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Hints of Spring
Hints of Spring
Posted on 10/14/2012
  With advances in recycling technology, discarded plastics are being converted into lighter-weight synthetic fabrics. As evidenced during New York’s recent Fashion Week, fashion designers are embracing alternative materials when creating their 2013 clothing lines. Be on the lookout for these new eco-chic fashions this coming Spring ..
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Do You ‘Freecycle?'
Do You ‘Freecycle?'
Posted on 10/09/2012
  What a terrific way for people to pass on an unwanted item to someone else that needs that item – for free and with no strings attached. “Freecycling” encourages discovering new uses for unwanted items that would otherwise be thrown into the trash, thus reducing the impact of waste on our environment. You will be surprised at what’s up for grabs – furniture, building supplies, toys, computers, clothing, home accessories, sports equipment – you name it! Offering ..
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Pass the Can Facebook App
Pass the Can Facebook App
Posted on 10/07/2012
Alcoa recently launched a new Facebook application: “Pass the Can.” For each can “passed” Alcoa will donate $1 (up to $75,000) to recycling efforts led by non-profit organizations Keep America Beautiful, Planet Ark and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Go to https://www.facebook.com/alcoa/app_122730077863340 to learn more. Play “Pass the Can” and help pass the word about aluminum recycling. ..
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Who Says You Have to Toss It?
Who Says You Have to Toss It?
Posted on 09/27/2012
  As recent empty-nesters with all our kids off to college (finally!), we decided it was time to figure out what to do with  all of the “stuff” we had accumulated over the years in our garage and basement that was, in my opinion (but not necessarily my husband’s), just too good to toss. What to do? While we had the option of loading up the truck and heading off to the local dumpster, we took a chance to try to avoid adding additional waste to our landfills. Ours is a r..
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What Does Repurpose Mean, from an Expert Perspective
We left it to an expert, Carol Heilberger, Author of ExecuSpeak Dictionary, to share her definition of the word "Repurpose" in a recent blog post featured on The Street.   PHILADELPHIA (MainStreet) – "Repurpose" seems to be an ever-so-useful word. It's a lovely catch-all, more so than "reuse" and "recycle" and far better than "salvage." Akin to "reinvent." It seems that anything can be repurposed ... ideas, furniture, shopping centers, books and more. "Repurpose" is a wide-..
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Welcome to Artfully Reimagined’s Blog
Artfully Reimagined’s blog is an exciting online forum about the creative world of repurposing. Like ArtfullyReimagined.com, our blog is a place for discovery and sharing of new ideas that celebrate unique and beautiful repuposed artworks and promote a greener lifestyle. Visit us often to read about what others are doing in this field, browse our photos and videos and keep up with what’s new at Artfully Reimagined. And of course, we want to hear about how you’ve turned discarded ite..
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