Arista Camera & Imaging (Arista) in Bronxville is offering a new collection of one-of-a-kind photo frames made from recycled materials. Arista, who recently celebrated their 50th year in business, is the only store in Westchester County to offer the unique photo frames made by eco-friendly company Shiraleah.
Shiraleah photo frames are made by the process of inspired repurposing, which skips the middleman in the recycling process. Using this method, there is no need to collect, ship, or reprocess the materials for reuse, which saves time and resources. In repurposing, scrap materials such as tires, bicycle chains, computer motherboards, keyboards, telephone components, keys, recycled paper from magazines, and recycled tin from overruns and misprints are simply put to an unusual yet decorative use, resulting in a frame that is as much a piece of art as the photo placed inside of it.
The subject of recycling is especially important as we celebrate Earth Month throughout April. Earth Month is dedicated to “going green,” protecting biodiversity and addressing various environmental issues around the world. By purchasing products made from recycled materials, including Shiraleah photo frames, energy and resources are conserved, money is saved, and excess waste and pollution are prevented.
The repurposed frames not only offer the Arista customer a chance to purchase something recycled, but also to receive an original piece of art. No two photo frames are alike since each one is handcrafted and made from inventive materials. “The recycled frames are a must-have gift for that hard-to-please person on your list,” said Richard Restiano, Sr., co-owner of Arista Camera & Imaging. “Our customers tend to seek out creative, quality gifts and Shiraleah frames are a perfect fit for that need. We’re excited to be the only retailer in Westchester County offering the Shiraleah photo frame collection.” The environmentally-chic photo frames are priced at $30 or less and fit pictures in sizes ranging from from 2”x3” to 8”x10”.
Arista Camera & Imaging is located at 108 Pondfield Road in Bronxville, NY. Follow Arista on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AristaCamera) or check their up and coming blog (www.aristacamera.com/blog) for the latest in-store news and updates.
About Arista Camera & Imaging
Arista Camera & Imaging (www.aristacamera.com) was founded in the Bronx more than 50 years ago before relocating to Bronxville, NY in 1985. Owned and operated by Manny Parks and Richard Restiano, Sr., who combined have over six decades of accomplishments in professional photography, Arista Camera & Imaging is Westchester County’s community-oriented one-stop-shop for camera and equipment sales, as well as consumer and corporate printing and archiving. The mission of Arista Camera & Imaging is to provide personal service, quality merchandise, ongoing product education, and custom solutions through a variety of educational classes and an experienced staff of photographers.