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Whole Foods Market in Raleigh to Auction Artist-Painted Rain Barrels

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

On Friday, May 30 at 6:00 pm, Whole Foods Market in Raleigh is hosting a silent auction of painted rain barrels to raise money for a Local Farmers Emergency Fund.

9 artists were asked to create a dynamic visual impact on the surface of a 30 gallon rain barrel. This project will combine the talents of our local artists to raise money for Emergency Farm Assistance, such as drought relief and the hail storm that occurred on May 20th . The rain barrels will be auctioned off during a wine and cheese reception at the Whole Foods Market in Raleigh with live music performed by The Paul Bomar Trio.

Whole Foods Market is located at 3540 Wade Avenue in Raleigh.

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What happens to recycled vinyl banners?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

As we previously reported, Raleigh’s green printer is a collection site for old vinyl banners. But what becomes of them once we deliver them to Whole Foods for recycling? Inquiring minds want to know, so we talked with Carrie LeChevallier to find out what the latest use for them is. Turns out, Carrie has partnered with a local craftsperson to have them made into outdoor pillows!

The vinyl is nearly weatherproof and highly water resistant, so it makes a great fabric for outdoor cushions and pillows. The filling is a natural water-resistant material from Central America called “Kapok.” The plan is for the pillows to be available for ordering online and will range in price from approximately $50-$125, depending on size. Barefoot Press will keep you posted here when the site is up and running.

Bring your banners to our Pershing Rd. location any time – they can be left on the loading dock after business hours. Thanks to Carrie and Whole Foods for supporting green printing and eco-friendly re-use practices.

Vinyl banner recycling program

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Barefoot Press, in conjunction with Whole Foods Markets, is implementing a recycling program for obsolete vinyl banners. Beginning immediately, you can drop off your old banners either at Whole Foods Market at Ridgewood Shopping Center on Wade Avenue in Raleigh, or at our location at 731 Pershing Rd. The banners will be delivered to a processor that can dispose of them in an eco-friendly manner.

Because we are a green printer, and vinyl banners are not really the best example of green printing, we wanted to offer a means for eco-friendly disposal. The banners would take many years to break down in a landfill, and could leach chemicals in the process.

Barefoot offers green printing alternatives to vinyl, such as heavy recycled paper for indoor use and natural canvas for indoor and outdoor use. However, if the application calls for a long-lasting product that must be water proof, vinyl may be the best, if not the only option. This program will help reduce the carbon footprint.

We offer a wide variety of large format print products, including translites, product labeling, static clings, posters, vehicle graphics and trade show displays. Your account manager can help guide you through the options for all of your point-of-sale materials.

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