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A lover of all things unique and exciting....a maker of monkeys and other fun things!

My hope is that each and every one of us learns to follow our greatest excitement (with integrity) to the best of our ability in each and every moment, making the world a lovelier place to be : )

Visit Tee Toters, my other shop on Etsy dedicated to Eco Totes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/teetoters

Did you know that according to National Geographic,
http://greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/recycled-clothing-2916.html

"Americans discard an estimated 68 pounds of clothing a year, while buying 10 pounds of recycled clothes. In 2006, 2.5 billion pounds of fabric were kept from the landfills by used-clothing purchases (see…

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  • Born on January 4
  • Joined October 28, 2010

Favorite materials

linen, cotton, wool

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About

A lover of all things unique and exciting....a maker of monkeys and other fun things!

My hope is that each and every one of us learns to follow our greatest excitement (with integrity) to the best of our ability in each and every moment, making the world a lovelier place to be : )

Visit Tee Toters, my other shop on Etsy dedicated to Eco Totes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/teetoters

Did you know that according to National Geographic,
http://greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/recycled-clothing-2916.html

"Americans discard an estimated 68 pounds of clothing a year, while buying 10 pounds of recycled clothes. In 2006, 2.5 billion pounds of fabric were kept from the landfills by used-clothing purchases (see References 4). Yet about 99 percent of what is thrown away can be recycled. Clothing and household textiles, consisting of fabrics such as cotton, polyester, nylon and rayon, make up almost 5 percent of the total garbage in landfills. (See References 1)

There are multiple environmental benefits associated with recycling clothing. It reduces the amount of pesticides used in growing cotton or to make fabrics from petroleum sources and the water needed to dye fabrics, and cuts down on the pollutants, greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds released into the water and air from manufacturing processes. (See References 2) "

1) http://www.charterrecycling.com/recycling-facts
2) http://earth911.com/recycling/household/clothing-and-textile/facts-about-clothes/

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