Greening, Tablecloths, and Jack Johnson's To The Sea

Musician (and eco-warrior) Jack Johnson had a whole heap of misprinted, mis-sized, and otherwise unsellable t-shirts. Jack Johnson also needed over a dozen large tablecloths. Then, because the world works in mysterious and beautiful ways, Bethany and the rest of us at Rhetorical Factory ended up with two giant boxes of Jack Johnson tour t-shirts, and have been tasked with making them into fifteen fitted tablecloths.

Fitted tablecloths, incidentally, are not like fitted sheets- an assumption that turned out to be quite incorrect. They are much larger, spanning not only the width and length of an eight foot folding table, but also the height turning this project into A BIG PROJECT.


Jack Johnson's ethos consists of a lot of efforts geared toward everything from tour greening to non-profit partners like All At Once, community groups and charitable foundations like Plastic Ocean Project, Inc and his own The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. With large practices in place that support sustainability like eliminating the use of single-use plastics and powering much of his touring entourage with biodiesal, down to small measures like encouraging carpooling to shows and providing eco-friendly concert merch, the Jack Johnson team vision really hits home for us here at Rhetorical Factory.

So in an effort to help out a new friend, we're busting out some upcycled (our speciatly!) tablecloths in the studio. Cutting, fitting, sewing, ironing, more fitting and sewing, late nights, early  mornings, the help and support of some good friends, and several learning experiences along the way, we're nearly there...


We're on a mission to be 100% Good, and it feels great to help out some others with the same vision along the way...


For more information on Jack Johnson's sustainability supporting practices, visit the tour greening section of his website.

Laura Marie Souther
Laura Marie Souther




May 21, 2014

very nice,try bibbs……………adult,weear my sis useta were’k,they made many adult[artsy] bibbs[nursin’ home,ect.]

Jess Reedy
Jess Reedy

May 16, 2014

BETHANY!!! This is so incredible! I’m so excited for you!

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