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Airports Going Green Sustainable Fabrics Fashion Show to Highlight Local Chicago Designers, Sustainability in Fashion

Nov 11, 2015 in Blog, News

Chicago, October 23, 2015 – The 2nd Annual Sustainable Fashion Show will be presented Monday, October 26th, at 7:30 PM at Tunnel in downtown Chicago. Sponsored by HMSHost, the Fashion Show will highlight clothes and accessories made from re‐purposed materials from the interior of airplanes and other sustainable materials crafted by the Fashion Studies Department at Columbia College in Chicago, as well as designs by local Chicago designer Roberto Alvarez.

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Ryan Burton with Ryan Burton Marketing, J.T. Marburger with Renew Merchandise and John Loud with Loud Security Systems

Nov 3, 2015 in Blog, News

Renew Merchandise provides a recycling platform by sourcing and selling branded merchandise made from the recycled waste stream for corporate promotional merchandise, uniforms and licensed branded products. They have been in the promotional merchandise business for over 25 years and formed Renew in 2012 to focus on the promotional, uniform and retail markets for merchandise made from recycled waste. They have numerous contracts with the largest brands in the world and colleges.

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The GSB Interview: J.T. Marburger, Renew Merchandise

Nov 3, 2015 in Blog, News

Renew Merchandise manufactures licensed T-shirts, polo shirts, performance T’s and hats, all made from recycled materials, including bottles. GreenSportsBlog was intrigued about this business at the intersection of Green and Sports and so we talked with J.T. Marburger, the company’s President, about where Renew Merchandise is going.

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The University of Oregon Duck Store has partnered with Renew Merchandise

Mar 12, 2015 in News

The Duck Store has partnered with the Office of Sustainability and Renew Merchandise to offer 100 percent recycled UO-branded clothing.

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Renew Merchandise generates green Gamecock gear

Oct 20, 2014 in News

Your soda bottle could be a shirt one day. No, Really. Through the efforts of Renew Merchandise, recycled plastic bottles can become custom clothing.

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One More Time: Turning Trash into Treasures

Sep 20, 2014 in News

Seven years ago, J.T. Marburger was not all that familiar with recycling. Today, he knows more about recycling and turning recyclable material into consumer goods than most.

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The Surprising Way Plastic Bottles Are Changing Our Lives

Sep 12, 2014 in News

It can take up to 1,000 for a plastic bottle to fully decompose. And every second some 1,500 of these bottles end up in landfills.

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GSU Students Help Turn Bottles into Clothes

Aug 19, 2014 in News

Students at Georgia Southern University have more of an incentive to recycle plastic bottles. The University has joined forces with a major recycling company to turn bottles into clothes!

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GSU Students Give Trash Another Chance, Getting Cool Clothing in Return

Jul 17, 2014 in News

There are many advantages to a new recycling program underway at Georgia Southern University. As always, old stuff that might otherwise be thrown away gets recycled. But this time, students also get a chance to see exactly where the used products go, and how they’re turned into useful, even stylish new products.

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Renew Merchandise, Georgia Southern University Partner to Create Cutting Edge Apparel From Recycled Bottles Program

Jun 4, 2014 in News

Georgia Southern University and its College of Business are partnering with Renew Merchandise, one of the world’s leaders in turning recyclables into clothes, to begin offering Georgia Southern licensed apparel made from Georgia Southern recycled plastic bottles. “We are very excited that Georgia Southern, my alma mater, has decided to join our fast-growing list of partners,” said Renew president J.T. Marburger. “We want students involved in the project to gain real world experience while being eco-minded, and this is a great way to do both.”

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