Why Haven't I Heard of Etsy Before?

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All I have to say is, check out Etsy. Basically, it is a website for all kinds of crafters, from high-end fashionista types to home-ec learned sewers to sell their wares. Not everything listed on the site is eco-friendly but much of it is (the pictures I chose are of recycled or reused clothing only), but all of it is hand-made, and comes directly from the crafters/creators, so you know it’s fair trade! Just browsing the variety of truly creative and fun ideas inspires me immensely.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.