Earth day is coming, and while the sky is not falling, temperatures are still rising. Bad economy or not, we all need to chip in a little to help our mother, Mrs. Earth. If you're looking for something really unique to outdo your eco-buddies, any of these eight goodies is sure to make you only one in your friend circle with something so strange.
Pet Fur Clothes
Ever wish you could feel a little closer to Spike, Spot or
Fluffy? Maybe even wish you could try on their fur and walk around like a
critter all day? Now's your chance!
Actually though, pet fur fabric is a great way to make
renewable clothing from something wasted otherwise. The fur is always cleaned
and detangled before it is spun into yarn. Really, is it that much different
than wool or angora fabric?
Living Bath Mat
When you get out of the shower are you dying to rub your
clean feet on something dirty and earthy? The living bath mat is just what you
need to bring you back to nature. The water dripping from your wet body
actually helps the moss grow. Plus, this moss won't attach to your feet and
filth up your feet or other flooring.
Baby Clothes With Sass
Maybe you weren't the best to the environment, but darnit,
your baby hasn't destroyed anything yet. Whether your child wants to be
condescending with a onesie reading "Thanks For All the Global Warming," cutsie
with a "Give A Hoot, Don't Pollute" shirt, or even disgusting in a onesie reading
"Ask Me About My Compost Pile," strangers everywhere are sure to take a second
look at your sassy starlet. And lest you worry about making your baby a
hypocrite, all three tees are organic. Oh, and if your child is actually the
K-9 variety, there are plenty of cute eco-friendly shirts for pups as well.
Ready to silently remind everyone about global warming? These
thermometer earrings are exactly what you need for those hot days and frigid
nights -remember now it's all about overall global climate change, not just
Recycled Cigarette Butts
Every year, trillions of stinky, potentially fire-causing cancer
sticks are littered in our streets, forests and beaches. It's an environmental
disaster and, up until now, all we could do is throw the butts in the trash and
await their retirement in a landfill.
Fortunately, Chilean designer Alexandra Guerrero has figured
out a way to sanitize the filters and knit them into a wool-like fabric. The
result is surprisingly attractive and stylish.