Monday, January 12, 2009

great green-ies: fairytalefibers

greening.... i find it exciting and hopeful that while there sure are lots of terrible things going on to pollute our planet, there are so many wonderful folks doing fabulous things to help make the world a greener, healthier place! so, the rikrak studio is happy to feature great green-ies : snapshots of amazing, inspiring. eco-forward-thinking folks from all sorts of fields and paths in the greening movement. some inspire by greening at home, or in their business; in their art or the larger world, or on many levels at once! i've asked each green-ie to suggest an easy eco-idea or tip we might all be able to add to our daily lives. today i'm honoured to present the first in this series!

i first met Drew, of fairytalefibers, when i joined the fabulous EtsyTrashionTeam, one of the many great teams bringing handmade-loving folks together in cyberspace! her warm and inviting ways, her eternal, enthusiastic commitment to thingsgreen, and her daily encouragement to the Team made me a fast admirer. in Trashion, folks create a wonderful array of arts, jewelry, fashion and more from materials that were leftover, discarded, and found. as artisans, their commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling is amazing! in her own handmade business, Drew uses 100% wool selvage, which she describes as a “*waste* byproduct from the textile industry," in her beautiful handmade hoods.

so three cheers goes out to Drew, for her fabulous work as an eco-organizer & leader, an inspiring artist, a loving and creative eco-mommy to her little sweetie, and for her warm, supportive friendliness in all she does! be sure to visit her wonderful shop and blog when you can!

and here's a fabulous eco-tip from Drew!
"Drew's all-purpose green cleaner
Mix up your own multi-purpose cleaning solution! Perfect for counter tops, floors, walls, upholstery and carpet.

4 tablespoons baking soda
½ cup vinegar
¼ cup distilled white vinegar
½ teaspoon vegetable oil-based liquid soap
Warm water

1.Dissolve 4 tablespoons baking soda in one-quart warm water.

2.In a separate container add ½ cup vinegar to between a cup and a quart of warm water.

3.Combine 2 previous solutions with ¼ cup distilled white vinegar, ½ teaspoon vegetable oil-based liquid soap and ¾ cup of warm water.

4.Pour solution into spray bottle/s. Shake to mix.

5.Getting cleaning.

6.Sit back and enjoy your healthy green home!

If you are having trouble with ants you can add a couple squirts Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint soap. The ants won’t cross the scent line of peppermint!"

thanks so much, Drew! and what a great green-ie!
have a great eco-leader that you admire? i'd love to hear about them!


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  1. Happy 2009, rikrak! This is a great post — and inspiring. I try to get greener with age, and this recipe is one more step in the right direction :) Here's to a happy, healthy, eco and creative year!

  2. Oh I LOVE her cute hoods!!!!!! That's a super recipe, too! I'm going to use it when I have to clean for visitors this weekend!

  3. Thank very much for this great tip! Here's to more "Green-ing" in 2009!!!

  4. I love those hoods, they look super cuddly. Congrats on your blog RikRak - it's very nicely done and I especially like you banner. You have such great taste!

  5. great blog. love fairytalefiber's hats. they are so fun and original. i love this interview feature, what a great idea.

  6. thanks so much for your wellwishes, nicies!


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it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!