19 September 2011

Welcome, September Sponsors - Part 1

Welcome to all new sponsors from Eco Etsy Team! This month we will be enjoying a lot of first-time eco-friendly and sustainable sponsors on Kanelstrand Organic Living.
Take a moment to check their online shops and blogs, you will be surprised by the diversity and talent you will see! Don't miss the discount codes they offer especially for Kanelstrand readers. I also encourage you to follow them on Twitter or Facebook to be the first to get information about discounts and sales directly from them.

Andrew's Reclaimed
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This shop is operated by husband-and-wife team Andrew and Melissa who have enjoyed using many of their own products. They build almost everything using woods they source by dismantling and re-milling ages-old piers, fences, barns, and other structures slated for demolition. 

Soul Role
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Where to begin? I grew up in suburban New Jersey and longed to live on a farm in the country. My mother and Auntie taught me to sew at an early age and I was always creating something! In high school I began creating my own clothes and for my senior art project designed and made my own prom dress (note: never loan out your fabulous prom dress to a drag queen - you may never get it back!) I had plans to go to art school with a focus on textile design but instead ended up traveling all over the US and Europe with the Grateful Dead, handcrafting clothing and jewelry to support myself. I learned through that experience that what I really wanted to be doing was finding a place to put my roots down and live in harmony with the Earth. In 1992 I moved to Hawaii with 18 dollars in my pocket and dreams of sustainable living. In the years since, I met my husband, had four kids (homebirths!), and have been in the slow process of creating an off grid home and organic farm. In the late 90’s I began searching for sustainable fiber fabrics and working exclusively with them. It has been so exciting to see the evolution of sustainable fiber fabrics and be a part of this important shift!

Fia Naturals
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African, colorful and eco-friendly jewelry. Fia naturals made with natural beads.

Coupon code GREEN gives you free shipping.

Sister and Me
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I am a teacher by trade who began upcycling salvaged upholstery for my daughters bags. Next came request for bags from dear friends and finally I am able to offer these beautiful bags to sisters the world over.

With coupon code SISTER25 you will get 25% off your entire order.

Douces Laines
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I'm a knit loving bi-national French and Swiss woman, with enough projects to last my entire life! I live in Switzerland, the beautiful land of Heidi. I have a university degree in French literature and linguistics (but I have not studied English, and I do not speak fluent English, even if I love this language), I did theater at the university, and contemporary dance. I love to create warm and refined clothes and accessories, that can't easily be found anywhere: with pure and warm wool, mohair, alpaca, to make your life sweeter! Also with organic and local wool which is very difficult to find!

Coupon code Fall10 gives you 10% off your entire order.

LMG Design
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Beads, paper & paints are handcrafted into original designs, bookmarks, jewelry, recycled work and more. My boutique is meant to be fun, functional and eco-conscious.

Coupon code SCHOOL20 gives you 20% off your entire order including sale items. Not redeemable for custom orders.

Larson Farm Naturals
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Simple. Gentle. Natural. That's what I strive for in all of my products.  Handmade cold-process soaps, lip balms, laundry detergent and more. I make them all myself in small batches using only quality natural ingredients. From our farm to you!

Curlymonkey Organics
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CurlyMonkey organic baby goods offers organic baby clothing and baby essentials that are eco-friendly from seed to shelf.

Coupon code CURLY15 gives you 15% off your entire order.

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I am an artist who likes to make things and I am passionate about vintage. I sell a range of interesting vintage items that I consider has good design, fine craftsmanship or is amusing and unusual. I make jewelry out of vintage souvenir spoons and vintage pieces. No two are ever alike and I love the idea of wearing something about a sense of place that comes from another time.

With coupon code KANEL20 you get 20% off your entire order.

The Hairy Peach
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My name is Meeling and I'm a foodie. I love to cook but more importantly I love to eat! I come from a food background of Dutch influence with a little Indonesian thrown in for good measure. I love to try new foods and have had the opportunity to travel and experience some great local flavors.  Good food and wine are some of the best enjoyments in life. I hope you'll follow along with me as I share some of my food experiences with a little bit of life thrown in!   

A big thank you to the talented Kanelstrand sponsors for advertising and sharing with us their generous discounts! All of the funds raised by their ads go back into spreading the word about handmade and green living, and promoting the Kanelstrand blog.