September 24th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
With upcycling, it's easy to make perfectly unique, eco-friendly business cards that advertise the style of your business while costing absolutely nothing.
These particular business cards are made from paper scraps, waste cardboard, and a DIY business card stamp set. They reduce the footprint of your business by removing scrap paper from the waste stream, cost nothing beyond a few minutes of your time, and are eminently customizable
September 16th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Got a great idea for an upcycled design?
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Check out the UncommonGoods 2013 Upcycling Design Challenge!
August 27th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
If your kid wants to set up a lemonade stand or hold a car wash, your first impulse is to buy some poster board and fat Sharpies and let them make themselves some signs.
If you spend a little more time, however, and make a good-sized chalkboard sign, then not only will you save some trees, but you won't have to scrounge for poster board ever again!
July 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Sometimes, if you're an artist or a crafter, you have the chance to give out business cards that have a lot more flair. Business cards that you give out at a conference or networking event, with a purchase at a craft fair, or in a package that you're shipping with an order from your etsy shop can afford to be a little fancier, and include a little bonus gift to make you memorable.
These DIY business cards may not fit in a potential customer's wallet, but they'll still stand out. Whether it's a string of hand-painted beads, a small charm, or another trinket, these items may be just more of your unneeded stash, but to others they're gifts, a little added value that costs you nothing but a few extra seconds of time, but positively impacts how your business card is received
July 6th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
One frequent reader question that we get is where to find ethically-made garment labels. These custom labels on organic cotton are the perfect solution!
June 22nd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Want to green your crafty business? Choosing eco-friendly marketing materials is a great first step
June 12th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Whether you run a crafty business or just nabbed a swag bag at a craft market, chances are you've got some business cards handy that have outlived their usefulness. Instead of tossing them in the recycle bin, try some of these projects to upcycle business cards!
April 27th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Do you have a green crafty business? One of the hardest parts of running a green business - after sourcing ethical materials - is spreading the word. You can make the most beautiful organic dresses or upcycled jewelry in town, but if you're not marketing yourself effectively, chances are no one is going to know
March 16th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Northeastern green crafters! Are you looking to add any shows to your spring craft market schedule? The REPURPOSE Art Show in Eastern Massachusetts is looking for eco-friendly crafters for their upcoming show
February 7th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
I'm selling lots of old and vintage picture frames in my booth. I've painted them so they look rejuvenated, but I hate how the cardboard glares through the glass. I decided to make my own "filler" that not only solves the boring cardboard problem, but promotes my website as well!