When I look at this umbrella from A Lot To Say, I have high hopes that its cool factor will encourage me to remember to take it with me on overcast days.
Made entirely of recycled bottles, the line consists of not just umbrellas but t-shirts, pillowcases, undies and scarves (for people and pets) clad in hip messaging about conserving water, loving the earth and being aware of flushing and nuking things. Nothing like a wearable fact to keep the awareness.
Here’s one fact for you: The United States sends over two million tons of plastic drink bottles to landfills yearly. The bottles, identified by the number “1” in the recycle symbol we all know, are made of the plastic called PET, which A Lot to Say recycles into their products: “The materials saved from not having to grow, harvest and process the raw materials not only helped conserve our planet’s limited resources, at the same time, it also played a huge part in removing non-biodegradable materials from our landfills.”
Reuse alone is great, but the company also addresses a more sustainable approach to printing and dyeing that was lower in toxins and that consumed less water usage. Their solution is to use AirDye® technology from Colorep®, a forward-thinking company that pioneered waterless technology in the application of color to fabric.
“If everyone employed AirDye® technology, it could save trillions of gallons of water a year around the globe that are currently used to apply color textiles. This preserved water could then be used to feed the world and provide a cleaner, safer environment,” says the A Lot To Say site.
Do you feel strong enough to shoulder this information and spread the word? If yes, then leave a comment below. Good luck!
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