Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Friendly Etsy

In honor of Earth Day I put together a few Etsy stores that offer eco-friendly items that are equally stylish. And there are plenty more than what I showcase here so remember to buy handmade when going green!

Mama Made Make your kids lunch for school everyday? Odds are you are using some sort of plastic baggie to transport the meals. That's a lot of waste (and it adds up too $). This shop has the cutest snack + sandwich bags lined for cleanliness. They can be easily reused with a simple shaking out (for non messy snacks) or a quick toss in the washer with your laundry (for messy stuff like PB&J).

Alexandra Ferguson The gorgeous pillows in this shop are made from 100 percent post consumer recycled felt. That's about the equivalent of 4 water bottles you are saving from ending up in a landfill. And did I mention how pretty they are?!?

Bucks County Frames From a mill that is part of the Forrestry Stewardship Council come these lovely frames. 100% VOC free from Enviornmentally sustainable wood sources. I think frames like these would make your art even more beautiful!

Greener Landz The ultimate in green gifting (or keeping)! Here we bottles from local businesses are transformed into containers for candles made of soy wax, for a cleaner burning. Then they are packaged in boxes made of 100% recycled materials. Then to top it off 5% of sales are donated to charity!

Gina Michelle Bamboo meets fashion. Fun, flirty dresses from this shop are made from organic, and highly sustainable bamboo. Bamboo is hypoallergenic, biodegradeable, does not require pesticides or fertilizers for successful growth. This is the next best thing to buying vintage or (gasp!) wearing what you have.