An online shopping guide for the conscious consumer
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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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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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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30 Apr 11

celinda.ceramics

Celinda Versluis of celinda.ceramics in the Netherlands collects vintage ceramics and repaints them with charming illustrations.  She favours minimalist and modern graphics, often with one of her four French ladies, Les Belles Dames, and you can clearly see the care and patience she puts into each piece.  Buy one (or more) from her Etsy store.

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25 Apr 11

bird apparel

Bird Apparel is an independent, handmade clothing range from Canada.  The pieces are either one of a kind or small run and typically feature simple, easy lines and either blocks of neutral shades or vibrant prints.  Available for purchase on Etsy.

 

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22 Apr 11

this ilk

Lovely lace-based jewelery from Montreal.  This Ilk designs range from avant-garde harnesses and collars to every day flattering favourites.  Enjoy the prudishness of lace with contemporary abandon!  Buy on SupermarketHQ, Etsy or follow her blog.

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18 Apr 11

lila ruby king

Lila Ruby King is a jewelery label based in both Greece and Australia.  Pieces are handmade using silver, porcelain, wood, glass, bamboo…  all with an understated playfulness and contemporary style.  The same designer sells paper products in the Etsy shop Anna Ruby King.  You can read on her Etsy profile about how she’s trying to make her business carbon neutral and if you’re really curious about what she’s up to, check her blog.

 

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15 Apr 11

astridland

Astrid Bucker is a New York-based stylist and costume designer with her own limited-run label, Astridland.  The pieces are beautifully designed and made by hand from lovely fabrics.  She also makes bags, jewelery and other accessories, all available to buy on Dawanda or Etsy.  You can check out her work as a stylist and costume designer for film on her website.

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