stylish clothier as well as furniture retailer Anthropologie is doing their part for earth Day this April 22nd. Their four Canadian places (see below) will be showing cork installations in their windows, showing that the renewable material can be utilized for more than just preserving a shiraz. Each store will have a unique installation made of tens of countless recycled corks, only sharing in typical natural cork as the primary material.
To highlight the importance of repurposing as well as recycling, the installations will be offered for “adoption” after earth Day in exchange for a contribution to the Cork forest Conservation alliance (CFCA), the organization behind the idea for the windows. any type of staying cork will be returned to the CFCA as well as recycled with their Cork ReHarvest program.
In addition to their eco window displays, they are offering cork repurposing workshops to clients as well as youngsters at the Calgary place tomorrow from 12-2 p.m. So if you’re in the area, stop by to craft your own cork animals or planters (above), as well as pass the eco-friendly gene onto kiddies. All Calgary workshops are free of charge.
In the spirit of earth Day, I’ve rounded up some eco-conscious discovers from Anthropologie that will add a bit of eco-friendly to your home.
Their High-Minded chandelier is handcrafted from recycled encyclopedia pages. keep it out of the bathroom since of the moisture, however it would look fantastic in a dining space or house office.
The Wormly Sofa is made of recycled wool upholstery, as well as the seat is handcrafted in South Africa by Casamento, a business that utilizes natural fibres to produce eco-friendly, non-allergenic furniture. I like that the tufting on the back is scattered leaves instead of neat as well as neat buttons. I’m usually drawn to symmetry, however the asymmetrical back pillows leave me wanting to mix things up a bit.
The Splayer Sofa is handcrafted from raw cotton as well as burlap, as well as illustrates what Suzanne Dimma was on to for 2011’s “new vintage” trend. The worn, theatrical look may not be for everyone, however it fits this rustic area perfectly, don’t you think?
The Tightrope Coffee Table’s seat is woven from brilliantly coloured recycled ropes — adding crafty style to the traditional shape of the mango wood legs. It would applaud up a risk-free ‘n simple sofa as a coffee table, or add eclectic appeal to a cottage entryway as a bench.
This hippy-chic trivet is backed with cork, making it practical as well as eco-conscious. serve up your Easter dinner dishes on a few of these — a quick method to add some colour to your spread.
Their tall Pinched vases as well as Rainy window Glasses are blown from recycled glass. These soft hues are perfect for spring.
So if you’re in Calgary, Edmonton or Toronto, pass by to inspect out the window displays, or stop in to shop their eco items! Addresses below:
CalgaryChinook Centre6455 Macleod path SW
EdmontonWest Edmonton Mall8882 170 Street
Toronto80 Yorkville Avenue
Shops at Don Mills19 Clock Tower Road
For more eco inspiration, see our eco-friendly style picture gallery.
Photo credits:1-5. Anthropologie6. High-Minded Chandelier, Anthropologie7. Wormly Sofa, Anthropologie8. Splayer Sofa, Anthropologie9. Tightrope Coffee Table, Anthropologie10. into The Jungle Trivet, Anthropologie11a. tall Pinched Vase, Anthropologie11b. Rainy window Glass, Anthropologie