AShirtBag is a not for profit organization for exclusively charitable and educational purposes. This blog is all about eco-friendly news, companies and products that we have discovered and would like to share. www.AShirtBag.org
This Thursday evening July 30th between 6-8pm is the Westborn market recycled bag event benefitingAShirtBag's educational program. Along with Adrienne Goloda and the team at ASB we have created some limited edition shopping bags from unused employee uniforms that will be for sale that night for just $4.99. Stop by for some other great freebies from www.randysgranola.com ,www.thenightmove.com, www.purefood2u.com and a chance to win an organic gift basket courtesy of www.westbornmarket.com
Check out this blog from Marissa G from the Heritage Co II in Royal Oak MI. She has some amazing vintage and recycled goods for your home and a store that is open Thurs-Sat 11-5pm Sun 12-4pm. Her store is located at 116 E 7th st in downtown Royal Oak, stop by and check out all the yummies or visit her blog at www.salvageslave.blogspot.com
Attention all crafters and junkies. I just discovered this kit from www.replayground.com and am collecting some cool bottles to make myself a lamp. Your lamp design could be a thousand different styles and that's what makes this kit interesting.
The dog days of summer are upon us, and dirt is sticking to your body minutes after you step out your door. GROSS.....What to do? Physicians Formula Organic Wear has created earth friendly towelettes for people on the go that are bio-degradable, free of harsh chemicals, preservatives, parabens, colors, fragrance and cruelty free.....www.physiciansformula.com
What couldn't be more Eco and fashionable than using vintage couture fabrics and embroideries in a capsule collection than this. Clements Ribeiro has been creating collections for awhile using the best fashion finds in the biz and for the third collection the looks are amazing. www.clementsribeiro.com for more info about them and the clothing.
This mattress is lightweight,hypoallergenic durable and made from soybean and latex foams that are earth friendly and use renewable resources resulting in less crude oil. Sleeping on this is a simple solution for sweet dreams . Think about this when purchasing a new mattress. www.sealy.com
Every Saturday morning Michigan's leading farmers gather in Eastern Market the sell locally grown and organic goods for your summer time BBQ's. The choices are endless......fresh veggies , flowers, breads from Avalon bakery and much more. Check out the site for directions and info at www.easternmarket.org and don't forget to stop by the Avalon Bakery table first and pick up a AShirtbag for lugging your goods in.
What couldn't be more fun that rolling around town in a bus full of friends and stopping by the best restaurants in Detroit? Well Taste Full Tours does just that......Jump on the fabu "The Night Move" Bio-diesel bus and tour all the greatest and sustainable eateries in metro Detroit with chef Laura Romito this summer and taste what the D has to offer in great eats.
If you spend only $10 a week on locally grown veggies and goods, the economy here in Michigan would grow 35 million bucks and provide hundreds of jobs. Please think about this when shopping in your mega chain grocery stores, its a simple solution that everyone can achieve and sustainable living is right at your finger tips.
Sugar Kisses is back and better than before.........Yummy......... Lisa and Brian are the owners of Michigan's best vegan-gluten free bakery that finally opened its doors a few weeks back in Berkley at 2688 Coolidge. Bakery hours are t-f 8-6pm sat-9-3pm or check out the website @ www.sugarkissesbakery.com
You've moved on up and finally have a piece of the pie, but after working 80 hrs a week to pay for that apt in the sky, who wants to clean? Clean Green Eco Maid Services is the answer to your dirty home/apt... They offer a better more earth safe cleaning service, with out any toxic chemicals for great prices and free estimates. www.cleangreeneco.com
Lets just take a minute and think about all the people that make a difference on this planet. Now add Matt Naimi to the list... This Eco-Warrior and man about Detroit makes a difference everyday with his recycling programs and magic powers to make people rethink, reuse and recycle. VOTE FOR HIM FOR DETROIT CITY COUNCIL .......more info on Matt right here at his page on www.facebook.com or www.vote4growth.com
I stopped by AAA to pay a bill today and found out that the new beautiful space in Birmingham on Woodward ave is LEEDcertified. Its one of many new buildings that are GREEN built and are really amazing. Bravo AAA for making a change in building green and helping save the earth.
Double De-luscious and good for you....With NO preservatives, artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, cholesterol and vegan-gluten free HOW COULD YOU GO WRONG....I met the crew from Randy's Granola down at Eastern Market this weekend and tried some of the product and now I'm hooked on the regular and chocolate flavors of this yummy breakfast treat...The product is made here in Michigan and is available at Westborn markets and Eastern Market on Saturdays in shed 2 just steps away from Avalon Bakery's table. Stop by the markets or check out the info at www.randysgranola.com
Stop by the Westborn market on Woodward ave in Berkley July 30th 6-8pm and check out the limited edition bags made exclusively for Westborn with recycled-unused employee uniforms. Don't forget to drop your name in a AShirtBag for a chance to win a organic gift basket and other great freebies. www.ashirtbag.org or www.westbornmarket.com
Since I have been blogging about fashion and the goods, what better to end the weeks posts with a product that makes sure you look fabu before leaving your home. This recycled paper mirror is available at my favorite shopping spot this week and you guessed it TADA www.urbanoutfitters.com
Designed for PPR's home project, benefiting environmental causes is Hussein Chalayans animal graphic tote that reminds me of a bag that I carried as a child to school with my lunch and what have you's of the day. Available at www.thecorner.com it will be available mid-July and proceeds donated toGoodPlanet.
Cute styles and Eco-fabric fashions are just a few things offered on www.bluefly.com by Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall. I am blown away by the price and totally chic styles that are up for grabs via the website, while styles are now 20 percent off now...Yummmy
In a city that has little to offer in public transit, The Night Move is on the right track to offering an alternative to dirty,often untimely bus service up and down Woodward avenue. It offers a green version of public transit that is sure to be fun and safe while traveling to any event in the metro Detroit area. check out all the times and info at www.thenightmove.com
Isn't your dear old friend Fido worth an Eco-friendly dog collar. I sure think so. The people at Crypton Fabrics offer a variety of Eco-fabrics and products fashioned out of said goods, with a flair for cute colors and patterns designed by dogiephotographer William Wegman. check out all the fabu styles at www.cryptonfabric.com
At under $200, these recycled felted rugs are a great buy and a one of a kind statement for any home. Offered in three different color ways ,they offer a great alternative to boring flooring. Available at your local Urban Outfitters store or online at www.urbanoutfitters.com
Once again the team at www.maisonmartinmargiela.com has created some Eco-chic couture fashions for all to be had. The use of vintage Christmas streamers fashioned into an evening coat with the finest of couture workmanship is strictly for the fashion forward, but it is truly amazing to look at.