Monday, May 30, 2011

Get to Know: Trash N2 Tees

I aspire to be Jenelle, owner of TrashN2Tees. Not only is her shop filled with awesome upcycled items, but she's doing so much good for the environment! "We all know to recycle our cans, bottles, and plastic bags- but a lot of people don't realize that your unwanted, unworn, outgrown, threadbare and stained clothing can also be recycled! There are companies and recycling facilities that will gladly take your old clothes (and some might even pay you for them!) Some of these items get turned into new clothing while some of them will get turned into playground equipment. No matter what they get turned into though, recycling them into something else is always better than filling up a landfill with more stuff."

TrashN2Tees offers a TrashN2Cash Clothing Recycling Program. "Because some of the items we collect are not always ready for retirement- we openly support and contribute to some of these fabulous organizations Dress For Success, The Goodwill Industries of KY, as well as local shelters."

Inspired by quote from Camus (as a high school English teacher, you know I love this!), Jenelle hopes that she can encourage and inspire others to consume less and recycle more. The French novelist once wrote, "Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” And this is the basis of TrashN2Tees.

Through her creative work, Jenelle has had the privilege to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation as well as the March of Dimes. Recently, she sent bracelets to orphans in Russia in honor of her Facebook fans through Craft Hope. You just have to love such creativity and commitment to helping others and the environment!

You can get to know TrashN2Tees a bit more, too. Find her on...

You can win her Set of 2 Reusable Produce Bags by entering the Great Gift, Good Cause Giveaway! But hurry - it ends today at 5pm EST!

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