Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wednesday Wag Out!

Plastic Bottle T-Shirt

Mom loves anything that can be made from recycled plastic. There is so much plastic in the world that it is a shame that most of it is single use. When Mom found this t-shirt she instantly loved it because it used to be a plastic bottle - well almost half of it did.

Recyled plastic bottles are melted down and then processed to become a fine yarn. This yarn is then blended with organic cotton and viola - this t-shirt is born. The t-shirt is 52% organic cotton and 48% RPET polyester and its maker claims that it is silky soft. These guys even use low impact dyes to print cool messages on the t-shirt. The t-shirt shown says Revenge is..." on the front and "Taking Back Our Country" on the back. Mom liked this message the best, but there are others you can order.This made in the U.S.A. t-shirt is available at

Exfoliating Sugar Scrub

I bet you thought that sugar was just for eating, but you are very wrong. Exfoliation is necessary year round and even more important in winter, so why not use something that smells great and helps the world? Anti-Body Exfoliating Sugar Scrub is available in 3 delicious scents. It provides the perfect exfoliating polish for your skin and it will won't leave you feeling dried out. Not only is this Fair Trade certified, it also uses recyclable packing and it is not tested on animals.

Anti-Body is a truly unique company. They seek out fair trade, ethical ingredients from around the world. By purchasing fair trade ingredients, they work with co-operatives in various countries ensuring an income to local men and women. Co-operatives are all members of the Fair Trade Federation and this ensures that fair trade practices and guidelines are upheld. Purchase some great products from this forward thinking company at

Tarp Hat

This is such a great idea! I know I say that about a lot of things, but lately I have been finding lots of great things. Everyone needs to wear a hat when they are out in the sun, so why not wear a recycled hat? This hat is not only made from recycled material, it also has a story to tell.

The Tarp Hat from The Real Deal tells a story. What kind of story? A story about its prior life lived as a lonely truck tarp. The story reveals its journey throughout Brazil, from the Amazon to Sao Paulo. Their website says it best "So don't take care of this hat, it will take care of you."

Each hat is one of a kind. The hats may have patches, seams, Portuguese writing, and even holes. Sewn by Brazilian villagers, these hats are an example of local craftsmanship. Mom loves the idea of a hat with a history. She is hoping that hers has lots of writing on it, both stamped and hand written, some cool patches in various colors, and some small holes created by overloaded cargo. Um, holes? That won't keep out the sun now will it? Mom is going to tell all the sea turtlers about these hats, so plan on seeing lots of these on the beach this summer. Get yours while you can at

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