To a Tee
You know you have it: that old t-shirt from your senior prom that you can’t seem to donate or recycle. Your hubby’s tee from his college soccer days. That concert shirt you just.had.to.have. There are plenty of t-shirts in your wardrobe that you don’t know what to do with. But Julia Vasic has an idea.
The San Francisco-based luxury eco fashion brand, which just debuted its collection of super-chic, earth-conscious jewelry, offers you the chance to wear that old tee in a cool new way: around your neck. Its Custom Melissa Necklace ($100) uses recycled gold-plated tube and a t-shirt you provide to hand-craft a necklace that will truly be a one-of-a-kind addition to any outfit (and will look much cuter on you than that boxy tee it came from). You’ll love its unique upcycled style, plus a portion of the proceeds will go to the Endangered Species Coalition, a non-profit organization advocating against species extinction and habitat loss. See the Melissa as well as other jewelry created from discarded t-shirts at juliavasic.com.
(Now if we could only find a way to upcycle those shoes your husband won’t part with…)