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  • Crafts for a Cause gets Together with the Artists for Peace and Justice

    Crafts for a Cause started as an effort to raise money for the relief efforts in earthquake-devastated Haiti. The genius behind asked “a bunch of artists to contribute custom-made artwork — t-shirts, tote bags and other personalized items — for the Crafts For A Cause auction.” Now they are raising funds like crazy! Click […] More

  • The Growing Coral Craft Project to Save Endangered Sea Coral

    Upon window gazing in San Francisco, this immense coral yarn sculpture reminded me of one of the most unique, and unusual TED Talks I’ve ever seen and it’s about coral yarn crochet. In this TED (Technology and Entertainment Design) talk, Margaret Wertheim shares the coral project she started with her twin sister that is all […] More

  • American Craft Council Lecture: Crafting a Sustainable World with Bamboo Bicycles

    The Bamboo Bike Project is a project by Scientists and Engineers at The Earth Institute, Columbia University, and aims to examine the feasibility of implementing cargo bikes made of bamboo as a sustainable form of transportation in Africa. What? American Craft Council Salon Series: Craft’s Contribution to a Sustainable World – Bamboo Bicycles Where? American […] More

  • The Handmade Spa, Part Two : DIY Sea Salt Scrubs, Cucumber Rose Masks & Tea Spritzers

    Recently we shared some favorite handmade spa beauty highlights here on Crafting a Green World, and here is another spotlight on ways to create your own summer spa soothers from your own kitchen cupboard. Below are some easy DIY tips to make your own homemade spa products such as refreshing sea salt scrubs, rose and cucumber facials, white and […] More

  • The Handmade Spa, Part One

    As you may have noticed we’re smitten with our glorious handmade skinnyskinny soaps featured below: This season I also noticed the Green and Clean Guild of Esty handmade soap makers have some fabulous summer soother recipes. Another bathing beauty crafter I like is Alchemic Muse, a popular Green and Clean Guild member, who makes a fantastic cocoa bee soap: More

  • Fashioning Felt Exhibit Now in New York City at the Cooper Hewitt

    New York City’s Cooper Hewitt is highlighting their Fashioning Felt exhibit in a big way. My mind is now filled with ideas about the possibilities of felt.   “Fashioning Felt presents an extraordinary range of felt. From two-dimensional carpets to three-dimensional environments, each work reveals the virtuosity of both the material and the designers. The exhibition and book focus […] More

  • One Week Left to Enter in Yahoo! Green’s “Make it Green” Contest

    In the Spring on Ecolocalizer we featured the start of the Yahoo! Green “Make it Green” Competition. Now with only one week left, the possibilities for new entries are endless. If you have a brilliant eco-creative idea, and want to see it manufactured for real, then enter now. Yahoo! Green explains: “the best ideas will be made […] More

  • Design for a Dollar: Upcycling Contest at Pratt in NYC

      Pratt was the star of this year’s ICFF Design Schools’ Exhibition with their Design for a Dollar contest. Amazingly, with the design constraint of using a buck or less, the Pratt students invented brilliant eco home ideas (many upcycled from totally discarded items). The competition required students to create designs that include manufacturing costs, transportation, energy, material, labor […] More

  • Cute Handmade Organic Summer Dresses

    Have you been thinking more about crafting with organics this season? A few of the talented folks over at etsy sure have, and are now offering some fresh hot handmade organic sun-dresses. Here are some new organic handmade highlights on etsy: This “driftwood dress” is simple yet stunning for a day by the sea: More

  • Re-Construct DIY Ottoman

    Recently Becky shared Re–Construct: Eco-Friendly Crafts Made Easy here on Crafting a Green World and when the Re-Construct project designer wrote in sharing this amazing diy ottoman for the project I was also thrilled. More

  • San Francisco Pillow Fight Party Gone Wrong? Upcycle the Leftover Feathers!

    Since a recent Valentine’s Day pillow fight cost the city of San Francisco $20,000, officials have been talking about a crackdown on flash Mobs. We think this pillow party could be transformed into a craft festival the day after, recycling the wasted feathers into magical crafty creations! Bridal feather headdresses are stunning and the ideal […] More

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