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Friday, November 25, 2011
Hands-on Review: Sustainable Sandals

How much good can one pair of shoes do? Well, a lot more than you would think. These durable sandals are good news times two. Each pair of Chipkos are 100% vegan and non toxic. The footbed is made from sustainable raffia and the soles are made from recycled rubber. So, they are manufactured in a way that is very environmentally friendly. That is not where the good news ends. For every purchase, Chipkos will adopt 100 square feet of rain forest for the protection and preservation of …

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Monday, February 21, 2011
Etsy Feature: Felted Wool Slippers

(We hope you enjoy this article. It is the first of many we have lined up to showcase creative Etsy artists. Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling handmade and vintage goods. A large number of Etsy artists use upcycled and recycled materials.) These sweet little slippers are made from upcycled sweaters and leather jackets and skirts. What does a manufacturing engineer do when she can’t find the perfect slippers for her baby daughter? Design and make her own of course! Josie Marsh spent 12 years …

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Monday, January 31, 2011
Upcycled Ballet Flats by Colin Lin

I love the look of these ballet flats.These upcyled shoes are made from Chinese language newspaper that are woven together and then dipped in plastic for durability and weather protection. Each shoe is unique and very chic. This makes for a perfect combination of upcycling and fashion. The style of these shoes also remind me of the totally awesome and rad jelly shoes that I used to wear in the 80s. These are like my grown-up version of jellies. Happy Upcycling, Jill