DIY Eco-Fashion

Learn to Knit with Quince & Co.'s Gorgeous Beginner's Kit

Want to learn how to knit but don’t know where to begin? Quince & Co.’s gorgeous starter kit will help you master everything from winding a skein to casting off. The…

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At This Tokyo Café, Customers Spin Cotton While They Wait

Fancy a snack with a side of raw organic cotton? If you dropped by Tokyo Cotton Village’s café in Kōenji this past January, that’s precisely what you got. From January 23…

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The Craftivist Collective Wants to Change the World, One Stitch at a Time

For as long as she can remember, Sarah Corbett has been fighting for social justice. Growing up in an activist family, she experienced firsthand how energy-intensive, frustrating, and…

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How Yarn Bombing Grew From Fringe Activity to Global Movement

How did “yarn bombing,” a form of street graffiti that turns everyday objects into colorful knitted or crocheted displays, grow from a quirky personal statement into an…

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Make a Tassel Necklace for Valentine's Day (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES String or yarn scraps One long necklace chain An embroidery needle A bead A washer STEP ONE Cut your scrap string to roughly the same length. This length will…

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6 Eco-Friendly Exfoliants That Are More Effective Than Microbeads

Photo by Shutterstock SUGAR Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home (2002, Henry Holt and Company) swears by a simple raw-sugar scrub that sloughs off dead surface cells while…

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10 DIY Gifts You Can Make With Leftover Nail Polish

FRINGE BENEFITS Gussy up the fringe of a plain handbag or clutch with pops of statement-making color. + DIY Painted Fringe Handbag + The Storibook LITE BRITE Add a faux-marble finish to…

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Make Wool and the Gang's Pom-Pom Key Ring (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Yarn scraps, the more colors the better (we used Wool and the Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool and Jersey Be Good) Cord or tassel-end findings (find similar styles…

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Knit Aid: An Initiative to Help Knitters Help People in Need

Knitters are making a difference in the lives of refugees in Europe, thanks to London’s Knit Aid. Headed by pro-knitter Shahnaz Ahmed, Knit Aid utilizes the talent of fingers and…

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LOLI's DIY Beauty Box Promotes Fair Trade, Organic Ingredients

LOLI’s new DIY skin care kits are the new at-home beauty dream for the sustainable skin care lover out there who doesn’t always have time to get to the shops. Designed by Tina…

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Mass. Library Lets Patrons Borrow Knitting Needles, Crochet Hooks

Photo by Shutterstock Curious about the needle arts? The Morse Institute Library in Natick, Mass., will not only lend you books on knitting and crocheting, but it’ll also spot you…

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Gamer Dude Spends 6 Years Crocheting "Super Mario Bros." Blanket

SUPER CROCHET Despite all appearances, Nordin insists he didn’t spend every waking moment obsessing over the map. “It hasn’t taken all of my time,” he said.…

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Wool and the Gang Launches DIY Homewares, Crochet Collection

HOOKED ON A FEELING Like all of the firm’s offerings, designs come in two tiers. You can have the company’s community of at-home crafters (a.k.a. the ‘gang’)…

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Celebrate "Star Wars" Day With a DIY Princess Leia Headband

Celebrate Star Wars Day, a.k.a. May the 4th, by recreating Princess Leia’s iconic hairdo. It couldn’t be easier: Simply create two braids with brown yarn, roll them into…

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Grow Your Own Microbial "Leather" in Your Kitchen (DIY Tutorial)

Photos from The Next Black Growing your own clothing is easier than you think. BioCouture’s Suzanne Lee has been spinning whole garments with little more than bacteria, yeast, and…

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Another Use for Your Kid's Lego: Wacky Face Masks

CHILD’S PLAY Despite the rigid nature of the materials, Ffrench’s masks have an organic feel. Rather than interlock the bricks like they’re designed to, Ffrench used…

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Injured Koalas Need Your DIY Mittens to Treat Their Burned Paws

Know your way around a sewing needle? The koalas of South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales need your help. After recent bushfires ravaged acres of the marsupials’…

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Whip Up Actress Cate Blanchett's DIY Grapefruit–Sea Salt Body Scrub

Photo by Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock We don’t know what to envy more: Cate Blanchett’s Oscar-winning acting chops or her alabaster complexion. Although the actress swears by…

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