8 Etsy Products to Green Up Your Life
Handmade marketplace Etsy has taken the online shopping world by storm, in a mindful and creative way. Users can buy and sell beautiful products through the website, from art to clothing, from jewelry to craft supplies. Standing out among this talented crowd are the green shops, which use recycled materials to make environmentally-friendly, funky products. Here are our favorites:
1. RECYCLED TOTE BAG
MADE FROM: The shoulder tote bag is crocheted by hand from over 100 recycled shopping bags, with a button clasp at the top.
GREAT FOR: Take it to the beach or out shopping for more green products.
PLUS: Super-affordable and ships worldwide!
ETSY SHOP: ArgolaCalla
2. HEMP DOG LEASH
MADE FROM: Hand-dyed hemp webbing with a nickel buckle.
GREAT FOR: Taking your dog to enjoy nature with a clear conscience: hemp is a super-plant, naturally pest-free and easy on the land.
PLUS: The leash breaks in wonderfully, softening with age just like your favorite jeans.
ETSY SHOP: TheModernPet
3. UPCYCLED PAPER
MADE FROM: Handmade from recycled paper, shredded fabric, grass, flowers, lavender buds, natural wood fine shred and other recycled materials.
GREAT FOR: Homemade cards, craft projects and scrapbooking.
PLUS: The pages have ruffled edges, giving them a lot of character.
ETSY SHOP: FlowingReflections
4. REUSABLE DRYER CLOTHS
MADE FROM: Hand-crocheted from 100% cotton yarn.
GREAT FOR: Use instead of chemical dryer sheets - save money while looking out for the planet.
PLUS: The seller will send you a recipe for homemade fabric softer solution along with your purchase.
ETSY SHOP: loopsbymai
5. COTTON MUG COZY
MADE FROM: Hand-crocheted using cotton-blend yarn.
GREAT FOR: Keeping your coffee or tea warm, funky and environmentally-friendly.
PLUS: The cozies are made in a smoke-free environment, so you know it'll arrive smelling fresh!
ETSY SHOP: WeiniesCreations
6. HANDMADE LAUNDRY SOAP
MADE FROM: Homemade from borax, washing soda, baking soda, essential oils and Fels-Naptha soap, and packaged in a paper bag.
GREAT FOR: Cleaning and deodorizing your laundry, naturally!
PLUS: Choose your flavor from: Sweet Tangerine, Sweet Tangerine and Ginger, Soothing Lavender, Lemon Eucalyptus, Zesty Lemon and Citrus Explosion.
ETSY SHOP: BeeBlissfulWellness
7. REUSABLE SANDWICH BAGS
MADE FROM: Handmade from fabric, Velcro thread and lining.
GREAT FOR: Eliminating plastic bags from your life while bringing your own healthy food to work or school.
PLUS: Choose your fabric – packs of four mean you can have one for every mood.
ETSY SHOP: ThePreppyOwlBoutique
8. VEGAN HEART PENDANT
MADE FROM: Polymer clay, metal chain and lots of sparkles.
GREAT FOR: Proudly showing off your vegan status in a fashionable way.
PLUS: The pendant is double-sided, so you can flip it to match your outfit.
ETSY SHOP: ButoFlow