BYOBag is so yesterday — 2008 is all BYOSleeve. Coffee cup sleeve, that is. Yes, even we forget our reusable mugs sometimes, and have to resort to a to-go cup from time to time. When we do, we whip out a coffee cup sleeve for the job — to protect hands from either steaming hot coffee or iced coffee condensation.

This sleeve, available for at the Green Home store, is particularly cute. Designed and hand-sewn by artist Michelle Czulada, the sleeves are made from discarded clothing items. Don’t worry: she washes the old clothes before repurposing them to make the sleeves. Get a pack of three for $18, or a pack of four for $25, and sip in style.

Story by Tobin Hack. This article originally appeared in Plenty in June 2008. This story was added to MNN.com.

Copyright Environ Press 2008