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 summer sweater by Eileen Fisher is a luxurious hemp knit. This beautiful cotton knit shrug by Micaela Gregg is a perfect summer layer. Available at Beklina.

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Product of the Week – Tweedle Press

The Go Green Blog

Packaging – Tweedle Press packaging materials are also as ‘low impact’ as possible, meaning recycled boxes, hemp twines, etc. Tags: Eco-Products Recycling Green Goods handmade paper Hemp papermaking Recycle Reuse Tweedle Press up-cycle upcycle vegetable ink

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8 Ways to Green Up your Wardrobe

Hug a Tree with Me

2: Sustainable fabrics: When shopping at conventional clothing stores look for clothing made from sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton and wool as well as bamboo, hemp, linen and recycled polyester.

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Shopping Guide: Eco-friendly Craft Suppliers

Hug a Tree with Me

Eco Choices: You can find plant based beeswax, handmade paper, soy crayons, hemp watercolor paper, organic yarns and viscose sponges at Eco Choices. Jewelry making, painting, sewing, drawing and so much more are all beautiful forms of crafting.

Filberts Bees first visit to the Natural & Organic Show

Green (Living) Review

Filberts Bees are makers of handmade beeswax balms, salves and polishes and have made their first visit to the Natural & Organic Show this year. Hemp oil is a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid and omegas – widely recognized for good skin health.

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Green Earth Journey

It is also handmade with Fair Wage and Fair Labor in China! I highly recommend checking out they have all kinds of bags made from all sorts of materials, such as hemp, bamboo, organic cotton, PET, etc!

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How to design eco wedding card?

Green Prophet

craft items and tools for handmade invitation cart. Order invitations made from non-tree products like bamboo, hemp, coffee bean, and cotton fibers. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest and other websites online on transforming these materials into special handmade invitations.

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Green Earth Journey

i use hemp for my hand knit market bags, which is a renewable resource. when i designed my hemp market bag, i did so with myself in mind--i wanted a reusable bag to carry with me to the store. (i

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How I Wear Eco Fashion: Model Citizen Summer Rayne Oakes Rocks the Uniform Project

Eco Chic

In the topmost image, the Little Black Dress was designed out of a silk-hemp blend and handwoven Thai silk sourced from Source4Style and made by Carasan Designs. The ascot blouse was handmade by Pakistani women out of silk and hand-embroidered.

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Eco Friendly Coffee Filter

Green Earth Journey

I also found that there are unbleached cotton and hemp reusable filters on Etsy. When purchasing from Etsy, you are supporting artisans and getting a quality handmade item in return. I enjoy coffee, but have for some time thought it a waste of paper to use a new filter every day. However, paper filters are not reusable. I buy unbleached paper filters, and compost them after use, so I am helping to reduce landfills, but I am not helping the front end at all.

Top 7 Tips To A Tree-Free Home

The Go Green Blog

3- If you print documents, print on once-used paper and/or bleach-free, recycled paper with the highest post-consumer waste content available (or hemp/alternative-source paper). 6- Make your own cards/letters from once-used products or handmade paper.

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(Re)Fashioning Fiber Exhibit on NOW at Greenspaces, NYC

Eco Chic

Before clothes are sewn, the fibers are grown (cotton, hemp), manufactured (polyester, Tencel) or raised (silk, wool). From recycled yarns and reused ‘waste’ textiles to upcycled hoola hoops and vintage jewels and hemp, creative reuse was exemplified in each of the pieces.

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An ECO Christmas

Green Earth Journey

Colorful ribbon (made from hemp or bamboo or eco twist ribbon ), recycled paper garland , recycled paper snowflakes ,more snowflake how to's If you have children; For some reason Santa always seems to track in Magical North Pole Snow. Now why would buying handmade be ECO friendly?

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7 Cool Bicycles That You Can Actually Buy


Each one of these unique frames takes over 40 hours to build and to make them even more natural they use hemp fiber for the lugs to join the tubes together. Of course it is handmade and to make it even more unique and probably more expensive it is made of up to 100 thin layers of wood.

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Isobel and Cleo: Next Level Knits Born in Nantucket, Made by Hand

Eco Chic

Handmade on Nantucket Island, Charlotte’s inspiration for her first post-win project comes from an unusual source — an overture from the soundtrack to the movie The Shawshank Redemption.

Raise Money with Green Fundraisers: Part 1

Eco Friendly Daily

Encourage a group of students, parents (perhaps the PTO) and teachers to make handmade eco-crafts. Then sell the handmade eco-crafts to raise money for the school. Fundraisers are a common practice in schools these days.

A Greener Side of Gift-Wrapping

Eco Friendly Daily

Adults may appreciate handmade items, plants, and so on. Another possibility is using recycled or handmade paper. There are papers with embedded flowers, using mulberry, kenaf, hemp, jute, and other wood-pulp alternatives.

Sustainable Bikes Made of Bamboo

Eco Friendly Daily

While there are still remain components of the bike that cannot be done in bamboo due to their more mechanical properties, Calfee has done all it can to ensure that even the connections are as sustainable as possible, comprised of a hemp fiber epoxy composite.

The Eco-Friendly Wedding Planner

Eco Friendly Daily

If that doesn’t float your boat, you can have wedding gowns made from organic hemp/silk blends. A friend of mine had her invitations hand-written on handmade paper, and they were beautiful. You can also get tree-free paper that is made from recycled coffee beans, recycled denim, organic cotton, or hemp fibre. It’s Valentine’s Day, and couples all over the world will be getting engaged to be married.

Last Minute Eco Halloween Decor for Your Spooky House!!

Eco Chic

You can build on this using recyclable materials and handmade creations. You can make the tree out of organic fabric such as hemp or recycled Polyester. Guest Post by Ellie Smith.

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The 2013 Eco Chick Holiday Gift Guide is Packed with Green Goodness

Eco Chic

Natalie Frigo’s jewelry (pictured above) is handmade in NYC, using recycled metals, and is inspired by ancient Egypt, her beautiful cats, and the city she loves—and plenty more since the last time I talked with her, no doubt!

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