Saturday, September 13, 2008

Featured Seller: IvyTeaKettle

Today's featured seller is Kate E. Austin of IvyTeaKettle. She is located in Glens Falls, NY.

Her Etsy shop is
She has a blog,, a myspace, and a websit,

Items Sold

Eco-friendly recycled plarn bagsChainmaille JewelryEco-friendly supplies (plarn)In my other shop, "aephemera" I sell my fine art and prints.

What makes your shop eco-friendly or organic based?

For my bags, I reuse plastic shopping bags to make "plarn" - plastic yarn (this is a great use of plastic grocery bags and it is very easy to work with). They're reinforced with yarn that I've received from people - stuff that was in the back of their closets that they never used. I put both clutter and "garbage" to use and make useful items from it!

What do you do everyday that is green?
I'm a vegetarian. I use twisty lightbulbs to save energy. I don't buy fast food. I shop at farmer's markets in the summer. I use baking soda solution and vinegar instead of shampoo and conditioner. I buy handmade soaps rather than the stuff you buy in the store. I shop as American-made and organic as possible(yay!). If it's yellow I let it mellow!

Favorite Book: Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn
Favorite Movie: Pink Floyd's The Wall (one on my favorites too!)
Favorite Color: Bright blue

Favorite item in your shop: I'm really a fan of the "Swank earrings".

My favorite item in your shop:

An Etsy Shop that you think should be featured that is not your own.

Thank you Kate for being green!

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