Etsy

Eco Friendly Shopping On Etsy

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)

Vegan shoes from Extraseed

Vegan shoes from Extraseed

These shoes are from a Shop called Extraseed. All of their shoes are eco friendly and vegan.

Eco friendly cards

Eco friendly cards

What a pretty and eco friendly way to say Thank You. Printed with natural colors on recycled paper. Made by Happy Dappy Bits

Sparkling necklace made from recycled spoon

Sparkling necklace made from recycled spoon

This shop, called Elegant Girl, has a great concept. The pretty necklaces are all made of upcycled spoons. Great idea, great look!

Grocery shopping, the sustainable way

Grocery shopping, the sustainable way

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

Eco friendly laundry soap

Eco friendly laundry soap

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

 

 

13 Comments

  • David

    29.08.2011 at 12:10 Reply

    Hi Greenderella,

    Thank you for featuring products that you have found on Etsy. The more people promote the site the better. Would you consider checking out my shop and commenting on it on your blog?

    Tks

    My Etsy name is oilydave2day or my shop name is Rings for Coins.

    Thank you,
    David

    • Greenderella

      29.08.2011 at 20:16 Reply

      Hey David, thank you for your feedback. I just went on you shop – those rings are really cool! It’s such a nice way to “upcycle” coins. Reminds me of the spoon jewlery I’m mentioning in this article. I’m planing to post more about Etsy products and will for sure keep you in mind.

  • Jane @ happy dappy bits

    29.08.2011 at 13:43 Reply

    Thanks so much for featuring my Thank You cards and shop on your beautiful site! I really appreciate it. Have a fantastic day! :)

    • Greenderella

      29.08.2011 at 20:13 Reply

      It’s my pleasure Jane! Your cards are so lovely! Thank you for stopping by my blog :-)

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  • Elina (Healthy and Sane)

    29.08.2011 at 19:31 Reply

    I love everything about etsy. The fact that these things are green is an extra bonus :)

    • Greenderella

      29.08.2011 at 20:14 Reply

      Yes it is! I’m starting to get addicted to that site ;-)

  • Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

    29.08.2011 at 21:54 Reply

    Like I said, LOVE those shoes.. so glad you posted them and that you discovered Etsy! I found those cards a while back and have been meaning to share them on my blog as well. Liking your other picks, too.. liek those adorable shopping bags and, at least, the powder packaging is cute, ha! Thanks for sharing!! : )

    • Greenderella

      30.08.2011 at 05:43 Reply

      Hey Eva, thanks for your nice comment! :-) I’m glad you like my picks – those shoes really are cute. I love the color! Have you ever bought something on Etsy? I didn’t yet, but I think my next shopping trip will definatelly be online ;-)

      • Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

        04.09.2011 at 21:43 Reply

        I never have, but that’s probably for the better because I’d want to buy everything, ha! There are so many amazing things on there!

  • Erin Giles @Elegant Girl

    06.09.2011 at 17:48 Reply

    Thank you so much for featuring my item here:)! You have a lovely blog, and this is such a great article!

    Purchasing on Etsy is so fun! It is always such a treat for me when I get the chance to shop on Etsy:)

    • Greenderella

      06.09.2011 at 18:27 Reply

      Hi Erin, thank you for stopping by! Your jewlery is so beautiful, I had to add it to my post! So glad that I discovered Etsy and your lovely shop :-)

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