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 […]

How to make the most of second hand kids clothes

second hand kids clothes

No matter where you find them, second hand clothes all have their share of tell-tale signs that they’ve been worn and loved before. Luckily, clothes aren’t only good for wearing, they’re so easy to upcycle too. And by incorporating an eco-friendly ethos to fit your parenting, you’ll find that you save money and help the environment!

How to make a liquor bottle lamp for $10

DIY liquor bottle lamp

Want to add some upcycled style to your home bar? How about reclaim the waste from your local pub to turn a personal profit? Either way, this DIY liquor bottle lamp project is a simple and creative way to do both.

Turn a wine bottle into a hummingbird feeder

DIY wine bottle hummingbird feeder

Winter’s grip may be at full strength, but the gradual warmth of spring is just around the corner. Go ahead and polish off a few bottles of booze to prepare your yard or balcony for your feathered friends that return with that warmth. We’ve talked about all kinds of clever uses for empty wine bottles […]

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.

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!

How to turn a milk crate into a container garden

milk crate container garden

It’s not too late to start your fall garden. But if you are getting a late start on it, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of time or money in actually setting up your container or raised beds. If you’re trying to save space and construct a simple square foot type garden, milk crates can be the perfect solution.

Does a reusable cup or mug make an eco-impact?

Why a Reusable Cup?

Most of us don’t think twice when we order a coffee and later toss the cup in the trash. Where does that cup end up? Most likely a landfill or our water ways. The thing is that most of these paper disposable cups are lined with plastic and are not easily recyclable. That means most […]

4 Baby steps to help you save energy at home

light switch complicator

Electricity is often seen as a relatively harmless resource to use. Well, harmless to everything except your wallet, anyway. Heavy users of electricity often don’t think of our use as being particularly damaging to the environment. The truth is, of course, that the electricity we all use comes from somewhere, and that somewhere is almost […]