Like most people we have begun to worry about our impact on the environment. As crafters and mothers we want to make sure that we aren't adding to the trash heaps but rather saving items from ending up in a landfill. That being said we also want our items to be beautiful treasures that will never find their way to landfills once purchased. 

Believe it or not this beautiful caplet (yes it is just one, it's reversible) is made with 99% post consumer items. The cloth was rescued by our local Scrap Exchange (www.scrapexchange.org), one of our favorite places on the planet. I say 99% because the thread used to sew it with was new of course, hard to sew by machine with old thread. 

Even the beautiful buttons were rescued from an old shirt that had outlived its usefulness. (We are thinking of a project for the rest of the shirt). This beautiful button, and its pair on the other side, did not deserve to be thrown in the trash, they are still lovely to behold.

We still have a ton of rescued cloth from the scrapexchange so keep an eye out for more upcycled treasures!

To see our other caplets and sewn items visit us here http://www.etsy.com/shop/2CrochetHooks?section_id=10365043

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