The Grommets this week a pretty green and innovative. Purses made out of recycled newspapers, heated spectator seats and more!
Before & Again These “burnout” long sleeve T- shirts are named for the extensive weathering process, which results in super-soft fabric and a slight transparency that gives depth to the material. They’re comfortably chic, perfect for pairing with jeans or dressing up for a night on the town. Whether you’re going for casual or dressy, the semi-sheer printed effect is anything but ordinary. ($84) Buy Burnout Shirts with Bold Designs here.
Resource Revival Bike shops all over the U.S. send used parts to Graham for recycling — or as he calls it, “rebicycling.” Artisans at Graham’s company, called Resource Revival, turn the recycled bicycles into ingenious creations that can be appreciated by cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Picture frames (in 4 × 6 and 5 × 7 sizes) are artfully wrapped in bicycle chains. Business card holders, made from a cut bicycle wheel rim and wrapped in bicycle chain, store up to 30 cards plus a pen or pencil. The company also makes bowls by coiling old bike chains into shapes that are perfect for catching keys, wallets and loose change. (Starting at $19.99) Buy Resource Revival's recycled bike art products here.
PolarHeat. We’ve found spectator seats that make it easy to kick back and enjoy the action in total comfort. PolarHeat’s cooler chair has built-in coolers for carrying drinks and snacks. Plus, there’s a compartment under the seat surface that holds a hot pack or a cold pack, so you can heat your seat on chilly days and cool down on hot days. (Starting at $39.95) Buy Polar Heat's cooled or heated stadium seats or cooler chairs here.
Couture Planet. Have you ever carried a recycled newspaper purse? Each one-of-a-kind handbag is made from 100% post-consumer recycled newspaper. We’re featuring two styles, the Clutch model has a flap with a magnetic snap closure, while the Coco bag has clear acrylic or tortoiseshell handles and a magnetic snap closure. Both styles are fun, fashionable and fodder for a really great conversation. (Starting at $48) Buy Couture Planet's recycled newspaper purse here.
PackIt The PackIt personal freezable cooler bag is a gel-lined bag that can keep contents cold for up to 10 hours without the need for messy ice or bulky cold packs. It will cool room-temperature items, too. The PackIt folds, so it’s easy to store inside your freezer. Just pull it out when you’re ready to use it, fill it up, and you’re good to go. (It’s made from nontoxic, PVC-free and lead-free materials). ($19.95) Buy the PackIt freezable cooler bag here.