Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

So many exciting things are happening at AShirtBag for the year of 2010. First we have a national tour with TIGI kicking off in Seattle March 3-5 , then we have a celebrity AShirtBag auction starting April 15-25 on Ebay where 20 born and breed Michigan Celebs donate tank tops from their own wardrobes with signed tags ,then we make them into reusable shopping bags benefiting our educational program in the Detroit Public Schools. But the most important thing that we do is teach children about recycling and keeping our planet clean and sustainable while growing hundreds of trees in the classroom to be planted later in the city of Detroit.
Have a great and safe start to your New Year

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays and a Fabu New Year

We at AShirtBag would like to extend holiday wishes and New Year dreams to all the readers and everyone that supports our cause for a cleaner more sustainable world.

Christmas tree tips

These are some tips for a sustainable christmas tree from your local big box store.

Wembe soap

All organic and free of anything gross is Wembe soaps. I recevied the snow cleaning blend soap as a gift and fell in love with it, then I ordered some for gifts.

Give a Flower

I find that giving flower bulbs in vintage planters is always a great gift. I shop for bulbs/vintage planters in the summer, keep them in a dark space and prepare them for gift giving right after Thanksgiving. Friends and family love them...and its usually a gift that lasts for at least a month. Check the info out here for instant flower fun

Ebay Green Team-green gift buying

The Green Team at Ebay has some tips on buying green this holiday season. Check them out

More Green tips for gift giving

1. Put your gifts in brown corrugated boxes,they are almost always recycable.
2. If your shipping gifts,use shredded paper instead of those white peanut things
3. Most printed gift wrap is NOT recyclable, so reuse that paper to wrap gifts numerous times.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Bio-technology is fascinating to me. Making things out of bacteria to form other products is the future and eco-beyond our normal consumer brains could handle. It could go in a amazing direction or end up like a bad science fiction film.

Apricus solar water heating

I know my readers are bored with this techno stuff, but I find it interesting that many companies in Michigan offer these things. Solar Water heating is costly at first glance but pays for its self down the line.

Flock Pillowcases

I get bored with my sheets and pillows and holiday guests will be in and out of the guest room this season, i figured i pick up these organic cotton pillowcases with the bird/flock print on them to spruce up the room.

Motherboard Frame

This is a great gift idea for your granny. Just pop your picture into this recycled motherboard frame and WOW your granny or parents. Of course its from because they seam it get it right so many times.

Kettle Go-Green Trike

This bomb trike is made from recycled metals and plastics and makes me wish I was three years old again.

Wander Lust Cambodia

These great recycled bracelets are just a few of the things for grabs on this just launched website of items from Cambodia from a former fashion editors travels. check out the site here at

YSL New Vintage ll

The second collection of YSl new vintage has hit the stores and is no longer exclusive to Barneys NY. Its made from vintage craps and couture nibbles like the last collection but with tons of new shapes and its availible at YSl locations and high end shops.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

American Apparel organic one piece baby suit

For the cutest organic baby gear you have to visit your local American Apparel. With so many styles, my head is in the clouds. TOO CUTE

Organic cheetah PJs

Since Im in a cheetah mood......These seem to hit the fun spot

Ralph Lauren Organic sheets

These organic cheetah print sheets are just fun and on sale this holiday season.

The Ultimate Green Store

So many great gifts are offered here at

VW Up Lite concept car

Premiering at the LA auto show is this yummy little diesel hybrid concept car from VW. It gets up to 70 mpg combined and is staled for 2011 release.

Eco- staple free stapler

Urban Outfitters has this fabu little staple-less stapler. Its the

Tavi style star organic tee

Tavi has been a fashion style star for some time now and she is only 13 years old. Check out her blog Style Rookie and this fabu 100% organic tee for sale on the blog.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I just discovered this and think its great. Check it out

Prive Concept Vert Hair products

Paraben free hair products with acai berry and babassu oil, all packaged in recyclable and refillable bottles..Sounds yummy kids.

Ellen's Non-Consuming gift Ideas

I don't know who this Ellen gal is, but she has the right idea for gift giving.. Reduce Renew Recycle.Check out her ideas at

Tru Bliss Salon

Offering the finest in organic hair care is the Tru Bliss salon in Farmington Michigan. Organic services and treatments never looked this good.

Thank you for sponsoring a Detroit Public School

AShirtBag would like to thank all these local biz's for sponsoring a Detroit Public School's recycling program. This program provides weekly pick up of paper,cardboard,metals,glass and plastics for the full 2010 school year. We could not clean up the schools and the city of Detroit without you. THANKS..........

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Design and Sustainability at the Pratt Gallery

An exhibition of local designers and artists who work in the sustainable fields of fashion and design. This looks like a blast...I will report back later after I see it in Feb

Carmina Campus @ Linda Dresner

Made from vintage fabrics, factory scraps and couture nibbles are Carmina Campus's handbag collection available at Linda Dresner in Birmingham. Im living for the horse carpet bag tote thingy. Check them out at the store

Hertitage Co2 @ Inn Season cafe

On display at Inn Season cafe are some amazing wreaths made from found items that are the bomb. Heritage Co 2 has creating these wonders for the eye and over a dozen are on display for purchase and the cafe. The Holidays never looked this Eco or

Gaiam solar charger

Charge your small devices with these great little solar charger on the go.

Celebrate Season Recycled cards

Here are some great holiday cards made from recycled paper .check the out at

Optik Birmingham

This is spot to find those most fabu vintage eyewear in town. Eco-eyewear never looked this good and Dr Joe will even perform an eye exam for you. The shoots are from the amazing and you can visit the shop at 245 W maple in downtown Birmingham