Handmade Valentine’s Day Giveaway, ends 2/6

Hug a Tree with Me

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

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

Hug a Tree with Me

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.


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Handmade Paper

Eco Friendly Daily

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.

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.

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.

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

Elephant Journal

Adventure Conscious Consumerism Family Green Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood building a house earthships eco green homes houses made of tires recycle sustainableSlowly 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.

Handmade Fabric Designs “To Go” From Deda Designs

Green Prophet

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. Read more about package design: Beggars Can Be Choosers: Amit Brilliant’s Recycled Wallets. Fashion & Design Contemporary design design Recycled design

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.

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

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Utensil cases, of recycled materials or otherwise, may not be at the top of anybody's list of shopping necessities. There is no need to go out and buy a set that comes with a recycled case, for instance. I make mine from recycled leather and find that that one can be made in a very short time but, then again, I do do a lot of leather work as and when.

Shine Bright with Recycled Metal Jewelry: 5 Sustainable Picks

Eco Chic

These companies use recycled metals and gems to produce some of the most beautifully crafted and, uniquely designed jewelry available. Recycled diamonds make for wonderful engagement rings.) The brand designs their jewelry with 100% recycled metals whenever possible. When it’s not possible to recycle they source ethically from the Canadian arctic, Namibia and work with the Tanzania Women Miner’s Association (TAWOMA).

Digby and Iona: Handmade Jewelry with a Whimsical Touch

Eco Chic

And was I excited to hear that it’s made here in NYC from recycled metals? AD: I work with one of the few metal casters in New York who casts recycled sterling silver. Creative Arts Fair Fashion Featured Animals Brooklyn digby & iona Jewelry necklace NYC recycled metals ringAaron Ruff, the designer behind Digby & Iona , in his Brooklyn studio.

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

Eco Chic

If you don’t know what the line is all about, here’s a quick primer: -Made by hand (by artisan sewers in their homes) in the southern USA -Made with new, organic and recycled cotton -Lean manufacturing processes mean (much) less waste. 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).

Working with wood; a Gypsy tradition

Green (Living) Review

Neither of those activities are invention of the Romani People, that is true, but the Rom carved – pardon the pun – themselves in many places a niche here and then, later, also in the recycling field well before recycling was even cool and a word. Wood, Leather & Recycled.

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Choose Table Lamps Made From Recycled Glass

Green Furniture Home Design

For those who want are looking for table lamps that are not only beautiful looking, but also environmentally friendly, lamps made from recycled glass are a great choice. Recycled glass is an excellent material because it creates no negative environmental impact. In addition to their benefits as being more environmentally friendly, recycled glass table lamps ( like this one )usually have a very unique look. Lighting recycled glass lamps

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Eco-Friendly Gift Idea – Recycled Wine Barrel Cabinet

Green Furniture Home Design

Naturally, we love when things (like furniture) are made from recycled materials, so when we saw this fabulous shelving cabinet that’s made from a gorgeous old wine barrel – we knew we had to give it a shout out! Handmade in Georgia, this recycled wooden cabinet has a handy inner storage shelf, as well as (and you entertainers will love this) a removable maple serving tray and casters. Reclaimed Furniture recycled wine barrel shelf wine barrel cabinet

Green your Summer Giveaway Hop, ends 6/13, Win Eco Headband and Recycled Paper Greeting Cards

Hug a Tree with Me

Giveaway: Up for grabs from us is two awesome handmade Eco items from our store, enter to win one handmade burlap wrapped headband in your color choice and one five pack of “Love Lives Here” greeting cards with matching envelopes. Welcome to the Green Your Summer Event!    The Blogging Mamas Network has come together with likeminded bloggers to make sure your grass isn't all that is green this Summer!

DIY Scented Gift Bow made of Repurposed Perfume Ads


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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Secrets of Green Cultures Part III: Recycling Forefathers

Green Home Blog

Okay they may not be your direct forefathers but they sure knew the meaning of recycling. As Earth Day reminds us of the full spectrum of going green, and staying there, it is recycling that seems to rule the roost since day one. Local communities have adhered to state requirements by dragging their designated ‘blue box’ to the curb or apartment basement, filled with plastic, glass, paper and the like, for a concerted recycling effort. Viking Recycling.

Recycled Furniture to Be Sold at Israeli Auction Next Week

Green Prophet

Select pieces of recycled, eco friendly furniture will be sold at an auction house in central Israel next week alongside paintings and other fine art. Sustainable furniture design has been creeping into the Israeli art world over the past few years, with eco friendly furniture being exhibited at Jerusalem’s Design Week recently and other recycled works being displayed at international shows of Israeli design such as the Bezalel Academy student show at Milan Design Week.

Welsh Environment Minister opens recycled wood shop

Green (Living) Review

Environment Minister, John Griffiths, has helped open a shop in Newport selling goods made from recycled wood. This wood is then sold as timber or turned into handmade pieces for the home or garden, saving it from going to landfill sites. Wood recycling projects like Reseiclo, allow us to save valuable timber from being needlessly sent to landfill sites.”

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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Green Earth Journey

I use recycled neckties, recycled men's suits, recycled Mardi Gras beads, recycled cereal boxes, and 100% post-consumer recycled paper. I worked in sustainable architecture before starting my accessories company, and I wanted to carry over eco-friendly practices into my handmade designs. Recycled materials are inexpensive, abundant, and have unique qualities that can be inspirational in themselves.

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First Princeton Sustainable Fashion Competition: Creative Recycling at Its Best

Eco Chic

There were some extremely creative pieces entered as part of the competition; some of the nonwinning designs were still incredibly well thought-out, including an asymmetrical handmade dress from recycled t-shirts with a flourish neckline created from plastic bags that reminded one of petals in contrasting colors. Julie Dickerson, an Art and Archeology major and Jessica Lander, an Anthropology major took second and third places, respectively, for their recycled creations.

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Dogwood and Hastings: Sustainable Homewares Launch!

Eco Chic

There are recycled paper notebooks… in Chuck’s Mossway print and Wind-on-Sand prints. And incredible table jewelry from Eco-Chick fave Natalie Frigo : Made from recycled metals in NYC, they are the perfect complement to Dogwood & Hastings prints. Creative Arts candlesticks dogwood and hastings Handmade homewares kickstarter made in nyc made in oregon made in usa napkin rings organic cotton recycled metal table jewelry tablecloth weights

Shopping Guide: Eco-friendly Craft Suppliers

Hug a Tree with Me

The glues are made with toxic formulas and animal byproducts, paints are synthetically dyed and exude polluting VOCs, plastic beads are hard to recycle and varnishes are loaded with harsh chemicals. Green Apple Supply: You can find eco-friendly glue, markers, recycled rubber erasers, color pencils and recycled paper all at Green Apple Supply. Green up home recomendations alternatives eco friendly craft suppliers Environmentally friendly recycling

Jesse Danger

Green Earth Journey

I use recycled silver and gold, as well as recycled packaging and shipping supplies. Tags: recycled metal blog Jesse Danger elegant gifts jewelry men conscience green women etsy independent handmade environment seller Name: Jesse Danger Shop Name: Jesse Danger Shop Link: [link] Location: Burlington, Vermont. well just outside of Burlington. Ships To: Anywhere! What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

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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. We particularly liked the shelving made from recycled tires, some sweet dreamcatcher earrings, and a set of seats/tables made with repurposed crates.

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Top Ten Eco-Friendly Toys for Kids

Green Home Blog

Go green with toys made from non-toxic, recycled and recyclable plastics. Greenhome carries a number of toys made from recycled plastic, including a truck and race car , pizza play set , stacking number set , and a radio flyer wagon. Support local businesses by buying local, handmade toys. Help reduce that waste by avoiding toys that come with lots of added packaging, especially hard to recycle plastics or Styrofoam. The Best Eco-Friendly Toys for Your Kids.

Heart of Recycled Glass: Ellen Blakeley Studio Reuses Waste to Create Mosiac Art

Eco Chic

Ellen Blakeley is the creator of stunning handmade recycled glass mosaic tiles. Her Santa Rosa, CA studio is committed to sustainability and utilizes glass recycled from the waste of commercial glass companies in Northern California. Tags: Uncategorized art Home mosaic glass recycled Best In Show, Mosaic Art NOW, “Meredith&# by Ellen Blakeley. shattered safety glass and various surface treatments on Live Oak tree bark).

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Stunning products made using recycled paper


Recycling. Stunning products made using recycled paper. The world is gradually entering into an era where use of recycled materials is increasingly gaining momentum. These reasons are also the inspiration behind designers enthusiasm for creating unique products from recycled paper. All you need is 390 pieces of recycled paper, glue, acrylic colors and a card board. Designer Jolis Paons has prepared this handmade paper dress from pages of an old phone book.

reCycle Clocks now available at One Stop Green


Sonia Renthlei: Recycling is one of the best ways to save resources, and, in the process, keeps the environment clean and healthy. With regard to this, One Stop Green is offering an innovative range of custom clocks made from recycled motorcycle parts. She’s combined her two passions to create unique and trendy timepieces out of old motorcycle parts that she calls reCycle Clocks. One Stop Green now carries reCycle Clocks. One Stop Green now carries reCycle Clocks.

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Passion Lilie’s Fair-Trade Print Fabulousness: How I Wear Eco Fashion

Eco Chic

It’s by Zoe & Sage , and is handmade in L.A. Woodzee Recycled Whiskey Barrel Sunglasses: How I Wear Eco Fashion. Fair Fashion arrowhead block printing cotton crystals eco fashion elephant ethical ethical fashion Fair Trade guatamalan scarf Handmade ikat made in india pants passion lillie plant dyes ring rose quartz tote bag

Product of the Week – 31 Bits

The Go Green Blog

31 Bits is an inspirational do-good company that sells jewelry made from 100% recycled paper by internally displaced women in Northern Uganda. Tags: Eco-Products Recycling 31 Bits Handmade jewelry Recycle Uganda 31 Bits was formed in 2008 when 5 Southern California college students traveled to Uganda and met some of the local women. The students saw there was a need for change: the women needed shelter, food, medication, school fees for their children, etc.

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A Bit Dreamy, A Lot Indy: Quirky and Sustainable Swimsuit Picks

Eco Chic

I’ve been a fan of Ambika’s handmade crochet bikinis for ages. Here are some ideas for recycling that worn bikini … And with that, Happy Swimmings in Sustainable Swimsuits! Fair Fashion Ambika bathing suits bikini Gudrun Sjödén Handmade maillot swash swimsuits I can’t wait to start swimming again soon, and just seeing cozzies (that’s swimsuits in Australian!) for sale again makes me happy in the most delightful way.

Broad Street

Green Earth Journey

I try to eat organic, buy local food when possible, recycle and be thrifty. Tags: beautiful etsy fancy broad street vintage luxury jewelry gifts independent handmade seller Name: Sara Bradstreet Shop Name: Broad Street Shop Link: www.broadstreet.etsy.com Blog: www.broadsinthestreets. blogspot.com Location: Chicago Ships To: Everywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? I salvage vintage jewelry, thrift and estate jewelry.

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Judith Ann Cottage Designs

Green Earth Journey

love to recycle and try to find new uses for old things. Tags: home decor kids blankets pillows interview quilts handmade etsy seller clothing eco organic Judith Ann Weakland Judith Ann Cottage Designs [link] [link] Pittsburgh, Pa. Shipping is U.S. and International Shipping The main materials I use for my ecofriendly products consist of reclaimed vintage fabrics, buttons, broken jewelry,lace, and notions as well as 100 percent pure organic cotton made in the U.S.A.

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Gaia Conceptions

Green Earth Journey

Yes:) I eat local and seasonally as much as possible Recycle Live in a tiny house Drive a bio-diesel car and I'm always looking and learning how to make myself and Gaia Conceptions more eco-friendly How did you get into your craft? Tags: woman stumble clothes independent handmade etsy seller eco organic gair conceptions

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Hairdo Perfection: Accessories for Summer Updos (Get That Hair Off Your Neck!)

Eco Chic

These are made from recycled vintage musical scores —sweet! a handmade, one-of-a-kind KadyBloom fascinator is your ticket. Health Is Beauty beklina eco Etsy Hair hair accessories hairdo Handmade made in france updo I have had exactly one short haircut my entire life; when I was 9 years old I chopped it all off and had a cute bob for the summer. And I was miserable.

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Product of the Week – Tweedle Press

The Go Green Blog

Paper - Tweedle Press uses a wide array of 100% recycled paper fibers & 100% recovered cotton rag. 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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Turn Dryer Lint Into Paper

The Go Green Blog

Tags: Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY Dryer Lint handmade paper Paper papermaking

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AWEAR 2014: Eco Fashion Worn by Stylish Changemakers

Eco Chic

Boots (by El Naturalista , handmade in Spain with vegetable-tanned leather). Earrings ( By Natalie Frigo , made in NYC from recycled metals). Metal Bracelet (by Growing Jewelry , handmade in Austin, Texas). Fair Fashion awear eco fashion Fashion recycled metal sustainable clothing vintage I was so honored to be featured on Kestrel Jenkin’s awesome project, AWEAR2014 ! What is AWEAR?

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Shop Ethical and Fair-Trade at Paper High

Hug a Tree with Me

We found alternatives such as buying fair-trade , handmade and local, and although big business and unethical still dominates the marketplace, we are buying more ethically today than ever before which is highly encouraging for a sustainable future. All of the products that they offer are handmade by skilled artisans from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal with the use of sustainable materials. Some of the materials that are used include elephant dung, rubber wood, felt and recycled paper.

Under the Root: Playful, Sexy Eco-Lingerie

Eco Chic

What could be more enticing than saucy recycled and vintage handmade lingerie inspired by Vaudeville, Parisian Can-Can, burlesque and cabaret? The materials used to create these textile confections are recycled, reclaimed and repurposed. Tags: Fashion Shopping eco fashion Etsy Handmade lingerie Under the Root creates stunning sustainable lingerie sets and accessories from light, airy fabrics like jersey knit and cotton voile.

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