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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Summer at Etsy

I know I've mentioned Etsy before, but it's one of those things that bears repeating. Since Etsy is a marketplace for unique hand-made creations by hundreds of independent designers, you'll find new trends (as well as interesting takes on old favorites) in green merchandise every time you visit. This stylish summer handbag, by seller AandV Designs is a great seasonal addition to any collection. Made of sustainable hemp, it's sturdy as well as sophisticated ($73). Another cool trend for hot days is jewelry made from recycled sea glass. Designer Ghost Ship uses only vintage glass to create unique pieces that are simple but evocative. I don't want to give away too many secrets, but if you feel like doing a little virtual beach-combing, visit Etsy and search for the words "eco" and "summer" (or any other combination you prefer). You'll find hundreds of items to pore through, and surely some little treasure to take home.

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