8 Etsy Products to Green Up Your Life

Beautiful products to save the planet

Jun 7, 2013

Handmade Paper by FlowingReflections

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

Recycled Tote Bag by 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

Basic Hemp Dog Leash by 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

Handmade Paper by 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

Reusable Dryer Cloths by 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


Environmentally-Friendly Mug Cozy by 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

Bee Blissful Handmade Laundry Soap by 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

Reusable Sandwich Bags by 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


Vegan Heart-Shaped Necklace by ButoFlow

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