Beautiful Whirl’d Stocks Students’ Tie-Dyed Tees

WARREN, Ohio — Area shoppers looking for sustainable fashion can stop by Beautiful Whirl’d to pick up a T-shirt handmade by students studying environmental science.

The tie-dyed shirts are made by students from the Summit Academy School for Alternative Learners. Students used dyes from walnut shells, marigolds and other natural objects. Beautiful Whirl’d co-owner, Mary Peronne, says the shirts complement the environmental-friendly emphasis and overall culture and community commitment of the store she owns with business partners Mary and Clint Elston.

“We love the fact that they’re tie-dyed,” Peronne says. “We’re known as being the hippies on the block. It fits in with our core values. We try to get on board as much as possible to support causes. We appreciate community.”

The class will be featured by WVIZ/PBS in an Ideastream NewsDepth A+ segment on Friday at 1 p.m. The full episode will be available to watch at The standalone video for the A+ segment will be streamed at

Proceeds from the shirts will go toward a senior trip to Kalahari Waterpark in Sandusky at the end of the school year. Shirts are sold for $13 each at the shop located at 141A W Market St. Exd.

Click here to learn more about the project.

Pictured: Seniors studying environmental science at Summit Academy School for Alternative Learners in Warren display shirts they tie-dyed using sustainable practices.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.