02/11/2012

Go Eco #FolksyFriday

I looked at Folksy`s front page and saw a section for Sustainable Gifts, which gave me an aha moment. I thought, eco friendly, why not.
I had a look through their choices and put some on here, then I looked further and put eco and upcycled into the search. That produced a few more, but I really struck gold when I put recycled into the search box. They were more what I call eco friendly, using sustainable materials and recycling or upcycling as it is sometimes called now.
Although I have to say that Eco means different things to different people. For some it means using wood but to me that is not good unless it`s reclaimed wood because we need the trees and far too many are cut down already.
It has become more `trendy` to be eco friendly and recycle etc which is good because if we don`t do more to repair our planet there won`t be anything left that is natural upon it.
I could write reams upon this subject but I won`t as there are many articles already about. Would be nice to see more people concerned about the amount of waste we produce especially in electronics but the need for the latest gadget and the greed of the manufacturer seems to override common sense.
Ooops, I wasn`t going to go on about it, so I`ll stop there.
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

Plane trails streaked the sky
luminous lines up on high.
Shame they are caused by pollution
now we really need a solution!
Eco is now the way to go
recycling isn`t just for show.
Too much is just thrown away
with no thought for another day.
While rubbish starts to pile high
many do no more than sigh.
They shake their heads and look away
that`s a problem for another day.
We all need to make do and mend
share, beg, borrow and lend.
Electronics all wear out too quick
their useful life gone in a tic.
Nothing big is now is made to last
a washing macine`s life is soon past.
Once they lasted for many a year
but now it`s always, buy new gear.
The day is passing for mass produced might
the small business will always see you right!!

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Kelly Connor Designs. Say It.
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A VERY BRITISH AFFAIR. Lucie Kate & Hazey Jane.
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Crowns From Ashes. The Coffee Bag Company.
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Dharmaflyer Creations. Cat`s Ceramics.
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ffflowers. When The Music`s Over.
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Peony & Thistle. Mia Scarlett.
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Molly Moo and Jessica too. Dollychops.
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Rufusdog`s Crafty Shop. Swirlyarts.

Hope you enjoyed todays wonderful display of eco friendly creations from the crafters of Folksy.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for including my recycled sheet music notebooks. I love being able to take something that's worn out and tatty around the edges and give it a new lease of life for someone else to enjoy. Great theme - and you've chosen some fab items :-)

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  2. Thanks for including my upcycled book page envelopes. I love being able to re-use something that was heading to landfil :) I actually take a great deal of pride in how much of my shop uses recycled and upcycled materials :)

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  3. What a coincidence, I wrote a blog yesterday on recycling http://annabelsglassdesigns.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/recycling/

    Hopefully more and more people are thinking like us.

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  4. There are so many great eco friendly products on Folksy! Thank you for featuring my eco daisies on you blog.
    Helen

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  5. Thanks for including my eco owl in your collection. I love to re-use old felted jumpers in my work.
    Lisa
    www.littlebirdsos.co.uk

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  6. Thank you all for commenting, very much appreciated. Glad you all enjoyed it.

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