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
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!
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
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