Published on March 29th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe0
Green Crafts at 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.