Something old, something used, something borrowed and something bruised: Recycled crafts and repurposed products have it all. It’s great to see scraps and overages spared from the salvage yard and transformed into new, exciting products. The use of recycled materials and upcycled products makes a purchase even more satisfying. Here are some of our favorites.
Couture Planet - Handbags
Connie Carman turns the fashion pages of the New York Times into chic, eco-friendly handbags. Each one-of-a-kind bag is finished by hand. Buy Couture Planet's recycled newspaper purse here.
Earthling Crazy Crayons - 100% Recycled Crayons
Crayons made from 100% post-consumer content are produced in kid-friendly shapes and sizes and packaged in recycled boxes. Art meets conservation! Buy Earthling recycled crayons here.
ecosystem life journals - Artist or Author
You can feel good about using these eco-friendly journals and notebooks, which are produced entirely in the U.S. using 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Buy Ecosystem's recycled blank writing journals here.
ReBinder - Recycled School & Office Supplies
An entire year's worth of recycled and socially-conscious school supplies are inside this 30-piece kit. Back-to-school never felt so good. Buy Rebinder recycled school supplies here.
The Oak Barrel Company - Reclaimed Wine Barrel Lazy Server
This lazy server is made from the top of an old oak wine barrel. The design celebrates all the colorful, textured remnants of the barrelhead's previous life. Buy The Oak Barrel Company'stable top lazy susan server here.
GreenSewn - Sari Scarves
GreenSewn collects vintage silk saris and transforms them into colorful scarves and wraps that are as eco-friendly as they are chic. Buy Green Sewn vintage silk scarves here.
Tia's Freestyle Sandals
Tia's Freestyle Sandals were a big hit at Daily Grommet; a versatile shoe design using interchangeable, recycled silk saris for tops. Create your own unique styles with these make-your-own sandals. Buy Tia's freestyle sandals here.