Earth Day & the Perils of Greenwashing in Fashion & Beauty

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April is a happy month for those of us who are nature-lovers and proponents of all that is green and sustainable. We get to revel in our green choices, give ourselves a pat on the back, and then challenge ourselves to learn more and to do even better. With Earth Week (Apr 16th-22nd) and Earth [...]

Save the world from your computer

Wanna save the world while sitting on your bum?  Well, ok, maybe not completely “save”, but if I know the people who follow EcoEtsy, I know they certainly like to be proactive and help make the world a better place. Here’s a site I recently found that can help us do just that. TomNod.com is a [...]

It’s a New Year and time to take stock

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Happy New Year to All!! Each year, we take stock of the things that we accomplished over the past year.  In 2013, Team EcoEtsy continued to grow and evolve. As a team we donated 15 handmade baby blankets to Enchanted Makeovers,. I asked some of my EcoEtsy team members to share some of their greatest [...]

EcoEtsy Cyber Monday Sales Guide

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For readers in the US, Cyber Monday is a term coined in 2005 for the Monday after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday is a day when online shops experience their own version of “Black Friday”, many offering special discounts and sales for the Holiday shopping season. I’d like to devote this space to all of our wonderful [...]

Upcycling Design Challenge – You could be $500 richer.

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It seems that just when I am struggling to come up with something exciting to write about  - something comes across my desk that becomes news worthy.  Yesterday, Kara from UnCommonGoods, an online retailer that offers creatively designed, high-quality merchandise to a broad audience, sent me an email. If you aren’t familiar with the types [...]