January 18th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
2013 begins a new crafting chapter for me-- I'm opening my own booth in a local antique/art shop! I know a lot of you might have your own booth or are interested in opening one, so let's share our eco-friendly display ideas together!
September 5th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
One of the trickiest parts of running a crafty business is finding eco-friendly promotional materials that are within your budget. That's why I was super excited when UPrinting, the sponsors of this giveaway, approached us about their eco-friendlier business cards printing by UPrinting. UPrinting uses soy-based inks and 55 percent recycled paper in their business cards, and they're offering up a pack of 250 cards with free shipping to one lucky Crafting a Green World reader!
August 18th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
This year, Hello Craft - the organization that plans the Summit of Awesome - released a brand new book on launching a crafty biz, so rather than a full-blown, multi-day event, this year's Summit is a one day Business Camp workshop. If you run a crafty business or have been wanting to launch your hobby into a money-making venture, you should definitely check it out!
June 12th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
These sewn business cards, which utilize two layers of scrap fabric, a recycled paper base, and your complete business information, are a little more work than your ordinary business card, but they're beautiful, eco-friendly, quite thrifty, and they'll certainly stand out in a crowd. Here's how to make them
June 11th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
Even though it's a little more work to create these particular business cards, made from colorful paper and stamped and embellished, they offer a lot more impact than your ordinary card. And since these business cards are made entirely from recycled paper and cardstock, they're also eco-friendly and absolutely free
May 30th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
Fellow Atlantans, are you ready? The Indie Craft Experience is this very weekend!
April 18th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
Whether you just made the leap recently into selling your crafts or have been a crafty pro for years, there are lots of easy little ways that you can make sure that your DIY business is as good for the planet as it is for your soul
December 17th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
As a crafty business owner, business cards are a must! I am all about making your own business cards if you have the time, but let's be honest: sometimes, you have to prioritize. When time doesn't allow for making cards, the next best thing is finding business cards that are as eco-friendly as possible
December 10th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
As always, I couldn't resist scouring this year's Indie Craft Experience for new green crafters on the scene, and the folks at Reuse First really stood out to me. Jeremiah and Michelle's mix of sweet and cheeky paper goods totally caught my eye, and they were kind enough to answer some questions about what they do and why they do it! Their insights into waste, reuse, and consumerism are really refreshing
November 23rd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
One of the recycled crafty resources that came up a lot during this year's and last year's Summit of Awesome was the Creative Reuse Center. But what's a Creative Reuse Center, and how can you find one near you
November 2nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Not only are they launching an eco-friendly line of cards, but they want to give away three sets to some lucky Crafting a Green World readers! Since I know lots of you guys own crafty businesses, I thought you might dig a chance to try out some eco-friendly promo materials from a small company. There are a few ways that you can enter to win your set of 100 MOO cards
September 21st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
I'm going to talk a little bit about my own business, and where I'm doing well and where I am still sorting things out in the green department. I encourage you guys to take a look at your processes and do the same! It's not about feeling guilty; it's just about growing. From time to time, it's great to take an honest look at what you're doing and see how you can do even better!
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 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
May 18th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Green crafty superstar Betz White is teaming up with Robert Kaufman to release a line of GOTS certified organic cotton fabric!
May 9th, 2011 | by Julie Finn
You don't have to buy stamp carving blocks to create hand-carved stamps. Check out these five natural or upcycled alternatives!
May 8th, 2011 | by Julie Finn
Need a perfect image for a business card or wedding invitation? Anyone can create hand-drawn, hand-carved custom rubber stamps with a few tools and a little time
April 15th, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano
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