The tee-tote is an awesome, multi-purpose, eco-fashion statement. It is a handmade shirt made from renewable and/or organic fabrics that transforms into a bag you can use rather than going the plastic route.
It's a tee and a tote! It was designed by Molly de Vries of Ambatalia, who had this to say about her creation:
"I created tee-totes to be an inspiring force in replacing plastic and paper bags. Consider cloth shopping bags as a positive life style choice. Tee-tote was created for people who love fashion and also love and want to take care of our earth. More and more I see people bringing their own cloth bags to the market yet I find it rare seeing shoppers buying clothes or gifts with reusable bags in our neighborhood shopping centers, streets and malls.
Tee-tote is my best effort towards this end. I hope you have fun with this and see what kind of changes you can make in simple ways each day. I have found taking challenges, whether it's not using my car that week, taking a plastic bag tally or even just bringing a cup with me in my purse for a coffee or tea out. I notice a few changes in my habits can bring BIG awareness. It's pretty awesome. I hope my idea of a great looking, handmade, sustainably sourced, classic teeshirt that turns into a shopping bag inspires you and your friends to rethink how you shop."
Click here to get your very own tee-tote! So chicological....
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These delightful delectables are in season right now for those of us in sunny California. Are you located somewhere else? Check out this website called Sustainable Table where you can enter in your location and the season to find out what's ripe for you! Eating locally and sustainably is the best way to go for your health and the health of the environment.
Place a sieve over a medium bowl. Hold an orange over the bowl, and using a paring knife, cut along the membrane on both sides of each segment. Free the segments and let them fall into the sieve. Repeat with the grapefruit. Squeeze the membranes over the bowl to extract as much juice as possible, reserving the juices in the bottom of the bowl. Place the fruit segments and fennel in a salad bowl.
In a blender or the bowl of a small food processor, blend together the oil, basil and 3 tablespoons of the reserved juice until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour over the fruit and fennel. Add the chopped walnuts and toss until all the ingredients are coated.