As I mentioned last week, I'm a few weeks away from homeownership (yay!) and housewares are on my mind. I have always wanted to learn to make rag rugs, but I know these lovelies from Etsy artist greenatheart will put anything I can make myself to shame.
Laurine of greenatheart crafts her rugs from old t-shirts purchased from local charities, and sorts or dyes the fibers to make the lovely, gradiated rugs you find in her shop. Best of all, many of the rugs she has on display are just samples of her work—she's ready to make a custom rug to match your decor. The end product is both lovely and environmentally sustainable, Laurine's green business practices are solidly awesome, and her prices are great.
Liz Grotyohann is a co-founder of cosa verde, a marketplace for handmade, environmentally-conscious goods.