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The first spout of spring carries the promise of growing strong, showing its fully-fledged beauty to the world. If we want to stay around for a long time, we have to think about our environment: to give back some care we have received. So for our new start, here are some clever eco-friendly ideas from Etsy. All in green!

 

We all know just how cool recycling is, right? Zero waste! Just be aware of the carbon footprint of your order – so try to order from local shops. If you live in the US, you are in luck: this green bracelet is made of 100% recycled green vinyl record. The shop owner reminds us what one-of-a-kind means:

“Please note, due to the fact that these are old records, they may be a little beat up, scratched, and worn out.”

Poetic, isn’t it?

And here is another one for the Americans: scented soy candle in vintage green glass. The rendez-vous of a spare bowl and a nice idea.

“So in my attempt to be a super small part of a BIG solution, I make soy candles in repurposed, mostly vintage, containers made of glass and other materials.”

Are you from Europe? We are thinking about you as well! ReComputing from Slovakia has a nice Etsy shop and they are offering some groovy futuristic cuff links.

“We use real circuit boards from old computers and for these cuff links we have eight colors available.”

Wow, we really love these geeky goods.

 

Wool can be another good solution if you try to use renewable and eco-friendly materials. However, it is advised to do some research before venturing to woollen territory. Wool can be problematic from the aspect of animal rights, and you can find crazy sad stories about wool industry mistreating sheep.

The owner of this American Etsy shop explains their mission quite well:

“Why wool? (…) Wool is a renewable resource that can be shorn from sheep annually. It is biodegradable and kinder to the environment than oil-based synthetics, which contribute to global pollution. Wool is sustainable. Wool from free-grazing sheep, treated ethically throughout their long lives, represents a traditional small-scale industry that once thrived in America. Today, many small organic farmers are returning to this sustainable industry to create clean and healthy wool that is produced without stress to the animals or the environment.”

So it seems we can order this bright green baby sweater guilty-free.

And here is a little treat for the European babies. We hope this Lithuanian shop also uses ethical wool for their goods.

And of course no post without cats! Wool cat cave for your feline overlord, also from an eco-conscious Lithuanian Etsy shop.

Cheers!

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