Endorsed by Ted Grand
“I feel like every single decision we make has an impact on the planet, not to mention all the creatures on it. This feeling of interconnection and interdependence is what motivates me in my yoga practice, as well as in my eating habits, parenting and business practices. This is why I love to purchase goods that are made from upcycled materials. This photo shows me in one of my favourite articles of clothing – a hoodie sweater made from old cashmere and wool sweaters – super cozy and kind of funky too! Though this was made by an independent artisan (whom I love to support), big companies are doing it too – Patagonia, REI, and even Hermés to name just a few.
“You can do it, too! You can upcycle your old junk (clothes, furniture, bottles, broken dishes, picture frames, and boxes, among other things) and get super creative in reimagining old objects as new. Less stuff to the dump, saves money, lets you hold onto old memories, and reduces your impact on the planet – these are just a few reasons to rock the old stuff and make it all new again!”
Ted Grand is the co-founder of Moksha Yoga, a community of 60+ eco yoga studios across Canada and the US. His background prior to yoga involved environmental activism and social justice work, which he now weaves into his teaching and business practices. He lives on Saltspring Island, BC, with his beautiful wife Tara and their 3 children Sophia, Stella and Flora.