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 […]

Geek chic: DIY R2D2 high heels

R2D2 high heels

Geeks can be fashionistas too. These R2D2 shoes are the hottest thing this side of Tatooine and they’re cooler than Hoth. An R2D2 toy covers the heel bolt, and the toes have been decorated with lenses, blue accents, and a blinking red LED to let everyone know just how this droid rolls.”

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.

Green your holidays with an ugly Christmas sweater

Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater

With the holidays just around the corner, you’re probably thinking of how you can go a bit greener this Christmas. Enter the ugly Christmas sweater. An ugly Christmas sweater is a great way to add some eco-friendliness, humor, and faux-style to your holidays. Check out this funny little book for some ugly Christmas sweater inspiration.

How to extend your wardrobe through pregnancy pounds

Belly Band allows for normal activities and even a bit of action

While having a baby is a beautiful, natural experience, many women’s pregnancies are bogged down by insurmountable research and endless options. And a brand new wardrobe with a 9-month lifespan is the last thing a mommy-to-be needs to worry about. Here’s how to rock your current wardrobe through your pregnancy.

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.

How to make a sexy bikini from a t-shirt or leggings

sexy bikini bathing suit

Women everywhere are on a constant hunt for the perfect, most flattering bikini (or other bathing suit), but if you’re having trouble finding it, just make your own from an old t-shirt or a pair of leggings you have stuffed in a drawer or a closet. That will ensure it will look the best on all of your assets…and better than anything off the shelf.

Team Eco Lovers wins TV’s “Shedding for the Wedding”

Karen Tran Florist

The CW’s new weight-loss competition show “Shedding for the Wedding” had a team called Eco Lovers in the running to win their dream wedding. The couple from Ohio joined the show in hopes of losing a collective 160 pounds and winning a dream wedding as eco-friendly as their daily lives.

TOMS Shoes help couples give back on wedding day

TOMS wedding shoes

Don’t be a snob about the shoes you wear at your wedding…but don’t forgot about them either. The wedding collection from TOMS Shoes is a great way to bring eco-friendly style to your wedding party while contributing to the social good as well.

Are toxic chemicals lurking in your cosmetics?

toxic chemicals in makeup, cosmetics, and personal care products

It’s amazing how many chemicals the FDA and other organizations that are supposed to protect us allow into products we use everyday. Grab your favorite shampoo, lipstick, or other personal care product and check out its ingredients and safety rating with the tool in this post, then share your findings in the comments.