A global group of crafters and artists, including several in New Jersey, is hoping to change the face of gift-giving this holiday season.
The message: Consumers have options beyond mass-produced items made from virgin materials.
This group, the Etsy Trashion street team, wants to show you the holidays can be eco-friendly and handmade.
Comprised of 100-plus crafters, artists and artisans, the Etsy Trashion street team have banded together on the web site for all things handmade, etsy.com, to show the diversity of products that can be made with recycled materials.
Everything from toys to ornaments to clothing to greeting cards can reuse unique ingredients, made by hand into something new.
To encourage customers to buy recycled, and to buy handmade, the Trashion street team is hosting Save the World Sunday, a major sale event and celebration of all things recycled & handmade.
· Participating shops are offering 20% off or free shipping on two special sales days, Sunday Nov. 25 and Sunday Dec. 2. For a list of participating shops, visit www.etsytrashion.com or www.etsytrashion.blogspot.com
· Special gift guides focusing on different holiday themes - winter wear, holiday decor, gifts for children of all ages - are up for view at www.etsytrashion.blogspot.com
· All shoppers can enter to win a gift bag filled with handmade items made with recycled materials, valued at $50. For more details, visit www.etsytrashion.blogspot.com
This holiday, think green. Buying items made from recycled materials that are made by hand are more than unique - they both clever ingredients, advocate sustainable design and support independent businesses.
For more information on Save the World Sundays and the Etsy Trashion Street Team, visit www.etsytrashion.com or www.etsytrashion.blogspot.com