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Not only is everything made from pre loved men's shirt, everything is re-sewn in ethical factories in New York City. Nothing is wasted, the clothing from the past becomes the ones of the future - what comes around goes around. Every item is one of a kind and has it's own little story to tell.
I know the hard work that goes into making every one of these one of kind pieces and I commend KALLIO for their incredible job. They created a collection that is contemporary, fun and easy to wear.
They even have some cute boy styles...
You must check out the KALLIO website for a really sweet video.
I can't wait to see all the future creations! Here's to amazing sustainable fashion!
I think you probably already know how much I love Pinterest, but I don't think you really know how much I love Pinterest!!! I love it not only for all the wonderful images, inspiration, DIY project, home decor and the list goes on... but I also love it for all the wonderful people I meet and I love it when I explore beyond Pinterest to discover even more beauty! That is just what happened with LUKUMA... from one little comment I discovered Claudia's blog Handmade Con Amor and from there I discovered Lukuma the Etsy shop.
You should check out Claudia's blog as well, it's filled with wonderful images, lot's of inspiration and even cute tutorials, the latest one is of this upcycled t-shirt romper... perfect for those hot summer days!
And I almost forgot, follow her on Pinterest, you won't be disappointed!
We received a package a few weeks back and I was so excited to share it with my kids. However, it took a little while before we opened the gifts, only because my son is going through a rough patch and I didn't feel like he really deserved anything until this weekend...
So, I entered a giveaway on Dotcoms for Moms, thanks to Rachel, and won not 1 but 3 amazing knitted goodies from Oeuf. I've talked about Oeuf a while back on the blog, I've been a long time fan and now that I've seen and felt the goods, I'm an even bigger fan!
The gifts were beautifully wrapped by Sophie, creator of Oeuf, and her kids; Mister M had the great idea of making the bunting decorations into some necklaces and Miss E has kept her bag and I won't dare recycle it just yet! The kids were really excited and really loved their gifts. Mister M thought the snake was a scarf, why not? Miss E wears her tooth as a bracelet and well the crown is just magical... You wouldn't believe how soft the wool is and well executed these goodies are. Precious!
I blog about the things I love and sometimes or might I say most of time I can't afford to buy all the lovely things I dream about, I cannot tell you how happy and lucky I am to have won this giveaway. I don't think my children are big enough to fully appreciate what was given to them, but I do.
I cannot thank you enough Sophie, and her kids, for this extremely generous gift and lovely note.
Thank you Dotcoms for Moms and Rachel for hosting such a great giveaway.
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts...
Today's selection is a felted mushroom from Muskhane. It stands 11 cm tall and is environmentally friendly. It's handmade and ready to play with or just a real cute decorative item... don't you think?
Find this yummy mushroom for 6,50 euros at Yume, an great little online store.
The Frii bicycle. Do you love it? Hate it? Or not quite sure...
Let us know by clicking on ( ) hit , ( ) on the fence or ( ) miss button below!!!
This bicycle hasn't been produced yet! This was a final school project imagined by Dror Peleg at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. I don't think it was intended to be for children either, but I immediately feel in love with it and though Mister M & Miss E would fall heads over heels for it too!
What is AMAZING about this design, besides the great color stories and look of the bike, is that it is entirely made from recycled plastic. Every component is injection-molded into modular shapes that snap together, making it strong and lightweight as well as customizable! They are still in the development stages, and are having a few issues with strengthening the bike, so I would suggest they start with a kiddie bike! Hehe!
So did I convince you yet... Hit? On the fence? Miss?
Do you know that this event has been going on since 2007, and that 23,000+ items have been swapped, 21,000+ items were donated to charities, and that 44,000+ items were kept out of our landfills … and counting! Oh! and it's a non-profit enterprise and is entirely run by volunteers.
2. Provide communities with an alternative to new clothing consumption (e.g., collaborative consumption)
3. Promote eco-friendly and socially conscious clothing consumption
4. Develop upcycled items from used clothing, textiles and waste materials from the garment industry (check out our sister project, Style & Conscience)
Did you get your H&M WaterAid outfit yet? I did! I just happened to go into H&M today and was surprised to see their new collaboration ( I'm a sucker for collaborations!)... Who is WaterAid? They are an international aid organization that helps provide the world's poorest communities with access to clean water. So how can you help? When you buy an item from the WaterAid collection at H&M, 25% of the sale price will be donated towards this cause... So hurry up, before they run out of stock! If you're in Montreal, the collection is available at the downtown store on St-Catherine...
Here are some of the children's designs...
For Miss E
Do you wish you could "edit" your kids sometimes?
So today's post is supposed to be yesterdays post, however since blogger was out of order for over 18 hours, things got all mixed up!!! So this post is for Day 5 of KCWC, and I had some more fun and made Mister M an upcycled tee. Fashion for boys is always a little trickier than for girls, and when it comes to upcycling, in my opinion, it's even harder! But, you can't really go wrong with a t-shirt!
Here are some graphic tee's I'm loving these days:
|Mini and Maximus|
|1. JCrew 2. Rock River Tees @ Etsy 3. Mon Trésor by Zozoï @ Smallable|
4. Milk On the Rocks5. Imps & Elfs 6. Zorro @ Smallable
|The Green Apple|
I've had this t-shirt for a while, I always found it kinda cool, but it was an XL... and now it's a size 4T!
Mister M taking a ride:
BEFORE & AFTER...
MISS E enjoying the sun...