Celebrate Earth Day in Style with Eco-Friendly Gifts from Eco-Artware.com

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Online retailer offers chic handmade, natural and recycled gifts -- all with the environment in mind.

We scour the world looking for attractive designs that are also eco-friendly, well made and will last a long time--which is also an important eco-friendly quality.

With environmental concerns becoming more widespread, more artists and craftspeople around the world than ever are creating style-savvy products and works of art out of recycled, reused and natural materials. Eco-Artware.com is one of the premier online destinations to offer these unique green gift items with an eye on design. The site has a wide range of gifts perfect for celebrating Earth Day on April 22, 2009.

Eco-Artware.com is an online gift store dedicated entirely to products made from recycled, reused and natural materials. The Washington D.C.-based company searches for top-quality artisans who use earth-friendly "first-generation" materials as well as durable discards.

Eco-Artware.com founder, Reena Kazmann, said, "We scour the world looking for attractive designs that are also eco-friendly, well made and will last a long time--which is also an important eco-friendly quality." As demand for these green items grows, more waste is diverted from landfills across the country--a perfect tribute to the spirit of Earth Day.

Among the fashionable eco-conscious gifts currently available on Eco-Artware.com:

Recycled Bottlecap Candlesticks
South African artist Derrick Mentoor collects bottlecaps from local bars and restaurants and expertly crafts them into these cool, colorful candlesticks. They hold standard-sized dinner candles with no wiggle or wobble. ($22/pair)

Recycled Inner Tube "To Go" Clutch
Grab this eco-friendly unisex clutch bag made from a recycled inner tube and a discarded zipper when you're on the go. Use it for makeup, sun screen, cellphone and keys, a travel kit, or pop it into a tote bag or backpack for further organizing. ($18)

Red Recycled Record Cuff Bracelet
This handmade eco-friendly bracelet is the epitome of rocker chic. Created from an unplayable 33 rpm vintage vinyl record, you can actually feel the grooves and tracks of the record in the vinyl's high sheen. ($47)

Patchwork Messenger Bag
Add some green sensibility to your accessory wardrobe with this well-crafted patchwork bag made by a fair trade sewing collective in Ghana. They're created with repurposed leftover 100% cotton cloth collected from local tailoring shops. ($32)

Kangaroo Toy
Children and adults alike love these adorable stuffed toys made from recycled sweaters. The baby can be taken in and out of the pouch. All the eyes are embroidered. ($49)

Typewriter Key Cuff Links
These unique cufflinks are created from keys harvested from inoperable typewriters and set in steel fittings. Some have white letters on black, some black letters on white, incorporating different expressions (TAB, SHIFT, BACK SPACE) and punctuation. ($38 per pair)

About Eco-Artware.com
A web-based gallery of stylish, well-made products enabling us to live well while living lightly on the earth. Reena Kazmann founded the company in 1999. The complete catalog can be seen at http://www.eco-artware.com.


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