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.

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.


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Wow-alicious green gifts upcycled by Ex Libris Anonymous

Green Prophet

So it’s perfect that this upcycling boutique was born in this sustainable city’s limits, although the bulk of their business is conducted online. Ex Libris Anonymous has been building handmade journals since 2000. Check them out for a fabulous upcycled ready to host your next novel, sketches or scrapbook. Design hand made journals recycled material upcycling

Handmade Pink Oxfords and Recycled Rainbow Bags from Guatemalan Artisans

Eco Chic

The EcoBambas Earth are 100% upcycled. 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.

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. Packaging has been used in eco-friendly ways by designers before, either by upcycling plastic packaging or making a product’s outer packaging multi-functional. 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.

Rawr….Upcycled Dinos!

Eco Chic

On her Etsy bio she explains how she fell in love with making handmade items from the upcycled felted wool sweaters. Upcycling converts waste materials or extra fabric into new materials and items. I used to snooze with my favorite buds next to me. These of course are the sweet stuffed animals of childhood we all had at one time or another. I always loathed the time when I would have to box those animals and leave them in the basement.

Liat Yaniv’s Colorful Newspaper World and Upcycled Paper Dolls

Green Prophet

Dria Peterson’s Handmade Creations, Born From a Genealogy of Vegetarianism and Recycling. Fashion & Design Artists design green design Israel paper reused paper sustainable design upcyclingYaniv’s surprisingly colorful dolls are made solely from scraps of newspaper (and no paint!). Israeli artist Liat Yaniv ‘s creativity – like that of many before here – was fueled by a shortage of materials and resources.


Green Earth Journey

I worked in sustainable architecture before starting my accessories company, and I wanted to carry over eco-friendly practices into my handmade designs. Tags: recycled blog prixprix interview tie independant men prix prix upcycled eco green women etsy wallets handmade environment seller Name: Laura Skelton Shop Name: prix-prix Shop Link: [link] and [link] Location: New Orleans, LA Ships To: Worldwide! What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

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Interview with Andrew Sell, Founder of Hipcycle

Green Prophet

Hipcycle, a new online marketplace for upcycled products, shows mainstreamers that upcycling can be hip. Shopping local and sustainable is always best, but when you can’t find locally made, sustainably made, or upcycled products around – sometimes the internet is the best way to go. Until a couple weeks ago, when Hipcycle launched its online upcycled store. Are you an avid upcycler yourself?

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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

Shopping Guide: Eco-friendly Craft Suppliers

Hug a Tree with Me

The answer is not to give up the crafting that you love now that you are living greener, the answer is to find more sustainable craft supplies.There are Greener supplies available that are made from materials that are organic, natural, recycled, upcycled and biodegradable, below is a quick guide to help you find them. Darn Good Yarn: You can find a wide assortment of reclaimed fabrics and fibers, upcycled notions, fair trade ribbons and yarns at Darn Good Yarn.

Product of the Week – Tweedle Press

The Go Green Blog

Tags: Eco-Products Recycling Green Goods handmade paper Hemp papermaking Recycle Reuse Tweedle Press up-cycle upcycle vegetable ink

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Jewelry for Eyebrows: Highbrow’s Haute Recyclage Looks Up

Eco Chic

Highbrow is Sapick’s line of handmade upcycled eyewear with signature clip-on eyebrow ornament. I am so thrilled to have received my very own pair of Highbrows to encourage reducing waste through upcycling manufacture! Featured eyeglasses eyewear upcyclingAccessories for eyebrows? Alicia Lubowski-Janh says ‘Yes!’ ’ Photo by: Kevin Kwan.

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denim summer

Neena Creates

find upcycled denim. a fabulous upcycled vintage skirt that's been shortened for an updated look. it's a one of a kind, which is another reason why i am a fan of upcycling. another great example of upcycled denim is this mini messenger bag by pouch. visit pouch here for more handmade eco loveliness and follow their blog for pouch updates. Tags: upcycle organic clothing eco friendly jeans denim neena creates levi's upcycling pouch eco living

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10 sustainable online shopping tips to tick the Triple Bottom Line

Green Prophet

Online marketplaces Etsy and Dawanda let you browse quirky, handmade items without burning any petrol, and offer a decent alternative to glitzy energy-guzzling “lifestyle centers.” Artist Regina Lustig pays homage to her granny’s crocodile handbags in a version crafted entirely of upcycled milk and juice cartons. Upcycled Elephant Calf ($33). Design arts and crafts online marketplaces Recycled design repurposed design sustainable shopping upcycled fashion

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Israel’s “Green Queen” Royally Stamps Her Approval on Eco Design Products

Green Prophet

According to these ladies, every object in their studio (including the upcycled cloth necklace above) “has a story, and each item was examined by the Queen personally. So far the Green Queen (who just launched online a few weeks ago) has stamped her approval on upcycled cloth necklaces, repurposed cloth lamp shades, handmade pillows, and chic multi-use (and dishwasher friendly) bamboo dishes. Royally save resources with Green Queen’s eco friendly design products.

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Companies we love: The Base Project (and a Giveaway!)

Green Living Ideas

The Base Project works with local artisans to create beautiful fair trade bracelets made from upcycled water pipes. The Base Project has generously supplied Green Living Ideas with FOUR giveaway items for our awesome readers: three bracelets and one handmade bag from another collective in Ghana! Activism Conservation Eco Friendly Fashion and Beauty Green Lifestyle Africa fashion PVC recycle upcycle

Colorful, unique Mafia Bags are sewn from old sails

Green (Living) Review

Handmade in San Francisco, these bags give new life to durable material otherwise destined for the trash. Sails are a perfect material for upcycling. They’re tough, strong, lightweight, colorful, and resistant to the elements.

Spotlight on Creativity: Saturday Etsy Series

Green Life Smart Life

My favorite find in 2009 was without a doubt Etsy – the online shopping mecca for anything and everything handmade. I have been making handmade cards for about 10 years and have always relied on friends and family to support my hobby. Tagged: antique , barn wood , coat racks , designsbybeccashop , Doug Flaherty , Etsy , Rebecca Pelton , Rustics Reborn , upcycled.

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On Trend for Spring: Five Vintage Graphic Looks with Indy Flair

Eco Chic

This blouse is so beautifully handmade by a tailor for some unknown European woman. Fair Fashion Featured 60's 70's chronologie vintage clothes eco fashion eco friendly reuse upcycling vintageGuest post by Barbara at Chronologie Vintage. Sometimes it’s hard being a “green” fashionista. We love expressing ourselves with clothing, but we worry about the impact that clothes—even organic ones—have on the earth.

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Product of the Week – Mountain Dog’s Eco-Friendly Dog Leash

The Go Green Blog

All of Mountain Dog’s leashes are handmade in the U.S.A. Tags: Eco-Products Dog Leash eco pet Mountain Dog Reuse sustainable up-cycle upcycle Mountain Dog is an environmentally responsible company making incredibly strong dog leashes from re-purposed climbing rope. Why climbing rope? Well, climbing rope is stronger, more durable and more comfortable than any other leash material on the market today, like leather or nylon. It absorbs shock when your pooch is out of control.

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Be happy with the little that you have

Green (Living) Review

In order to be able to make many things myself I must say that I do own quite a few tools, some new, some old, and I do like to upcycle a lot of stuff (hence the tools) including pallets. If I can make something I need (and want), or repurpose or upcycle for that purpose, then I will do just that. Our toys where those that were handmade for us by others, that we made ourselves from natural materials or trash, or those that we found.

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Ideal Home Show 2012 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

In fact, the idea of the Prince's Pavilion I find to be a great one and it could really become a serious asset to the show if it can be expanded to include many more small companies and start-ups and especially here those that concentrate on handmade in the UK and in this field those that specialize in upcycled and recycled products. of the recycled and upcycled category and nature maybe, just maybe, a separate small show is required in London or the Greater London area.

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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). Knit Bracelet (by Study NY , made in NYC from upcycled textiles). Metal Bracelet (by Growing Jewelry , handmade in Austin, Texas). I was so honored to be featured on Kestrel Jenkin’s awesome project, AWEAR2014 ! What is AWEAR? “ AWEAR is a project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who made them.”

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Nokka Customized Cardboard Furniture for Everyday and Everyone

Green Prophet

Upcycled, easily recycled and sturdy cardboard is the base material for Nokka’s furniture. It is easy to come by, easy to upcycle, and easy to recycle – and no less importantly, it is surprisingly strong and durable. All of the items are handmade and completely customizable. Cardboard is one of those miracle materials that has recently been rediscovered and used widely by sustainable designers.

Rosh Hashanah 5772 Green Gift Guide for 2011

Green Prophet

They would much rather receive something that is handmade, homemade, or touched solely by human hands (and not a machine). It is a little easier now with the advent of the online handmade shopping site Etsy , which serves as a platform for crafters and artisans to easily sell their handmade goods. We’ve been eying these very comfy-looking handmade slippers made out of upcycled fabric scraps by Israeli designer Neta Amir (check out her Etsy shop netamir ).

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Sustainable Summer Sandals At Every Price!

Eco Chic

Rock+Pillar Izhi Handmade Leather Sandals ($85): Hand-woven textiles and pure leather create a gorgeous shoe that supports sustainable communities of South American artisans. Tulip Artisan Little Red Riding Hood Sandals ($85): These dainty shoes are handmade from upcycled leather. As the temperature rises, your toes will begin to beg for some playing time. With ethical and eco-friendly options this fly, you’ll have no problem baring it all (at least below the ankle).

Shannon South Remade Bags: Clutches, Totes and Duffels Crafted from Preloved Leather

Eco Chic

Shannon South’s Remade in the USA bags are bits of handmade gorgeousness. Crafted from upcycled leather jackets, each is uniquely beautiful in only the way handcrafted things can be. I’m a fan of the larger bags, but there are smaller purses and clutches too. And how pleased was I to stumble across this site and find my friend, the luminous Johanna Bjork of Goodlifer modeling in the slideshow and making the bags look even prettier? Go to the site to see what I mean.

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Recycled Furniture to Be Sold at Israeli Auction Next Week

Green Prophet

This handmade, limited edition piece was fashioned out of the barrel, plywood, sponge and upholstery materials. RAWtation by Adi Zaffran Weisler (who makes not only recycled furniture but upcycled bullet jewelry ) will also be offered at auction (pictured above). Adi Zaffran Weisler Makes Upcycled Bullet Jewelry, Not War. 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.

Aya Kaya Has Fun With Sustainable Design

Green Prophet

Her recent factory adventures have led her to a metal, plastic, and cardboard container manufacturer, where she upcycled discarded containers into laundry bins on wheels and toy containers for kids. Above, an image of a personal shopping folding trolley, and to the left is a cardboard mirror frame that was handmade from discarded cardboard.). :: Aya-Kaya Sustainable Design. “When you truly ‘listen’ to the material you will find so many possibilities!&#

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8 Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress Designers You Should Know

Eco Chic

Hundreds of wedding dress designers around the world are using upcycled and sustainable fabrics to make wedding dresses, as well as local or in-house production, and fair-trade practices. Dream away… Minna creates ethical, handmade wedding dresses out of vintage and certified organic fibers. Deborah Lindquist mixes upcycled, organic fabrics with embellishments of vintage stones to create beautiful couture wedding dresses all American made.

Simple Living tips from the Amish and other Plain People

Green (Living) Review

Four: Make handmade gift items for friends and family members instead of going out to buy. More often than not a handmade gift is also cherished much more than any not so expensive bought item. Reuse and upcycle what you want and need from what others would regards as waste, such as making your own notebooks, visiting cards, pencil bins, storage jars, etc., If you put your mind to it there is very little that you may actually have to buy and that you can make or upcycle.

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21 Ethical Holiday Prezzies for Gift Inspiration!

Eco Chic

The collection of soap, oils, and aftershave is entirely handmade with organic and vegan ingredients. People Tree has a pretty incredible gifts section (all handmade and fair trade), with items at all kinds of price points, but my favorite piece for the holiday is this adorable cat jumper , made by a fair-trade artisan collective in Nepal. Soul Carrier ‘s bags are handmade in Leon, Mexico by a small, family-run business paid a fair wage.

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

Eco Chic

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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5 Green Valentine Ideas For Your Eco-Girlfriend

Green Prophet

Maybe a groovy new coffee table made out of recycled materials, or some kind of upcycled arts project – like something that might come out of Junktion Studio perhaps. Everything is handmade and supports every day people who have infused their creations with love and patience. KAPARA’s Upcycled Gift Ideas (and last year’s giveaway).

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Subtle Style: Quietly Detailed Sustainable Sweaters

Eco Chic

This oversized Upcycled Aran sweater by GOODONE is worth of a delicious snuggle. The handmade-in-Germany Boyfriend Cardigan by Maiami is a little bit witty, with its super-exaggerated shape, but also totally wearable. One of the parts of my wardrobe that I’m most proud of is my sweater collection: Over the years, even on a limited income, I’ve invested in incredible knits.

LA Street Food Fest: eco-vegan options

Eco-Vegan Girl

The Sweets Truck - they have items from BabyCakes and Kookie Karma ( Yum Yum Bowls - they have tofu but I don't know if the dishes are vegan) Marketplace: DoubleDipped - handmade and recycled gifts Farm Fresh to You - 100% certified organic produce delivery Jenkins Jellies - local, organic jellies; these are SO good! The LA Street Food Fest is on Feb 13th in Downtown Los Angeles, and it looks like a blast. But will there be vegan food and eco-friendly companies?

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Product of the Week – 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse Paperback Book

The Go Green Blog

1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse contains a cutting edge collection of the most inventive work being made with re-used , upcycled , and already existing materials. In addition to maintaining the website “Exteme Craft&# (www.extremecraft.com) Garth writes for CRAFT magazine and his writing has been featured in museum catalogs, magazines, and books worldwide, including a contribution to the upcoming book Handmade Nation from Princeton Architectural Press.

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