So what do coffins, shoe cream and race cars have in common? They are all part of my favorite blog post to date! Read on to see where eco friendly creativity is taking us in our everyday lives, after we put on the green clothes!
The latest buzz in the marketplace is about the fabrication and use of eco friendly products. All you hear these days is “environment this….” and “environmentally friendly that…..”! Getting the best deals of eco products and charms of eco stores have become irresistible; but why so???
The primitive methods were tedious however safe for nature and more eco friendly. But these days, we are in such a terrible haste that we forget to notice the negative effects of these technological advancements on our environment.
We fail to speculate how awful things might end up for the generations to come if we don’t realize the importance of using eco friendly products for even the most mundane, as well as the arcane things in life.
All that we need is some imagination with a little hint of care and concern. It is not like we should stop using the modern inventions that make our lives so easy. Nobody here at Greenclothes is advocating a return to the horse and buggy! We just need to get a little more creative about how we make stuff. Eco friendly products are manufactured based on the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.
Electronics, toiletries, beauty products, cooking gear, pet products, laundry products and even clothes are made eco friendly now. Who knew that “eco friendly clothing” would be considered some day?
There are hundreds of eco friendly products being manufactured these days. Some are weird, some are interesting and some will surely make you laugh.
Want to be buried or cremated?
Ever heard of eco friendly coffins? They are called “Ecoffins” in short, made up of banana sheaves or bamboo. The caskets are decomposed along the bodies. The manufacturers believe that it’s more eco friendly than cremating a body.
The pets’ role!
Using a sheep’s wool is well heard of but did you know that some people shave their pets (cats and dogs) and use their fur to be spun into yarn? The yarn is used for almost all the same purposes as wool. The products are called eco friendly because they tend to save tons of animal fur from otherwise being wasted.
Edible shoe cream — really?
Yes, really! This shoe cream is made up of all the natural ingredients that are also edible. It is multipurpose and has no harmful effects. Hundred percent natural, zero chemicals! Shine your shoes with it or spread it on a toast instead of jam, your choice!
The pollution sensitive dress
It has been invented and works pretty well. The dress gets all wrinkled up when exposed to pollution. I’m not sure how this HELPs the environment, but I suppose it at least brings it to everyone’s attention!
Eco friendly racing car
This is something no one could believe but here it is. Built by a university student as an industrial project; he was able to put together a racing car that was entirely composed of natural products; from the outer body to the eco friendly fuel. The top speed of the “eco speedster” is 150 miles per hour. Definitely not a joke! Now that’s a responsible ride I could get excited about.
Typewriter ear rings
IBM Selectric typewriter balls are being used to make ear rings. The balls are light and kind of look cute. This is certainly the best recycling project as nothing is more cherish able than a bunch of cute accessories. Yes, I know. If you’re under 30, you’re still trying to figure out what a Selectric is! Don’t worry about it. Just put on your earrings and be ironically stylish!!
Water powered alarm clock
No batteries required — just water. An electric current is generated by the electrodes through a combination of water and salt inside the clock. The current is strong enough to last a couple of days. Change the water to keep the clock running. Admin’s note: If I ever had a problem with the snooze button, I fear a very wet floor by my bed!
A solar bag to charge your laptop
Probably one of the most useful eco friendly products is this solar bag! It has the capability to charge the laptop and all your other handy gadgets like cell phones, iPod, etc. Guilt-free gadgetry at its best.
The environment is a sensitive issue and is directly influenced by all our acts. We are polluting the earth 24/7, awake and asleep, intentionally and unintentionally; and many don’t even seem to be bothered about it.
There is so much that can be done by us to take charge of things. Taking one step forward and demanding for eco friendly products is the foundation for persuading the stake holders to do a better job than this. That is why we salute you, the readers and supporters of greenclothes.org, for making the extra effort by coming here to learn how you can make a difference thru eco fashion.
In order for us to sustain, we need to change the way we live. We need to be more selective in what products we use in our daily routine so that we can stop this world from falling apart.