T.E.S.T. items for Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. According to EarthDay Canada, "More than 6 million Canadians join 1 billion people in over 170 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. Nearly every school child in Canada takes part in an Earth Day activity." Follow the link to find events across Canada.

Etsy is part of a larger handmade movement in society. People are reclaiming the right to have handmade objects with meaning, and work with their hands. A great way to tread more lightly on our Earth is to avoid mass consumerism. When I buy things, I try to buy responsibly, locally and handmade. Buying vintage goods is another great option; re-use and re-interpret what is already there, to get something both unique and with less environmental impact.

Check out some of the great local Toronto etsians have on offer. Start with the recycle pinback button by zippster and follow that by perusing some of the amazing up-cylced items on offer.

Cocoboudoir has up-cycled a vintage find to make her one of a kind Ensoleille dress.

Coverstories re-imagined an old book cover to make the Large Vintage Book Journal 'All About Animals and Their Young'

Using found acorn caps, and stone customcrafter created her Acorn Earrings.

The unique scrappy circles brooch-black currant charlotte by dervish is made with 100% linen scraps and vintage buttons!

Using vintage supplies and materials foundlingsvintage made la dame jolie bicycle blouse -- available in S/M.

hdunstan encorporated vintage elements to make the Not that Kind of Gal one-of-a-kind necklace

HibouAccesories quiky designs combine different antique and vintage metal components in the The Cowgirl - Mix Metal Bracelet.

A vintage tie is reborn in the vintage inspired hair piece - upcycled and reconstructed tie by tweek

LittleDenim up-cycles denim to make her Girls' Lightning Screenprint Upcycled Denim Dress - 9 Months

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