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 shopequita.com.

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

Copyright Environ Press 2008

Muumuu brings heaven to you
Muumuu Heaven ensures nothing goes to waste in the pillowcase-making process by using repurposed fabric, piping, ruffles, lace and even the buttons in their chi