Designer Jenelle Montilone is changing the way we consume and create via her super hip clothing line for boys, TrashN2Tees. Her cute collection of babies and kids tees are made from 100% reclaimed materials and feature fun appliqués to suit any kiddo's style. We're head over heels for the adorable Newborn Mustache Cloud Rainbow Shirt Lap Tee complete with a cheeky mustached rain cloud, shown above. Beyond children's tees, TrashN2Tees carries great upcycled gifts like reusable produce bags, market totes, recycled T-shirt shard earrings and necklaces. Read on to see more of the tees for babies and kids below, and to learn how this remarkable company has managed to divert more than 20 tons of clothing from landfills!
+ Newborn Mustache Cloud Rainbow Shirt Lap Tee $28.00
TrashN2Tees Sustainable Design Process
Every item in the TrashN2Tees shop is handmade using 100% reclaimed materials, offering parents a great alternative to mass produced products made from virgin materials. Shop owner, Jenelle, has been offering incentives to her customers for over two years via a mail in recycling program called TrashN2Cash. To date, her program has managed to divert more than 20 tons of clothing from the landfill! That is no small feat, and it really proves how much of a difference one person can make. A TrashN2Tees Clothing Recycling Program has also recently launched, helping to keep even more textile waste out of the landfill.
TrashN2Tees carries a slew of boy’s clothing items in fun bright colors and cool stripes with super spunky appliques. There’s a little something for every kid in this shop including hipster foxes (as shown above), dinos, bears, monsters, mom and dad tattoos, sharks, art supplies and much more.
Sizes and Styles
TrashN2Tees carries styles suitable for both boys and girls, although the shop flavor is decidedly more boy-minded than pink and frilly, so if you’ve got a little one obsessed with pink princesses, this may not be the best clothing shop for you child. Sizes seem to range from newborn to a child’s 7.
Affordable Green Clothing
Unlike most eco-friendly kids clothing, TrashN2Tees offers truly affordable prices on all of their goodies. Tees range from $11 to just $28, plus, you’re getting a one-of-a-kind design for your money. You can’t beat that. The shop even carries affordable adult tees (just $22-$35 a pop).
TrashN2Tees items may all be washed in your washing machine, but you’ll want to turn these pieces inside out to help protect the applique. Also, avoid fabric softener and hang dry or tumble dry on low.
TrashN2Tees used to take custom orders, but is not currently doing so. If you’d like to know when the shop will start taking custom orders again, sign up for the TrashN2Tees Briefs Newsletter. You can also learn more about partnering up with TrashN2Tees in order to help cut back on landfill textile waste by following @TrashN2Tees on Twitter or joining TrashN2Tees on Facebook.