is the latest 20oz water bottle from the folks at Clean Bottle — and both are the brainchild of Dave Mayer, the founder of Clean Bottle. The Square, while appearing to simply be a good looking water bottle, is actually quite special in a myriad of subtle ways — which are the best kind, don’t you think?

What does a chainsaw company have to do with saving trees?

stihl tour de trees

A company known for its lawn and garden tools — chiefly its chainsaws — and a NGO that strives to raise money and support for arboriculture efforts and education seems to be the most unlikely of marriages. But that is exactly what STIHL and The TREE Fund have done in coming together for the STIHL […]

Charge your cell phone with your best dance moves

Charge your cell phone by dancing

What if you could charge your cell phone (or power your home) by dancing? Well, you actually can. A London-based company called Pavegen has created a tile that creates and stores energy by simply walking (or dancing) on it. The tiles will actually be deployed in a mall near the 2012 Summer Olympics to power over half the lights in the structure.

Yellow Pages saves paper going green

yellow pages goes green

Back in the day, when I was in college and went to hang out with my friends in New York City, every Sunday, we use to go out to brunch. However since we didn’t have an amazing app like my favorite YP Mobile App for finding restaurants and needed restaurant menus and phone numbers. I […]

4 steps to fresher language in green business

Green business focus

The language you use to brand your product, service or message is a big deal. You choose words carefully to define who you are and to help you stand out. People and businesses use “green” or “eco” to showcase a commitment to a healthier environment. But overuse of these terms now has us wondering; who […]

Old bicycle tires get more mileage as upcycled belts

Upcycled bike tire belts

There is no shortage of things you can make out of old bicycle tubes. Though the inner tubes are being reused in so many clever ways, there are not a lot of creative things being done with the old bike tires themselves. Enter Bicycle Belts. See how one Florida firefighter is changing the face of fashion and of cycling by re-using old bike tires.

Clever nature ads from a chainsaw manufacturer

Clever Stihl nature ads

Clever nature and outdoor living advertisements are the last thing you’d expect from a company known chiefly for its chainsaws, but that is exactly what Stihl has done. As a matter of fact, Stihl has some very deep environmental roots — and I’m talking California Redwood deep roots. Stay tuned for that full story. In […]