Monday, October 15, 2007

Recycled/Upcycled/Repurposed

Although the precise distinction between recycling, upcycling, and repurposing may be a little bit fuzzy in some cases, we have several members of EtsyFast who are proponents of reusing materials that would otherwise have added to landfills.

Some of our members scour area GoodWill stores and other thrift stores for components for their crafts: from jewelry to wool sweaters to belts. Others scan the remnant bins at fabric stores for small pieces of fabric that no one else wanted, or use every last scrap of fabric that would have been discarded from a larger project. The different things that EtsyRain members do with recycled, upcycled, and repurposed materials are as diverse as our membership!

Check out the EtsyMini in the left hand sidebar for a small selection of EtsyRain sellers who have reused materials to create their artistic and crafty items. You can also search Etsy for "etsyrain" with "recycled," "repurposed," or "upcycled."

Posted as a part of Blog Action Day.

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