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Incase you haven’t noticed all the pink, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Fellow females, you are never too young to get a mammogram, stay informed about your lady bumps, get checked!

…And while you’re booking your appointment,  check out this terrific treasury on Etsy by user BuySomeLove that features all Breast Cancer Themed Products, including our Breast Cancer Ribbon Broken Umbrella Shell that can be transformed into a custom made dog coat, a eco chic women’s rain HOOD, a cat toy or anything else your little heart desires! Shoot me an alchemy request to make a custom product!

 

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Awesome Pug-Approved Vegan Dog Treats sold on Etsy!

When I was younger, it seemed like all the cool things came straight outta Compton, despite the fact that I lived in the rather quiet former coal mining town of Scranton Pennsylvania. Of course this was long before Dwight Shrute and his pals at The Office moved in with their beet stained teeth.

Yum Yum, these healthy dog biscuits are all natural and all vegan!

But now a days, it seems like the coolest little things are coming from the most unexpected little towns in the Midwest and South and these Vegan Dog Treats from Farm Dog Naturals are no exception. Hailing from Elmwood Tennessee, Rita Hogan and her ensemble of dog loving, heath conscious employees at FDN have been crafting these babies up for the past three years. Best yet, she insists on using local ingredients -I’m assuming this does not include Jack Daniels 😉 but they do boast- what I would consider- human-grade ingredients such as apples, chick peas and even her home grown vegetables, I know I’m getting hungry.

Great packaging, simple, easy to read and yes RECYCLABLE!

And just when you thought Rita Hogan couldn’t get any cooler, it turns out that the recipe is based off of a preservative-free bread recipe that women used to make for soldiers, and instead of testing her variation on soldiers, shes tested them on her 5 PUGS! Rita, you are awesome!!

One of five taste testing pugs that Rita owns, how cute is this face!!

At the great price of $8.99 for a 6 pack, I hope all of you order a batch from Farm Dog Naturals, there are tons of flavors to choose from and just knowing that each and every one of these treats is made with love and, most importantly, without animal bi-products, how can you resist!?

Perfect day for a HOOD!

Well Philadelphia, it’s MISTING, which means it’s not wet enough to carry an umbrella, but just over the line where your hair goes from manageable in a ponytail to uncontrollable frizz ball. And you know it always mists when we have something to do, so how can we live, ladies?!

Oh that’s right- with a HOOD from Recycling Zychal! I’m wore mine to go to the post office today and was stopped by 2 separate and, might I add, stylish women on my way, who all loved the convenience of the HOOD and wanted to know where they could buy one. I was out of business cards, so I wrote down my website with a code for 20% off a HOOD if they purchased one before the end of the week.

A grey, misty day calls for a brown dress and a HOOD

I wanted to be sure I extended the offer to you all as well!

Enter this special code in when you place your order for a 20% off discount: AQUANET1989

Another Day in the life of Recycling Zychal- Inventory Photoshoot in Hyperspeed

In the second installment of Day in the life of Recycling Zychal, upcycling obsessed designer Taryn Zychal gives you an insider view of the creative process at work. Using a large 7.5′ PVC pole covered in $1 IKEA carpets- a handmade super sized cat scratch post of sorts that she made for her cat Rhoda- some tape and a chair, Taryn mounted her Flip Camera to the top to give an all inclusive aerial view of the inventory photoshoot process.

Recycling Zychal's inventory photoshoot of new broken umbrellas to go on sale next week!

We will be color correcting and putting up the umbrellas that you see in this video over the weekend on our store site, www.recyclingzychal.etsy.com so be sure to check them out! This is one of our greatest batches to date!

Again you will see all 3 pugs in this video and if you watch closely, you will also see an appearance by Rhoda herself.

Set to the music of Digitalism, this video should surely get your creative juices flowing.

It’s Springtime and we are giving away a classic and a future classic for FREE!

It’s Spring! It’s almost our 1 year anniversary here at Recycling Zychal and to celebrate we are giving away a classic and a future classic for FREE!!!

Win a free custom made Upcycled Umbrella Dog Rain Coat from Recycling Zychal and Pawesome!

Pawsome is hosting a contest to give away one of our very own custom made Upcycled Umbrella Dog Rain Coats, so keep your pooch dry this Spring with an eco-friendly and stylish hand made canine coat!

And have you heard that we’ve extended our Upcycled Umbrella Handbag Contest, so now you have until April 1st (no joke!!) to win the first ever,  one-of-a-kind,  custom handmade Upcycled Umbrella Handbag worth over $50! All you have to do is vote in our user poll and leave a comment with your thoughts on whether or not Recycling Zychal should start making handbags from broken umbrellas. Your vote COUNTS, so please vote, tell your friends, tell your co-workers, your family, everyone you know! I’m leaving this decision up to the people that matter most, YOU!

Be sure to check back for more updates by following us on the blog, our twitter, youtube, facebook and myspace! And definitely don’t forget to check out Recycling Zychal’s spotlight on Inhabitat, one of my favorite green culture design blogs!

Recycling Zychal is now helping local cats here in Philadelphia

Cat toys are sold on http://www.recyclingzychal.etsy.com and are $3, $1 of which goes to City Kitties, a West Philadelphia charity that helps cats in the city

We are so proud to announce that the beneficiary of our Organic Cat Nip Filled Kitty Toys for the second residency is City Kitties, an organization based right here in Philadelphia that helps unwanted cats find forever homes. You can also read about and make a donation to City Kitties on their website here.

Organic Cat Nip Filled Kitty Toys by Recycling Zychal now helping West Philadelphia's own City Kitties!

All of our Cat Toys at Recycling Zychal are filled with premium grade organic cat nip, crafted from upcycled umbrella, eco fi felt and vintage material scraps from the other products that I make and are all 100% handmade right here in Philadelphia. You cat will love you and you will, in turn, be helping a small innovative green business as well as countless kitties that are trying to find their forever homes, its a win/win!

You can purchase your Cat Toy on our etsy website here.

If you live in Philadelphia, please message me and I will deduct any shipping cost and deliver it to you!

Mid-week Inspiration: Illustrator Jessica Hische

Earlier this week, Illustrator Jessica Hische came up while I was engulfed in trend research and I was amazed at her incredible sense of color, composition and type treatment. Subject matter often includes animals, plants, and patterns, many of which have ironic secondary meanings. Her specialty in hand typography translates beautifully and adds an interesting facet to her work. The style evokes memories of childhood, family dinners and sitting down on a fall night with a cup of tea and a ginger snap. After sifting through all of her work on the website, I have to say, although I am no where close to an illustrator, I was truly inspired by her work and feel that it will definitely influence the Recycling Zychal Spring 2010 Upcycled Umbrella Product Line.

Here are a few of my favorites, I hope they inspire you as well!

This is one of many Jessica Hische Illustrations that are being used as inspiration for Recycling Zychal's Spring '10 Upcycled Umbrella product line
This is one of many Jessica Hische Illustrations that are being used as inspiration for Recycling Zychal's Spring '10 Upcycled Umbrella product line
This is one of many Jessica Hische Illustrations that are being used as inspiration for Recycling Zychal's Spring '10 Upcycled Umbrella product line