Earth Day & the Perils of Greenwashing in Fashion & Beauty


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 […]

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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. is a […]

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It’s a New Year and time to take stock


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 […]

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EcoEtsy Cyber Monday Sales Guide

Oscar tries to order organic catnip

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 […]

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Upcycling Design Challenge – You could be $500 richer.


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 […]

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Enchanted Makeovers – Team EcoEtsy Donation Project


EcoEtsy teamie (and current team captain) Myra Roldan, of HerbanLuxe, has organized yet another team project for the members of EcoEtsy – a mass donation of handmade baby blankets for a non-profit organization called Enchanted Makeovers. According to Myra: “Enchanted Makeovers goes around several states making over family shelters. They have several on-going projects and are always in […]

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Eco Etsy: What’s Ahead for 2013


After reviewing Karen’s recap of team activities in 2012, we should feel proud of all the EcoEtsy team accomplished last year!  I’m certain that 2013 will bring equal success to the team as we continue to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle, supported by the wonderful eco-goodies from EcoEtsy shops. I’ve been thinking a lot about the […]

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Eco Etsy: Eco Friendly Year 2012 in Review

It seems like it was just yesterday when I wrote the Eco-Friendly year 2011 in Review for Eco Etsy but another busy year has passed and we had another incredible year for me to recap for you. We are a socially active bunch with a continuous following on social media. We are loved by environmentally […]

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Changing Times….A New EcoEtsy Leader

ripple the twine

A few weeks ago, our awesome EcoEtsy captain of the last two years – Karen Lee of EcoKaren and HerbanCrafts – announced that it was time for her to step down from her position because she started a new network called Green Sisterhood. It’s a community of 22 female bloggers to empower people, create awareness, and share […]

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