An online shopping guide for the conscious consumer
30 May 11

skinny laminx

Skinny LaMinx is the fabric design label of Heather More from Capetown, South Africa.  Her style is minimal, retro and a little bit quirky.  Buy tea towels, napkins, cushions or the occasional dress for very small girls from her Etsy shop or her SA locals’ shop.  Or you can order the raw fabric to make your own creation.  Or follow her blog.  Or see for yourself what inspires her in the Etsy Handmade Portrait film about her.  So many options!

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27 May 11

annieway

Annieway is Zorana Frkić’s new label of hand-crocheted lovely garments.  Definitely not the kind of crochet your mum did in the ’70s, these pieces are fresh and contemporary.  The photos show how carefully made they are with attention to detail in both the design and execution.  Available from her Etsy store.

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24 May 11

weaselfactory

The Weaselfactory make very cute and affordable laser-cut jewelery and housewares.  Lots of different colours and styles in their store (plus custom orders) available in both acrylic and wood.  These rings are called Oh, Happy Day / Oh Crappy Day, the idea being you can adjust them according to your mood.  Buy from their Etsy store.

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21 May 11

art history 101

Designing for a delightful niche, Art History 101 highlights those interesting facts you learned in Art History class but were sadly never able to use in everyday life.  Words and illustrations like Chiaroscuro and Repousse are celebrated on eco-friendly heather t-shirts for both women and men, while Art History sayings and slogans are available on button badges.  From their Etsy store.

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19 May 11

norwegian wood

Angie Johnson, the talent behind Norwegian Wood takes risks that always seem to pay off.  Designs from her Montreal-based label are fashion-forward and refreshingly bold.  Clothing, belts, harnesses, body jewelery… she puts her unique stamp on whatever she designs.   Follow her blog, look at her lookbook and then when you just can’t stand it anymore, buy something from her Etsy store.

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15 May 11

take off your clothes

Take Off Your Clothes is a Brooklyn-based label who re-define and re-work existing styles and even existing clothes.  Often using recycled materials, their current includes a drapey dress made from two t-shirts sewn together.  Their clothes are comfortable and easy to wear and adjust to the wearer’s mood.  Buy from their shop on Supermarket HQ or on Etsy or follow their blog.

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10 May 11

peace bomb

Not just any bracelet, the Peace Bomb bracelet is made from reclaimed artillery metal dropped on Laos during conflicts in the late sixties and early seventies.  The bracelets (there are two styles and also garden-marker spoons) are made by local artisans and part of the buy back the bombs initiative to raise money for clearing unexploded ordnance and awareness to ban cluster munitions.  Purchase also supports local communities and independent artisans.  Yay!

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08 May 11

under the root

Fancy some fancy undergarments? If it’s good old-fashioned boudoir style you’re looking for, look no further than Under the Root. Inspired by Victorian pre-lycra knickers and fables of woodland elves, these handmade goodies are made from vintage trimmings and sustainable fabrics where possible.  Available on Etsy.

 

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06 May 11

carry a cute bag

Why yes, Carry a Cute Bag does have cute bags.  Messenger bags, satchesl and padded purses just big enough for your phone, there’s no excuse not to carry a cute bag any more.  All made by hand from eye-popping prints. Buy on Etsy. Custom pieces also available.

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