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.

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 Tweedle Press is a full-service design, papermaking, and letterpress print shop that uses eco-friendly materials while still creating stylish, quirky paper goods.

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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. 4: Support ethical handmade : Etsy is the probably the best place to snag adorable handmade clothing made from ethical fabrics. Supporting handmade will ensure continual success to the artisan while also helping to protect the environment.

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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. Crafting can be the most rewarding form of therapy for both kids and adults. There is just something so lovely about creating something by hand, however most traditional craft supplies are harsh on the environment.

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. Farm-pressed hemp oil from Devon farms features in their latest range offering an exciting range of balms and salves designed to protect everything from hard-working hands exposed to the elements through to the delicate skin of infants. Review of Moisturizing Hemp Salve to follow.

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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! I recently had the pleasure to review a reusable tote from It is a nice chocolaty color and has a pouch that it stuffs into when you are not using it.

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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. The other shot (above), is again, the Little Black Dress, made with the silk-hemp blend and handwoven Thai silk sourced from Source4Style and made by Carasan Designs , worn completely differently.

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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. Creating and sending out eco-friendly wedding cards is a great way to contribute to saving the planet as a couple.

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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 and I encourage everyone to buy handmade and to support all the small shops out there, and of course our fellow Etsyians! Name: tracy hachler Shop Name: olivebrown Shop Link: [link] Location: wisconsin Ships To: everywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? -i

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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.

(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. If you can’t make it to NYC, check out my visual tour of the (Re)Fashioning Fiber Exhibit.

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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. Make your home a more Green one by making it a tree-free one. Here are the top 7 tips to a tree-free home: 1- Replace paper napkins with cloth napkins. 2- Replace paper towels with a special set of cloth towels.

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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. made with hemp hand crochet flowers and silk and cotton fabric hand woven by cara deheart of seaweaver. The Charleston tuck striped fringe poncho, knit with merino, silk, bamboo, recycled jersey, paper, and lambswool yarns.

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. Toys made out of wood and handmade are all the more reason to stop by Etsy and see what those artists have cooking! Etsy is an online community of artists/crafters that sell handmade items. Now why would buying handmade be ECO friendly?

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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. If you are planning on having a party or a small get together this Halloween then obviously you’ll be thinking about preparing your house to suit.

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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.

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. Good easy to do eco-crafts could include: hemp bracelets, soy candles, cereal notebooks, jewelry made of recycled material, reusable cloth shopping bags, greeting cards and stationery made out of recycled paper. 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. It seems to be birthday party season in our neighbourhood – cue the balloons, glossy paper, and curly ribbons. While these items are standard at most celebrations, they are not the only options.

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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. These days it is very hard to find anything that is unique. Everyone wears the same clothes.

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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! The Love Mert Geode tote is a hand-printed recycled hemp/poly blend tote with recycled leather straps and has an interior pocket so you can use it as a book bag, ipad carrier or purse.

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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. Pedal power has gotten more sustainable thanks to the engineering ingenuity of Calfee Design and the techniques they use to produce their Bamboo Bike.