earth creations works on many projects throughout the year in support of environmental stewardship, sustainability, and other eco-friendly missions. Here are some of our latest endeavors.
Vestavia Hills Library, Nov 2010
This fall, earth creations is helping to raise funds for the Children’s Department of the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest. The new library, which opens in November, was built to green-minded LEED standards in a wooded area of Vestavia Hills, Ala. That means it will use less energy and produce less waste. Our team worked hard to design two beautiful T-shirts
(available in youth, men's, and women's sizes) to commemorate this new building. When you purchase these organic cotton tees, 45% of the proceeds will go back to the Children's Dept.
Green Teas for Our Seas, Oct-Nov 2010
In the aftermath of the Gulf Oil Spill, we launched the Green Tees for Our Seas
contest as a way to give back to the region. The public was invited to create and submit T-shirt designs, and then vote for thier favorite one. Fifteen-year-old Carmen, a student at Charlottesville High School in Virgina, won. Her winning artwork is now available on one of our eco-friendly tees through April 2011. Half the proceeds from this tee will go to Alabama's Weeks Bay Foundation
for its Gulf Coast preservation and stewardship efforts. We hope the winning design will memorialize the oil spill and inspire people to support future stewardship of this fragile region.
EarthFest, April 2010
To celebrate Earth Day, we teamed up with the University of Alabama for its annual EarthFest. We gave students a very hands-on interaction with “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” by arming them with our old—but still great—tees and seconds to rip, cut, sew, and tie into totally new creations. It may be “reusing,” but we call the results beautiful!
SEC Fundraiser, Oct 2009
earth creations gave a helping hand to the Southern Environmental Center, donating items for auction at the center’s annual fundraiser, EcoFest 11, on October 8th. EcoFest raises funds for the center’s Community EcoScapes program, which turns abandoned lots into vibrant community parks that incorporate eco-friendly practices. It also helps underwrite the cost of bringing underprivileged youth to the center, located in Birmingham, AL.
Summer Solstice Celebration, June 2009
There’s no better way to spend a summer day than at an outdoor festival! At Jones Valley Urban Farm’s Slow Food Fair and Summer Solstice Celebration, we sampled food from area restaurants, enjoyed skits by local performers, danced to live music, and picked sunflowers. earth creations also helped out with a craft—clay-dyeing fabric swatches, something we know a thing or two about! It was a fabulous time. We are thrilled that Jones Valley also decided to have us produce shirts for the event, which were made from 100-percent organic, clay-dyed cotton.
Girls Night Out, May 2009
Our local Whole Foods here in Birmingham, AL, hosts a Girls Night event several times a year. In May, earth creations was invited to share information about its clothes—how they are good for the planet, and how the company started more than 12 years ago. Our own Beverly Maples took the floor, answering questions from the crowd and wowing them with her Southern charm. It didn’t hurt that we also provided some clay-dyed goodies for everyone to take home!
Earth Day, April 2009
earth creations provided several local non-profits with Cherry Bark Oak and Red Oak tree saplings to hand out at various Earth Day events. We also donated trees to the Conservation Club at Calera High School in Calera, AL, to plant around their school grounds.
Papermaking, July 2007
What’s papermaking got to do with clothing production? In artisan papermaking, not all paper comes from trees—any fibrous material will do. And in clothing production, there’s a lot of leftover material, even if it is organic. Rather than let this material go to waste, we donated it to the Art Department at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. T-shirt trimmings became beautifully crafted paper in the hands of talented students. We are so proud to supply the building blocks for such great art.
sample of finished paper