Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Challenge #3-Organic Bags

I know it's a bit early, but you may need to plan a little for this one what with summer vacations, etc. I have listed the challenge details and some great Etsy suppliers of organic fabrics.

Challenge #3- (Jul-Sep)• Theme-Eco-Friendly/Organic Fabric Bags
Guidelines-Use eco-friendly/organic fabric to make a bag of your own design. Eco-Friendly fabrics are the wave of the future. What makes a fabric eco-friendly? There are several ways for fabrics to qualify being eco-friendly. It may be a natural fiber such as cotton, hemp or bamboo that has been grown without the use of pesticides in soil that has not been treated for at least three years. If the fabric is dyed, it must be with a low-impact dye. Recycle plastic is also considered as eco-friendly. The fabrics in this category have met these conditions to be a "green fabric". We suggest checking out eco-friendly/organic fabrics on the web.
Charity-Kiva-Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the Internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending. Kiva was born of the following beliefs: people are by nature generous, and will help others if given the opportunity to do so in a transparent, accountable way; the poor are highly motivated and can be very successful when given an opportunity; and by connecting people we can create relationships beyond financial transactions, and build a global community expressing support and encouragement of one another. As of November 2009, Kiva has facilitated over $100 million in loans. http://www.kiva.org/
Deadline for submission-July 31st

Just a few Etsy suppliers of organic fabrics:

Or, just google "organic fabrics" and you'll find tons of resources.

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