The Damsel in the Attic: A Handmade Girl
Just last week, amidst Earth Day and Easter, my own personal website, The Damsel in the Attic went live. What started as a blog during a difficult time in my life has transformed into a beautiful website. I’m proud to say that I’m supporting the green cause on my site, once again reinforcing my beliefs in an Eco-friendly world. Here’s how I did it for my business!
Most of the clothing and accessories we sell are handmade by my family and I. As artisans, much of the material that we use is created out of an assortment of recycled items. When you hand make anything, your not using tons of machinery to create them therefore reducing your carbon footprint. All a plus for our planet!
Here How You Can:
Try your hand at jewelry making, crochet, or hand sewing. If your not the hand-eye coordinated type, try to make a point in visiting your local art festivals and Farmer’s Market to choose handmade items.
This one is simple. Retro will not only make an outfit pop or aid you in a fashion worthy makeover, it will also use recycled results. Breathing life into an old item is a great way to recycle.
Here’s How You Can:
If vintage isn’t your thing, you can also donate old clothing items to the Goodwill, have a yard sale, or you can even make a little money off like new clothing with places like Plato’s Closet, which will pay you for your old, designer digs.
Girl Story In A Bag:
I wanted to create a bag that is personalized to your life story. All of our bags are either created out of your old bag or out of a new bag with recycled materials. The inside of the bag comes with inserts that are interchangeable. The inserts are magnetized and are covered with 100% organic or recycled scrapbook fabric and plastic. The little pockets that are sewn in are hand-sewn individually. Everything is handmade right down to the love letter wallets. Check it out, Earth lovers!
Here’s How You Can:
Recycle your purse when you order. It may cost you a little extra in shipping but its worth taking something old and making it brand new! Also, e-mail all pictures to save on paper and postage.