Taryn Zychal of Recyclingzychal creates products from unused umbrella nylon. The most popular product; the amusing-yet-efficient Upcycled Umbrella Dog Rain Coat and Winter Dog Coat
Zychal, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, creates eco-friendly doggy coats to keep your pooch dry on the outside, and warm on the inside, with a choice of Eco-Fi felt, or a vintage lining.
Don't have a dog? How about a hood for yo'self?!
"The HOOD is a modern day babushka for the woman of today! They are individually handmade using either a handpicked/vintage lining or Eco-Fi Felt, optional Green Dream insulation and the salvaged material from a broken umbrella that has been washed, cleaned and given a new life.
Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, the HOOD offers a warm, chic, water-resistant option for keeping your head dry without the hassle of wrestling with a lousy umbrella through the city. Great when riding a bike!
All HOODs are completely customizable for an additional charge."
Would you like to donate a broken umbrella? Check out this 'how to' instruction video on how to strip an umbrella from its base:
"Saving umbrellas from the bottomless landfills they would have wound up in is only half of it, we are currently accepting any and all broken umbrellas that you may have or find. At this time we will be donating $1 to the Morris Animal Refuge for each broken umbrella donated! If you are interested in donating some of your broken umbrellas or setting up a broken umbrella collection bin at your business, please message me for details!" words from * Recyclingzychal
Thank you to Melbourne blogger and friend wotsfortea for sending me a link to Recyclingzychal a few months back.