{Meet a Member} Karen Meyers


Karen Meyers How did you get started in your chosen craft? I have been sewing since I was old enough to ask my mom to use her needle and thread and then her sewing machine. She told me I should wait until I was 12, but I couldn’t! I taught myself the sewing basics from […]

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Recycling In Numbers~

So, what IS the lowdown on recycling paper?  Did you know that: *Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees. *If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year! *Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three […]

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Featured Member: Betsy and Bess

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Betsy & Bess Hello! My name is Elizabeth. I am the owner of Betsy & Bess. My mother taught me to sew as a child. My mother is a talented seamstress, and I would often help her with her projects, cutting out pattern pieces, covering buttons, standing perfectly still for what seemed like hours while […]

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In Pictures – The EcoEtsy Team Flickr Group

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Just look at what I’ve found in the EcoEtsy Team Flickr Group this week.  Here we see reclaimed wood, recycled paper, sustainable fibers, and more looking oh so wonderful.  The combo of rich, warm colors and eco-consciousness warms my heart, how about you? Take a look at more of our talented team members’ images here. 1. Love […]

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Featured Member: Red or Gray Art

Red or Gray Art How do you make your craft or etsy store eco friendly? Using fabric , paper and wood that is discarded or found on thrift store shelves, garage sales, even junk mail!  Most greeting cards I receive have been eventually crafted into collage or birds of some type and my business cards […]

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Preserve without Canning

Since humans were hunter/gatherers, autumn has been harvest time.    In keeping with Ecoetsians’ choices to reduce our impact on Mother Earth, I’m sure many of you are frantically canning, drying, freezing and preserving before nature dies down for the winter. Some people find canning too scary, overwhelming, and/or time consuming.    Here are a couple of recipes to get […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – Back to School


Many thanks for the nominations I received for this week’s theme ‘Back to School’ Without further ado here are the amazing winners: Another great lunch bag idea was nominated by BululuStudio. Fused and Reused! Reusable lunch bag cleverly constructed by Copabananas from recycled plastic bags Such another excellent use of  recycled plastic from DebbieAremDesigns: Recycled […]

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STOP! Don’t Throw It Away!


Most of us are aware of the perils of consumerism and have made conscious decisions to buy used or not buy at all. We frequent our thrift stores and garage sales and use sites like Etsy (Eco Etsy, that is) to find goods made from “trash”. We use Freecycle, Craigslist and Ebay to find items […]

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Featured Member: Alex Keller

Alex Keller How did you get started in your chosen craft? I have made jewelry on and off for years, so it is something I have gone back to. I think it all started with friendship bracelets back in college. How do you make your craft or etsy store eco friendly? I use vintage and […]

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