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Giving Green this March

There are always difficult decisions to make in Louisiana when big oil money and jobs directly conflict with our local efforts to slow down land loss and preserve natural habitats. Most of us would love to have our cake and eat it too, which would be a lot easier if oil companies tapping into...

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The Making of Beads & Brass

Tchoup Industries founder Patti Dunn teamed up with local textile designer Abby Wetsman to create the 2017 limited edition Mardi Gras collection Beads & Brass, and we documented every step of the way. Here's a behind the scenes look of the work that went into the bright canvas panels painted...

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Baby, Its Time For King Cake

Resolutions of giving up refined sugar for the new year all goes out the window on January 6th, the Twelfth Night after Christmas. That's the day our Carnival season officially begins, which means King Cake will now be plentiful and available through Mardi Gras Day.   Once you come to love this special...

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2016 Sustainability Report

At Tchoup Industries we strive to make a positive impact on our community and the environment. Here's a recap of how we supported this mission during the 2016 calendar year (our 4th year in business!). Items that never made it to the landfill due to our repurposing efforts: And when it comes...

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Tchoup Press: Men's Journal Gift Guide

Yesterday Men's Journal published Local-Made Holidays: Gift Ideas From Every State to their online blog. Writer Lauren Steele researched items made locally state by state, and we are so honored to be one of two companies featured from Louisiana!  Their pick from the Tchoup Industries collection was our Travel Dog Bowl saying "This...

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Tchoup Press: Parade's Made in America Gift Guide

Yesterday the New Orleans' Christmas parade rolled through the streets of downtown. What a nice surprise to be featured in Parade's Made in America gift guide found in today's Times Picayune and newspapers across the country! We are all lit up to be featured alongside other great American brands and makers such...

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Forage Your Decor

Living in a small New Orleans shotgun home means that there's not much extra space for storage of holiday decorations. My tree stand and skirt, a jingle bell wreath, and a few strands of lights didn't make the cut in my most recent purge this past summer. So now that the...

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