July 13th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
For a lot of us, green crafting means using eco-friendly materials. Or maybe it means using your crafty skills to replace disposables in your life with reusables. Either way, the environment plays a big role in ethical crafting for most of us. For many of us, though, ethical crafting is about making a difference for individual people as well as the environment, and that's just as important.
HandCrafting Justice is a good example of folks using crafty skills to change lives
June 26th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Artist Jamie Smith creates beautiful handmade jewelry from all reclaimed materials
June 19th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Sara Lee Parker creates beautiful organic fabrics, and she just released a new line!
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.
July 15th, 2011 | by Karen Lee
Working with salvage wood is a sure way to green your crafting, if you can navigate those heavy tools. One savvy crafter knows her miter saws from table saw.
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.
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
June 17th, 2011 | by Karen Lee
Green Crater Fashion Green T Bags make reusable grocery bags out of t-shirts on Etsy What a great way not to disposable plastic bags!
June 10th, 2011 | by Karen Lee
twig & leaf botanical is an uber eco-friendly herbal shop that sells organic, vegan herbal concoction on Etsy. How did she start her passion of making herbal remedies
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
January 26th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Don't you just love when you see kids getting excited about crafting? It's even better when they're fascinated with repurposed materials. A new web series featuring 7-year-old twins Tristin and Tyler is chock full of green crafting inspiration for kids and grown-ups alike!
November 17th, 2010 | by Maria
Michelle Wilson of Recycled Fabric sources vintage and once-loved materials to create wonderfully feminine accessories
November 3rd, 2010 | by Maria
Matt Loftice of RecycledBrooklyn found green crafting inspiration 1,300 miles away in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, he saw an article about a man recovering all of the wreckage to rebuild his home after it was destroyed.
October 7th, 2010 | by Maria
Karin McArdle of Green Gypsies creates one-of-a-kind pieces and truly believes that "one man's trash is another man's treasure."
July 22nd, 2010 | by Kelly Rand
Wooly Baby makes adorable eco-friendly slippers for kids that are made from recycled wool sweaters and leather jackets. Josie Marsh [&hellip
June 2nd, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Proprietress Anka got her crafty roots growing up in Russia, where sewing and making things were part of the school [&hellip
June 9th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe
I met Brooke Bennett of So She Sews at the Indie Craft Experience last weekend and fell instantly in love [&hellip
May 26th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe
Tracy Prince of Sea Find Designs transforms pieces of found sea glass into beautiful jewelry and jewelry supplies. She and [&hellip
March 18th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe
Atlanta artist Stephanie-D uses vintage and scrap fabric to construct her beautiful Hip Bouquets [Nuclear Picnic Hip Bouquet] “But what’s [&hellip
February 10th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe
Atlanta crafter Emilee Heath started My Mom’s Basement as an outlet for her and her friend Justin’s zines. When her [&hellip
February 4th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe
I can’t stop drooling over these cozy, upcycled houses from Snugville! Artist Amy Larson creates each little snug from scratch [&hellip
July 18th, 2008 | by Leslie Richard
This week I got a chance to catch up with Etsy’s eco lingerie designer Clare Bare. Clare has incorporated thrifted [&hellip