Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day, From My Friends at Compai

HAPPY EARTH DAYThis is a picture of a construction site near our home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This used to be a button factory. They demolished the building while it was still full of buttons, ribbons and other sewing notions. In a town so full of new designers, it's such a shame they didn't call us before wiping out the space to give all of the buttons and ribbons a good home. There are hundreds of thousands of buttons littered all over site-- a button graveyard. :-(
Happy Earth Day!
We over here at Compai have got a little crush on Mother Earth. We like to try and go easy on her, give her space and some room to breath--cause we recognize that she's been pretty maltreated over the years and is sensitive to people. This Earth Day we want to give her something really special...So we are giving her a couple of promises. Since January, Faith and I have made a no shopping pledge. If we are itching for something new in our wardrobes, we gotta make it ourselves out of clothing that we have in our wardrobes. Today we will make a second pledge. No more plastic bags. This one should be a bit easier than giving up shopping! I'm just going to carry a tote with me where ever I go...and remember to tell the at checkout that I dont need a bag. Its as easy as that.
These are just tiny things that I can do to make this place a bit greener... let me know on our BLOG
what you're gonna give Mother Earth this year--maybe we can all get together and get her an awesome group gift? What do you think?

If you haven't yet RSVP'd for the big Compai event in collaboration with Josie Maran Cosmetics at Steve Glenn's LivingHome, please email us at compairehab@gmail.com
There will be signed copies of 99 Ways To Cut, Sew, Tie and Rock your Scarf
available, as well as the inauguration of our earth-friendly clothing collection made of recycled materials, bamboo, soy, organic cotton and hemp.

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