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Eco-friendly fashion has enormous momentum! Everyone these days recycles something and countless people
recycle as much as they possible can. Recycling not only includes the gathering of recyclable materials raw and
otherwise, but also includes reusing items in new products that may otherwise be thrown away. Next would be
purchasing products that have recycled content. This is a recycling loop. One person's refuse becomes another
person's prized piece of art! In the world of handcrafted fashion accessories aged metal found at a neighbor's
deconstruction site may be cut into various shapes and sizes and used by artists to make incredible pieces of
beautiful jewelry watches embellished with pearls and gemstones. Broken pieces of colorful glass bottles
tumbled in a rock polisher make gorgeous pendants.
Bicycle parts, nuts and bolts, bottle caps and more remake their way into our lives in various merchandise.
Jeans have a way of becoming jackets, totes and backpacks. Belts become the straps of shoulder bags. Metal
cut from coffee cans may become components of earrings. The creativity of recycling by our talented artists is
unlimited! Recycling refuse and unwanted objects into beautiful new items that may be worn or used everyday
inspires many artists. Looking at a throw away object determining how it can be creatively changed into
something useful whether it be jewelry, clothing, household goods or home décor is a fun artistic challenge.
People feel very good about buying their fashion accessories, home furnishings and domestic goods from artist
that are being environmentally friendly by reusing materials that would have otherwise been thrown away. Does
their creativity inspire you to recycle items you may be thinking of tossing aside? For many it does. Purchasing
items made with secondhand materials is win win situation for both the artist and the consumer.
Not only are we preventing the need for future landfills we are also preventing future pollution from the
processing of raw materials. Also we are saving energy and conserving our great natural resources such as
vegetation, water, mineral deposits and our precious forests.
Environmentally friendly artists not only create custom made jewelry using previously used materials and
components, the boxes that jewelry is packaged in are made from recycled paper, the mailing envelopes are
made with recycled materials and the bubble wrap is on its second or third time around. Even the packaging the
artists supplies arrive at their studios in are recycled and all the invoices are printed on paper that has been