Posts Tagged ‘homewares’
This is a sequel to my previous post, Repurposed & Upcycled Homewares On Etsy, which has had lots of positive feedback so without further ado here’s more of the same. I love putting posts like this together, the only drawback is trying to narrow down my choices from all the creative awesomeness 🙂
Dreamweavers soft furnishings range includes rugs, throws, pillows and wall art made by hand from upcycled fabric remnants from silk necktie and cotton T-shirt manufacture.
Perpetual Kid has been one of my favourite online stores for cool, funny and clever odds and ends for a while now. Since I’m in new house mode, I’ve put together a little round up of some of their house and home goodies that are currently on my to-buy list.
Eggling Flowers Chrysanthemum (there are a range of other plants available too)
Lumen Shadow Projector Lamp (also available in a range of other designs)
‘These bright and cheery pillows help the greater good by providing fair wages and development opportunities in South West India. Pillow cases are made of cotton and decoration is applied using batik, a traditional Indian art to create patterns on fabric.’
RikRak Studio is a home based business selling wonderful hand made one of a kind homewares and accessories. Each piece is made from repurposed vintage fabric by Krystal, who started to craft when her grandmother taught her how to quilt and sew while she was pregnant with her son. From there, she has built her business successfully from her home in Ottawa, Canada and has sold thousands of pieces, both on Etsy and from over 90 stores around the world. (Read more of her inspirational story in this Etsy interview).
I love Krystals’ work – she chooses the most vibrant fabrics, and everything is finished to such a high standard – there are a few things from her shop going on my wish list for sure 🙂
Eco Bib – The Chocolate Blueberry Mousse Vintage Little Quilt Fabric Bib (limited edition).
Recycled Vintage Fabric Coasters, set of four.
Quilted Vintage Fabric Wallet – sustainable card cozy wallet.
Recycled Quilted Vintage Fabric Clutch – sustainable purse.
Recycled Quilted Vintage Fabric Trivet/Potholder in sunny yellow and white.
Design your own sustainable Quilty Wallet/Business Card Holder
Alexandra Ferguson‘s felt pillows are made from 100% post consumer recycled felt, recycled from plastic water bottles. It takes about four bottles to make the felt used for one pillow – so for each one made, that’s four less bottles going to landfill.
Alexandra made her very first pillows as gifts, and if it hadn’t been for the prompting of a friends’ sister, they would have been her last – but she put them on sale and has been producing them ever since.
Each pillow is made by hand at a studio in Westchester County, New York, so each is one of a kind.