The Earth Friendly Lolita Project is a non-profit campaign founded by two Filipina lolitas: Jaja and Abie.

Our mission is to extend our love with the beauty that is lolita into helping save what beauty is left with Mother Nature. In this blog, we will share every footstep we make on our fight to make the world a better place for us lolitas to live.

With this, we aim to bring inspiration and awareness to our fellow lolitas and to everyone who would want to take part with the fight.

 

In support of the No to Mining in Palawan, we will be raiding the Asian Pop Expo 2011 this Sunday to gather signatures for the petition. The cause needs 8 million + more signs. Spread the word!

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Earth Day Special: Recycle sachets into a cute strawberry purse
First of all, we would like to greet our readers a Happy Earth Day! We know some of you might be READ MORE..

Earth Day Special: Recycle sachets into a cute strawberry purse

First of all, we would like to greet our readers a Happy Earth Day! We know some of you might be READ MORE..

Lolita Head Pieces Out of Mussel Shells

I’ve just finished making head pieces out of these…

Mussel shells

I’m having a hard time working with images here at Tumblr. So you may read the tutorial here.

Anyhow, here are the finished head pieces.

Fascinator made out of shell

Fascinator Made out of shell

Headband made out of Mussel shell

Let creative juices flow. Recycling and Lolita love - ♥Abie♥

Make Lolita accessories out of C2 bottle!

Or any plastic bottle!

Turn a trash into treasure!

You will be needing:

Destash fabric: 1/4 yard would be enough

Hot Glue

Plastic bottle

Laces

Pearls, bows, deco-den materials (optional)

Cut the bottle in half.

We will be making a mini tophat out of the bottom of the bottle. This is my desired length.

Trace out the fabric you will be needing to cover the top part and cut it. Be reminded to provide extra space. Do not cut straight across the lines you have traced.

It should look like this.

Apply hot glue along the edges of the base. It’s not clear on the photo but if you look closely, that is where I applied it.

It should look like this.

Cut a rectangular strip to cover the sides of the base.

Erm. I came short. It’s supposed to be covered entirely. Hot glue is bulky so I would just patch it up with embelishments.

Glue your focal element. I chose a handmade bow from my destash. You can attach a flower, an animal applique or anything that you desire.

I patched the middle part with lace and glued the bow in the middle.

Secure the side covering by attaching it on the inner edges using hot glue.

It should look like this.

Glue laces along the bottom edges like this. This will serve as your brim.

It should look like this.

TADA! And there is our hat. You can choose to stop here if you desire. :D

I chose to finish it with pearls. I love pearls. :D

No remainders please! Remainders means trash and we do not like trashes so we are going to make more accessories out of this one.

Cut the cylinder into three.

We can make a pair of cuffs out of the two cut outs and make a headband base out of the other one.

Cut a rectangular piece of fabric to cover your first cuff base.

It should end up like this.

Glue laces across. It’s up to you if you want to place it in ruffles or not.

Finish with desired embellishments. I just love pearls so…there. :D

Do the same with the other base. This will be our headband base for the tophat.

It should end up like this. This is optional but it would be great if there will be no remainders of the bottle. Use every inch! :D

So what to do with these?

This would be funny but since this piece looks a lot like how lolita dresses are supposed to look, I decided to make a mini JSK keychain out of it.

Cover it up with the remaining fabric. Dress it up.

And here’s the finished product. A cute mini JSK keychain. <3

Cover the cap with the remaining fabric. We will make a ring out of this, btw. :D

You could deco the ring if you like like what I did. Experiment. It’s what recycling is all about anyway! :D

And! Here are our finished accessories! We will put them on sale and everything will be donated to a tree-planting campaign. I am excited to go plant our very first trees!

We would love to hear from you! The blogs are now eligible for comments via Disqus.

Enjoy recycling, earth-friendly lolita!

<3 Jaja

And here are the accessories out of a plastic bottle from this post.
The set is for sale for 700php or $16.50. With that money, two trees will come to life. You could leave a comment here if you are interested. Thank you! And please spread the word!

And here are the accessories out of a plastic bottle from this post.

The set is for sale for 700php or $16.50. With that money, two trees will come to life. You could leave a comment here if you are interested. Thank you! And please spread the word!

Change. If you cannot find reasons to be free, invent them.
And think seriously of finding another activity that is more like what you expect from life, more dignified, more human. -Paulo Coelho

I found this quotation at Paulo Coelho’s Facebook page today. It reflects so much of our goals for this project.

As I was talking to Mommy Abie a while ago about our plans, realization came to me in a big picture. And seeing this quote made me somehow identify why we are doing this and what for.. And that is to:

finding another activity that is more like what you expect from life, more dignified, more human.

This is the change that we wanted. To have more content, more meaning. To not just dress up, but to live life.. love LIFE. :)

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After a lot of brainstorming and daydreaming, me and Mommy Abie decided to organize an activity-based lolita gathering to celebrate the birth of this campaign. We are still looking for a proper venue and would still need to talk to some people who could help us. As of the meantime, we would appreciate if you send Mother Nature some lolita love by spreading the existence of this campaign. Thank you for reading, Earth-Friendly Lolita. <3

It&#8217;s 12:37am here of Feb 25&#160;2011. It&#8217;s late but I want to steal this moment while my thoughts are still fresh and clear. I have a busy life, so busy that I could only give internet a two to three times visit per week. But I&#8217;m pushing my energy tonight to make this thoughtful blog.
Why lolita for this cause? There has been a little debate with this matter for people have different point of views and opinions about lolita. I want to let everyone know that I respect your beliefs and I would appreciate if people reciprocate that respect.
Going back, there has been a confusion on how will lolita and being eco-friendly would unite with the idea of lolita as an expensive fashion and Mother Nature which could mean soil and dirt and trees etc. I think that is the feel we are somewhat trying to create in everyone&#8217;s heart. Lolita has become more meaningful throughout the years because of the lifestyle it carries and that lifestyle doesn&#8217;t only include recreating tea party ceremonies etc. I think what makes lolita a not-so-tiring thing to do even though I do it in daily basis for the last four years is that you could actually put your own icing on your cake. It is how you channel out the beauty you feel on your clothes through your personality, through your life. And I think that what defines lifestyle lolita. It is your own story to tell.
Me and Mommy Abie have a sensitive side on simple things. A tiny butterfly could make us smile. Lolita is like a boiling pot of everything that is beautiful and it&#8217;s has always been Nirvana for us to wear clothes that speaks beauty. And it is lolita that opened our eyes on finer things. Even as fine as an unusual looking caterpillar or such. It is lolita that made us love simply because we can and we have the heart to do so. It could be blasphemy but lolita has even more impact on me than my actual religion. Or perhaps it&#8217;s God&#8217;s plan for me. I could think of many things but I know in my heart I am a much better person because of lolita.
I imagined myself being not lolita and having to do earth-friendly tasks. Sure, there would be a little satisfaction in my heart for I always loved nature ever since. But I would admit I would get tired of doing plain things later on. There was no icing on my cake. And with lolita, there will be lots of ways, lot of ideas and an unexplainable enjoyment that never last. We would want to do something with enjoyment, with pure joy, with just pure &#8216;wanting to do it&#8217; because it is sugar coated with lolita. I can reuse a plastic cup as a container, yes. But it would bring me more excitement if I decorate that cup with laces and bows. Lolita is a never-ending opportunity.. And we chose to express that opportunity into caring for the source of all the pretty things in life &#8212; the Mother Earth.
It is 1:12am now here and it took me almost an hour to complete this blog. I wish I had more time to organize my thoughts but I think it would be best to leave it as is. When my mood is still being stirred with sincerity and just plain love for what I want to do. And I end this note wishing that my reader would see more meaning with lolita and the essence it is trying to speak. Because lolita is more than just clothes.

Back from Wonderland,
Jaja &lt;3

It’s 12:37am here of Feb 25 2011. It’s late but I want to steal this moment while my thoughts are still fresh and clear. I have a busy life, so busy that I could only give internet a two to three times visit per week. But I’m pushing my energy tonight to make this thoughtful blog.

Why lolita for this cause? There has been a little debate with this matter for people have different point of views and opinions about lolita. I want to let everyone know that I respect your beliefs and I would appreciate if people reciprocate that respect.

Going back, there has been a confusion on how will lolita and being eco-friendly would unite with the idea of lolita as an expensive fashion and Mother Nature which could mean soil and dirt and trees etc. I think that is the feel we are somewhat trying to create in everyone’s heart. Lolita has become more meaningful throughout the years because of the lifestyle it carries and that lifestyle doesn’t only include recreating tea party ceremonies etc. I think what makes lolita a not-so-tiring thing to do even though I do it in daily basis for the last four years is that you could actually put your own icing on your cake. It is how you channel out the beauty you feel on your clothes through your personality, through your life. And I think that what defines lifestyle lolita. It is your own story to tell.

Me and Mommy Abie have a sensitive side on simple things. A tiny butterfly could make us smile. Lolita is like a boiling pot of everything that is beautiful and it’s has always been Nirvana for us to wear clothes that speaks beauty. And it is lolita that opened our eyes on finer things. Even as fine as an unusual looking caterpillar or such. It is lolita that made us love simply because we can and we have the heart to do so. It could be blasphemy but lolita has even more impact on me than my actual religion. Or perhaps it’s God’s plan for me. I could think of many things but I know in my heart I am a much better person because of lolita.

I imagined myself being not lolita and having to do earth-friendly tasks. Sure, there would be a little satisfaction in my heart for I always loved nature ever since. But I would admit I would get tired of doing plain things later on. There was no icing on my cake. And with lolita, there will be lots of ways, lot of ideas and an unexplainable enjoyment that never last. We would want to do something with enjoyment, with pure joy, with just pure ‘wanting to do it’ because it is sugar coated with lolita. I can reuse a plastic cup as a container, yes. But it would bring me more excitement if I decorate that cup with laces and bows. Lolita is a never-ending opportunity.. And we chose to express that opportunity into caring for the source of all the pretty things in life — the Mother Earth.

It is 1:12am now here and it took me almost an hour to complete this blog. I wish I had more time to organize my thoughts but I think it would be best to leave it as is. When my mood is still being stirred with sincerity and just plain love for what I want to do. And I end this note wishing that my reader would see more meaning with lolita and the essence it is trying to speak. Because lolita is more than just clothes.

Back from Wonderland,

Jaja <3