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Published on June 20th, 2008 | by Leslie Richard

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Eco Art Supplies Exist!

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eco art suplliesI feel like I just found a unicorn! Trying to find a one stop shop for eco art supplies is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Even if you have some earth friendly crafting supplies here and there in big chain stores, what we all yearn for is that one store that has a delightful eco minded collection and nothing else toxic to dig through. It’s such a buzzkill to have one recycled paper pad in a store full of stuff so nasty and smelly and noxious that I am hurrying out of there for some fresh air.

Before I rant anymore about how silly we humans have gotten with our toxic craft inventions, I think I shall go ahead and share this mythical creature I found. Eco Art Works! (Oh my gawd, I hardly know where to begin because this online store has such a cool and interesting selection, every single item is a green crarfters treat.) Eco Art Works crosses barriers between the artist, the crafter, and children to bring a full range of eco art supplies from non toxic professional watercolors, pastels, and paints to organic yarns, beeswax modeling clay, soy crayons and paper making kits. If you aren’t dizzy yet from this Bigfoot-like paper making kitsighting there’s even more, so hold on to your chair… They have basket weaving kits, recycled journals, hemp paper products, non toxic colored pencils and a flower press… yippee! At this point if this store was not just in virtual space I would be skipping down the aisles in amazement and completely giddy like we all won the non toxic art supply lotto. ‘Cause virtually, we did.

I think this store is a great example of what we are all working towards here at Crafting A Green World, this is where our dream store would begin.

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About the Author

I live and breathe everything eco , from organic gardening, organic food, to green crafting, minimalist decorating and nature made art. On an average day you can find me planting seeds, loving on my kitty, working on my eco fashion store The Oko Box (www.theokobox.com), and blogging about something green. I love promoting eco lifestyles and participating in changing the future, for a greener earth. xoxo



  • http://www.stringtheoryshop.com Autumn Wiggins

    Yippee indeed!!

  • http://www.stringtheoryshop.com Autumn Wiggins

    Yippee indeed!!

  • http://www.stringtheoryshop.com Autumn Wiggins

    Yippee indeed!!

  • platonick

    I was thinking it was more like finding a dragon but to each his (or her) own. Looks like an awesome store. I’m going to check it out. Thanks!

  • platonick

    I was thinking it was more like finding a dragon but to each his (or her) own. Looks like an awesome store. I’m going to check it out. Thanks!

  • platonick

    I was thinking it was more like finding a dragon but to each his (or her) own. Looks like an awesome store. I’m going to check it out. Thanks!

  • http://yoelknits.blogspot.com yoel

    Hooray! What a find! I had just destashed all the non-eco crafty supplies I didn’t use, but now I may need to re-stash. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://yoelknits.blogspot.com yoel

    Hooray! What a find! I had just destashed all the non-eco crafty supplies I didn’t use, but now I may need to re-stash. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://yoelknits.blogspot.com yoel

    Hooray! What a find! I had just destashed all the non-eco crafty supplies I didn’t use, but now I may need to re-stash. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.ChicEco.com Delia

    Read with delight; THANK YOU!

  • http://www.ChicEco.com Delia

    Read with delight; THANK YOU!

  • http://www.ChicEco.com Delia

    Read with delight; THANK YOU!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rekanize/ Donovan the Rekanize

    That’s awesome! Are you gonna achieve that elusive euphoric state aka “Buck-wild?”

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rekanize/ Donovan the Rekanize

    That’s awesome! Are you gonna achieve that elusive euphoric state aka “Buck-wild?”

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rekanize/ Donovan the Rekanize

    That’s awesome! Are you gonna achieve that elusive euphoric state aka “Buck-wild?”

  • http://www.theokobox.com Leslie Richard

    Hey Donovan!
    The answer to your questions is YES, absolutely. ;)

  • http://www.theokobox.com Leslie Richard

    Hey Donovan!
    The answer to your questions is YES, absolutely. ;)

  • http://www.theokobox.com Leslie Richard

    Hey Donovan!
    The answer to your questions is YES, absolutely. ;)

  • http://sew-and-so.blogspot.com Becky

    Such a great find– thanks for sharing!

  • http://sew-and-so.blogspot.com Becky

    Such a great find– thanks for sharing!

  • http://sew-and-so.blogspot.com Becky

    Such a great find– thanks for sharing!

  • http://hotteaapparel.blogspot.com Bree

    Very cool! I just wish they had tape and glue. Is there such thing as eco-tape?

  • http://hotteaapparel.blogspot.com Bree

    Very cool! I just wish they had tape and glue. Is there such thing as eco-tape?

  • http://hotteaapparel.blogspot.com Bree

    Very cool! I just wish they had tape and glue. Is there such thing as eco-tape?

  • http://www.theokobox.com Leslie Richard

    Tape is so not eco, i wonder how they could make it eco – i have heard of special non toxic floor glue for installing cork floors- maybe this can be made into tape too? FYI – tape isn’t gluten free either and for those with wheat issue it would be cool if an eco tape that was also gluten free was invented!

  • http://www.theokobox.com Leslie Richard

    Tape is so not eco, i wonder how they could make it eco – i have heard of special non toxic floor glue for installing cork floors- maybe this can be made into tape too? FYI – tape isn’t gluten free either and for those with wheat issue it would be cool if an eco tape that was also gluten free was invented!

  • http://www.theokobox.com Leslie Richard

    Tape is so not eco, i wonder how they could make it eco – i have heard of special non toxic floor glue for installing cork floors- maybe this can be made into tape too? FYI – tape isn’t gluten free either and for those with wheat issue it would be cool if an eco tape that was also gluten free was invented!

  • http://www.CourtneyWatson.net Courtney Watson

    Oh my goodness! There goes my paycheck…

  • http://www.CourtneyWatson.net Courtney Watson

    Oh my goodness! There goes my paycheck…

  • http://www.CourtneyWatson.net Courtney Watson

    Oh my goodness! There goes my paycheck…

  • http://hotteaapparel.blogspot.com Bree

    Oooh, I just found this for tape:

    http://www.patriottapes.com/eco.html

    I’ve never seen it before, but it sounds like it could be an option (I don’t see any transparent tape though)…

  • http://hotteaapparel.blogspot.com Bree

    Oooh, I just found this for tape:

    http://www.patriottapes.com/eco.html

    I’ve never seen it before, but it sounds like it could be an option (I don’t see any transparent tape though)…

  • http://hotteaapparel.blogspot.com Bree

    Oooh, I just found this for tape:

    http://www.patriottapes.com/eco.html

    I’ve never seen it before, but it sounds like it could be an option (I don’t see any transparent tape though)…

  • http://www.theokobox.com Leslie Richard

    Wow, thanks Bree – i never thought I’d see the day when eco friendly duct tape would be invented! woo!

  • http://www.theokobox.com Leslie Richard

    Wow, thanks Bree – i never thought I’d see the day when eco friendly duct tape would be invented! woo!

  • http://www.theokobox.com Leslie Richard

    Wow, thanks Bree – i never thought I’d see the day when eco friendly duct tape would be invented! woo!

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  • http://maryhlastala.turnpiece.net Mary

    Thank you for this post! I have been looking all over for eco-friendly art supplies. However, I’m still on the hunt for zero VOC acrylic paints. I found some through Green Art products, but they only sell small tubes. Does anyone know where I can purchase acrylic in larger quantities?

  • http://maryhlastala.turnpiece.net Mary

    Thank you for this post! I have been looking all over for eco-friendly art supplies. However, I’m still on the hunt for zero VOC acrylic paints. I found some through Green Art products, but they only sell small tubes. Does anyone know where I can purchase acrylic in larger quantities?

  • http://maryhlastala.turnpiece.net Mary

    Thank you for this post! I have been looking all over for eco-friendly art supplies. However, I’m still on the hunt for zero VOC acrylic paints. I found some through Green Art products, but they only sell small tubes. Does anyone know where I can purchase acrylic in larger quantities?

  • http://www.canvasnc.com Rob Crane

    WOW!!! I didn’t realize there was such a push in the eco-lovin community for “green” art supplies. I have been making artist canvas for years and have always adhered to eco-friendly standards….. I only use FSC certified wood in frame building and the canvas is a natural cotton with nontoxic gesso. Its so nice to see people are finally coming around.
    If anyone is interested, you can visit us at http://www.canvasnc.com, email rob@canvasnc.com or call me at 864-498-3548.
    Rob Crane,
    God Bless

  • http://www.canvasnc.com Rob Crane

    WOW!!! I didn’t realize there was such a push in the eco-lovin community for “green” art supplies. I have been making artist canvas for years and have always adhered to eco-friendly standards….. I only use FSC certified wood in frame building and the canvas is a natural cotton with nontoxic gesso. Its so nice to see people are finally coming around.
    If anyone is interested, you can visit us at http://www.canvasnc.com, email rob@canvasnc.com or call me at 864-498-3548.
    Rob Crane,
    God Bless

  • http://www.canvasnc.com Rob Crane

    WOW!!! I didn’t realize there was such a push in the eco-lovin community for “green” art supplies. I have been making artist canvas for years and have always adhered to eco-friendly standards….. I only use FSC certified wood in frame building and the canvas is a natural cotton with nontoxic gesso. Its so nice to see people are finally coming around.
    If anyone is interested, you can visit us at http://www.canvasnc.com, email rob@canvasnc.com or call me at 864-498-3548.
    Rob Crane,
    God Bless

  • http://www.novacynthiaart.blogspot.com/ Nova Cynthia Barker

    Hi Thank you soo much for getting the green art supply message out here!
    I am working to partner with green artists, collectors and art suppliers to create a non-toxic green art world please contact me all who are ready!!! you can blog me, redbubble me, facebook me and twiiter me!!! love-light, Nova Cynthia

  • http://www.novacynthiaart.blogspot.com/ Nova Cynthia Barker

    Hi Thank you soo much for getting the green art supply message out here!
    I am working to partner with green artists, collectors and art suppliers to create a non-toxic green art world please contact me all who are ready!!! you can blog me, redbubble me, facebook me and twiiter me!!! love-light, Nova Cynthia

  • http://www.novacynthiaart.blogspot.com/ Nova Cynthia Barker

    Hi Thank you soo much for getting the green art supply message out here!
    I am working to partner with green artists, collectors and art suppliers to create a non-toxic green art world please contact me all who are ready!!! you can blog me, redbubble me, facebook me and twiiter me!!! love-light, Nova Cynthia

  • Bonnie

    Thanks for posting this. You made me laugh instantly too with the Unicorn sighting comment. LOL. :)

  • Bonnie

    Thanks for posting this. You made me laugh instantly too with the Unicorn sighting comment. LOL. :)

  • Bonnie

    Thanks for posting this. You made me laugh instantly too with the Unicorn sighting comment. LOL. :)

  • http://pixiegas.com Pixie Gas

    Great Find!

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