Guilty Political Fashion

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pak_village1.jpg  I discovered the small company of Monsoon Vermont via a recent comment made by one of the founders on an old post about rag pickers in India.  I tend to be a bit jaded about trash-to-treasure products and eco-friendly fashion that encourages us to pay more or buy things we don’t really need in the name of green.  That said, I do appreciate the power of talking piece fashion, such as the umbrellas available as part of MonsoonVT’s Scavenger Projet.  Objectively practical and fashionable, these bright and beautiful items also carry a political message.

 umbrella.jpg  The umbrellas and other recycled wares—bags, waste baskets, wallets—are made with discarded packaging collected by scavengers in Indonesia and double as awareness-and-fund-raising tools for the YE Water Program in Jakarta.

Photos via the MonsoonVT site.

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4 Responses to “Guilty Political Fashion”

  1. Tiffany@naturemoms.com Says:

    Love that umbrella! Great blog…right up my alley. :)

  2. everydaytrash Says:

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Plastic Works « everydaytrash Says:

    [...] and employs locals to make it into bags and other brightly colored goods to sell.  Remember those cute Jakarta umbrellas from Monsoon [...]

  4. Foto Kado De Bruine Beer Says:

    Very Very good product
    i wil sell it for you in Holland
    in our presentstore

    Best Regards

    Jim & Marijke

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