One of my newest discoveries in the world wide web is a page called Etsy. An online platform for all kinds of small businesses and a great philosophy:
“Our mission is to empower people to change the way global economy works. We see a world in which very-very small businesses have much-much more sway in shaping the economy, local living economies are thriving everywhere, and people value authorship and provenance as much as price and convenience. We are bringing heart to comerce and making the world more fair, more sustainable, and more fun.”
Etsy was launched in 2005, but I guess since it’s not big in Germany, I simply didn’t hear from it before. I’m glad I did now! Once I started to browse through all of the shops and products, it was hard to stop – so many wonderful and also useful things can be found. And the best – many of them are eco friendly and handmade. When you create your own account, you can add items to your list of favorites. Of course my list grew quickly. So today I want to share some of the items that I found. You can click on the name of the shop to go to their site. (I collected all information of the products from the Etsy-shops, thus I cannot guarantee that they are correct)
These shoes are from a Shop called Extraseed. All of their shoes are eco friendly and vegan.
What a pretty and eco friendly way to say Thank You. Printed with natural colors on recycled paper. Made by Happy Dappy Bits
This shop, called Elegant Girl, has a great concept. The pretty necklaces are all made of upcycled spoons. Great idea, great look!
If you are, like me, always looking for plastic alternatives, you will find a lot of shops on Etsy that sell reusable shopping bags, like these cute ones from Evelyn Fields
Handcrafted in Brooklyn NY, this laundry soap washes your clothes the eco and vegan way. And it looks cute too ;-) Made by Happy Bubbles NYC