Canvas: Simple Sustainable Style

In this wonderful age of Etsy and eco-consciousness, it seems the design world (and just about everyone else) has gone crazy for sustainable living and recycled products. We have re-gained an appreciation for handmade crafts, like knitting, pottery and woodworking. It's amazing to see understated products and artists recognized worldwide for their creativity, and not just at the local school Christmas sale!

Here are a few websites I love that celebrate talented artisans:

Etsy www.etsy.com Need I say more?

Children's Trunk Show www.childrenstrunkshow.com CTS was started by a family friend many years ago, and it now has shows across Canada displaying the work of women entrepreneurs!

Magpie Lovely www.magpielovely.com I can't say enough about this site! After finishing a heavy semester of kitchen and bath design and business plans, I came home from my last class and impulsively ordered two gorgeous tops to celebrate. I've received so many compliments on them and their service was fantastic. I highly recommend this one!

One of a Kind Show www.oneofakindshow.com I blogged about my visit last year and some of the great vendors (read here). Definitely worth checking out if you're looking for unique gifts (or stuff for yourself...let's be honest).

Now, from the streets of New York, another amazing sustainable company! This time a little larger in scale, which is sometimes easier for sourcing and purchasing anyways. Canvas sells unique products made in the US and abroad, all with a handcrafted touch. Felters in Nepal, Amish furniture makers in Ohio...the best of every trade from around the world. With their boho, Anthropologie vibe, Canvas is a socially aware way to style your home (and has an amazing website, to boot!).

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