September 2, 2012

Sustainable Sundays: Labor Day Favorites

Most people think of Labor Day as a nice, relaxing long weekend. Others view it as the beginning of fall or the start of football season. However, the last holiday of summer is more than a day off work. It is a controversial American holiday started by unionized laborers who wanted better working conditions. Some of these laborers even died for this labor movement in late 1800s.

So let's give thanks to those workers and this movement for improving the quality of life of so many Americans!

Upcyclers is always striving to improve the conditions of our planet. We support and promote hard working individuals who are pursuing sustainable business choices.

This Sunday I let our hardworking shops choose the Sustainable Sunday picks!  Each week our team has a discussion posting where our upcycled shops pick their favorite items from fellow members.  We have over 300 pages of magnificent finds.

Here are 8 fabulous items that our shops selected...




Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.   ~Adam Smith
Enjoy your weekend!
Thank you, Bee


  1. Lovely choices! The driftwood lamp I have seen and liked before, as well as the owl necklace. I really like the spoon ring and the pouch. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for including our Groovy Garbage upcycled beach chair fabric zipper pouch!

  3. I love them all! I especially like the driftwood lamp and the spoon ring. I have seen so many spoon rings and it always inspired me to try it out. Thanks for sharing these wonderful finds!