Dave: We only create things that we would want to buy or use. We were one of the first in the US to have a t-shirt made of 100% recycled materials and it was entirely sourced and produced in the US. It was easier that way to monitor what was going on with it. For both the shirts and fins we made everything in North Carolina. From sourcing material to cutting and sewing - all within 150 miles.
So how did you go from one t-shirt to an entire company that carries over 20 different products?
Tell me about sustainability.
We have learned that Facebook will announce the launch of its own location-based check-in feature today at 7:30 p.m., putting a hurt on up-and-coming social net giant Foursquare. Through mobile device GPS, the feature will allow users to 'check-in' at their present location which will show up their feed. What are your thoughts on this better-late-than-never feature?
Pancake Breakfast? Black Jack? Donut? What do all three have in common? They are all Ice Cream Flavors at Lake Street Creamery.
They have created some of the coolest and most interesting ice cream flavors all from their mobile ice cream parlour. Pancake Breakfast is, "cakey, satisfying flapjacks, pure maple syrup, and bits of real bacon, sprinkled with fresh-ground peaberry coffee." So grab a beer, grab a spoon and get ready for your night out with something new.
Let’s admit it guys, finding a dress shirt that properly fits is a lot more difficult than just going to your local department store and asking for a shirt with a 16" collar. Do you want a specific colored shirt for that new power suit? What about cuff and collar colors? Maybe French cuff? Are you a bigger boy or super skinny? Do you prefer one pocket, two pockets, or maybe no pockets?
Blank Label allows the user to create their own custom shirt(s) online without the prohibitive costs associated with a custom item. Shirts start at $45 and best of all the shirt ships in only 3 weeks (or 10 days if you choose Express).
Tired of that old wallet that EVERYONE seems to have? Want something unique that is not bulky and carries your essential items (cash, credit card, ID/ MetroCard)?
Holstee has created the The Recycled Wallet which is crafted out of recycled plastic bags and newspapers from the streets of Delhi! Each wallet is one-of-a-kind and can contain colored articles, ads, headlines news and classified ads.
BEST OF ALL, the purchase will support impoverished people. Holstee has partnered with a non-profit company in India to help those far less fortunate, by "providing fair wage employment, education and healthcare for employees and their families."
Tired of walking to your local bar and paying $$ for a whiskey on the rocks?
Well Canadian Club has re-launched their "Hide a Case" campaign. In 1971 and 1975, Canadian Club basically hid cases of their whiskey around the world in some rather remote locations (North Pole, Robinson Crusoe Island). The Ad campaigns gave clues and people searched the world for these cases. 16 of the 22 cases were recovered.
Sure flying around and then chartering a plane/boat/Sherpa may be expensive, but at least you (hopefully if you can find it) get a free case of booze!
NYC DOT presents Summer Streets. This summer, for the third year in a row, the city will temporarily close Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park to motor vehicles and open it up to people on three consecutive Saturdays in August (August 7, 14, & 21).
Make sure you check out the Dumpster Pools along Park Avenue in Gramercy.
Friday night frozen margarita specials? 5 am Pizza Binge? Sunday morning brunch? Bad eating habits over the weekend can leave anyone feeling sluggish and generally unsexy right through the following week...
Don't beat yourself up too much. While you're getting your week and waistline back on track you can feel better knowing that somewhere out there there are people eating MUCH worse than you!
Check out Thisiswhyyourefat.com a website dedicated entirely to the unfortunate diet choices of many Americans. If it doesn't make you feel less bloated it will at least make you feel less guilty.
With this heat, some people may want to have a relaxing night but not know what to do! What about watching a movie in style?
Rooftop Films describes itself as "...a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists."
Locations vary from Brooklyn to East Harlem, to even Pittsburgh, PA, and Toronto, Canada. Don't forget the popcorn!
Apparently those geniuses at Apple never sleep. Fresh off the release of the iPhone 4, Apple is already planning for a new mini iPad and the iPhone 5. Hopefully the iPhone 5 will resolve a lot of the antenna issues from the iPhone 4! Release is supposed to be early 2011!
The current iPad users of the world are probably still infatuated with their iPads. But this user will admit it is a little bulky when one is being sandwiched on the subway. The new iPad Mini is supposed to be 7 inches and should arrive in early 2011.
Some new iPods are coming down the pipeline too and should be released very soon. Most notably maybe a new iPod shuffle with a 1.7" touch screen.