Can’t afford to take that vacation this year? No worries! Bring the tropics to you with Hawaii-inspired pillow cases made from vintage Aloha shirts. Muumuu Heaven’s handmade, sweatshop-free pillowcases are one-of-a-kind eco-conscious fashions that will bring a tropical feel to any room in the house.

Muumuu is an independent family enterprise that ensures nothing goes to waste in the pillowcase-making process by using repurposed fabric, piping, ruffles, lace and even the buttons in their chic collections. The company even donates 1 percent of its yearly sales to 1% For the Planet to help out projects that preserve and maintain Hawaii’s delicate coral reefs. Muumuu styles range from Totally Tiki to Tropical Teal, cost about $40, and can be purchased at

Story by Jessica A. Knoblauch. This article originally appeared in Plenty in August 2008. This story was added to

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