How So Handmade Has Become A Zero Waste Studio!

How So Handmade Has Become A Zero Waste Studio!

How So Handmade Has Become A Zero Waste Studio!

When I create my play mats and products I always  use eco-friendly materials as much as possible. One of my commitments to the environment is also to create as little waste as possible.

I try to print each piece in such a way to maximize the use of the fabric. But I always end up with some thin strips on my organic cotton canvas leftover.

At one craft fair I got talking to the lovely Crispina Ffrench who specializes in using recycled materials in her home decor range of products. As a life long eco- entrepreneur she has grown a community of like-minded creative textile recyclers working toward Zero-Waste. I told Crispina about the pieces I have and she agreed to take them to see if she could use them in her work.

Crispina launched this range that includes the most beautiful coverlets made using my studio scraps. She has transformed something from the floor in my studio to true pieces of art.

From this box of scraps to this beautiful blanket.

I am so excited to continue collaborating with her and have a way to recycle my scraps going forward and become Zero Waste!


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Better toys for Better Travels

...even if you're just headed to dinner

So Handmade toys are perfect for taking on your travels, out to dinner or to Grandmas house. Busy toddlers and preschoolers have lots of energy to burn when waiting at restaurants, on planes, and in cars. Just because you're on the go, doesn't mean your little ones can't enjoy imaginative play! The concept is simple: give kids real toys they can play with anywhere, and make them easy to transport and keep together. Having SO Handmade toys as an alternative gives kids a way to use their imaginations to fill in colors and sounds on a simple backdrop of a roadmap. 

So Handmade toys are made with eco-friendly values, high quality craftsmanship, organically sourced materials and with an environmentally conscious approach. When you receive your So Handmade goodies they are packaged beautifully in boxes and mailers that are made from recycled materials. Each and every SO Handmade piece is handmade in my Woodstock, New York studio space.

Even the fabric scraps are donated and reused making this a zero waste studio.