February 2nd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Leather crafts are super hip right now, and as a vegan crafter, that bums me out. I'm probably going to take some flack for speaking up about leather, but the poor animals who suffer because of the leather industry can't speak for themselves
May 12th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
One of my personal missions as a crafts writer is to make vegan crafting and green crafting accessible to everyone. A big part of doing that is helping folks find cruelty-free, eco-conscious alternatives to animal products. Sometimes, though, I get a question that totally stumps me, and when that happens I feel very lucky to have an awesome community of eco-crafters to turn to!
February 29th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
We have been all about the beeswax this week! Julie shared a recipe for natural beeswax furniture polish on Monday and then a whole roundup of beeswax crafts yesterday. I've got to say that as a vegan crafter, I want to get in on all this eco-friendly waxy action! But since beeswax comes from bees, that makes it off limits for vegan crafting purposes. So! I did a bit of digging and turned up a great vegan beeswax alternative!
April 27th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
You might not think of animal products when you think jewelry, but there are more sneaky animal components to jewelry making than it might seem at first glance. Like we've talked about before, vegan doesn't equal green, so it takes a bit of extra love to find eco-friendly alternatives to animal products. Here are some places where you might encounter animal products in jewelry making and ways you can replace those products
April 20th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
We've talked about vegan sewing supplies and vegan soap making, and I don't want you fiber artists to be left out! There are lots of wonderful options for vegan knit and crochet supplies. It just takes a little bit of extra attention to materials to suss out common animal products
April 13th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
With a little help from Tracy Perkins, vegan soap superstar, we take a look at common animal ingredients that vegan soap makers should look out for and what vegan soap making supplies are out there.
April 6th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
One of the main things I hear from non-vegans about the vegan lifestyle is that it seems difficult. While I agree that any lifestyle change is tough, I don't think going vegan is any harder than any other big life change. It takes a little bit of research, a bit of knowledge, and some compassion.
March 1st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Vegan crafting is sort of a tricky subject. While a lot of folks equate veganism with environmentalism, the two don't necessarily go hand in hand. I do believe, though, that the mindset that goes along with veganism can help you make greener choices in your crafting