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Bags to boardshorts

December 11 2008 | Jim's Blog,
by Jim



A movement takes multiple forms. It can even look like boardshorts.

I love all concepts that recycle plastic bags and/or polyester fabric into new products. It's getting close to the complete embodiment of the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra.

One of the latest entries is Greenlines boardshorts pictured above, I believe they are a start up from the east coast of the US. They mash up the traditional, clean look of boardies with a modern approach to fabric selection. Oh yea... purchases of these fund local, grassroots beach preservation efforts. Nice.

The crew at Greenlines are in the midst of a WIRED Mag Small Biz contest. They could win $40K and every start up needs every dollar they can find.

Go ahead, give these guys a nudge... they make boardshorts from bags! Click on the graphic to the right to vote.

Also check out the Minimalist II from Patagonia and Shockwave from Billabong. Both are made from 100% recycled materials and both organizations support our oceans, waves and beaches.

Stories like these help offset the seemingly endless bad news about single-use plastics. Kudos to Greenlines for joining the movement.
photo: Greenlines
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