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Under Armour Green

I recently bought a green shirt. Yes, the color of the shirt is green, but in this case the “green” theme actually goes a bit further. It’s part of Under Armour’s UA Green line, which actually uses recycled materials. After a few test runs, I’m happy to report that recycled shirts feel exactly the same as regular shirts (at least in the case of Under Armour) and I definitely recommend giving them a look: check out the product line on their website. (I bought the Catalyst short-sleeve t-shirt.)

According to their website, 100% of each UA Green product (shirts, shorts, hats, pants, etc) is made from recycled material — primarily plastic bottles. The video below gives an overview of the process.

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Mighty Wallet

Thanks to my brother, I’ve found a cool new (old) wallet. The Mighty Wallet is made from 25% post-consumer content, but it’s also 100% recyclable. It’s made from Tyvek, also known as “house wrap”. You may have come across USPS envelopes made from Tyvek, or used a Tyvek suit (as I did in New Orleans a few years ago when we were helping to deconstruct houses).

The second coolest thing about the Mighty Wallet is the variety of designs. I picked up one with retro Star Trek comic prints, but their website shows the full range of designs inspired by everything from television to comic books to simple dot matrix printed paper. They even have a DIY version that’s blank and allows you to draw your own design (permanent marker recommended). A few of my favorites are below.

The wallets don’t have a zippered pocket for change, but they don’t have any stitching either and they claim to instantly adjust to fit lots of stuff or only a little bit. And there are more pockets that you think you’d find in a thin, light-weight wallet so you shouldn’t run out of places to put things. Overall, it seems like a great wallet for its price ($15), with free shipping available to US customers.