Recycled, reused, and 2-in-1 wedding dresses

David's Bridal

Every bride wants the perfect wedding dress, but buying a gown you wear one time and never again isn’t the greenest choice. In this article you’ll learn how to find a pre-owned, reusable, or 2-in-1 wedding dress that is every bit as perfect as a brand new one…and you may even save a bit of money in the process.

Hi-Tec reveals new eco- friendly Retro Enviro boot

Hi-Tec Retro Enviro Mid WP Black Graphite

With the upcoming Retro Enviro around-town type boot joining the Altitude Enviro hiking boot, Hi-Tec is proving that the truly are rapidly becoming THE provider if green footwear. Which makes sense given their tag line, “Inspired by life.”

Mighty Wallet keeps green in your back pocket

Eco-friendly Airmail Mighty Wallet

It’s 2 days after Christmas and your wallet is in one of two conditions: So empty you want to cry, or busting at the seams from all of the cash you got for Christmas. In either scenario, the Mighty Wallet will green your back pocket…whether you have money in it or not.

Would you pay $920 for solar-powered cargo pants?

Sivr Lining solar-powered cargo pants

I’m going to go ahead and file this one under WTF?! Solar energy is awesome, and there are definitely some pretty nifty and affordable ways to harness the sun’s energy to charge your phone, iPod, or any other small electronic while you’re out and about…but I’m not sure this is one of them.

Upcycled seat belt buckle key holder

Buckle Up key holder from Yanko Design

Losing your keys suck. Everyone has a place they intend to put their keys when they come home, but I know I always seem to be hunting for where I left my keys. Maybe this clever upcycled seat belt key holder from Yanko Design can help solve this perpetual problem.

Old license plates turned rock star belt buckles

Recycled License Plate Belt Buckle

Hipsters. They try so hard to fit in to their sub-culture that is about individuality. Go figure. Well hipster or not, salvaging old license plates and turning them into funky key chains and belt buckles is just brilliant.

Light bulb-shaped candles that screw into sockets

light bulb candle

Everyone knows that CFL’s are ridiculously more energy efficient than incandescent light bulbs, but sometimes their spectrum of light is just too harsh. Enter the Light Bulb Effect Candle. It’s a candle made from regular wax, but shaped into that of a regular old incandescent bulb.

Clever ideas for repurposing tin cans

tin-can-wedding-table-number

Aluminum cans are one of those items that offer an infinite number of clever uses…all that’s required is a bit of creativity. Here’s an example of a tin can that has been poked full of holes and painted inside to serve as a funky table number at a wedding reception.

Turning Old Bike Tires Into Chic Messenger Bags

Alchemy Goods Urban messenger bag

Alchemists have been searching for 1,000′s of years to find a way to turn lead into gold. Alchemy Goods does a much simpler (and cooler) thing. They collect worn out, punctured, and otherwise unusable bicycle tubes and turn them into crazy sexy wallets, belts, and bags.

4 DIY ideas for empty wine bottles

wine bottle tiki torch

Alcohol. What’s better than enjoying a relaxing drink with friends to unwind after a long day? Making lots of cool crap from the empty bottles, that’s what. But if you think the fun is over once the bottle has run dry, think again. You do NOT want to miss out on these 4 DIY ideas for recycling wine bottles.