By Alden Wicker
Karrie Kaneda designs her splendidly colorful throws in Kansas City, and has them made out of mostly recycled cotton and a little bit of acrylic on the East Coast. The recycled cotton is from pre-consumer fibers and clippings that are collected after the cut and sew process of things like t-shirts, and re-threaded into yarn.
Her pretty throws are sold in small boutiques all over the country and world, but you can dive into the full range of patterns – and there are many! – on her website. Each throw, baby blanket, and pillow cover is made to order and usually ships within two weeks of your ordering it. Plus, they’re washable! No dry cleaning needed.
About the Author
Alden is the founder and editor-in-chief of EcoCult, covering all things sustainable in NYC and beyond, including fashion, beauty, food, and events. She’s been published in Refinery29, EcoSalon, xoJane, Well+Good, Huffington Post Green, Narratively, LearnVest, Societé Perrier, and Greatist. She also runs a blog about electronic music with her boyfriend called Under the Sound, and is a co-founder of the Ethical Writers Coalition. Check her out on Twitter at @AldenWicker and Instagram @EcoCult