Green Festival Expo 2016

[ December 9, 2016; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. December 10, 2016; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. December 11, 2016; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Back for the 2nd year the Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the US.
December 9th – 11th
Oregon Convention Center Halls B & C
There will be yoga classes,  a Family Fun Pavilion for kids and test drives in all-electric/hybrid vehicles.
Featured is the Portland Local Marketplace – shop locally, taste vegan and vegetarian … Read More.

Yesterday’s News Makes Home Fashion Headlines

Recycled Newspapers Wrapped with Cotton Become Rugs
Who would imagine that discarded newspapers could be the heart of something as useful and durable as a rug?
Apparently the folks at Blue Dot did. They’ve taken cores of recycled newsprint and wrapped them with colorful coats of cotton yarn to create visually delicious floor-coverings that consumers want in … Read More.

Wearable Food Trimmings

Food Waste is Fodder for Fashion in the Bio-trimmings Project
By Katie Cordrey
Bio-trimmings images courtesy of Hoyan Ip
London-based Hoyan Ip, a 2012 MA Fashion graduate, observed that food waste could help offset fashion industry waste. So, she set about using discarded food to make buttons, buckles, and other garment trims.
Ip says, “Fashion represents change. Bio-trimmings are … Read More.

Inner (tube) Beauty

Artful Accessories from Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes
When Julia Garretson looks at bicycle inner tubes, she sees jewelry. When others look at her jewelry, they see- well… Jewelry.
As a member of Portland’s Trillium Artisan Etsy Team, Julia is one of several local artisans dedicated to using recycled materials in her work. The end result is a … Read More.