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Go Green: 10 Eco-Friendly Handmade Goods For Earth Lovers

December 6, 2013
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When it comes to green and eco-friendly products, the benefits are many, from improving the environment to feeling good for giving back to the Eart. However, the trouble starts when you’re shopping for gifts for the earth lover in your life can be difficult since many items don’t have eco-friendly options nor do many items come in eco-friendly forms. With the help of indie sellers, though, you can find that perfect, environmentally friendly present for any earth lover! Whether for home decor or bath & beauty purposes, this list presents various eco-friendly options that can please any green goer. Check out more of our indie seller coupons for great discounts on handmade goods.

Reclaimed Security Envelope Dangle Earrings

by La Alicia

Who knew envelopes could be used in other ways besides mailing letters? Crafted from reclaimed security envelopes, La Alicia’s dangle earrings are a retro way to spice up your attire. These earrings were made from strips of security envelopes and folded into squares. Each earring has a faux pearl attached for an elegant touch, which make these earrings easy to wear for even formal occasions. You can find other eco-friendly accessories made from reclaimed paper goods and more in La Alicia’s shop.

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Lucky Cat Organic T-Shirt

by Krmbal

Give the gift of good luck this year to yourself or a close friend with Krmbal’s Lucky Cat t-shirt! Made from 100% organic cotton, this soft, comfy t-shirt makes for a great clothing piece to wear around the house or when you’re running errands. This shirt features the golden Lucky Cat, also known as Maneki Neko, which is a symbol of good luck, prosperity and good health. You won’t find an unlucky black cat here! Krmbal donates a portion of sales to Kiva loans to support entrepreneurs get started on their successful business journey, so you’ll not only be saving the Earth with this shirt, but also many other business owners!

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Lime Green Recycled Jersey T-Shirt Infinity Scarf

by Recupe Fashion

Need a soft, light scarf for those warm days or in place of a necklace? Recupe Fashion presents its eco-friendly, recycled t-shirt infinity scarf! Materialized from a reclaimed jersey t-shirt, this scarf has multiple strands that are tied together at different, even parts for a more trendy appearance. Wear this lime green t-shirt scarf with casual or formal wear to add a touch of brightness to your clothing. You can find other t-shirt infinity scarves in various colors in Recupe Fashion’s shop, from dark green to white.

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Golden Punk ReWallet

by ReWallet

Everyone needs a sturdy and handy wallet to keep all important belongings secure. With ReWallet’s wallet collection, you can find sturdy, handy and eco-friendly wallets to suit your needs. This stylish and edgy wallet is made from a Portuguese milk package and embellished with studs. Two roomy pockets are created for this wallet to help you store as much as you need to. Perfectly made to fit a small purse or even in your pants’ pocket, this wallet is the perfect companion to have while you go out for any occasion.

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Crocheted Daisy Shaped Door Mat

by Twisted Thread And Hook

Decorate your home with Twisted Thread And Hook’s crocheted daisy door mat! Intricately made into a perfect daisy shape, this door mat is a quaint and lovely home decor to welcome your family home everyday. Made with a neutral colored yarn, this daisy door mat can fit any home decor and color scheme. You can also use this door mat as a bathroom mat, kitchen mat or any other room in your home. Discover more crocheted door mat goods in Twisted Thread And Hook’s shop.

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Lacey Pearl Flower Bobby Pin Set

by Violet’s Buds

Whether for a wedding or when you feel like dressing up on a casual day, Violet’s Buds’ lacey, recycled pearl flower bobby pin set is a fantastic go-to accessory to add a touch of innocent elegance to your attire. Crafted with delicate lace and pearls, this bobby pin set is gives you that soft, feminine appearance.

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One Dozen Natural Fire Starters

by Double Brush

Toss out those harmful chemical fire starters, and give your fires a breath of fresh, fiery air with Double Brush’s natural fire starters! Double Brush’s natural fire starters are made with authentic macadamia nut shells, which have a naturally high oil content, and unscented soy wax. Not only are these fire starters safe for camping fires, but they’re also food-friendly, leaving your foods tasting natural and delicious instead of chemically enhanced from chemical-based fire starters. You can find other great, eco-friendly items in Double Brush’s shop.

Seed Bead Bracelet Set

by Design Sea

Guitar strings aren’t just for guitars! At Design Sea, guitar strings are recycled and used to make simple yet trendy accessories like this seed bead bracelet set! This set includes five bracelets: single gold bracelet, twisted gold bracelet, turquoise-colored seed bead bracelet, coral-colored.

Large Octopus Market Bag

by White Apple Designs

A stylish market bag handmade from a rustic, recycled coffee sack? Yes, please! White Apple Designs presents this large market bag with an octopus print design on the front of the bag and white and red, zigzag-patterned fabric on the inside of the bag. Navy blue colored straps are sewn to this bag for a complete, fashionable market bag. Not only is this bag eco-friendly, but it’s also reversible, so you can switch up the style any day. Use this bag for your groceries instead of plastic bags to really enhance the Earth lover in you. White Apple Designs also has other coffee sack made market bags with various designs, from anchors to sea horses.

Square Wood Pendant Necklace

by Starlight Woods

Add a hint of sparkle to your outfits with Starlight Woods’ square pendant necklaces! These necklaces are made from reclaimed wood and sawed into small squares to create these glittering, retro necklaces. From white to pink, these necklaces come in various colors, so choose your favorite or get them all to match all your outfits. Topped with a layer of resin, these wood-made, square pendants have a glossy finish for a clean-cut appearance. Starlight Woods offers many other eco-friendly accessories, so be sure to browse through the items for gifts for friends, family and yourself!

Many indie sellers who handcraft their items find unique ways to incorporate eco-friendly aspects into their craft. Take the time to learn about these products, and find the perfect gifts for the environmentalists in your life.

Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.