Browsing the "vegan crafting" Tag

Why I Don’t Craft with Leather

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


Vegan Crafting Made Easy: A Vegan Beeswax Alternative

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!


How To: Make a Peacock Fascinator from Scrap Felt

June 28th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

If you have felt scraps in a range of sizes, you can whip up this simple, sweet peacock fascinator! Peacock feathers are mega hip right now, but for vegan crafters, the real deal is off limits. Luckily, with some eco-fi felt and a little bit of crafty know-how, you can whip up a cruelty-free fascinator that's just as lovely


Vegan Crafting Made Easy: Knit and Crochet

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


Vegan Crafting Made Easy: Vegan Sewing Supplies

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.


Crafting a Vegan World

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



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