Sunday, April 19, 2009

EtsyVeg Earth Day Challenge - Day 5

Only THREE more days until Earth Day!!

Three days until Earth Day! Could it be any sweeter?


Treasach from MisticalAcScents has a wonderful and varied eco-friendly shop filled with edibles, herbs, bath and beauty items, and ceramics. She shared tips about her eco-friendly business and lifestyle with us for the Earth Day Challenge:

Everything in my shop is veg or vegan, natch, but as ethically or fair traded as possible. I reuse packaging material, pick up boxes from my local pharmacy (for food grade items, of course), and use recycled padded envelopes. Local customers can choose reused containers to refill if they wish. We live in a city, so our household doesn't have a car and we have never driven. We live on 40W power for the whole house. I make everything by hand; from soup stock to masalas to tortes. We only buy second-hand clothing for the whole family (barring unmentionables), use cloth diapers (for the baby!), landscape and grow our own herbs and vegs on our property entirely by hand, use only eco-friendly cleaners, and are currently reflooring our 900 sq. ft. 100 year old house with reclaimed hardwood. And of course, I spread the message as the local Green party candidate in my area.

Special Earth Day Deal! Treasach is offering 10% off anything in her shop on Earth Day (4/22/09)! This is in addition to her normal discount provided to EtsyVeg members!


Kim of midnightrabbits has a shop filled with purses and adorable cat brooches! Here is what she said about her Earth Day Challenge item:

Very Earth Day friendly,- this large Messenger/Laptop bag is made of natural hessian/jute, both of which have biodegradable qualities, over time (don't worry the bags are sturdy and will last). Hessian/jute is made of a long, soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It breathes naturally. It is sustainably- sourced, natural, long-lasting and ultimately biodegradable.

Psssst! Have you heard about the EtsyVeg Earthly Riches Hide and Seek Giveaway starting on Earth Day? It's no secret - if you enter you will have a chance to win an item from MisticalAcScents!


panda with cookie said...

I am giddy with anticipation.
Great profiles so far!

veganessa said...

Thnaks for posting this, look forward to seeing the rest of Earth Day challenges