10 Awesome Ways to Recycle Old T-Shirts

Recycle Old T-ShirtsEveryone is guilty of have a ton of old t-shirts hidden in their closets. However, we all have our own reasons for keeping them stashed away. Whether it be that the shirt brings back memories or you have a few lucky shirts there is a reason for keeping it. Do you need to make some room in your closet, but don’t want to part with your beloved t’s? Check out our list of ideas to recycle old t-shirts:

Recycle Old T-Shirts

  1. Produce Bag – Do you like to frequent farmers markets? Check out this tutorial and make your own produce bag! Delia Creates
  2. Rag Rug – Your feet will be thanking you for this one! It is a little more work, but the end result is pretty neat. XOELLE
  3. Infinity Scarf – Fall will be here soon and what better way be prepared then to make your own custom infinity scarves! Check this out: Scarves
  4. Tote Bag – You can never have too many totes! They are perfect for re-usable grocery bags and so much more! Follow this tutorial on how to make yours! Instructables 
  5. Quilt – This is a great option for anyone going off to college! A quilt of your kids favorite tees will make them feel at home in their dorm room. Stars For Street Lights
  6. Dog Toys – Don’t spend tons of money on those expensive rope toys at the store! Take a couple of your old t-shirts and make a rope for your furry friend. Bark Post
  7. Super Hero Capes – Every kid wants to be a super hero at some point! Take one of your old t-shirts and help them create their custom cape. You will be the super hero in their eyes! The Tip Toe Fairy
  8. Wall Art – How cool is this? Remember contests, races or events that you have participated in by making a collage of the shirts on your wall! Cut Out and Keep
  9. Throw Pillows – Looking for an inexpensive way to add some flare to your place? Customize your throw pillows with some of your favorite t-shirts! The Happy Housie
  10. Apron – Do you or someone you know like to cook? These are a creative and inexpensive way to protect your clothes while making your next Gordon Ramsey worthy dish! Ruffles and Stuff

Of course we could go on and on with ideas to recycle old t-shirts, but we are pretty sure you don’t want to sit here all day reading ideas.

What other awesome things have you made with your old t-shirts? Share with us on Facebook!

New Products: District® & District Made®

Over the last few months you have heard us talk about this brand quite a bit and there is a reason for that! People love the light weight, soft materials that they use. District has done it yet again.

They have released several new products that are starting to gain popularity with our customers already!

“Highly recommend these tanks! We wanted to offer a tank for our group fitness class participants and we loved how this tank offers a breathable, looser fit while still being stylish and super affordable! The twisted racerback is a detail that sets this tank apart from others and is a huge selling point for our participants.  We are extremely happy with the tank and our experience with Pacific Company!”

Trisha Pedersen & Tika Hawkins
Body Weight & Booty Shake
Licensed Hip Hop HIITs™ instructors
Spokane, WA

New District Products:

Ladies/Men’s Perfect Tri® Long Sleeve Hoodie – The perfect fusion of lightweight comfort and carefree good looks.

Ladies Drapey Tank – This silky soft tank drapes wonderfully and has a bit of attitude.

Ladies Drapey Cross-Back Tee – This flowy tee is absolutely attention-getting.

Ladies Cosmic Relaxed V-Neck Tee – Enter a new dimension of softness and intermixed colors.

Ladies Cosmic Twist Back Tank – An out-of-this-world combination of color and a unique twist back.

Juniors Rally 3/4-Sleeve Tee – Let your spirit show in this color block tee.

Juniors Varsity Tank – With its unique mixture of breathable fabrics, this racer back tank has instant appeal.

Girls The Concert Tank – Rock steady in this versatile tank.

District Made Ladies/Men’s Perfect Tri® Long Sleeve Hoodie District® Girls The Concert Tank District Made® Ladies Cosmic Twist Back Tank & Cosmic Relaxed V-Neck Tee District® Juniors Varsity Tank District Made® Ladies Drapey Tank & Drapey Cross-Back Tee District ® Juniors Rally 3/4-Sleeve Tee

District Clothing

“We infuse your favorite looks with a bold vision to create quality apparel that you’ll want to wear every day.”

District – Fashion forward, slim cuts and styles for the young and the young at heart.

District Made – A selection of stylish, relaxed cuts so everyone can look good without trying.

Like we said before, this brand is becoming very popular among our customers! If you have any questions CONTACT US or want to check out some samples stop by our show room. We would be happy to show you some of the District products we have on hand.

Source: https://districtclothing.com/

Staff Picks: 4th of July Traditions

4th of JulyEveryone celebrates the holidays a little differently. So we wanted to give you a behind the scenes look into Pacific Company and what our family here does. For America’s birthday we bring you Staff Picks: 4th of July edition.

4th of July

Jeff – “Our family spends the 4th of July up at our lake house on Deer Lake. Every year instead of a regular parade they have a boat parade. Where the families with the boats line up and do a parade around the lake. It ends up being a huge water fight with with the people on the docks and the people in the boats. It’s a blast!”

Rick – “We spend the 4th watching the fireworks around the house and BBQing. We also have to keep an eye on the house and make sure it doesn’t burn down from the all the fireworks in the neighborhood.”

Gabe – “When I was young my dad and I would spend a lot of time playing with those black snakes. They ones that you light on fire and they grow. We would get hours of entertainment out of those! After we moved to the Spokane area we would drive out to Grand Coulee Dam for the 4th. We would spend all night watching the fireworks!”

Jessica – “When I was little we would go over to Butte on the 3rd for the fireworks show. On the morning of the 4th of July we would go back to Butte for the parade. Once that was over we would go back to Anaconda and spend the day playing with the day time fireworks. When it got dark we would light off our big fireworks and put on our own show along with everyone else in town!

The last few years if we are able to make it to Montana we would go to the show in Butte on the 3rd, go to the parade on the 4th and then go to an annual BBQ at a friend’s house. From there we would go watch the fireworks show in Anaconda at night. We really miss the years that we can’t make it back there for the holiday.”

Gavin – “We head up to Loon Lake and spend the day up there.”

Choosing the Right Apparel for Your Needs

Volunteer | Choosing the Right ApparelIf you have ever been in charge of a big event then you know how hard it can be to make a decision that will please everyone. Especially when it comes to choosing the right apparel, everyone has a different style that they prefer. We can give you a few pointers to help you out the next time you have to pick out the gear for an event!

Choosing the Right Apparel:

The good news is that there really isn’t a wrong choice here. Unless you pick out a heavy sweatshirt for something outside in the middle of summer. When choosing apparel for events like fun runs or even family reunions it is best to stick with the basics. We recommend this for a couple reasons.

  • They work great for both men and women.
  • They help keep your costs down.

When choosing apparel for your event think about where your event is and the time of year. If you are doing an indoor event then you would be fine with a basic t-shirts. However if you are doing an outside event in the fall you may want to do a long sleeve shirt or a hoodie. Doing an outdoor event in the summer? You may want to consider doing tank tops instead of a basic cotton tee.

Another thing you may want to think about is the age group that you will be catering to. If they are an older group you may want to steer away from low cut or V-necks. If you crowd is younger then that style would be a great fit.

We know that choosing apparel for an event can seem like a daunting task, but we hope this helps. If you still are not sure about which direction to take it in let us know. We are more than happy to help you find the perfect piece for your event!

2017 Summer Gear Must Haves

Inland Northwest | 2017 Summer GearSummer in the Inland Northwest can be all over the place when it comes to the weather. Making sure that you have the right summer gear is must and we can help with that! Check out our list of the top 2017 summer gear products that you should have this year.

2017 Summer Gear:

Tank Tops

These are a must during the summer months! The days can get pretty hot and tanks are the best way to stay cool and stylish. We have so many options from Ladies Drapey tanks to Men’s Workout tanks. There are so many styles and colors to choose from that you are sure to get the look that you want for this summer.

T-Shirts

Right alongside the tanks you cannot go wrong with a t-shirt. One of our more popular brands this year is the District Tri-Blend Tee. These t-shirts are a blend of poly/ring spun cotton/rayon. The tri-blend fabric infuses each piece with its own character and vintage look. T-shirts are great for the days when it’s not incredibly hot out.

Sweatshirts

You are probably thinking sweatshirts, really? Yes, for those chilly summer nights by the camp fire or the rainy days. There really is no right or wrong way to go with sweatshirts. However you may want to start by narrowing down what you are looking for. Maybe a light weight full zip up or a heavy weight fleece pull over. We have a style for everyone you know and they are perfect for cool summer nights!

Hats

Spending a lot of time out side this summer? Be prepared and keep your head safe from those nasty sun burns with custom caps! Not only will they save your head from a sun burn but it helps keep the sun out of your eyes too. We have a lot of styles available when it comes to hats, so whether it is for the guys out fishing or for your garden club we’ve got you covered, literally.

Bags

No summer vacation in complete without a trip to the lake, theme park or picnic! Do you need to update your tote bag that you use for your summer adventures? We can help you out there too! There is everything from back packs to insulated tote bags for your travels this summer. Want to treat your family? Get them their own custom bags with your family name on it and they will love it!

Let us be your go to for your custom 2017 summer gear! CONTACT US!

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