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Lifestyle | Our Complicated Relationship With Straws

Rachel DeCavage

Lifestyle  |  Our Complicated Relationship With Straws

I’ve always considered myself to be exceptionally environmentally conscious. Not only do i recycle paper, plastic, glass & all the usual suspects, but i also find ways to reuse bottle caps, shipping pouches, plastic bread bag tags, candy wrappers. If something can’t be recycled through conventional methods, I’ll find a use for it. Several years ago I found out a local restaurant chain was throwing away 1500 straws every 3 days & so began my stint as a plastic hoarder. Turns out that when this restaurant ordered kids cups from corporate they came with rainbow straws, but the restaurant said...

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Lifestyle | The Spix's Macaw & Why I Am Who I Am

Rachel DeCavage

Lifestyle  |  The Spix's Macaw & Why I Am Who I Am

News just dropped that the Spix’s Macaw is now extinct in the wild and I am heart broken. I’ve never seen one, haven’t watched the movie Rio, barely know a thing about the species, but the Spix’s (Blue) Macaw is one of those animals that lit me up as a child, and honestly, to this very day. Backstory : The Lorax by Dr. Seuss has always been my favorite book. The lesson behind it, and the colorful imagery of the natural world where the Truffula Trees thrive, shaped who I am today.  Earth’s most vibrant creatures like Scarlet & Spix’s...

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Profile | Meet Rachel of cinder + salt (YAY!)

Garnet McLaughlin

Profile | Meet Rachel of cinder + salt (YAY!)

“At cinder + salt… we always have a cold bottle of champagne in our fridge - you never know when you’ll need to celebrate!” Rachel DeCavage, owner and creative director of cinder + salt knows how to cultivate a fun office environment. As one of her employees I can assure you that the c+s tagline, “fun, fresh fashion” carries its way through every work day.   Since its inception, c+s has been environmentally conscious. “Eco-obsessed is who I am, to the core. It just makes sense to run my company with the same values… I come from a family of artists and...

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Design + Process | Coral Reef Window Displays

Eileen Umba

Design + Process  |  Coral Reef Window Displays

Hi! Eileen here and I'm the display coordinator at Cinder and Salt. It's my job to work with Rachel to create unique window and in-store displays that make our shop beautiful and help continue our eco-friendly ideals. Here at Cinder + Salt we’ve been striving to reach a goal at the shop to produce zero waste out of our facility. This challenge has influenced all of our work and our in-store display in particular. For our summer windows we decided to create coral reefs out of only recycled materials! Back in January we started a collection bin area for the...

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Profile | Meet Luke of Tourbus

Garnet McLaughlin

Profile | Meet Luke of Tourbus

“Don’t be a jerk! Don’t do anything that Jerry Garcia would not approve of…” is Luke Scott’s advice for attending a concert, “which leaves you kind of wide open, but on the hook for treating other with kindness and consideration.” And as the Founder of Tourbus and a loyal Dead & Co show attendee, we trust his word. Tourbus is a small side project and boutique business run out of a small purple office in back of Luke’s marketing firm in Bridgeport. Tourbus’ office culture feels like, “loud music, strong coffee, hoppy beer, boxes, pencils, stickers, rubber stamps, vintage cassette...

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