Sunday Sustainability Tip: Consider the Packaging

When making your next purchase, regardless of what it is, take a good look at the packaging. How much of tha packaging was necessary? What kinds of materials was it made out of? Check to see if the packaging is recyclable.

The best thing you can do it to buy products that don’t come in any packaging, buy direct from artists and manufacturers locally where minimal shipping packaging is necessary, or buy items enclosed in highly renewable and recyclable packaging.

Team Eco-Etsy is a group of sellers dedicated to reducing packaging waste and creating earth-friendly products. Check out some of their wares.


Countdown to the New Year with Cleveland Handmade: Silvermade Studios

The countdown to the New Year with Cleveland Handmade continues today with Theresa, of Silvermade Studios.

She’s a pro at rings, and as I love to frequently remind her, her bezel set stones are simply lovely. You’ll probably fall in “love” with her work.

Sterling Stackable Rings, $18

Want to find more Cleveland Artists, visit Cleveland Handmade members online or at one of the upcoming handmade markets.