The last couple years I made a solemn pledge to support small businesses, bonus points if they are local, and extra super ultra bonus points if the items are handmade. I also make an effort to avoid buying anything new. I try to reuse and re-gift where possible (and appropriate). In an attempt to . . . → Read More: Join the Revolution! Buy Handmade This Christmas!
Some of the soap. Picture by Samantha.
Not that long ago I was taking some business courses through the Washington C.A.S.H., a program I recommend highly to any of you small business owners in Washington State. On the first day there I was a bit nervous, as I really had no idea what to . . . → Read More: Pip and Lola’s Everything Homemade
This was written by Doc and Dominique and handed out at Occupy Black Friday Seattle 2011. I thought this was phenomenal and really wanted to share this with all of you. Please read this and think about it.
In a cash economy, one goal is accumulation. In gift culture, the focus is placed on sharing . . . → Read More: Cash Economy vs. Gift Culture
I am all about crafting and hand making things for the holidays. I also support upcycling, buying local, handmade items and bartering with friends. Like many people today, my wallet is a bit on the thin side. In light of that, I have been trying to come up with gifts for my family and . . . → Read More: Handmade Holidays
Adam and Suzi!
I have been lucky with my roommates. Many of the people that rolled through my house were friends. One of the most influential and inspirational of these was a couple, Adam and Suzi.
A & S are very planet conscious, green-minded folks. They avoid eating packaged foods, shop at the . . . → Read More: Seeds of Change