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Brides Against Breast Cancer
Brides Against Breast Cancer
Posted on 04/22/2013
Newly married brides can help contribute to programs for breast cancer patients and their families simply by donating their wedding gown to “Brides Against Breast Cancer.” For those planning a wedding, we encourage them to attend “Brides Against Breast Cancer’s National Tour of Gowns” where they will have the opportunity to purchase a once-worn gown (many from well-known designers) at a deep discount. Gowns purchased from the travelling tour will help fund a wish for a terminally il..
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Artist Creates Stunning Paintings Using House Paint
When looking at Cassandra Tondro’s stunning, contemporary abstract paintings, one would never imagine that her medium of choice is repurposed acrylic house paint rescued from local recycling centers near her home in Santa Monica, California. Incorrectly tinted paints purchased at home improvement stores are added to the inventory and provide her with a most unusual pallet of colors and finishes. Cassandra states, “It took me many years to develop and perfect the techniques that I use when..
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Posted on 04/18/2013
We love the reemerging design trend of incorporating mirrors to enhance the décor of your home. Adding mirrors can be inexpensive, yet have a dramatic result – particularly when they have been repurposed from unique items in an artful way. The rule of thumb is to place them such that they are reflecting something worth looking at and that the shape and style of the frame should accent the decor of the room. Here are some of our favorite design ideas: Create a gallery of mirrors abo..
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Pinterest - A Great Resource for Recycling, Repurposing and Reimagining
Not too long ago we started exploring Pinterest (pinterest.com), an image-based website that allows visitors to search for photos based on their interests (recipes, home décor ideas, DIY projects, fashion, travel and much, much more). We were truly amazed at the number of “pins” (individual images) and “boards” (theme-specific display boards created by users) dedicated to creative and imaginative recycling, upcycling, eco-friendly home and décor ideas.  Visit the site and be pr..
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12 Amazing Recycling and Waste Statistics
  earth911.com is a great source for breaking news and helpful recycling articles in the United States. Their recently posted 12 “fact-o-grams” are sure to get you thinking twice about the positive impact of recycling. You can see their slideshow at http://earth911.com/news/2012/12/27/12-amazing-recycling-and-waste-statistics-from-2012/ ..
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Ten Creative Ways to Recycle by Dinah Wulf, DIYInspired.com
Ten Creative Ways to Recycle By Dinah Wulf, DIYInspired.com Being eco-friendly does not always pertain to sorting out and recycling your trash by paper, plastic, and glass.  You can be Green by using recycled plastic bags every time you go shopping or simply by supporting local Farmers by purchasing their fresh fruits and vegetables for sale.  Making a concerted effort to reduce your carbon footprint may come more naturally than you think.  My favorite way to be eco-con..
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Make Eco-Fashion a Part of Your Wardrobe
Today’s green-savvy consumers have a number of options when it comes to purchasing eco-friendly fashion. The global fashion industry is making a conscious effort to address the growing environmental challenges facing our planet. The use of more eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton, hemp, bamboo and recycled plastic is on the rise as designers do their part to incorporate these textiles into their clothing lines. At Artfully Reimagined  we continue to be impressed by th..
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Christmas Trees Kept on Giving After the Holiday Season
In the past couple of years the East Coast of the United States has been hit hard with an overwhelming number of significant storms and hurricanes. Unfortunately, Mother Nature took aim at many beloved beaches and seaside communities on the coast, causing significant loss and damage to homes and businesses in those areas. Some of the good news is that a number of towns in and around the affected areas experimented with using recycled Christmas trees to help replenish and rebuild protectiv..
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A ‘Green’ Way to Get Some Extra Cash
Did you know that you can get cash simply by recycling scrap metals at your local scrap yard? Earth911 has great information about the types of metals that can be recycled, how to identify and sort them, and a resource listing of local scrap yards. Visit http://earth911.com/news/2012/10/31/scrap-metal-recycling-for-money/ to learn more. ..
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Levi’s Introduces New Line of Denim
In the Spring of 2013 you’ll be able to purchase denim collections manufactured using a polyester fiber composed of recycled brown, clear and green PET plastic bottles and black food trays. The latest news from Levi’s® brand jeans is that they will be incorporating a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content (about eight 12 to 20-ounce plastic bottles) into each pair of “Waste<Less” jeans as part of their ongoing commitment to sustainable design. It’s anticipated that over 3..
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The Reimagine It Grant
The Reimagine It Grant
Posted on 01/06/2013
Did you know that as part of Artfully Reimagined’s commitment to the planet we donate 5% of our profits to help inspire and further encourage artists who utilize repurposed materials in their creations? And, once our funding grows (along with the help of our sponsors) our goal is to establish a nonprofit organization that will further support this growing planet-friendly artistic movement.) Reimagine It grants start at $500 and applications are accepted on an on-going basis. To learn mo..
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Don’t Toss Those Sneakers into the Trash Bin
Have a worn pair of athletic shoes that have outlived their useful life? Instead of tossing them into the garbage, why not donate them to Nike’s “Reuse-A-Shoe” program? In the 1990’s Nike made a conscious effort to reduce their environmental impact and address the vast number of used athletic shoes destined for the landfill. The Nike “Reuse-A-Shoe” program accepts all brands of athletic shoes and shreds them (along with their own manufacturing scrap) to create “Nike Grind...
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