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Published on March 29th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe


Green Crafts at American Craft Council Atlanta

American Craft Council Atlanta
I was fortunate to score a free pass to this year’s American Craft Council show in Atlanta, and of course my mission was to scope out the best of the eco-friendly crafts on show there to share with you guys!

If you’re not familiar with the American Craft Council (ACC) shows, they’re a bit different from the indie shows that most of you are probably used to. The ACC is a large organization, and this is more like a mainstream trade show than a craft market. The show was at the Cobb Galleria in their large event space, and hosted over 200 vendors.

I was happy to see a “Green Craft” category included as a show highlight, though I found it harder to track down the green crafters than I thought it would be. Several of the vendors I talked to mentioned that there didn’t seem to be a jury for the green section, and that they’d just grabbed their “Green Craft” sign off of a table full of signs. Interesting! Luckily, I met lots of great, eco-friendly vendors that were happy to share a bit about their materials and processes with me. Here are a few of my favorites from the show.

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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