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

Bring your own sleeve
Designed and hand-sewn by artist Michelle Czulada, the reusable coffee cup sleeves are made from discarded clothing items.