This pyramid top is made from banana fibre. here’s how it works: usually, when bananas are harvested from the trees, the stalks are seen as waste to be cut down and burnt. an alternative to this is to extract yarn from the stalks through machines. 🍌 fun fact: these machines are simple to use and cheap to buy, which means they’re highly accessible to banana farmers. it makes for an added income, which adds a social dimension to the fibre (yay!)
Earth day is this weekend and we're partnering up with @hilourbfarm to give away three five gallon buckets of their ultra premium magic compost! this super concentrated soil amendment will make your greens greener, your fruits sweeter, your flowers brighter, and your life better!
here's how to qualify: -follow @composthawaii and @hilourbfarm -tag three friends who care about compost
Let's get america united again! great things happen when we all work together. ⠀
forget this left/right crap. this is about americans. ⠀
this is about reviving our economy. ⠀
this is about our beautiful country. ⠀
this is about our way of life. ⠀
this is about us! this affects us all, regardless of party affiliation. ⠀
spend it where you earn it. buy american made.
yes, we are aware how difficult this might be. buying american-made can be a bit more expensive. ⠀
here's an idea: buy less! ⠀
who needs 15 pairs of jeans? save up the money and buy yourself a pair of #americanmade jeans. they will last 10+ years. (speaking from experience) consumers will drop $30+ for a concert t-shirt made in (not usa) without blinking an eye, but will bark at a made in usa t-shirt with a $25 price tag! ⠀
this will take a collaborative effort. we have to get america back to work. buying american made is one of the many ways. ⠀
every time you purchase a made in usa product you are directly investing in our economy, your community. ⠀
practice #consciousconsumerism and help support local #manufacturing. each and every one of us has the power to turn this economy around. we become job creators when we vote with our wallet. ⠀
we have to accept our share of the responsibility. are you doing what you can to help your local economy? how are you supporting your community? are you looking for the made in the usa label? are you supporting your local merchants rather than the big box retailers? how are you making an effort?
Have you seen my #100daysofwastedart yet? if not, i've been creating an image a day with items from our trash, recycling and compost. i made this one from junk mail and gum wrappers.
to celebrate earth day 🌎, i'd love to see images you create from your waste! tag your post with #takepartinwastedart and i'll share some of my favorites next week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
here's to hoping we can all float into the weekend!
This trash was collected on small beach in miami, providing a microcosmic view of the consequences of our disposable society. thousands of beaches around the world look the same or worse than this one.
every day in the us alone, 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded. americans use 50 billion plastic water bottles and 100 billion plastic bags each year, requiring a total of nearly 30 million barrels of oil to manufacture - and that's just in the us! the average american throws away approximately 185 lbs of plastic and a total of about 1600 lbs of waste a year. in 2013, americans generated about 254 million tons of trash, while recycling only 34.3% of all recyclable items.
human convenience has replaced sustainability and logic. although most of us don't see the mounting landfills and garbage choked gyres swirling around the ocean, the effects of unconscious consumerism are very real, and they are quite literally killing us. each time we get a cup of coffee, go to the grocery store or reach for a sip of water, we can make a conscious decision to be stewards for this planet and all its inhabitants. by purchasing or repurposing durable products, you can avoid tens of thousands of pounds of single use waste throughout your lifetime.
currently, the ocean's 5 major gyres are filled with trash ranging from syringes to tires and everything in between. it is estimated that between 4.8 and 12.7 metric tons of plastic waste goes into the ocean every single year. it is likely that by 2050, the world's oceans will contain more plastic by weight than fish (due in part to the devastating effects of fishing). unless people drastically reduce consumption rates and/or waste management practices improve, marine debris will be an exacerbated global issue threatening wildlife, human health and the future of this planet.
please shop consciously and remember, there are consequences to our consumerism. there aren't laser beams that transform garbage into rays of sunshine (at least not yet). swap single use for sustainable, reusable alternatives and get active in your community to fight for a healthier planet. #strawssuck#bagsblow#filthyfriday#consciousconsumerism
We’re pretty much obsessed with the imperfections of life and the material realm. we love patina, used leather anything, broken furniture, discarded garments that want the opportunity to be worn a bit longer as a creative piece. everyone going this direction?...we’re probably going to go in the opposite direction...one less traveled ❤️ see you beauties this sunday, downtown sd gaslamp district at the glam (gaslamp artisan market) from 10 - 2 with some of our re-creations ❤️ #oldmadenew#wemadeyourclothes#consciousconsumerism#reusenotrefuse#perfectimperfections
This lovely pouch from @duffleandco is ethically made from pineapple leaf fibres (pinatex) can you believe?! talk about innovation!
pinatex is a new vegan alternative to leather that feels extremely durable and light, which are two great attributes of a wallet. the black zanco pouch not only looks good, it is very practical with room for a phone 📱, cash 💵, coins 💰 and four internal card 💳 slots too.
i love that the creation of this pouch requires no extra land or water and that it is free of any chemicals! 🌎 i have had @duffleandco silver zanco pouch for a couple of months now and have been loving it, i can definitely say that both of these are top quality and will last many years to come. go check them out at @duffleandco x
Muchas felicidades @michellesalasb por tu protagonismo en el primer desfile #dolcegabanna realizado en méxico, que se llevó a cabo en el museo soumaya el 19 de abril. esta pasarela estuvo inspirada en vestimentas mexicanas y en la artista contemporánea frida kahlo. #tb michelle salas portando nuestra manta jacket con un súper estilo. ¡encuentra esta chamarra y muchas prendas más este 21 y 22 de abril en #mercadolago@barriostfe ! #dglovesmexico ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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big congratulations to @michellesalasb for her leading role in the first ever #dolceandgabbana fashion show held in mexico, this event took place at the soumaya museum this thursday april 19. the dg collection was inspired by traditional mexican garments and the inspiring contemporary artist frida kahlo.
If you're in the bay area, come join us tomorrow as we help spread goodness and bloom with @yellowco.co ✨ our founder is speaking about owning your wellness and building a sustainable business ✌️🌿 (📷: @katespencerphoto )
link in profile for tickets! 🎟