Yesterday was Earth Day, which had me thinking about what things I do, and can do better, to make my business and life more green.
For years we have recycled. I reuse every mailing container I have, cutting some to fit. The tissue paper I use for packaging all comes from my friends & family, who save it for me after birthdays and holidays.
When I am creating anything for Violet's Buds I try to upcycle, & repurpose when I can. For instance, my grandmother makes quilts from old clothes and linens. She sends me all the zippers and buttons, and some fabric that is too small for her to make items from. Just last week I spent time with my daughter sorting buttons, then I made button flowers for clips.
I am able to use most size & shape of fabric as I can cut them into strips and piece together any that are too short. With the strips I can make rosettes, or carnations like these.
I will continue to do my best to reduce waste, and lower energy costs. How are you Green?
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