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Recycling Zychal featured in the first spot for Treehugger.com’s Pet Lover Edition of their Annual Green Holiday Gift Guide

Treehugger.com agrees, our Upcycled Umbrella Dog Rain Coats are the perfect gift for the dog lover in your life!

We were absolutely FLOORED when we saw that Treehugger.com chose our Upcycled Umbrella Dog Rain Coats as the Top Gift to buy your Animal Loving Friend this Holiday!

Be sure to check it out (even if its just to zoom in on my pug Betty’s smoosh face) along with the other awesome gifts they put the spotlight on, such as these super cool Shea Butter Pet Shampoos, these awesome Recycled Vintage Brass Dog Tags fashioned by another Etsian and this strangely intriguing Elephant Poo Paper (my aunt collects Elephant themed items, so this is actually on my list, hopefully it’s a hit with her!)


Recycling Zychal kicks off America Recycles Day with Special Month Long Umbrella Upcycling Event!

My fellow green beings, Mark you calendars! This Monday, November 15th 2010 is America Recycles Day, a very important day to help raise awareness and bring together people who are passionate about the well being of our environment with those who want to be involved and aren’t sure how.

Recycling Zychal is launching a special month long broken umbrella upcycling event where if you donate your broken umbrella to us between 11/15 and 12/13, we will make you a special commemorative gift to honor your donation from the very umbrella you donated! What will this present be? YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO SEE, but I’m just letting you know, it’s going to be awesome!

To see how you can cheaply (like $3 cheaply) strip and ship your broken umbrella to us through the mail, please visit our “How To…” Video on the Recycling Zychal YouTube Channel.

At the very least, you should join thousands of green minded people and Take The Pledge to recycle and be active in your recycling community!

To find out more about America Recycles Day, please visit their website for information about events in your area, how you can help host an event and spread the word!

America Recycles Day is Monday November 15th, what will you recycle?

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.

New year, big news!

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Claire Connelly, a writer at Philadelphia’s very own sustainable culture publication, GRID. I’ve been fairly obsessed with GRID ever since I saw the first issue at the Good Karma Cafe, which is right around the corner from my house. She and I wound up getting coffee and talking about Scranton (I grew up there, she attended school there and is a former member of The Swims, a popular NEPA band) and of course, Recycling Zychal. I am so super excited to announce that I will be featured in the Profiles section of February’s GRID Magazine! I would love it for each and everyone of you to make it to the launch party next Monday if you are in the Philadelphia area. Drink and app specials and of course your monthly dose of Philadelphia-Green-Goodness, so come on out, grab some brews and do some trash talking with me 😉

GRID Magazine's 11th Issue, featuring me! 😀

GRID Magazines February Launch Party

Monday 1/18/10  5-8pm

The Abbaye 3rd and Fairmount, Philadelphia

$3 drafts and 1/2 off appetizers

Recycling Zychal has Stylestance!

I woke up this lovely Monday morning to a great little article on Stylestance about my HOODs!

A big thank you to Linda of Stylestance for writing about my HOOD and suggesting her readers donate their broken umbrellas to Recycling Zychal!

Just a reminder to everyone, for every broken umbrella donated after November 1st, $1 will be donated to the Morris Animal Refuge here in Center City Philadelphia as part of our program, Flora Fauna Function! Our goal is to donate $100 by Christmas so that all the animals feel the holiday spirit. We’ve got a ways to go to get to our goal, but I believe that it will pick up once more people find out about what Recycling Zychal does with broken, discarded, landfill-bound broken umbrellas and how donating one can help an animal in need! Please let your friends, families and coworkers about Flora Fauna Function, because I’m sure that someone out there has a broken umbrella looking for a new life!

Flora Fauna Function

For every broken umbrella donated to RZ, we donate $1 to an animal shelter!