I totally understand that not every crafter uses reclaimed materials or organic fabrics, but there are some processes that are common to every crafts business. Things like business cards, craft markets, and at least some degree of paperwork are common ground whether you’re making a living off of things you create.
Don’t you love crafting with security envelopes? I hate getting junk mail, but I love squirreling away all of that pretty, printed paper for crafting. Check out my tutorial over at Crafting a Green World on how to turn security envelopes into a miniature notepad to stay organized when you’re on the go!
April is Earth Month, and that means that folks who might not be thinking year-round about making eco-friendly choices are taking some time to see how they can green up their lives. Crafters are no exception here. This month’s FaveCrafts podcast was all about reducing the impact in your crafty life, and I am thrilled that Amy asked me to be one of the guests on the show!
Are you all inspired now to wrap gifts in furoshiki fabric but aren’t sure where to start? One of the suggestions from Furoshiki Faric Wraps was to use a reclaimed scarf or vintage fabric, and I totally love that idea. If you want your furoshiki (or any fabric-based craft project) to have a more modern feel, though, you’re sometimes better off springing for new fabric.
Of course you want to avoid the conventional cotton, and why not support a crafty business at the same time, right? Here are some eco-friendly fabrics from indie designers!