In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to call to light some of the most memorable up-cycled moments in Crafted in Carhartt history.
Chicago based designers, Linsey Burritt and Crystal Grover, of The Indo Projects, are fine artists on a mission. Each one of their masterfully created instillations is crafted from recycled items like chopsticks or cardboard. Read more here.
Pashon Murray of Detroit Dirt strives to use every bit of trash for the greater good. She collects compostable waste and brings it around full circle to create fertile soil. That dirt is then used to further fuel urban farming in the area. Pashon truly lives up to her name in spirit and through her ambition to rebuild Detroit. Read more here.
Rebuilding Exchange in Chicago is a well-known, recyclers’ paradise. I’ve gotten the chance to follow around Meegan Czop as she gathers whatever materials she can from demolition sites and brings them back to the warehouse to sell to the public. Buying used materials is good for the earth and lends itself to a whole new world of history. Where did that wood come from, anyway? Read more here.
Janie Mills and the folks at Salt Works in Syracuse salvage old building materials in the New York area, train people who want to learn skills in the art of carpentry, and transform rubble into stunning handmade furniture. Read more here.
Happy Earth Day, all! Don’t forget, we’re all in this together.