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Looks Cool and It's Eco-Friendly Too

By: Cool Hunter - Published:   Updated: Apr 14 2011 • References: gaiam & wists
Artisans in Thailand take your old, ratty t-shirts, tear them apart and hand-hook them into super cool shag rugs.

Implications - Not only are these reclaimed t-shirts environmentally-friendly, they look great too! Also, they are a great conversation piece because they are created by artisans located in Northern Thailand. The eco movement has traveled a long way in the last few years, and these recycled t-shirts are part of a sub-movement called "upcycling." This movement has a variety of businesses and artists taking old, discarded materials and turning them into something completely new. This is not only great for cutting down the amount of waste in trash dumps, but the end upcycled products are almost always dazzling!

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