Daniel Mendes

 
Daniel MendesCurrently pursuing a business degree with a minor in studio art from Stony Brook University, Dan is looking forward to his prospects in environmentally friendly and socially responsible business. He spends his time working on his art and music while planning to start an organic apparel company focused on men's apparel in the future. His four-plus years at a lighting store has endowed him with the knowledge of sustainable lighting options and the idea that there are ways to better our planet without compromise or sacrifice.

In 2009, Dan started Saints and Sounds, a blog about music, art, and our environment and has been struggling with his passions ever since. A newcomer to the Inhabitat and Ecouterre team, Dan is eager to find his footing in the world of eco-friendly design and can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

Hemp, Recycled PET Sneakers by Vans Reduce Production Waste by Half

Hemp, Recycled PET Sneakers by Vans Reduce Production Waste by Half

When it comes to sustainably constructed skate-and-surf shoes, Vans has been making big strides. Its latest attempt is the animal-free 106 SF, a classic après-surf sneaker that features uppers made from

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Gitman Vintage: Classic Oxford Shirts With A Retro, Locavore Twist

Gitman Vintage: Classic Oxford Shirts With A Retro, Locavore Twist

“Quality, not quantity” is a mantra Gitman Vintage aims to live by. Choosing to focus on the Oxford, one of the most iconic staples of men’s fashion, the Gitman Brothers spinoff combines

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JGoods’ Sneaker Restoration Kit Makes Your Old Shoes New Again

JGoods’ Sneaker Restoration Kit Makes Your Old Shoes New Again

Instead of trading your old, beloved sneakers for a younger model, consider making them freshly wearable again with the sneaker restoration kit from JGoods. The custom-shoe company has cobbled a

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Farm Tactics’ Upcycled Bags Are Battlefield Tried and Tested

Farm Tactics’ Upcycled Bags Are Battlefield Tried and Tested

Designed for the battlefield, these vintage military deadstock fabrics now see a different kind of action: as stylish, functional bags for dudes that won’t have folks questioning your manhood. The

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Vans Steps Up Green Cred With Tony Alva Skateboarding Shoes

Vans Steps Up Green Cred With Tony Alva Skateboarding Shoes

Vans has once again teamed up with Tony Alva, skateboard legend and the godfather of pool skating, in its newest rendition of his classic sneaker. The limited-edition shoes are constructed with

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Brooklyn Tailors: Bespoke Clothing for the Discerning Gent

Brooklyn Tailors: Bespoke Clothing for the Discerning Gent

Brooklyn Tailors is a prime example of how the fashion industry should operate: small, local, and people-focused. Run by Brenna Boyce and Daniel Lewis out of their label’s namesake borough, Brooklyn

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Finisterre’s Eco-Friendly Waterproof Jackets Take Cue From Nature

Finisterre’s Eco-Friendly Waterproof Jackets Take Cue From Nature

Unlike most technical-apparel lines, U.K.-based Finisterre provides tough, fashion-forward, and comfortable clothing that treads lightly on the environment. Taking a page out of Mother Nature’s

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Get Dapper With COTO Luxe’s Stylish Eco-Accessories for Men

Get Dapper With COTO Luxe’s Stylish Eco-Accessories for Men

COTO Luxe offers a collection of eco-friendly men’s accessories that successfully blend traditional products with fun, innovative design and material choices. Its line, which includes ties, cufflinks,

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6 Eco-Friendly Men’s Jackets Ready To Take On Fall

6 Eco-Friendly Men’s Jackets Ready To Take On Fall

With fall’s blustery weather bringing down the mercury, it’s time to suit up with an extra layer to help you transition from balmy summer to frigid winter. Here, six eco-savvy men’s

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Nau Fills Men’s Eco-Fashion Void With Basics Every Guy Can Appreciate

Nau Fills Men’s Eco-Fashion Void With Basics Every Guy Can Appreciate

As any one of our male readers will tell you, there is a dearth of stylish eco-friendly clothing for men. One brand, however, is looking to change that with its full range of smart, sustainable apparel

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