What do you do with your old clothes? There are lots of ways to make more space in your closet without throwing clothes in the trash. According to the Oregon DEQ, Americans throw away over 32 billion pounds of textiles a year, but over 90% of clothing and shoes are recyclable. Textile recovery is an […]

Upcycling is the practice of taking material that has no value in its current state, and turning it into something that does.  Some entrepreneurs are turning discarded material into a business venture. Local business SaraBella turns plastic bags into fashionable bags, purses, pouches, and even dresses. Green Guru Gear, out of Colorado, makes backpacks, bike panniers and […]

  Surely you’re familiar with the fashion capitals of the world:  Paris, Tokyo, Milan, Bend, London…wait – what?!? Bend??? OK, maybe Bend should rather be called a “trashion capital” for being one of the handful of cities hosting a craftily creative fashion show with trash made into fashion. The Bend version is called Rubbish Renewed […]