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Crafters We Love: Everyday Eclectic and a Giveaway!

September 20th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

We had the opportunity to interview the crafty couple from Everyday Eclectic-- makers of handcrafted artisan goods like soy candles, natural soaps, and room and linen spray. They are also giving away a prize pack to celebrate CAGW reaching 5,000 likes on Facebook!


HandCrafting Justice: Proof that Craft Can Change Lives

July 13th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

For a lot of us, green crafting means using eco-friendly materials. Or maybe it means using your crafty skills to replace disposables in your life with reusables. Either way, the environment plays a big role in ethical crafting for most of us. For many of us, though, ethical crafting is about making a difference for individual people as well as the environment, and that's just as important. HandCrafting Justice is a good example of folks using crafty skills to change lives


Green Crafter: First World Trash

July 29th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

First World Trash makes functional accessories by recycling billboards and seat belts. The eco-chic items are carried in stores around the world and the owner's goal is to do what's good for the people of her hometown than just make accessories. Read more to find out where her ultimate vision lies.


Green Crafter: Rustic Carvings

July 15th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Working with salvage wood is a sure way to green your crafting, if you can navigate those heavy tools. One savvy crafter knows her miter saws from table saw.


Green Crafter: Alex Keller

July 1st, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Alex Keller is a jewelry redesigner who converts vintage jewelry and upcycles them into more modern vintage chic jewelry. Her love of vintage carries into her vintage shop where she sells vintage housewares. Let's see if she has any tips on vintage shopping.


Green Crafter: Peaces of Indigo

June 24th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mining precious metals is one of the biggest environmental nightmares. Tons of toxic chemicals like cyanide and mercury are used to produce and refine precious metals. It is estimated that about 2.9 pounds of mercury is released for every 2.2 pounds of gold produced.  And with that in mind, Dawanna of Peaces of Indigo recycles silver, gold, and bronze to make jewelry



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