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How-to: Recycled Paper and Scrap Fabric Business Cards

June 12th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

These sewn business cards, which utilize two layers of scrap fabric, a recycled paper base, and your complete business information, are a little more work than your ordinary business card, but they're beautiful, eco-friendly, quite thrifty, and they'll certainly stand out in a crowd. Here's how to make them

How-to: Make Recycled Paper Business Cards Using Your Sewing Machine

June 11th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

Even though it's a little more work to create these particular business cards, made from colorful paper and stamped and embellished, they offer a lot more impact than your ordinary card. And since these business cards are made entirely from recycled paper and cardstock, they're also eco-friendly and absolutely free

Green Business Cards: A Moo Review

December 17th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

As a crafty business owner, business cards are a must! I am all about making your own business cards if you have the time, but let's be honest: sometimes, you have to prioritize. When time doesn't allow for making cards, the next best thing is finding business cards that are as eco-friendly as possible

Talking Waste, Consumerism, and Reuse with Reuse First

December 10th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

As always, I couldn't resist scouring this year's Indie Craft Experience for new green crafters on the scene, and the folks at Reuse First really stood out to me. Jeremiah and Michelle's mix of sweet and cheeky paper goods totally caught my eye, and they were kind enough to answer some questions about what they do and why they do it! Their insights into waste, reuse, and consumerism are really refreshing

Giveaway: Win a Pack of 100 New “Green” Cards from MOO

November 2nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Not only are they launching an eco-friendly line of cards, but they want to give away three sets to some lucky Crafting a Green World readers! Since I know lots of you guys own crafty businesses, I thought you might dig a chance to try out some eco-friendly promo materials from a small company. There are a few ways that you can enter to win your set of 100 MOO cards

Balancing The Green in Your Crafty Business

September 21st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

I'm going to talk a little bit about my own business, and where I'm doing well and where I am still sorting things out in the green department. I encourage you guys to take a look at your processes and do the same! It's not about feeling guilty; it's just about growing. From time to time, it's great to take an honest look at what you're doing and see how you can do even better!

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: 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

Green Crafter: Debby Arem Designs

June 3rd, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Debby Arem is the designer behind Debby Arem Designs. She is a perfectionist and fascinated by detail, texture and color. She creates unique 'geekery' jewelry and accessories for the home and office that are sometimes whimsical or abstract and sometimes purely decorative or quite functional

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