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Foldable iPhone speaker made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper $7.99

With summer approaching, many of us are searching for suitable iPhone speakers for portable tunes in the sun. The way we see it, there's no sense adding to the iPhone's already gargantuan environmental footprint by buying electronic speakers. This new product from L.A. startup eco-made is just the solution we've been waiting for. The eco-amp is a powerless iPhone amplifer made from 100%......read more

Crafted Systems Felt Vessel

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Aurelie Tu's handcrafted felt containers are produced the eco-friendly way. $325.00

Founded by Aurelie Tu, a former design director at Nike, CraftedSystems' line of raw felt housewares are handcrafted by women at the YWCA shelter in Portland, Oregon. Of all the modular designs, we're particularly loving the vessels, which are intricate and interesting without being fussy. Made from natural wool using die-cut and water jet-cut technologies, the vessel would make the perfect,......read more

Recycled Windshield Wine Glasses

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Glass from the past. $22.00

These stemless wine glasses make clever use of salvaged glass from old car windshields. Because of their past life, the glass itself is fairly thick, so if you're into dainty wine glasses that break all the time, they may not be your thing. But you're into intriguing, functional products that have an interesting green back story and last forever, these are right up your alley. Handmade......read more

Twisted by Dylan Gold

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Playful shelving unit made from sustainably-grown bamboo. $2,900.00

Twisted is a fun furniture piece from SF-based designer Dylan Gold that can be used in one or more of several ways — as a console table, a wall mounted display cabinet, or a vertical bookshelf. One twisted box sits is framed by four in-line boxes, creating an interesting and inventive focal point. Made from rapidly renewable bamboo and covered with a non-toxic finish....read more

Killspencer iPad Case

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Made in L.A. $150.00

Need something to hold that fresh new iPad you got for Christmas? Killspencer's iPad case is made from water repellant black filter twill, originally designed and manufactured in 1837 as a military-spec fabric. Also features padded neoprene lining and an water-resistant "aquazip" zipper. Perfect for creative, Mac-nerd types, the case fits an iPad, iPhone, large Moleskine, and a handful of......read more

High Tech Green Garments

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Eco-fashion computer technology eliminates fabric waste.

Siddhartha Upadhyaya, designer of the eco-fashion label August Fashion, has created a new form of garment design and production called Direct Panel on Loom (DPOL). The process connects a computer to a loom that weaves sections of a garment, which are made to fit into the garment as a whole. By creating a garment in pieces, fabric waste is completely eliminated since there is no cutting. The......read more

Kazu Makino for Bodkin

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Blonde Redhead singer stars in eco-label's new lookbook.

Last year, it was Lykke Li. This year, it's Kazu Makino. The Blonde Redhead singer, long admired for her eclectic fashion looks, is the newest musician-muse for Bodkin designer Eviana Hartman. For the multifaceted designer, an admitted fetishist of 90s minimalism, Makino was the perfect fit. “[Makino] worked at the Comme des Garcons boutique in the 90s — it sounds like a fashion fantasy......read more

SHFT Sampler 2-18-11

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The zero footprint leaf shirt, UK kills plan to sell forests, sustainable treehouse living, and more.

Whaler Failure: Are we witnessing a turning point in the war against whaling? Japanese whalers have halted their annual whale hunt in the Antarctic (veiled under the bogus guise of "scientific research") after persistent harrassment by the brave bad asses of the Sea Shepherd Society sent them into retreat. "Putting a priority on safety, the fleet has halted scientific whaling for now," Tatsuya......read more

SHFT Sampler 3-25-11

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Coal kills, Earth Hour cools off, and more.

Don't Believe the Hype: In spite of common opinion, nuclear energy is not the most dangerous source of power. Not even close. Using these stats, author/thinker Seth Godin offers up a simple graphic showing that coal is by far the deadliest energy source per terawatt-hour of power produced. "For every person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die due to coal." Whoa. (via GOOD) Good Green......read more

SHFT Sampler 4-1-11

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Photos of a (for real) hellhole, airplanes and climate change, shop for Japan, and more.

Welcome to Hell! No literally, welcome to hell. Shop for Japan: Ladies of New York City, hit up the Bowery Hotel this weekend for Fashion Girls for Japan sale. Tons of great brands involved. (via Loomstate) Limited edition, er, dish soap: Ecover provides proof that nothing is safe from the "limited edition" artist treatment.  How rewarding! The CEO of GoDaddy calls hunting endangered......read more

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