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eco fashion friday finds – pretty little things for spring

champagne cork ring

Love champagne, upcycling and making an eco-fashion statement? This upcycled champagne cork cocktail ring represents a confluence of these elements and may be the perfect way to welcome in spring. The cork portion of the ring has been completely immersed in clear resin. Très bien!

$16 @ the daimblond Etsy shop

reclaimed metal skull bracelet
Alkemie designed and created their Four Skulls Bracelet as an ode to the edgy nature of rock’n roll.

Green details — handmade in Los Angeles from 100% reclaimed metal, the bracelet’s leather comes from sustainable cattle ranchers and is dyed with non-toxic earth friendly dye. Available with black or chocolate leather.

$143.00 @

upcycled tee shirt dress

This flouncy little tank dress (above) is made from upcycled tee shirts and such. The pea green, handmade ooak dress features an empire waist, spaghetti straps and some eye-catching design details — all that style for $70 @ the zasra shop.

recycled glass bead necklace

We love the vibrant blue color of this chunky little necklace made with recycled glass beads and brass.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

reCrib – a money-saving solution for parents seeking to buy or sell quality children’s products

recrib family

Keeping up with your kids is both physically and financially demanding, especially in their early years. A child’s early development results in the constant need to replace clothing, cribs, strollers, and other necessities as they outgrow everything within weeks. What is not always constant is a sufficient cash flow to support these necessities, but all babystroller1.jpgparents want the best quality and safest products for their little ones. Now the best of both worlds has become a reality with the creation of reCrib. ReCrib is an online parental marketplace, created in 2011 by husband and wife Daniel and Michelle Lehmann, that markets the best, safety-oriented used baby gear such as cribs, bouncy seats, car seats, dressers, etc.

The site is also a place where parents can sell their gently used baby products. Not only does this soften the blow on vendors’ and consumers’ pocketbooks, it also lessens the stress increasing consumerism places on the environment. Buying and selling used baby products makes sense financially and at the same time is a very productive form of recycling.

The company’s mission statement asks the simple and sensible question, “Recycle your stuff, reclaim your space, recoup your costs. Why wouldn’t you?” The site features photographs of each item being sold as well as details about its condition, model, year of production, size, and suitable age suggestions. ReCrib is basically a refined, sustainable, Craigslist for baby gear — where consumers and vendors can meet — united by the desire for quality and value for their children. For more information about available products, how to sell gently used products, as well as more background on the site, visit:

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