|Hey Inhabitat Readers!
Spirits are stirring, there's a chill in the air, and as the witching hour draws near we'd like to invite all of our ghoulish green readers to enter our eeeek-ooo Halloween contests for Inhabitants and Inhabitots! We're also thrilled to announce that our eco fashion site Ecouterre has just unveiled 45 incredible finalists in the Recycled Denim Challenge - check them out here and be sure to help us select a winner by voting for your favorite.
Announcing: The Recycled Denim Challenge Finalists!
We're thrilled to announce that the Recycled Denim Challenge has unveiled 45 outstanding finalists who wowed us with their crafty denim recycling skills, and we need you to help us decide which design should reign supreme! The winner will be showcased on Ecouterre, Gap 1969 Stream, and Inhabitat and will win a $200 Gap shopping spree, so get your judging caps on and vote for your favorite green recycled-jean creation.
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE RECYCLED DENIM DESIGN >
Inhabitat and Inhabitots Green Costume Contest!
Halloween takes place this Sunday, but don't be afraid - there's still time to enter our Halloween costume contests for Inhabitants and Inhabitots!
INHABITAT ADULT HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST >
INHABITOTS GREEN KIDS HALLOWEEN CONTEST >
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WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE
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WIN FREE GREEN STUFF!
Win an Awesome Self-Watering TriPot (Worth $50)!
WIN A TRIP TO NAPA VALLEY!
This month, some of our Inhabitat team shared their stories of finding surprising, un-intended uses for mundane objects; marketing guru Kevin shared how his wireless modem landed him a date, Inhabitat editor Yuka shared how to turn a Fedex bubble envelope into a crafty laptop case, and editor Jill (that's me!) gave her story on how she made new friends with a Voltaic solar backpack.
Do you have a story of inspired creative reuse where you found a surprising new use for an everyday object? Share it with us and you could win an all-expenses-paid trip (for 6!!!) to scenic Napa Valley, California!
ENTER YOUR STORY HERE >
Summer was swell, to be sure, but with northerly winds beginning to gust and swathes of greenery blazing trails of copper and crimson, we’re ready to ditch our swimsuits for sumptuous, body-cocooning knits. We’re craving coziness, which is why we’ve partnered with Annie O. Boutique to give away one of its velvety charcoal Yuli alpaca scarves and a matching pair of alpaca arm-warmers, a total value of $187. Hand-knit by artisans from a women’s cooperative in Central Peru, the toasty twosome will take you from blustery fall days through frigid winter spells. Enter now for your chance to win!
ENTER TO WIN HERE >
Thanks for reading everyone, we'll see you next week!
Jill & Mike
Your Faithful Inhabitat editors