Tuesday, April 1, 2008
It's not easy being green
As Kermit said, it's not easy being green. Materials can cost more, you have to be creative with packaging, and you have to carry bags with you everywhere, so you don't have to use those nasty plastic ones.
Yet, many of us here at BEST fully support this ongoing trend of being "green. " TheBrokenPlate takes plates that would ordinarily end up in a landfill and makes gorgeous pendants, brooches, rings, and earrings with them. SweetPepita takes old (but still cool) tees, combines them with super soft organic cotton, and turns them into the most fabulous tees for babies and toddlers. For my work, I use vintage plastic, 100% wool, and fabric scraps - and produce virtually no waste product, as I compost all of my scrap materials.
Even though we live our lives this way 365, we're kicking off a full "green month" in honor of earth day. We'll soon be posting details on this month's giveaway, featuring work by BEST crafters with sustainable practices (you can enter to win by joining our mailing list here.) We'll be participating in Baltimore's Green Week, and we'll be posting "green features" on our blog all month long.
There's more of us who are making our craft with conscience. There are more of you, too. If you have an eco-friendly tip, craft, or event to contribute to our blog, please let us know. Until then, look for our members doing green crafty things around Baltimore. I'll be the one carrying all the bags.