A great mother to us all, nature is always giving up her bounteous goods in the interest of human consumption. And, in return, our social consideration of such, can help nature continue to have gifts to still give – like trees.
I was pretty wowed to learn from friends at TreeSleeve – creators of an upcycled, single use, socially responsible paper coffee sleeve – that one million trees are cut down each year to produce paper sleeves. Like whoa!
However, in order to combat deforestation, this startup created a sleeve made of earthfruit and upcycled sugarcane. As a vintage thrifter, I’m always elated to discover sartorial finds that allow me to reclaim garments and wear them anew. So, in honor of the highly functioning couple, coffee and style I paired my TreeSleeve with a vintage dress purchased for just a $1 here in L.A. as on ode to the beauty of upcycling. Plus, polka dots are a thing to love.
While brunching at Bloom Cafe, I ordered a cappuccino, created with beans from Intelligentsia. When it arrived, I took out my TreeSleeve with its imprinted floral art and slipped it right onto my cup. It was a perfect fit. Imagine, our single use of one of these, allows TreeSleeves’ non-profit partner to in turn plant a tree in a deforested area of the world like Ethiopia, Haiti and Madagascar.
Mom needs our support. So, check out the Kickstarter for TreeSleeve. #cupUp