Man, sometimes I love just randomly browsing on Flickr. Yesterday, I ran across this lovely illustration:
Upcycle Exchange is a pretty cool idea! Former Crafting a Green World lead writer Autumn Wiggins started the project:
…aimed at initiating a cradle-to-cradle inspired production concept for the indie craft community. The basic premise is that customers can receive incentives, such as discounts on merchandise or other perks, when they collect and donate materials that crafters use to create handmade merchandise. Micro-manufacturers have formed a vast network both on the internet and in their communities over the past 10 years, and have enjoyed an explosion of popularity through local events and online shops. In light of the endlessly varied aesthetic tastes and resourcefulness of these well-connected cottage industries, we think they exhibit a huge potential to absorb over-consumption, and serve as a model for producing more sustainable domestic goods.
Cool, right? I’d love to see something like this in Atlanta!
Image Credit: Creative Commons image by Teresa Stanton