Today EcoPlum, the green shopping rewards site, expands its online boutique with a unique collection of eco friendly products for the home by BottleHood. The new Home & Housewares section at EcoPlum launches with BottleHood’s handcrafted glassware and wooden serving boards. These true American originals are made from reclaimed branded bottles and oak wine barrels. In August, customers purchasing BottleHood housewares at EcoPlum earn two EcoChipz rewards points for every dollar spent.
BottleHood, a San Diego based company, creates eco-friendly glassware and jewelry from wine, beer, liquor and soda bottles recycled in the community. The company also uses the cold method of glass making which produces a lower carbon footprint. BottleHood was created “out of a passion to create local jobs, stimulate our local retail economy and help our environment, BottleHood’s success is a reflection of neighborhood sentiment and support for what BottleHood stands for… a pride in our neighborhood, our local craftsmen and entrepreneurs, and our social responsibility.”
With super premium vodkas and super super top shelf prices – What do you think happens to all the bottles once they are discarded? Believe it not, they become public property! Crafty company from California found a good use for them! They re-purpose them into shot glasses, glass vases, jewelry, serving dishes and many many other custom pieces!
So much randomness and amusement on my camera from dwell that didn’t seem quite right for posts of their own… from robots following you around to oxen head wireframes… stargate like trellises to walk through to subtle cricket cut outs… piles of squish able big ass fan donkeys to huge bubble buildings… shot glasses made from cut mini grey goose bottles to awesome helmet designs… and so much more! See the Dwell On Design randomness on the next page!
BottleHood, based in San Diego, is a small company doing big things with glass. Not just big, but also small beautiful. Whether the are bottles from yet another Grey Goose sponsored event or soda bottles collected at local restaurants, BottleHood gives both a second life to glass bottles as well as offering a livelihood to those who need a job and want to build their skill sets making some edgy items for the home.
Living a green lifestyle can mean many different things such as the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle). Not too long ago, I heard a 4th R, repurpose. Repurposing is adapting an object for a different purpose. In our house, I’ve repurposed an old sorting laundry basket into recycling bins. The different colored baskets keep our recyclable separate. In my quest to find companies to feature for Celebrate the Earth, I found BottleHood, an eco-conscious company widely known for their repurposed goods.