2011Holiday Media Release
Give Gifts That Do Good From TrashN2Tees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GEORGETOWN, KY — August 2, 2011 — Give “good” gifts a new meaning this holiday season with earth-friendly, stylish items perfect for anyone on your list from TrashN2Tees. Every item is handmade using 100% reclaimed materials and offers a sustainable and affordable alternative to mass-market “mall” presents for a truly one-of-a-kind gift giving experience you can feel good about.
“Giving gifts from TrashN2Tees goes so far beyond giving a quality, handmade product to someone you love,” said Jenelle Montilone, fabric artist and owner of TrashN2Tees, where she offers tutorials and tips to inspire everyone to consume less and recycle more. “I’m creating and designing original items using “trash”, so that discarded clothing and textiles can find a new, useful life outside of a landfill.”
TrashN2Tees has something for everyone on your list, from custom clothing and funky jewelry, to produce and messenger bags, as well as perfect eco-friendly stocking stuffers such as men’s shirt cuff wallets. Here are a few of the items we will be featuring this holiday season:
Custom upcycled monster t-shirt
Monster tshirts are a custom order listing offered by TrashN2Tees, each design original and made using reclaimed materials. Available in sizes all sizes and perfect for itty bitty babies to little old ladies! Every monster has its own personality and can be kooky, creepy, scary, or jolly!
Reusable Produce Bags
$7.50 for a set of 2
These reusable and recycled produce bags are a durable, machine washable, and sustainable alternative to plastic bags for grocery shopping or a trip to the local farmers market. The bags are made using reclaimed t-shirts and are extremely durable, yet gentle on delicate produce with holes just right for providing the necessary air circulation for all your fruits and vegetables. TrashN2Tees reusable produce bags were recently featured on Etsy front page as part of the Loosen Your Tie, Man treasury.
T-Shirt Shard Hoop Earrings
$14.50Ruby red upcycled t-shirt shards placed on 25mm silver coated hoops are light weight and made using reclaimed materials on new hoops. These are a perfect compliment to so many outfits, and an excellent conversation starter! Snippets and scraps are whats left behind after I wreck havoc on t-shirts, but instead of throwing them out, I save them for fun, special projects like this.
“I hope that by raising awareness about clothing and textile recycling I can encourage you to really rethink what is going out in the trash ,” said Montilone. “These are gifts that do good far beyond the initial purchase by making a choice that protects the environment and also helps to support so many other great causes.”
TrashN2Tees also offers a TrashN2Cash Clothing Recycling Program to collect clothing to be upcycled and ensures still usable items that are collected are passed on to those in need by supporting Dress for Success, The Goodwill Industries of KY, and local shelters. Through her creative work, Montilone has had the privilege to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as well as the March of Dimes. Recently, she sent bracelets to orphans in Russia in honor of her Facebook fans through Craft Hope.
Like what you see, but want something with a specific theme or color? In addition to a wide variety of in-stock items, TrashN2Tees is always open to custom orders for a truly one-of-a-kind gift made just the way you want. For a behind-the-scenes look at the handmade recycling t-shirt mania at TrashN2Tees visit www.trashn2tees.com. Additional designs available at the TrashN2Tees on Flickr.www.trashn2tees.com
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