I find it kind of ironic that I am publishing this post right after I wrote about my Less is More shopping mantra. I guess it just goes to show you that when it comes to shopping it's all about making mindful choices. And gift giving season is coming up after all....
Handmade and ecofriendly are two of my favorite words. Combine them and you've got something really worth cheering about. Cosa Verde, an online artisan gallery geared toward environmentally-conscious consumers does just that.
What I love about the site is that it's really easy to find what you're looking for. Too easy. Dangerously easy. You can search by type of product (clothing, home, beauty...the usual search categories), but you can also browse better - by looking the eco-friendly values that matter most to you.
I go ga-ga every time I look at this site so just for fun I'll show you a few things that caught my eye.
Leather wallet made from repurposed upholstery leather samples and scraps:
Wooden sailboat made with non-toxic and vintage materials:
Letterpress card - printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper: