Hey friends, sorry we haven’t been blogging like crazy, the shop has been ridiculously busy the past 2 months between getting press from all corners of the world, to broken umbrellas coming in left and right and orders piling up all over!
Hey, I’m not complaining! I love that upcycling is catching on and people are loving it!
WIN A HOOD!!!
Just wanted to let you all know that HerCatwalk, a super sassy fashion site that I’ve recently become somewhat addicted to is giving away one of our HOODs for FREE! Go win it! NOW!
And keep sending in your broken umbrellas!
San Fran, will you help Rocket Dog Rescue?
To my friends in San Fran, be sure to get out to the Womens Building in the Mission District for the Paws and Play Pet Fair sponsored by The Bold Italic and Pawesome.
The event is from 6-8 on Saturday, and its FREE! There will be tons of cool people there, like Lagunitas Brewing Company, WINE from Treasure Island Wines, free sandwiches from Ike’s Place, free cupcakes from Sugar Beat Sweets and Fat Bottom Bakery, and free cookies from Eat Pastry.
BEST OF ALL: Proceeds from the raffle that Recycling Zychal has donated an Upcycled Umbrella Dog Rain Coat to goes to help all the little angels at Rocket Dog Rescue!
It’s a win win if you ask me!
I can’t wait to find out who the lucky winner of the coat is! Good luck!
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Tagged charity, cruelty free, dog rain coat, event, free, pawesome, raffle, rocket dog rescue, san francisco, Upcycled Umbrella, vegan
Chiclet is a pug after my own heart! Check out these fabulous pictures taken by her owner, Kara, of Chiclet showing off her custom made Upcycled Umbrella Dog Rain Coat!
Kara wrote, “We love how the coat turned out and even Chiclet doesn’t mind when we put it on her, it must make her feel special! Thanks so much for putting the ‘tlc’ into it.”
I believe this is a Totes umbrella, so it’s a great quality nylon- who would ever want to throw this awesome fabric away?! I, myself used this pattern for one of the original dog rain coat prototypes modeled by my pug, Betty. I must admit- GOOD TASTE!
My pug Betty modeling one of the first upcycled umbrella dog rain coats with the same exterior nylon as Chiclets coat! So stylish!
Recycling Zychal's set up for the Go Green Market at Urban Outfitters HQ, what a beautiful piece of wood!
Last Thursday, on Earth Day, which is also Recycling Zychal’s birthday, we were invited to Urban Outfitters Headquarters as a guest artist to show off our Upcycled Umbrella goods at their Go Green Craft Market! Not only was the facility absolutely beautiful, but we made a ton of new friends and might even be doing a Flora Fauna Function Program at Urban where bins will be set up around the entrances for employees to donate their broken umbrellas to us, how cool is that!?
I wanted to share some photos with you guys from the event, which, in my eyes, was truly successful! We sold out of our Organic Cat Nip Filled Upcycled Umbrella Cat Toys and I am proud to announce the winner of our Upcycled Umbrella Dog Coat Raffle is Lindsey Reisser, an employee at Urban Outfitters! She will be getting a fully customized Upcycled Umbrella Dog Coat exclusively made for her pup!
Inside BLDG 543 at URBN HQ
We were right by the cafeteria, you can see the Urban Renewal folks to the left
Our friends Michelle and Megan from Philly Swap-o-Rama, an event that RZ will be participating in in the fall!
We sold out of our Cat Toys, putting $10 more into the City Kitties Donation Fund!!
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Tagged babushkas, cat toys, charity, Craft fair, dog coats, flora fauna function, giveaway, Go Green, HOOD, market, naval yard, Philadelphia, raffle, Swap O Rama, Upcycled Umbrella, Urban Outfitters
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!
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