Store bought accessories are no fun! Mass produced pieces are bad for the planet and lack the personality of something you made yourself. Instead of hitting the big box store for your accessory needs, why not hit your crafty stash for some recycled fashion fun instead? Make these DIY accessories that show off your crafty skills!
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I am a big fan of practical art. Artwork that one uses everyday while going about regular life brings beauty to the mundane. One of my favorite practical artists is potter Jeanette Zeis. Based out of Portland, Oregon, Jeanette has been making pottery full-time since 2008. Her beautifully crafted work consists of houseware items like bowls, […]
In 2014 it’s easy to go to any store and buy a product that is mass produced and uniform in style. With no character to differentiate one from the next, it’s simple to find things that are perfect to the point of boring. That is why I am so enchanted with handmade artwork. When we buy handmade, […]
Kate O’Riley, owner of Line and Label, celebrates first anniversary of her hand-made, high fashion boutique in New York City…
There are so many simple DIY beauty recipes that you can make at home. These are some of my favorites!
E-waste is a huge environmental problem, and one artist is turning all of that potential trash into striking recycled jewelry!
Recently, a new online shopping experience launched at zady.com, offering high quality, stylish clothes for women, men, as well as gifts and home goods. Zady offers “Origins”, a map that outlines where their carefully curated collection comes from around the world. They seek to support artisans, fair trade principles, and heritage, including locally sourced goods, made in USA credentials, […]
Molly Puzo creates beautiful, handmade vegan shoes in her Long Beach, California studio.
When it comes to ethical shopping, buying handmade and vintage are some of the best ways to know that your purchases were produced under safe, clean conditions. It’s really a win all around, right? You get something beautiful and unique, and instead of throwing your money at a big corporation, your dollars go directly to the artist who created the item you’re purchasing.
Etsy seller Velvet Leaf creates beautiful organic clothing that’s totally budget-friendly!
I’m not the craftiest green diva, but I have been so inspired by some of my creative friends lately. Pinterest has become a visual buffet of craft porn and I’ve been having this urge to stop everything, run to Michael’s for supplies and get creative with so much of the old stuff lying around here.
Neon is super hip right now, and you don’t have to shop the big box store to add a little neon to your fall wardrobe. Check out these organic fall finds!
It seems like pretty much every city, region, state, or province is experiencing a heatwave this summer, and while I’m not complaining, nor am I wishing it would get cold, sometimes a girl just needs a quick break from the scorching heat. If sitting in air conditioning isn’t an option for you, there is a more natural fix that I think my fellow green queens may just love.
Introducing the DIY ‘Look Hawt, Stay Cool’ spray, and I don’t mean look hot and sweaty, I mean look hawt!
Store-bought face scrubs aren’t always the best for your body or the planet. Even if you spring for an organic scrub, chances are it comes in a disposable, single-use plastic bottle. Rather than shell out the big bucks for something that’s not totally in line with your feelgood beauty routine, why not whip up your very own homemade oatmeal face scrub instead? Here’s how.
Sure, we think about handmade items when we’re shopping for gifts or for ourselves, but there are plenty of eco-friendly, handmade holiday decorations out there, too. These handmade, upcycled ornaments are ready to add a touch of DIY to your Christmas tree.
Coffee is great for a number of reasons. It gears me up for a long day ahead, smells fantastic, tastes amazing, and pairs well with cupcakes. On top of all that, it’s a great ingredient for natural home beauty treatments. Here are five beauty recipes that will have you brewing up a cup, even if you don’t drink it.
Make it a handmade holiday by whipping up some of these homemade beauty products.
Wow, fall certainly rolled right in! It went from temperate and sunny to gusty and chilly overnight. When temperatures start dropping, there’s nothing like a cozy scarf to keep you warm. I’m drooling over these organic cotton, handmade Etsy finds!
I am in love with Vera Vague’s recycled jewelry! All of her hand-crafted pieces feature repurposed, vintage, or revamped materials and are gorgeous to boot!
How cozy is this beautiful, hand knit cowl from Kiwi and Company? I love the chunky look and the big button closure!