How to Upcycle Your Old T-Shirts

Do you want a funky eco friendly handbag that doesn’t cost a penny? Have some old t-shirts lying around?
Then you can make recycled fabric handbags in minutes.
I love the idea of upcycling old t-shirts into reusable shopping bags for several reasons.
First, all of us probably have some really cool t-shirts that we don’t wear (or [...]

New York’s Best Vintage Clothing Store. Ever.

So, I just got back from an amazing trip to New York. And I can now personally attest that when people say that New York is the fashion capital of the world, they’re not kidding.
Remember the post I wrote a few weeks ago about eco-designer Stella McCartney? Well, the hotel we stayed at was only a [...]

Making a Difference in Indian Slums

So the owner of Earth Divas, Ed, is still in India. It’s been a crazy trip for him so far as he searches for new artisans and vendors to design some awesome, new fair trade bags for us.
One of the gems he’s found on his travels is SPEEDTrust. I mentioned them briefly last week in [...]

Kalamkari Fabrics

Have you ever heard of kalamkari fabrics?
Kalamkari is a type of hand or block printed textile that has been made in India as early as the 10th century. It uses natural dyes, which the artists paint into the textile surface by hand. It’s an incredibly meticulous, and monotonous task.
Kalamkari literally translates as pen (kalam) and work (kari).
Historically, [...]