Handmade Valentine’s Day Giveaway, ends 2/6

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Valentine’s Day is a little less than a month away and to celebrate this charming day of amore I would like to gift away two “love-related” handmade beauties from my Etsy shop - 5 Loving You Greeting Cards crafted on recycled kraft stock and the Red Heart Wearable Art Choker Necklace crafted with recycled chipboard (winner chooses the color). reviews and giveaways etsy shop giveaway handmade

Save Handmade

Green Earth Journey

On Feb 10th all handmade items for children will have to be tested for lead, every single item. This will cost thousands and most handmade artists will not be able to afford this. Please sign this petition [link] And whenever you can please purchase your items from handmade artists until Feb 10th. Tags: accessories lead child clothing protest toys etsy artists help activism independent sellers testing handmade children

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Handmade Giveaway Hop – Recycled Paper Jewelry Box/Kraft Paper Christmas Cards

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Welcome to the Handmade & Eco-Friendly Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering , Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network ! To help raise awareness about the importance of giving eco-friendly and handmade gifts, we’re offering giveaways to help you get started (or continue) with your holiday planning. We are excited to be a part of Green Moms Network Handmade/Eco-friendly Holidays Giveaway Hop.

The Truth Behind That “Handmade” Label.

Elephant Journal

When we purchase a handmade item, do we ever really know what we're getting? Arts & Culture Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only Amazon ethical business etsy handcrafted handmade trends

Handmade Paper

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Twisted Limb Paper ( www.twistedlimbpaper.com ): From the best little college town around, Bloomington Indiana, Twisted Limb Paperworks specializes in handmade, 100% recycled paper products, including recycled wedding invitations, business/corporate holiday cards, birth announcements, shower invitations, thank-you notes, programs, guest books, place cards, menus and favors.

Bringing back Connection, Relationship & Handmade Treasures to our Present Lives.

Elephant Journal

In that world, everything was about relationship and knowledge: Boulder Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Green community eco fashion fair labor green handmade clothing indigenous shoe-shopping sustainable shoesRaised by my grandfather, grandmother, and my community in a traditional lifestyle from a very young age, I remain forever grateful.

Silver Sky Imports: Unique Handmade Items from Tibet and Nepal

Hug a Tree with Me

While mass produced products is a sad necessity in today’s fast past world, to stay connected to the products we use and adorn our homes with, we must support handmade. Handmade items are not only beautiful and made with love, they are often also of higher quality than their mass produced kin. It is that human touch and minimalistic processes that makes handmade so special. So, if you are looking for wonderful handmade goods, consider visiting Silver Sky Imports

Tunisia’s handmade tiles risk disappearing forever

Green Prophet

The history of handmade tiles in Tunisia is fascinating. Although handmade decorated tiles were used in some early mosques, it was only in the 1600′s, with the final great exodus of Andalusian Muslims to Tunisia, that the application of enamel techniques revived the fading ceramic centers around the country. ” If the handmade tile making industry in Tunisia is still afloat, it is largely thanks to the Algerian, Japanese and American clients.

Review of Soft Star Shoes Handmade RunAmocs plus $25 Soft Star GC Giveaway ends 9/8

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It’s that ethical connection of knowing where and how our products got to us that makes handmade so desirable and I speak as both a maker of handmade goods and a supporter. There is something so beautiful and pure about wearing something made sustainably and lovingly by hands versus a big chain factory.

10 Reasons to Choose Handmade Jewelry

Green Living Ideas

Here are 7 reasons to choose handmade jewelry for all your green gift giving. The post 10 Reasons to Choose Handmade Jewelry appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts b corporation diy eco home products green consumerism handmade homemade jewelryLove gift giving?

Billykirk’s Handmade, Slow Fashion Chic Leathergoods

Eco Chic

Billykirk , run by the brotherly duo Kirk and Chris Bray, has been around since 1999 (so way before the current artisan, handmade trend became so hot). ” Fair Fashion American made bags belts bike bag Billykirk classic design Handmade heirloom leather goods made in usa slow fashion vegetable tannedHandles size down so you can carry it or increase the size for wearing it under your shoulder. Padded throughout, top quality leathers for the trim and a rugged Denier nylon lining.

Handmade Hair Accessories Trend: Matching Themed Pins

Eco Chic

Above) iluxo has a number of handmade-from-veggie-tanned-leather hair pieces , like the matching octopus and bubbles (and there are a bird and feather, and a skull and flower , both of which I also love). Creative Arts Fair Fashion Featured bobby pins Etsy hair accessories hairdo Handmade updoI have had long hair since I was a little girl; and on those days when it looks pretty flowing down my back, I am joyous.

VOZ: Handmade Fair Fashion for the New Modern Look

Eco Chic

The VOZ handmade aesthetic is both obvious in the detailing on many pieces, and simultaneously seamlessly integrated into the quite modern-classic pieces (which all look incredibly comfortable to boot; no suffering for fashion here!). The post VOZ: Handmade Fair Fashion for the New Modern Look appeared first on Eco-Chick. Fair Fashion chile fair fashion Handmade independent designers New York Fashion Week NYFW voz women

Earthships, Roadtrips & a Handmade Cabin for $10k.

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Slowly but surely, the house started taking shape. For the most part, Steph and I designed on the fly, making every decision together. Lots of people told us that building a house as a couple can ruin. Adventure Conscious Consumerism Family Green Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood building a house earthships eco green homes houses made of tires recycle sustainable

Handmade Earthen Hookah Pipe Adds Class to Middle East Past Time

Green Prophet

Whereas most Hookah pipes are mass produced in factories, this gorgeous new interpretation is handmade in the Netherlands out of matte ceramic, granulated cork, which is one of the most sustainable materials on the planet given how quickly it is reproduced, earthenware, dolomite and other materials. Design Etsy Handmade crafts Middle East lifestyle Middle East shisha smoking sustainable materials

Eco-Chick’s 10th Birthday Wellness Party at Coco-Mat with Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Eco Chic

Guests enjoyed luxury massages and treatments from Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics in the “Lush Spa” at our event. The Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics team who pampered and shared their expertise with guests all evening. The post Eco-Chick’s 10th Birthday Wellness Party at Coco-Mat with Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics appeared first on Eco-Chick. Eco-Chick’s managing editor Lindsay Brown, and EIC and founder Starre Vartan.

Our New Family Tradition-Handmade Advent Calendar

Green Earth Journey

Isn't it fantastic!?! I made this using vintage wooden spools I bought from Etsy sellers and the spool holder I found at JoAnns Fabric for $3! I got the idea from Just Something I Made. I absolutely love this! I cant wait until the kids see it! I made a master list so I know what is written under each label so I can hide the candy before they open it! I realized tonight that I did not have any green paint, so I used a green washable marker and it worked just fine!

Handmade Pink Oxfords and Recycled Rainbow Bags from Guatemalan Artisans

Eco Chic

The post Handmade Pink Oxfords and Recycled Rainbow Bags from Guatemalan Artisans appeared first on Eco-Chick. “Make it count” is the UTZ market motto. They believe in empowering the people of Guatemala, and want the world to know about the good that comes from the Central American nation. Their pledge is to slow down and show how human development comes through respect and justice, not charity.

Ceramic tile factory Turkey produces roof tiles as bird shelters

Green Prophet

All handmade things, including these Tunisian tiles , risk disappearing forever, along with the birds. Let’s support and do handmade so we can keep our humanity and human scale in the built world. Animals Design Ancient handcrafts clay pottery green roofs handmade handmade goods passive designThe Turks and earlier the Ottomans have a rich tradition for pottery and ceramics.

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Handmade Fabric Designs “To Go” From Deda Designs

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Handmade and packaged in recycled boxes generally used for fast food or take-away, Deda Design’s kitchen products look delicious. Now Deda Designs, a boutique design label based in Israel, is finding ways to use recycled fast food packaging to house its limited edition, handmade fabric products. Fast food usually gets a bad rep: it’s fatty, bad for you, and wastes a lot of packaging and resources. But what if fast food style packaging was put to more sustainable use?

Timo Handmade Finds Modern Uses for Vintage Fabrics

Green Prophet

Made mostly from used and vintage scraps of fabric, Timo Handmade’s new creations have a warm, old-world feel. Israeli designer Timor Cohen, the brain and creator behind Timo Handmade, is no exception, and uses her collection of fabric scraps and knick knacks to create one-of-a-kind dolls, fabric books, blankets and handbags and rid the planet of a little more waste. Check out more of TIMO’s creations at Timo Handmade. Images via: Timo Handmade.

Summer’s Perfect Jewelry is Edgy Cool: Enter Natalie Frigo’s Handmade Designs

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Fair Fashion Featured artisan ethical Handmade Jewelry natalie frigo NYC recycled gold recycled silver sustainableThe Playing Cat Cuff is made from recycled brass with white sapphires for the eyes. A simple piece that makes everyone look closer. Jewelry is especially important in the summer months; I know I just want to wear as little as possible, and most of my usual accessories sit on the my dressing table as I think about how sweaty they will get.

Frida Kahlo’s Incredible 50-Year-Old Fashion is Local, Handmade, Gorgeously Mexican

Eco Chic

You might not know that Frida Kahlo was a fan of handmade, indigenous, local clothing, but it was all a part of the artist’s fierce love for her home country of Mexico: She literally wore her politics. The post Frida Kahlo’s Incredible 50-Year-Old Fashion is Local, Handmade, Gorgeously Mexican appeared first on Eco-Chick. Tree of Hope, Remain Strong ( 1946).

Yiuco Marketplace for Handmade Upcycled, Recycled, or Reused Products

Green Prophet

Etsy, the global online store , has enjoyed great success due to the fact that it enables individuals to buy handmade, unique items from other individuals around the world with the click of a mouse. It has even spurred what some people are calling the “Handmade Revolution&# by encouraging people to buy handmade (as opposed to energy-guzzling machine-made) products. Yiuco may be the Middle East’s greener Etsy.

4,000 Handmade Hats Collected for Syrian Refugees by this Green Prophet

Green Prophet

So far we have collected some 4,000 handmade hats for Syrian refugees. What started as a few throwaway balls of yarn to a tiny knitter in Jordan’s Zaatari Syrian refugee camp inspired a goofball idea: I asked crafty folks everywhere to toss a few hats in the ring. The reaction has been jaw-dropping. Hand-made or store-bought, brand new or gently used: the idea was to cover the heads of as many of the camp’s 60,000 children as possible before winter winds arrive.

Bergamot Rose Spa Box Giveaway – Ends 2/2/17

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Our first giveaway of the year is our Romantic Bergamot Rose Spa Box filled with handmade beauty items to make you look and feel beautifully relaxed. giveaways etsy shop giveaway handmade valentine's dayThe box includes: one Bergamot Rose soap bar, one bergamot rose bath bomb, two bath teas, one solid perfume, one container of whipped body butter, one stainless steel soap dish, one small loofah and our “Relax” zine.

Digby and Iona: Handmade Jewelry with a Whimsical Touch

Eco Chic

Aaron Ruff, the designer behind Digby & Iona , in his Brooklyn studio. It’s rare that I obsess over jewelry; I am lucky enough to have inherited all my grandma’s and great-grandma’s necklaces, rings, hatpins, brooches and bracelets, pieces from 1880-1980, and rarely find anything that’s as interesting or beautiful as what I already have. I’m darn picky, in other words, and only respond to jewelry that’s really interesting or different.

Alabama Chanin’s Cyber Monday Sale: 50% Off Handmade Slow Fashion

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion alabama chanin boho cyber monday eco fashion Handmade sale slow fashion styleAlabama Chanin rarely has a sale, but this one’s a doozy (so much so, I had to share it with you all). Up to 50% off in the brand’s red dot sale, happening NOW! I’m loving the large polka dot t-shirt (above) and the Little Flowers Walking Cape (below)>.

Ancient olive oil soap factory unearthed in Bedouin city

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Ancient beauty products handmade Nablus Rahat traditionsOne of the fascinating games found at the archeology site, the oldest ancient soap factory, a soapery, found in the region.

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Summertime Knits: Try Some of These Sustainably Stylin’ Hemp, Organic Cotton and Handmade Lovelies

Eco Chic

These handmade knit shorts are just totally unexpected and fun. This beautiful cotton knit shrug by Micaela Gregg is a perfect summer layer. Available at Beklina. Last night, I put away my winter knits; my fave black wool sweater, my grandma’s green button-down with the giant collar that still smells vaguely like her perfume, the head-warming hats and the rotating cadre of scarves I wear from October-April were all packed away and stored until next Autumn.

Avoid plastic utensils by carrying your own, wrapped in handmade recycled cases

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Utensil cases, of recycled materials or otherwise, may not be at the top of anybody's list of shopping necessities. But, once you start to contemplate the vast amounts of plastic and wood made into cutlery that gets used only a few minutes (3 minutes is average) and then landfilled for eons, carrying your own KFS-set (KFS is military jargon for knife, fork, spoon) starts to make more sense.

Handmade rope oak swing as a backyard accessory

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Handmade Carved Oak Rope Swing. Handmade Carved Oak Rope Swing. Sonia Renthlei: Casey Dzierlenga of North Carolina has designed and built a stylish swing from reclaimed oak dunnage. She built the swing after being inspired by wooden life preservers, lakeside lifeguarding and the arc of a boat. With a simple and naturalistic appearance, the swing can be attached to a tree branch and serves as a great summer accessory for a backyard.

Green gifting

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Handmade is best by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When it comes to gifting, whether for a birthday or for Christmas, Chanukah, etc., A handmade knife, a slingshot, or whatever else, was more appreciated by us than if someone had gone out and bought something that we might not have, as I said, been able to make much use of. A homemade handmade gift also shows the recipient that the giver has thought about what the recipient might like, considering his or her hobbies, etc.

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DIY Scented Gift Bow made of Repurposed Perfume Ads

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Arts Do-It-Yourself bow DIY gift wrap handmade paper arts recycle repurpose repurposed junk ribbonFor topping off the wrapping of a very special gift, make a one-of-a-kind bow with the added surprise of carrying an exotic designer scent! Your recipient need never know that this lovely and festive gift bow was made out of junk ads — unless, of course, you want to gain big repurposing DIY cred by [.].

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Gorgeous, Genius Gifts For Conscious Women from UncommonGoods

Eco Chic

We love shopping the site not only because its elevated artisans’ voices around the world, but because it has featured organic, recycled and handmade products since its founding and is committed to never selling products containing leather, feathers or fur. From uniquely gorgeous home accents, to gifts no one else will give , handmade lovelies and stunningly beautiful jewelry and clothing, Uncommon Goods has a little something for everyone this fall.

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The Needles & Damage Undone (or How Knitting Saved My Life).

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) handiwork handmade knit knitting patience practice Yoga While I do not think "yoga is the new knitting" like some do, I do agree with those who say the two are "perfect bedfellows.".

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Amazon To Challenge Everyone’s Favorite Art Retail Website.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only Amazon art artist business news etsy handmade online merchandiseAmazon's own artisan-crafted merchandise, sold via sellers much like those on Etsy, will differ in that Amazon's wares will be in search engines alongside mass-produced items, something Etsy prides itself on not doing.

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Ecohabitude & GreenDrinks Kick Off Holiday Shopping with Style + Ethics

Eco Chic

The product footprints also provide consumers the ability to conveniently shop according to their values – conflict free, handmade, organic, vegan, biodegradable, fibershed, low carbon footprint, GMO free, profit sharing, wildharvested, upcycled, and the list goes on and on! Ecology artisan dogwood and hastings eco home goods Ecohabitude ethical Fair Trade fair wage green drinks Handmade local made in usa Organic

Ditch Etsy for CIRQY, the Middle Eastern Alternative

Green Prophet

We love Etsy as much as anyone, but we also feel it is our duty to support local efforts to collate cool design , handmade arts and crafts. But there are some neat creations available on CIRQY that are handmade, mostly, by local artisans – and that is worth a lot. Design CIRQY Etsy green design handmade goods holiday gifts Middle East design online shopping

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Support Refugees with Lush’s Hand of Friendship Soap

Eco Chic

One of Lush’s latest handmade inventions extends a warm welcome to Syrian refugees arriving in North America. Health Is Beauty bath products ethical beauty ethics human rights Lush LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Refugees soapLush products carry many messages ; they value people, planet and animals.

Puzzle Apparel’s New DIY: Design It Yourself, Artisan-Made Clothes

Eco Chic

With Puzzle Apparel you get to: Support American artists by customizing Puzzle’s designs with handmade accent materials created by hand weavers, fabric printers, painters, and dyers from around the USA. Who are the people behind the handmade accents? Her yurt is full of lush textures and colors and beautiful handmade garments, scarves, rugs, and throws. Fair Fashion artisan blouses design it yourself DIY eco fashion ethical Fair Trade Handmade puzzle apparel

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Everything You Need for the Perfect Valentine’s—or Galentine’s—Day

Eco Chic

For some couples, Valentine’s Day is fraught with tension, and so having a great gift really matters—so we have a few really beautiful ideas for you in that category (all of which are fair trade, handmade and ethical, of course!). As you can see from the close-up image of the fabric below, it’s both lightweight and also much more complex in both texture and colors due to natural dyes and the handmade nature of the fabric.

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Knitwear That Glows for Winter Bike Safety (and Fabulousness!)

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion bike cycling glowing Handmade hat headband knits knitwear on the glow safety WinterKnitwear is about to make its way back in stores: much can be said about brands delivering a green message together with their rows of knit and purl, but this year there is a technical innovation at the horizon.

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