Two underlying philosophies of eco principles are preserving and nurturing natural resources for future generations. To that end we turn our attention to these two principles in our next mini-series.
Wrapping up our look at Fair Trade is Fair Price, aka Radical Transparency.
As the MKAL wraps up and the FO thread populates with all your stunning attitudes, let’s explore the eco element Fair Trade feature design, Je Ne Sais Quoi.
Sitting in The Tea Leaf after treatment, I had many opportunities to chat with the owner, sommelier, and tea aficionado, Catherine. These conversations were the first remembrance I have on learning about “Fair Trade.”
It just dawned on me – my release to go with the 3R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) is green! What a happy, unplanned, surprise 😊. Let’s go deeper than the unintended color coincidence and examine the Eco Elements seen in Outdoor Studio.
Please join me in welcoming back Heidi from Vegan Yarn 😊. We first met Heidi in 2014 on the blog Dye to Perfection. Since then her indie small business has grown like the weeds she uses for dyeing! With our Je Ne Sais Quoi MKAL, I thought this the perfect time to check back in with her to discover how her adventures the past few years have molded the growth of Vegan Yarn. Q1. On your FAQ page on why vegan you state: “To be really simple, we prefer to allow animals to live their lives free of the intentional or unintentional violence of a human-made industry. Like the saying goes, ‘live simply, so others may simply live.’ Please keep …
Rounding out our look at “reduce, reuse, and recycle” is the late societal addition to the 3R’s… the U of “upcycle”! I love upcycling yarn leftovers into wonderfully unique designs – anything from a hair tie to gift wrapping to another publication. Something about the challenge of knowing I have this much yarn and not a strand more lends an exciting boundary box to the infinite design possibilities!
As much as I dislike the reduce part of “reduce, reuse, recycle” eco principle, I’m beginning to find a new love for reuse. A philosophy major by education, my only arts class was the history of graphic design, so I entered this industry seven years ago as a complete green horn. I truly appreciate the guidance and mentoring I received and the online classes I found to help hone my craft. That said, it’s time to update some of my older patterns. The first one up for “reuse” is one of your favorites… Lake Breeze Tank. Applying the lessons learned in my “A System of Grading” class from Jill Wolcott and keeping those elements you all said you loved best …
Get your stitches ready, Knit Eco Chic’s annual MKAL opens for pre-sale today. The Je Ne Sais Quoi MKAL is as unique as each of you and all about you stitching your yarn-i-tude into a light-weight, easy to wear, summer shawl… thing! During the MKAL – knitting and chit chat in the MKAL thread, “Find Your Yarn-i-tude Psychological Analysis” (game), blog interviews, FO thread fun, and prizes! Sneak peek from the design photo shoot! Sneak peek from the design photo shoot! Join the MKAL today and post your yarn intentions in the pre-MKAL chat thread here!